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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 March 1962Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kathryn Greenwood (or "Kathy" as she prefers to be called) graduated from the Agincourt Collegiate Institute, and attended the American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California, where she spent two years studying acting. When she returned to Canada in 1988, the fresh-face actress became a staple in Canadian comedy, performing in several theater productions, landing parts in movies such as The Wonderful World of Disney: Switching Goals (1999), and guest-starring on numerous television series. In 1996, Kathy landed the part of aunt "Grace Bailey" on the Canadian drama series Wind at My Back (1996), which lasted for five successful seasons. This performance garnered Kathy a nomination for a Gemini Award for Best Performance By an Actress in a Continuing Leading Role. In 1999, Greenwood entered the U.S. again to find even more work in show business. It was then she became a part of the regular recurring cast of the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998); although possibly her biggest break in her career, sadly, due to then-limited improv skills, fans gave her the title of "the weakest link", and was not allowed to participate in many games and skits (mostly when it involves singing). But true to fashion, Greenwood stuck with it and was part of the recurring cast until the show ended production in 2001. In 2000, when Kathy returned to her Canadian roots, she became the first-ever to win the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Improviser. Since then, Kathy Greenwood continues to shine in film, television, and theater in both Canada and the U.S.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Courage-Bagge

Spouse (1)

John Dolan (? - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Almost always wears a solid color top, and either black pants or blue jeans
Sounds like Caroline Rhea.

Trivia (22)

Was the first to win the Canadian Comedy Award For Best Female Improvisor Of The Year.
Attended the Agincourt Collegiate Institute in Ontario, and later continued her education in California to study acting.
First child was born in early 2000, second born late 2001. Both are girls.
Is known as one of Canada's top female improvisers and "Comedy Diva".
Replaced Denny Siegel on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" as the recurring female improviser.
Worked at a local drug store during her high school years.
Children are Josephine and Phoebe.
As a comedienne, her favorite type of comedy to perform is improvisation. Her least favorite is sketch.
Manager is Michael Oscars of the Oscars, Abrams, Zimmel, and Association Talent and Literary Management Company.
After high school, she spent two years in Los Angeles studying acting at the American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts.
Began schooling in 1968, and graduated in 1980.
She is a big fan of Martin Short and James Stewart. She's even known for doing almost dead-on impressions of Stewart.
Always had the lead role in the high school plays and concerts.
Has an older brother.
Friends with other well-known Canadian celebrities including: Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Jonathan Wilson, Ed Sahely and Ryan Stiles, to name a few.
She, along with her friends and co-stars Jonathan Wilson and Ed Sahely, created the very first completely improvised sitcom for television, in which they would act out the entire episode based on audience suggestions. The sitcom was based on a local theater production of the same name that was also written and performed by Greenwood, Wilson, and Sahely.
Originally signed on to play the character of "Eric's mother" in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), but due to scheduling conflicts, she wasn't able to attend filming, and her character was re-cast with Rebecca Northan playing the part.
Still performing in "Women Fully Clothed" through out Toronto. [May 2005]
Alongside 'Mark Hamill' for the recent sequel to The Wrong Coast (2004) mini-series. [August 2005]
Performing with her Women Fully Clothed co-stars at the 2006 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. [July 2006]
A benefit performance for "A Gala of Hope", to support The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Oshawa, Ontario. [October 2005]
Performing at the Lula Lounge in Canada among other "Friends of Esther Hart" for "Hart Beats: A Night Honouring Esther Hart". [November 2006]

Personal Quotes (1)

There was a moment in my life when I really had to sit down and ask myself what I was in this business for, was it writing? Was it comedy? Or was it going to L.A. to try to get on a sit-com? And I realized it was just acting.

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