Katherine won the role of Jessica in Soap after one of the directors of Soap saw her in a play. Though 250 actresses had tested for the role of Jessica in Soap, she got the role and became famous.
Katherine performed in The Vagina Monologues in June, 2001.
Katherine stands 5'2" tall but wears heels in most of her roles.
Katherine was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress for the show The Great God Brown.
Katherine was born Of Irish Catholic extraction on the side of her late mother, Thelma Malone.
Katherine was born Katherine Marie Helmond
Katherine married David Christian in 1962 and are still married today.
Katherine was married to George Martin in 1957 and they divorced shortly after marrying.
Katherine directed the TV series Benson.
Katherine directed the episode Tony the Nanny of the TV series Who's the Boss?.
Jessica Tate was the character Katherine portrayed in the TV series Soap.
In the TV series Who's the Boss Katherine played Mona Robinson.
In the TV series The Alvira Show Katherine was Aunt Minerva.
Ma Cavello is whom Katherine portrayed in the movie Steven Spielberg's Directors Chair in 1996.
Katherine appeared in the TV series Coach as Doris Sherman from 1995 through 1997.
Mrs. McBride is whom Katherine played in the 2000 release of The Perfect Nanny.
Katherine was The desk clerk in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
In the movie The Stand Katherine was the character of Isabelle which was released in 2004.
Playing Crazy Cora Wilkens in Beethoven's 5th Katherine gained even more fame.
Katherine will be starring in the film Cars which will be released in 2006.
The episode of Who's The Boss intitled Mona was the original concept for a series for Katherine but the show was never picked up off the ground.
Katherine :Tony Nominations: The Great God Brown (1973).
Katherine: Emmy Nominations: Soap (1978, 1979, 1981); Who's The Boss (1988, 1989).
Katherine: Golden Globe Nominations: Who's The Boss (1986).