Unions: SAG Eligible, ACTRA


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After years of elementary school teaching by day, and acting on the stages of Ottawa theatres at night, Kate left the classroom behind to pursue her passion for acting full-time in 2010. 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, New York, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and her current hometown, Toronto.

Kate has appeared in numerous television shows, movies and films and is also highly recognized for her performance-capture role of Anna Grimsdottir (Grim) in Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ubisoft Toronto’s first AAA instalment of its internationally acclaimed video game series.

Most recently, Kate can be seen in Hallmark’s “Lead With Your Heart” working alongside Billy Baldwin and Kari Matchett and is currently filming, “Mum’s The Word” leading alongside Brooke Shields.  She can also be seen in shows such as Good Witch, CW’s Beauty & the Beast, NBC’s Covert Affairs, Being Human as well as in the feature film, Room, starring William H. Macy and Joan Allen. Kate can also be seen in the international broadcasting SyFy miniseries, Cat. 8 (Category 8), working alongside Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Dark Knight).  In her short amount of years, Kate has also shared the screen with Brooke Shields, Joan Allen, 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 considers herself a funny girl, and recently found herself on the stage of New York’s oldest comedy bar, The Comic Strip Live, doing her first stand-up comedy routine. She is also a director with a creative development studio in Toronto called The Incubator Studio, which writes and shoots comedy pilots.

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.

Follow Kate virtually on Twitter and on IMDB.