Branka Katic was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. She has been working in films since the age of 14, when she responded to an open audition advertised in the newspaper. She studied drama at Novi Sad Academy and has worked in film and on stage ever since, playing leads in many films, both drama and comedy.
After starring in Emir Kusturica's ‘Black Cat White Cat,’ which won the Silver Lion at Venice, in 1999 she moved to London to be in Peter Kosminsky's war-time drama 'Warriors' and has lived between London and Los Angeles ever since. She has frequently appeared in BBC productions and on commercial television in the UK, notably opposite Timothy Spall in the award-winning ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’ and recently opposite Michael Sheen in a biopic of HG Wells. She played Nika in an episode of HBO's ‘Entourage’ and recently shot a comedy back in Belgrade. She is married to director Julian Farino and they have two sons, Louis and Joe.