Kathleen Wilhoite

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6/29/1964 , Santa Barbara, CA

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Kathleen Wilhoite is an actress, songwriter, producer, and director who was born on June 29, 1964, in Santa Barbara, California. Throughout her childhood, Kathleen studied piano, songwriting and theater. In the first grade, Kathleen began singing in her church choir and, two years later, she sang as back-up with The Carpenters at the Santa Barbara County Bowl. She performed in the harmony group "Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls," who took their inspiration from The Andrews Sisters. At the age of 16, she became the youngest member of the Santa Barbara Songwriters Guild. Kathleen Wilhoite made her film debut in 1983 as Betsy in "Private School." Kathleen is best known for her roles as Deirdre Murphy in "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992), Ginny in "The Edge" (1997), and, in 2000, Sue Ann Rogers in "Nurse Betty" and Bonnie in "Pay It Forward." In 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the short film "The Postcard." Kathleen is credited for her work on several soundtracks, including the televisions series "Rita Rocks" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."