Kari Skogland is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and producer who worked as a director on Vikings.
Skogland was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She began her career as an editor, then moved on to directing. She has described her process for directing as "communication, curiosity, and being open to an outcome that is different from what I have planned." She has spoken out about the glass ceiling for women directors in the film industry. In 2018 she said, "People say they can't find female directors, but the reason for that is there's no access, no entry point. They don't appear overnight - you have to create a space where they can grow and be discovered."
Skogland is CEO of Mad Rabbit. It's a joint venture between her and Red Arrow Entertainment Group. As CEO, Skogland is committed to producing high-end one-for dramas for the international market. She was named by Hollywood Reporter as one of its "Ten Directors to Watch" for her debut as writer-director of Liberty Stands Still. She has since become one of the world's most prolific female directors of one-hour dramas and feature films. Skogland was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series category for The Handmaid's Tale. Skogland is known for her work on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Loudest Voice, The Handmaid's Tale, and Fifty Dead Men Walking.
Skogland is married to film editor Jim Munro. They have two daughters, MacKenzie and Aislin. They live in Toronto, Canada.