Unions: SAG Eligible, ACTRA
After years of balancing elementary school teaching with her passion for acting, Kate left the classroom behind to pursue her acting career full-time. The transition was fast and furious and her work in film, television and video games, and her training, has since taken her to Los Angeles,Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and her current hometown, Toronto.
Kate is highly recognized for her performance-capture role of Anna Grimsdottir (Grim) in Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ubisoft’s most recent instalment of its internationally acclaimed video game series. She is ecstatic to be involved in this medium and is looking forward to a busy career in the gaming industry where she can combine both her love of acting and her competitive sports background.
Alongside the release of Splinter Cell Blacklist, Kate can also be seen in the international broadcasting of Cat. 8, a Syfy event-series, working alongside Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Dark Knight). 2013 also saw Kate in Covert Affairs, Being Human 3, a European feature film, The Informant, and in the heartbreaking role of Jane Jenkins, in Clara’s Deadly Secret, recently airing on Lifetime.
Kate’s love for acting grew rapidly while on many stages in Ottawa, and the onset of her successful film career followed shortly thereafter. In 2008, she was cast in The Kate Logan Affair, working alongside Alexis Bledel of The Gilmore Girls, and directed by TIFF Winner, Noel Mitrani. From there, she filmed TV features; Incendo’s No Surrender, starring Mena Suvari, Lifetime’s The Perfect Teacher, starring David Charvet of Melrose Place and Metal Tornado, featuring Lou Diamond Phillips. She was also featured in the comedic realm in Wingman, a Comedy Network pilot, and a series lead in the webisodic, Sweet Tarts Takeaway, that was featured on CBC Television.
Kate has also appeared in numerous US and Canadian National commercial campaigns such as 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 2014 Campaign.
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 also an active volunteer in her community and abroad. She was partnered with Gamers for Sandy Hook, a charity which raised money for the PTA of Sandy Hook Elementary School and has recently teamed up with the OSPCA for their National Cupcake Day fundraiser which raises money for SPCA’s and Humane Societies across Canada. 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.
When she’s not on set, she can likely be found in a class, yoga studio or talking to herself while walking her dog, Jackson.