Kathleen is represented professionally by TGMD Talent Agency in Los Angeles, California.
As a child, Kathleen's mother nicknamed her Buttercup. Years later, one of the Sunset Beach property masters gave Kathleen the same nickname, without ever knowing that she had the same nickname as a child.
Although she was a member of the Knots Landing for 3 years, Kathleen was not asked to be part of the show's reunion movie in 1997. She says that she "didn't feel snubbed" when her character, Claudia, was left out.
Throughout her career in soaps, Kathleen has been nominated for 5 Soap Opera Digest Awards between the years 1986 and 1999. Three were for her role on All My Children, one was for her role on Knots Landing, and the final two were for her role on Sunset Beach.
In her spare time, Kathleen works as a "life coach" for people in the entertainment business.
At the age of 19, Kathleen started singing in nightclubs. She says her parents weren't too happy with the decision.
Kathleen's theater credits include:
- The Truth
- The Rivals
- Twelfth Night
- Crime and Punishment
- Blithe Spirit
For years Kathleen played the trombone. She jokingly says that she stopped playing it because she, "hated carrying that thing around!"
Kathleen: (on her 1987 Emmy win) I was thrilled beyond belief. I can remember bolting out of my chair like Rocky, then proceeding to go up the steps and losing my shoe. My knees were shaking so much that I couldn't get my shoe on because I had nothing to hold onto. If Jean LeClerc [ex-Jeremy, All My Children] hadn't come over to me from the podium, I'd still be there.
Kathleen: (after "Sunset Beach" was cancelled) It doesn't mean I'm stepping away from daytime. I love daytime. I have always loved daytime. And if daytime calls again, I'll be there!
Kathleen: (on her on-screen love interests) You have to find something to love in them [in order] to do love scenes and form a relationship. I've always had wonderful co-stars.
Kathleen: I think that when you go through a period of clearing on the inside, it manifests itself on the outside in some positive way. This truly is a wonderful gift.
Kathleen: I have great fond memories of my time at All My Children. My character handled a lot of social issues, like teenage prenancy, being a single mom and being an older woman with younger men. A lot of these stories broke ground and I always felt proud to be given stories with substance. All My Children was a very important part of my life. It was a great experience. What a wonderful way to start out!
Kathleen: (on staying healthy) I work out at a gym, and I take yoga classes. I made a decision to really take care of my body.
Kathleen: (in 1997) I'm an X-Files freak! I would do anything to be on that show! But I've noticed that their creeps and weirdos are usually men.
Kathleen: I was married many years ago back in New York. We were divorced, and then I did meet somebody that I feel very much in love with - Peter Scolari's father, Art - but he died of a heart attack just before we were going to get married. It was very sudden.
Kathleen: I love the process of the theatre. Every night the audience becomes a new character in the play and I miss that element.
Kathleen: For an actor, security comes from your pocketbook. But continuity comes from your heart, and that's really what working on (on auditioning co-stars for "All My Children") is about.