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Overview (4)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameCaterina Reminy Scorsone
Nicknames Cat
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Caterina Scorsone has been a professional actress since the age of eight, when she was a regular on the daytime children's program Mr. Dressup (1967) for Canada's CBC. A veteran of series television, her other series credits include Shock Treatment (2004), Once a Thief (1996) and Power Play (1998), which garnered her a nomination for a Gemini Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy. She starred with Vivica A. Fox in "Missing" (aka 1-800-Missing (2003)) (2003-6). She has also appeared in episodes of The Border (2008) and The Guard (2008). Scorsone's TV movies include My Horrible Year! (2001), directed by Eric Stoltz; Common Ground (1990); Rated X (2000), directed by Emilio Estevez; The Devil's Arithmetic (1999); and Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families (1998). Her feature film credits include The Third Miracle (1999) with Ed Harris and Anne Heche; Borderline Normal (2001) and Strike! (2002). Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Scorsone is the middle child in a family of five siblings that includes two older twin sisters and a younger brother and sister. She got her first taste of acting in the family living room, where her older sister would play director and all the other kids were in the cast. She completed the final credits in her studies toward an Arts and Science BA at the University of Toronto while filming Missing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sebastian with updates

Canadian born, two-time Gemini-nominated actress. Scorsone began acting at the age of 8 on the long-running children's program, Mr. Dressup. Following her increasing success as a young actor, Caterina co-starred, alongside Kirsten Dunst, Rachael Leigh Cook, Hayden Christensen & Merritt Wever, in Oscar-winning director Sarah Kernochan's coming-of-age film, Strike! (1998). After appearing both on stage and in a number of features, Scorsone starred opposite Academy Award nominee, Ed Harris, in The Third Miracle (1999), where she played troubled teen prostitute, "Maria Witknowski". She then turned in the first of two Gemini-nominated performances as "Michelle Parker", a lead in the hit Canadian television series, Power Play (1998). While starring as the plucky "Jess Mastriani" on Lifetime's 1-800-Missing (2003), Scorsone also received her Bachelor's degree in Literary Studies, Comparative Religions and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. After three successful seasons on Missing and the completion of her BA, she moved to Los Angeles, where she was cast as the recurring "Callie Wilkinson" on STARZ Network's Crash (2008), opposite the late Dennis Hopper. In 2009, she found herself in Wonderland playing "Alice" for Syfy Network's acclaimed mini-series of the same name, Alice (2009). She earned her second Gemini nomination for her portrayal of "Alice" opposite Oscar=nominated Kathy Bates. Following this success, Caterina was cast in Martin Campbell's thriller, Edge of Darkness (2010), opposite Mel Gibson. Scorsone is now headed into her third season as a series regular on the hit show, Private Practice (2007). Consistently number one in its Thursday night time slot, "Private Practice" has continued its success with a recent fifth season pickup. Caterina currently resides in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TF

Family (4)

Spouse Rob Giles (27 June 2009 - present)  (filed for divorce)  (3 children)
Children Eliza Giles
Paloma Michaela Giles
Arwen Lucinda Giles
Parents Antonio Bruno Scorsone
Suzanne Rozell Scorsone
Relatives Jovanna Scorsone (sibling)
Francesca Scorsone (sibling)
Carmen Zoë Scorsone (niece or nephew)
Deborah Scorsone (sibling)

Trivia (9)

Younger sister of twins Francesca Scorsone and Jovanna Scorsone.
She has a BA from the University of Toronto.
She is a qualified canoe instructor and also enjoys kayaking and swimming.
Has appeared in every production by producers William Laurin and Glenn Davis since their CBS pilot Shock Treatment (1995).
For her role on Private Practice (2007) as Dr. Amelia Shepard, she was introduced to Shonda Rhimes by the director/actor Eric Stoltz, who had worked with her ten years before and remembered that she resembled Patrick Dempsey. She won the role and is now a regular on the series.
Mother, with her now estranged husband Rob Giles, of daughters Eliza Giles (b. July 6, 2012), Paloma ''Pippa'' Michaela Giles (b. November 8, 2016) and Arwen Lucinda ''Lucky'' Giles (b. December 2019).
Her daughter Paloma "Pippa" has Down Syndrome.
Her ancestry is Italian (father) and Swedish, English, and Scottish (mother).
(May 9, 2020) Has filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Rob Giles.

Personal Quotes (5)

When I was three and a half years old, I heard my big sister tell my mum that all day, at school, all the kids sat on the floor and watched The NeverEnding Story (1984). Having never heard of the movie, I concluded that this was what school must be about: sitting cross-legged, on the floor, listening to a never-ending story, page after page.
Now most of Alice (2009) isn't really a political social commentary, but I think a big message, here, is that the culture we're involved in is fascinated with very quick fixes and instant gratification.
My favorite - my very favorite movie, which I suppose is a bit of a guilty pleasure in that it's like, you know, every scene, you know, pushes every button, is True Romance (1993), directed by Tony Scott, with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, and it's a fantastic, fantastic film, very violent, very romantic.
Working on a green screen set, yeah, it's almost like reading from a novel, taking those black words and creating a world around you.
It wasn't the 'miracle of engineering' that is the human body that was filling me with a mad desire to live my days and nights in a pair of scrubs. The hard truth was I did not remotely want to be a surgeon. I actually just wanted to be on Grey's Anatomy (2005).

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