Kate plays Meredith, the accident prone, drunken tart on NBC’s The Office and for some actresses that would be enough. Not Kate. She’s gotta put on a red polyester jumpsuit and sing like a maniac in front of a live audience on a regular basis in her original comedy lounge act, The Lampshades. TV audiences know her as the host of TVGuide Network’s all female standup show, STAND UP IN STILLETTOS.
Kate’s a Philadelphia native from a big family of 7 kids.A bar owner’s daughter, she was lucky enough to start her career in Chicago where she ran with the finest group of funny people in show business. She worked in the Second City National Touring Company , in Del Close’ s Improv Olympic and the Annoyance Theater where she did a ton of shows like the Miss Vagina Pageant and the Real Live Brady Bunch. (which she toured over 30 cities) She won critical acclaim and more importantly the approval of her drag queen friend playing Neely O’Hara in LA at The Coast Playhouse and Off Broadway at the Circle in the Square in Valley of the Dolls. She used to sing with John (They Might Be Giants) Flansburg’s other band Mono Puff. Kate’s been the voice of Wendy on Wendy’s Hamburger spots. She can be seen each December in a Hallmark Xmas movie , The Christmas Pageant with Melissa Gilbert. Kate is played Harper’s mom on Disney Channel”s Wizards of Waverly Place (and Scot Robinson plays her dad!) Kate is a writer and a Gemini so if you see her in June wish her happy birthday. @kateflannery on twitter. If you want to see her whole resume and you wanna comment on it go to Kate’s IMDB page. And if you want a Meredith Bobblehead, go to NBC.com here while they last!
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