Unions: SAG Eligible, ACTRA
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.
Kate is considered a “late-bloomer” in the industry, after 12 years as an elementary school teaching, however her transition 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. Her passion for storytelling takes her both in front of, and behind the camera and she recently made her writing and directorial debut with a feature film called, “Go Fish”, which has an anticipated release in 2016.
Kate is currently filming a lead role in Hallmark’s new Flower Shop Mystery Movie series, starring alongside Brooke Shields, Beau Bridges and Brennan Elliot. The first movie of the series, Mum’s the Word made network history with its January premiere. The second movie of the new hit Flower Shop Mystery series, Snipped in the Bud, is premiering on April 24th, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and the third movie of the series, Dearly Depotted, is currently in post-production. The Flower Shop Mystery series is based on the best selling book collection by Kate Collins and is directed by Bradley Walsh.
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 also pleased to be a recurring role in the new CHCH/SYFY hit series, Wynonna Earp, a high-paced one-hour drama by the creators of Lost Girl.
2016 will find Kate in roles on the new supernatural show, Damien, airing on A&E, and in the second season of Degrassi: Next Class soon to be airing on Netflix. She is also honoured to have been part of the amazing cast of the multi-award winning movie, “Room”, starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.
A lover of the video game world, Kate can most recently be seen in the role of Dr. Kandel in Ubisoft’s “The Division” and she 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 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.
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.