Bio

Unions: SAG Eligible, ACTRA

 

Ian Brown Photography 2014 Elena Pacienza (Hair and Make Up)

Kate is a Canadian actress working in film, television, voice-over, stage and video games. She has hosted radio and television programs and braved the stage with her stand-up comedy routine, in NYC’s oldest comedy club, The Comic Strip Live.

She recently made her writing and directorial debut with a sweet feature film called, “Go Fish”, which has an anticipated release in 2016. Kate is considered a late-bloomer in the industry, after 12 years as an elementary school teaching, however her transition into the industry was fast and furious, with her work and training having taken to Los Angeles, New York, across Canada and to her current hometown of Toronto, Canada..

Kate is currently filming a lead role in Hallmark’s new Flower Shop Mystery Movie series, alongside Brooke Shields, Beau Bridges and Brennan Elliot. The first movie of the series, “Mum’s the Word” is airing on Hallmark on January 17th, 2016 and she has begun filming of the 2nd movie in the series. No stranger to the Hallmark family, Kate also stars in the currently airing, “Lead With Your Heart”, alongside Billy Baldwin and Kari Matchett and guest stars in Season 1 of Good Witch, airing also on the CW Network. A lover of “anything syfy”, Kate is pleased to be in the middle of filming her recurring role in the new series, Wynonna Earp, a high-paced one-hour drama by the creators of Lost Girl. Wynonna Earp will premiere in April 2016 and features a stellar cast and crew that is exclusively Canadian.

2016 will find Kate in roles on the new supernatural show, Damien, and in other projects that are still “under wraps”. She is honoured to have been part of the amazing cast of “Room”, a movie featuring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, that is up for numerous awards and is potentially an Oscar contender this upcoming season.

Kate is in Syfy miniseries, Cat. 8, now airing on Netflix, as well as CW’s Beauty & The Beast, Covert Affairs, Being Human 3, European feature film, The Informant, and in the currently airing Clara’s Deadly Secret. In a short amount of years, Kate has also shared the screen with Joan Allen, Matthew Modine, Mina Suvari, Catherine Bell, Kristin Kreuk, Eric Johnson, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sam Huntington, Alexis Bledel and many others.

In the video game world, Kate loves her time in motion-capture studios and is highly recognized for her performance-capture role of Anna Grimsdottir (Grim) in Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ubisoft’s installment of its internationally acclaimed series. She is also attached to another game soon to be coming out of Ubisoft however, details have not been released.

Kate has appeared in numerous US and Canadian National commercial campaigns such as Cheerios, Nissan, Bengay, Bell Fibe TV,  Halls Vitamin Drops, McCain’s Redskins, Revera and Catelli Smart Pasta. She also lends her voice to the Nestle Good Start Campaign, RBC, Johnson & Johnson, Canadian Blood Services, Zoocasa and many more.  She is the face of the Manulife “The Talk” Campaign which is attracting nationwide attention for its unique approach to advertising.

Kate is happiest when she is finding new ways to master her craft. Even with Bachelor degrees in Kinesiology and Education under her belt, she remains a dedicated, lifelong student constantly seeking opportunities to learn new skills and collaborate with other artists.  She is grateful for her many mentors and thrives on being a part of a strong, cooperative and forward thinking artistic community.

She is an active volunteer and speaker in her community and abroad.  An advocate for following dreams, she recently did her first TED Talk, called “Chasing Dreams and Beginning Again” which has connected her with many incredible people internationally who are doing the same.  She was partnered with Gamers for Sandy Hook, a charity which raised money for the PTA of Sandy Hook Elementary School and teamed up with the OSPCA for their National Cupcake Day fundraiser which raised money for SPCA’s and Humane Societies across Canada.  Other charities she supports are the Breast Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines.  She is also the creator and host of a non-profit, charity cooking series, A Jock’s Guide, which donates 100% of proceeds going towards her charity of choice, KidSport Ontario. A Jock’s Guide has recently featured on Daytime Ottawa and Daytime Toronto. Please click here for more information about these causes.

When she’s not on set, she can likely be found playing volleyball, taking a class, melting in a yoga studio or talking to herself while walking her dog, Jackson.

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