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Overview (2)

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

Mini Bio (1)

Cait Cortelyou (born Caitlin Elizabeth Schatell Johnston) is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and has Russian and Scottish ancestry. She is a descendant of Jacques Cortelyou, who created the first map of New York City.

Cait showed an early interest in theater, performing in Shakespeare plays starting at the age of 8. She moved to Manhattan immediately after high school to attend 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.

A longtime supporter of women's rights and reproductive health, in May of 2016 Cait conceived of the project Ask for Jane (2018), about a real group of women who provided thousands of safe and illegal abortions in the years leading up to Roe v. Wade. She enlisted the help of writer Rachel Carey, and went on to produce and star in the feature film.

Cait has also appeared in a recurring role on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick (2014) and in a slew of award-winning independent films including Ripped! (2014), The Fragrance Thief (2015) and Neighbors (2014).

She is a member of acclaimed New York theatre company The Shelter, the New York Women in Film and Television, and is an activist with Planned Parenthood.

- 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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