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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 December 1977Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameKatherine Sian Moennig
Nickname Kate
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Katherine Moennig was born on December 29, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katherine Sian Moennig. She is an actress, known for The L Word (2004), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) and Everybody's Fine (2009).

Trade Mark (3)

Deep, husky voice
Frequently plays androgynous characters
Short black hair

Trivia (13)

Had the central role in the music video for the Canadian band Our Lady Peace, the song was "Is Anybody Home".
Auditioned for Boys Don't Cry (1999).
Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Niece of producer Bruce Paltrow, actress Blythe Danner and actor Harry Danner. First cousin of director Jake Paltrow and actresses Hillary Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Her grandfather, William Moennig, hailed from Markneukirchen, a little German town famous for musical instruments.
Best known as Shane McCutcheon in the The L Word (2004) and Jake Pratt in Young Americans (2000).
She has said that most of her friends growing up were boys, and that she was a huge tomboy. In her words: 'I had the biggest big wheels'.
She is known for choosing non-traditional roles, usually those that involve gender-bending. These roles include Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt in the television series Young Americans (2000), and a male-to-female transsexual in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) (Season 4, episode 21, "Fallacy").
She's trained in fencing, and says that if she wasn't an actress, she'd be a marine biologist or in the FBI. As a little girl, she wanted to be a doorman.
Has German and Irish ancestry.
Mother, Mary Zahn, is a Broadway dancer and father is a violin maker.
Has German, Scottish and Irish ancestry.
Currently lives in Los Angeles, California

Personal Quotes (1)

[on what she's learned from playing the role of Jake Pratt on Young Americans (2000)] "The clothes are comfortable...but on a deeper level I learned that the competition between boys and girls isn't as strong as between women"

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