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. The act is the only thing that keeps her mind off NOT waitressing which was Kate’s fall back gig since nineteen eighty -none of your business.
Kate’s a Philadelphia native from a big family of 7 kids. 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 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. All in all, Kate is having a really fun career. Kate is playing Harper’s mom on Disney’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. 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!