Who Is Markjan Winnick? Untold Facts On Katheryn Winnick’s Older Brother

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: January 19, 2024 | Updated on: January 19, 2024
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Markjan Winnick is widely recognized as the big brother of the Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick. Like his sister, he is also an actor, writer, and producer who gained ground in the industry following his role as King Angantyr in the hit series Vikings. 

Besides his profession, very little about his personal matters is known in the media. So, here we have come up with some interesting details about him in the following article. Have a close look.

Key Takeaways

  • Markjan Winnick is an actor best known for his roles in Vikings, Wu Assassins, and Alice, Darling.
  • He is the brother of a Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick.
  • Markjan has three siblings including Katheryn.
  • His parents are Ukrainian, who immigrated to Canada at a young age.
  • Markjan is Ukrainian-Canadian by ethnicity.

Grew Up With His Three Siblings

Markjan was born eldest to his parents. He has two younger sisters Katheryn and Daria and one younger brother Adam Winnick. All of them grew up together in their hometown.

Markjan Winnick with his three siblings and mother
Young Markjan with his siblings and mother. Source: Instagram

Amongst three of his siblings, his sister Katheryn and brother Adam work as actors. The other one Daria is a happily married woman but her professional life is yet behind the curtain.

Markjan’s Parents Were Ukrainian Immigrant To Canada

Though Markjan is a Canadian native, he has roots in Ukraine since both his parents Roman and Lesia Winnick are Ukrainian. Both of them immigrated to Canada when they were still young. A year back, during the Ukraine-Russia war, his famous sister came forward supporting Ukraine. In the video shared in ET Canada, she spoke about her Ukrainian roots and said,

it’s heart wrenching to see the Ukrainian villages where my grandparents were born. I actually flew my parents down for their 50th marriage anniversary, both Ukrainian, married in toronto

The Polar star further stated,

My father has never visited the village that he was born and wanted to go back and see where it all started but it breaks my heart that that is a threat for my future

In this respect, Markjan undoubtedly is a Canadian citizen of Ukrainian descent.

Is An Actor

Well, based on the information on IMDb, Markjan began his career in the acting business since the year 2010. His debut project was the short film Blackout in which he portrayed a minor character Connor. Two years later, he again appeared as Dan in the film Carried Love.

As of now, he has a total of 16 acting credits to his name. But, his breakthrough role has been the role of King Angantyr in the historical TV drama Vikings. In this series, his brother Adam was seen as Rangvald Harald’s Captain and his sister Katheryn was in the role of Lagertha.

Markjan appeared in a hit series Vikings
Markjan was pictured while in a set of Vikings. Source: Instagram

Some of his other hit TV series and movies are;

  • Coroner (2021)
  • Air Crash Investigation (2014-2021)
  • Five Days Memorial (2022)
  • Something You Said Last Night (2022)
  • Alice, Darling (2022)
  • Rabbit Hole (2023)

Apart from being an actor, Winnick has also tried out his hands in direction and screenwriting.

Is Married Or In A Relationship?

Since Markjan is already in his late 40s, many of you may have an assumption that he is already settled with his wife and his children. But looks like he is not married yet.

Further, in regard to his relationship status, he seems to be single as well. So far, neither Winnick has addressed anyone his girlfriend in the public domain nor any of his social media posts has given clues regarding his romantic affairs.

Markjan Was An Inspiration Behind His Sister’s Acting Career

Among Winnick’s three siblings, Markjan’s sister Katheryn has the most successful showbiz career. But she credits her big brother as an inspiration behind choosing acting.

Back on January 29, 2019, she posted her picture together with her big bro and wrote in a caption,

Meet my big brother @markjanwinnick who inspired me to start acting. He killed it playing Danish King in last weeks Vikings episode!

Markjan Winnick with his younger sister Katheryn
Markjan with his younger sister Katheryn. Source: Instagram

He Is Active On Instagram

Markjan is hugely active on Instagram with 13.9k followers. His only social media handles mostly display glimpses of his professional life. Besides, he also keeps posting his moments together with his siblings and cousins.

What Is Markjan Doing In 2023?

Being part of the entertainment industry, Markjan is obviously involved with the movies. Lately, he worked in association with the Toronto Ukrainian Film Festival which he promoted on his Instagram as well.

As per his caption, the motive behind the film festival was, “to help get defense supplies and support the arts and artists of Ukraine.”

How Much Is His Net Worth?

Markjan has a net worth of $800k. On the other hand, his sister Katheryn is a millionaire with an estimated net amount of $1 million. No wonder she has earned a massive amount from her successful film career of more than two decades.