Bio

Unions: SAG Eligible, ACTRA

 

Kate is a Canadian actress working in film, television, voice-over, stage and video games.  She is also a frequent guest host on Sirius XM’s Ward & Al Talk Show and has braved the stage with her stand-up comedy routine, in NYC’s oldest comedy club, The Comic Strip Live.

A former elementary school teacher, Kate’s transition into the arts has been fast and furious, with her work and training taking her 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 is had its first theatrical release in September 2016, and recently won “Best Feature” in the film festival circuit.

Kate can be seen in Hallmark’s new Flower Shop Mystery 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 2nd and 3rd movies of the series, Snipped in the Bud and Dearly Depotted, are now playing on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and the third movie of the series, Dearly Depotted.  The Flower Shop Mystery series is based on the best selling book collection by Kate Collins and is directed by Bradley Walsh.  A “lover of anything SYFY”, Kate loves to play the character that fans love to hate, Agent Lucado, in the new hit series, Wynonna Earp, a high-paced one-hour drama by the creators of Lost Girl, currently airing on SyFy US and CHCH Canada. Wynonna Earp’s 2nd season is scheduled to begin shooting in 2017.  2017 will also see Kate guest starring alongside Greg Bryk (Bitten, History of Violence) in an episode Saving Hope.

No stranger to the Hallmark family, Kate also stars in 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. Kate can also be seen in shows such as Damien, Degrassi: Next Class, Beauty & The Beast, Covert Affairs, Being Human and Lifetime’s Clara’s Deadly Secret.   She joined the cast of the multi-award winning movie, Room,  starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, and European feature film, The Informant.

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 2 other games 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,  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 Canadian Blood Services National PSAs, HomeSense, Sleep Country, 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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