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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 October 1967San Jose, California, USA
Birth NameKathleen Erin Walsh
Nicknames Katie
Katiekat
K-Town
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California, on October 13, 1967. She grew up partly in San Jose and partly in Tucson, Arizona, later attending the University of Arizona, where she got involved in regional theater. She later moved to Chicago where she began working with the Piven Theatre Workshop and, later, the Chicago Shakespeare Repertory. She performed on National Public Radio in the production of the radio play "Born Guilty". Walsh later moved to New York City and joined the comedy troupe "Burn Manhattan", performing in a number of Off-Broadway plays.

Her first major television appearance came on The Drew Carey Show (1995) where she portrayed Niki Fifer, Drew's girlfriend and a woman struggling with her weight. She went on to portray Carol Nelson in HBO's The Mind of the Married Man (2001) television series, and played Norm MacDonald's romantic interest in the sitcom Norm (1999). She continues to appear on television programs in supporting or bit parts.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: des

Spouse (1)

Alex Young (1 September 2007 - 5 February 2010) (divorced)

Trivia (16)

Attended University of Arizona.
Wore a fat suit in her role as Nicki Fifer on The Drew Carey Show (1995).
Grew up in San Jose, California and Tucson, Arizona.
Often compared to Catherine Deneuve, an icon of French cinema. So much so that it was written into an episode of Grey's Anatomy (2005) where a patient's husband becomes fascinated with Walsh's character because of the resemblance.
Was a runway model in Japan during the early 1980s.
Portrayed the girlfriend of her future Grey's Anatomy (2005) cast mate, Sandra Oh, in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). Coincidentally, her character in the film was also a doctor.
The film, The Sweetest Thing (2002), was written by Kate's best friend, Nancy Pimental. The film's female characters were based on Nancy and Kate. Also, Kate can be seen on the DVD's special features.
Her mother is Italian and her father is Irish.
Wore glasses as a child.
Attended Catalina High school in Tucson, Arizona.
Married to Alex Young, a production co-president at 20th Century Fox [September 1, 2007].
Ranked #52 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
First leading role was with co-star Wes Bentley in the New York Indy production of Three Below Zero (1998), which won the Max Ophüls award 1999 fort best picture in Germany.
Has two dogs and two cats. Her dogs are named Lou Diamond Phillips and Rosie Perez after the actor and actress of the same name.
Has a brother, to whom she is very close.

Personal Quotes (32)

I've learned over and over that life happens on its own terms, not mine.
I've got four roommates and they all have fur and tails.
I second-guess myself all the time. I make a decision and then wonder if I made the wrong choice.
My mother is Italian and my dad's Irish. In my family, we're expressive. Nobody holds back.
I don't need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It's very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart.
My very first job was a cashier at Burger King in Tucson, Arizona. And I occasionally worked the drive-thru. I'd go wherever I was needed! My second job was at Dairy Queen. I stayed in the fast food royalty.
You never want to rest on your laurels. You want to keep doing things that terrify you.
There are lots of different ways for women to be a mom in this culture.
I think a lot of people just aren't aware how young you can be and be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sometimes I hope that through osmosis I might get a workout - just by wearing the clothes.
I don't like to take a lot of stuff since I'm really sensitive to medications.
Acting was all I ever really wanted to do.
I still like to make crank calls.
I do Pilates, and hike with my dog.
I like to eat right and in moderation, but give myself treats and kind of have everything.
I try to cook dinner, but it's difficult when I'm working.
I struggle with control.
I loved campaigning for Obama.
I have always been the girl who keeps on trying. I try! I try!
I don't think anyone gets married thinking that they will get divorced.
I'm stronger and sassier as a redhead.
I'm not a clean freak. My house is a mess.
I'm lucky. I've got pretty good genes.
I would definitely love to be a parent.
I used to skip breakfast, but eating gets my metabolism going, so I burn more calories all day.
For me, my 20s were all about reaching for the brass ring of work in theater, television, and film, surviving in between by waiting tables, painting houses, serving coffee, and temping.
People always say you can't do a red lip if you have red hair but I've never shied away from it. I think you can absolutely do that. It's more about hair colour and complexion.
Age is just a number. Unless, that is, you live in Hollywood, where there's this notion that if you haven't hit it big by your 20s, you may as well hit the road.
My mom, she's a breast cancer survivor and because of that I had started getting mammograms once a year, starting at age 30.
I've done every diet there is.
No matter what job you do, we all have a much different life than our parents had. My parents' generation had one job and then they retired. Now, people have many different jobs.
I drink tons of water. When you're puffy, you think you can't drink water since you feel more bloated and gross but that's what you do to get the toxins out of your system. I put a little lemon in the water bottle that I carry around with me or drink a cup of hot water with lemon. It's a natural diuretic.

Salary (2)

Private Practice (2007) $250,000 /episode (2009-10)
Private Practice (2007) $275,000 per episode (2011-2012)

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