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Overview (4)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameKatherine Sian Moennig
Nickname Kate
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on December 29, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US as Katherine Sian Moennig, she is an American actress and producer, best known for the role of Shane McCutcheon in The L Word (2004). Her father was William H. Moennig III and her mother was Mary Zahn, a Broadway dancer. She is of Irish and German ancestry. At 18 she moved to New York City, where she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2000 she got her first TV role as Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt in Young Americans (2000). From 2004 to 2009 she played the iconic role of Shane McCutcheon in "The L Word". 2006 marked her Off-Broadway debut in "Guardians", in which he played opposite Lee Pace. From 2013 to she played an assistant to the eponymous character in Ray Donovan (2013). In 2019 she came back to the role of Shane in The L Word: Generation Q (2019). She's been married to a Brazilian film director and musician Ana Rezende since 2017.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Evil_Herbivore

Spouse (1)

Ana Rezende (2017 - present)

Trade Mark (3)

Deep, husky voice
Frequently plays androgynous characters
Black hair

Trivia (15)

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).
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 [2007]
Was roommates with Leisha Hailey and Mia Kirshner while filming The L Word (2004). Kirshner, Hailey, and Moenning lived down the street from Jennifer Beals' house.
After years of speculation about her sexuality, she officially came out as a lesbian in 2019 and revealed that she had gotten married two years previously to Brazilian musician Ana Rezende.
Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1998.

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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