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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 6 August 1951Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameCatherine Mary Hicks
Nickname Cathy
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Catherine Mary Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. Hicks attended Saint Mary's College-Notre Dame University and studied English literature. Moving east from South Bend, Indiana, she began her acting career at Cornell University, where she won a two-year scholarship to the Actor's Conservatory where she received training in all aspects of the theatre. Leaving Cornell, she went to New York and within a week had landed a part on the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" (1975). She became a notable actress of the 1980s, in film and television. After appearing on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975) from 1976-78, she won a coveted role starring with Jack Lemmon in the Broadway stage production of "Tribute" for eight months.

Catherine left Broadway to Hollywood, where, after several television guest appearances, she graduated to a leading role in the television movie Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980), playing Marilyn Monroe which brought her international attention and an Emmy nomination. She appeared in several high profile films through the early 1980s, in leading and supporting roles whilst also appearing on television. Films included: Death Valley (1982), Garbo Talks (1984), The Razor's Edge (1984) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). She played Dr. Gillian Taylor, opposite lead actor William Shatner in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), a cult sequel to the popular Star Trek films. In the late 1980s, she played the lead role of Karen Barclay in Child's Play (1988), a film that remains highly regarded in the horror genre. It was on the set of this film that Catherine met her future husband, Kevin Yagher, with whom she had a daughter in 1992.

Despite her obvious talent, big movie roles never seemed to find their way to her in the early 1990s. In spite of this, she worked consistently, appearing in Liebestraum (1991), Dillinger and Capone (1995), the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Redwood Curtain (1995), and a small role in the semi-high profile movie Turbulence (1997). In 1996, she landed the lead role in the Warner Bros. television series 7th Heaven (1996), playing Annie Jackson-Camden. From that point on, her career revolved around the television series and her family, occasionally appearing in films. Her last to-date film was the television movie For All Time (2000), opposite Mark Harmon. 7th Heaven (1996) was canceled in 2007 after a successful eleven-year run, but it is likely that this attractive and talented actress will remain in films and television for a long time to come.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Kevin Yagher (19 May 1990 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Daughter, Catie Yagher, was born 1992.
Attended and graduated from Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 1969.
Won an acting fellowship to Cornell University and received her Master's degree in Fine Arts.
Double majored in Theology and English literature at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Has appeared in the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). Her television co-star on 7th Heaven (1996), Stephen Collins, appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).
Sister-in-law of Jeff Yagher and Megan Gallagher.
Has two things in common with her 7th Heaven (1996) co-star Beverley Mitchell: each is an only child, and both are former cheerleaders.
Never watched the original Star Trek (1966) series before getting a starring role in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
When interviewed once about her own standards and her 7th Heaven (1996) alter-ego, was at first against Britney Spears' lifestyle. But, changed her opinion since her marriage and raising a family.
She has English and Irish ancestry.

Personal Quotes (1)

Acting is about giving yourself away, like the U2 song "With or Without You". You just don't stay behind a character and make people laugh or cry. At some point you have to take off that mask and when you do you're a human being, not just an actor. After all, I'm Catherine the person first. You share that. There's a oneness to showing yourself to an audience. They feel that. It's healthy. That's what acting is all about. I love the theater, but I realized a few years ago that there are only a couple of hundred people seated in the theater, maybe a couple of thousand. I would rather do it in a big way. A camera is right there to capture it forever. If you're going to give yourself away, I would rather do it for millions and have it available to people on video for the rest of their lives.

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