Who is Kris Brkljač?

Despite having an interesting life story, Kris Brkljač only rose to prominence after it was revealed that he’s dating the famous “Castle” actress Stana Katic. The two are now married, and while they prefer to keep their private lives away from the media’s attention, we’ve discovered some juicy facts about them, particularly Kris. Did you know that he made an appearance in an episode of “Castle”, and also had a supporting role in one of Stana’s movies? No?

Well, continue reading to learn more about his life, and his path to success, and find out why he understands the meaning of ‘rags to riches’.

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Early life, family, and education

Born Srboljub Brkljač under the zodiac sign of Libra on 7 October 1961, which makes him 51 years old (as of March 2023), he hails from Sydney, Australia, and was raised by his Serbian parents who had moved from Lika, Croatia before his birth. Kris has two brothers, Milan and Dragoljub; the names of their parents haven’t been disclosed.

Speaking of his educational background, Kris attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1996, he enrolled at college, however, aged 21, he decided to drop out and move to New York City, USA, where he enrolled at the university from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Media Law. However, before he obtained his degree, Kris lived on the streets of New York.

From homeless to businessman

Chris didn’t have much money when he arrived in the US, and it was difficult for him to find a stable job, so he lived on the streets as a homeless person. Chris hasn’t shared how long for, but he managed to get an education and elevate his life to new heights. He obtained a loan and began developing a business with two friends, and he now lives the life of a successful businessman in Los Angeles, California, the vice president of the company called DisputeSuite.

Marriage with Stana Katic

Kris met his future wife thanks to Stana’s brother, Marko. It isn’t clear when the two began dating, however, for a long time they kept their relationship a secret. There have been some rumors saying that the two broke up back in 2007, and then reconciled in 2014, however, neither Kris nor Stana commented on these assumptions.

What we do know is that they exchanged their wedding vows on 25 April 2015, in Dalmacija, Croatia. The wedding ceremony was intimate and private, and Stana’s spokesperson was the one who shared the news with the public about their big day.

As mentioned, both Kris and Stana are quite secretive when it comes to their personal matters, so when they became parents, the public was denied that knowledge. In June 2022, Stana’s representative confirmed that the two had welcomed their first child during winter, whose name and gender haven’t been revealed.

Briefly about his wife, Stana Katic

Born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 26 April 1978, Stana will soon celebrate her 45th birthday. She was raised in Hamilton, Ontario Canada by her parents Rada and Petar, alongside her five siblings. She also has Serbian heritage.

Speaking of her educational background, Stana attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1996, she enrolled at the University of Toronto, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 2000. That same year, she moved to Chicago, Illinois USA where she enrolled at the DePaul University Goodman School of Drama, and for two years studied acting, then subsequently studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Stana’s acting career

Stana has 40 acting credits to her name – she made her acting debut playing Annie in the 1999 short movie “Acid Freaks”. Her next role came in 2003, when she was cast to play Angela in the movie “Shut-Eye”, followed by her first television appearance as Mariela in the series “The Handler” in 2004.

In the following year, Stana was seen as Marianne in the action movie “Pit Fighter”, which was poorly rated by the audience. Stana followed with guest roles in hit series such as “ER” (2005), “24” (2006), and “Heroes” in 2007, then later that year, she portrayed Jenny in the romantic drama “Feast of Love”, starring Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell and Alexa Davalos, based on the novel “The Feast of Love” by Charles Baxter.

Stana was next cast to play Juliana Martinelli in the 2008 TV mini-series “Would Be Kings” before she landed her first lead, and to date most notable role as Kate Becket in the series “Castle”. The show aired from 2009 to 2016, and Stana appeared in all 173 episodes. This comedy crime-drama follows the story of a mystery novelist Rick Castle, who helps New York Police Department detectives to solve cases.

The star of the series, besides Stana, were Nathan Fillion and Susan Sullivan, and the show was nominated for 26 award nominations, including four Primetime Emmys, and won 20. Speaking of awards, Stana won the People’s Choice Award, USA for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress, the Prism Award- Performance in a Drama Episode, TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress, and was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Drama, among many others.

Concurrently, Stana was seen in the movies “Truth About Kerry” (2010), “For Lovers Only” (2011), and “Big Sur” (2013). After her role in “Castle”, she was cast to play Anna in the 2017 romantic drama “Lost in Florence”, the lead female role opposite Brett Dalton, however, the movie had no nominations, and the audience rated it 5.1/10.

Another notable television role for Stana came later that year when she landed the role of Emily Byrne in the mystery crime-drama series “Absentia”. The series aired from 2017 through 2020, and her co-stars were Neil Jackson and Patrick Heusinger. The story follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who, after being declared dead in absentia, must reclaim her family, identity, and innocence when she becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders.

Concurrently, in 2018, Stana played Lisa Roberts in “The Possession of Hannah Grace”, and was seen as Vera Atkins in the 2019 movie “A Call to Spy”. Most recently, Stana was heard as a Wonder Woman in the animated movie “Justice Society: World War II” in 2021.

How rich are Kris and his wife?

The assumption is that Kris as a successful businessman has earned a considerable amount of money, but currently there are no relevant sources that would give accurate information about his earnings. However, according to authoritative sources, his wife, Stana Katic has a net worth estimated at over $12 million.

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