Katie Finneran

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Katie Finneran

Born

1/22/1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Kathleen Finneran

Gender

Female
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Katie was born to Denise and Kathleen Finneran in Chicago, Illinois, but was raised in Miami, Florida. She became interested in the performing arts at an early age. After high school she briefly attended a conservatory but left to make her mark in the entertainment industry. She quickly…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In April 2010 Katie will star in Promises, Promises on Broadway with Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes, Tony Goldwyn and Brooks Ashmanskas.

    • In the summer of 2008, Katie appeared in the Bay Street and Williamstown Theatre Festival productions of Beyond Therapy.

    • Katie resides in Los Angeles and New York.

    • Katie played a chain smoker on screen but has stated in interviews that she is not a smoker and it often makes her sick.

    • Katie's role on the show Bram & Alice was written specifically for her.

    • Katie appeared on and off Broadway in the following:


      Playing Mary in Mauritius
      Playing Sammii in Proposals
      Playing Tess in My Favorite Year
      Playing Maria in The Heiress
      Playing Miss Wemyss in Two Shakespearean Actors
      Playing Cora in The Iceman Cometh
      Playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret

    • Katie is named after her mother and her brother is named after their father.

    • Katie wears contacts lenses.

    • Katie was so confident that Wonderfalls would get picked up for a second season, she left all of her belongings in Toronto in unmarked boxes. She challenged co-creator Todd Holland to do the same, but he didn't. The show was later canceled after four episodes.

    • Katie won the Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Broadway Play for her role as Brooke Ashton in a revival of Noises Off. She also won Broadway's 2002 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the same role.

    • Katie attended Carnegie Mellon University for one year before leaving to study acting with Uta Hagen.

  • Quotes

    • Katie: (on playing a lesbian immigration attorney) I'd rather have people think that I'm a lesbian than a lawyer.

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