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Overview (2)

Birth NameCaitlin Elizabeth Schatell Johnston
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cait Cortelyou began acting at the age of 8, when she joined a Shakespeare troupe run by a pair of psychologists in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Scotch-Irish ancestry. She is a descendant of Jacques Cortelyou, who created the first map of New York City.

Given her modern sensibilities combined with vintage looks, Cait has appeared in numerous period pieces, including Steven Soderbergh's The Knick (2014) set in 1900, the Off-Broadway hit "Sleep No More" set in 1939, and the independent feature film Ask for Jane (2018) set in the late 1960's, which Cait also created and produced, and which opened in theaters across the country in May of 2019. She also appeared as Delilah in the special fashion week episode of Bull (2016).

Cait earned her Bachelors degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she studied acting with Juilliard professors and graduated with honors over a year early. Cait is also an alum of the National Theater Institute at the Tony Award-winning O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, and has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. She trained under acclaimed acting coach Anthony Abeson for two years, with improv coach Micah Sherman for one year, and studied Yat Malmgren character analysis and movement psychology with UK-based instructor Giles Foreman.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (2)

Quirky and charming, often likened to the title character in the French film "Amelie (2001)"
Often plays characters who are very intelligent and who speak their minds, even to their superiors.

Trivia (8)

Is a trained singer, and often accompanies herself on the ukulele.
Loves choreography, and minored in Dance in college.
Has a tattoo on her ribs of a hawk and a handsaw; it was designed by her sister Kellen Savannah who is an artist.
Began acting in community theater productions when she was 8 years old; her first play was Hamlet.
Her parents were high school sweethearts.
Enjoys cross-stitching for her friends, especially curse words with floral borders; she was partly inspired by Judi Dench's similar hobby.
Has a cat named Stevens, after the musical artist.
Began volunteering with Planned Parenthood in September of 2015; is the third generation of women in her family to do so.

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