Kate McGregor-Stewart

The name Kate McGregor-Stewart is not widely recognized as an actress, despite high-profile supporting roles in films such as "Father of the Bride" (1991) as the mother of the groom opposite star Steve Martin or in ... Read more »

Born: 10/03/1944 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Scandal 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Street Dreams 2008 (Movie)

Virginia (Actor)

Medium 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Failure to Launch 2006 (Movie)

Bey (Actor)

Jack & Bobby 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Lemmons (Actor)

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

Pavilion of Women 2001 (Movie)

Sister Shirley (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

Female Diner (Actor)

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

Aunt Becky (Actor)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

Toy Store Customer (Actor)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

Joanna MacKenzie (Actor)

Safe 1995 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Something Wilder 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Mrs Shrevnitz (Actor)

Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Hulse (Actor)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

Jordan's Mom (Actor)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

Joanna MacKenzie (Actor)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

Employment Agent (Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Lady Censor (Actor)

The Bedroom Window 1987 (Movie)

Blowsy Neighbor (Actor)

The Incredible Ida Early 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Violets Are Blue 1986 (Movie)

Sara Mae (Actor)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy 1982 (Movie)

Mrs. Baker (Actor)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

Real Estate Lady (Actor)

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

Pregnant Wife (Actor)

Love, Lies and Murder (TV Show)

Actor

New Eden (TV Show)

Actor

The Maker (TV Show)

Actor

The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Show)

Actor
Other (3)

Pavilion of Women 2001 (Movie)

(Dialogue Coach)

Knights 1993 (Movie)

acting coach (Advisor)

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

(Dialogue Coach)

Biography

The name Kate McGregor-Stewart is not widely recognized as an actress, despite high-profile supporting roles in films such as "Father of the Bride" (1991) as the mother of the groom opposite star Steve Martin or in "The School of Rock" (2003) as one of Jack Black's fellow teachers. However, McGregor-Stewart had more of an effect on the acting world as a noted acting coach, working with big names like Lucy Lawless, James Gandolfini, and many more.

Born in New York City in 1944, McGregor-Stewart didn't burst onto the acting scene. She was out of the public eye for her first 30 years, which culminated in her graduation from Yale's School of Drama in 1974. From there, she began her acting career, with supporting roles in a variety of movies and TV shows, including the film adaptation of John Irving's best-selling novel "The World According to Garp" (1982). She gained notice in stage circles as one of the stars of Christopher Durang's Off-Broadway farce "Beyond Therapy." Her TV and film career continued to be filled with supporting roles in a variety of works, including "Father of the Bride," the hit sitcom "Murphy Brown" (CBS 1988-1998) and "The Addams Family" (1991). As the '90s began, she made the transition to becoming an acting coach, working with specific actors and actresses as well as serving as a consultant to a variety of studios. She actually served as a consultant on "Father of the Bride," a movie she co-starred in. In addition, she also coached the casts of "Boy Meets World" (ABC 1993-2000), "The King of Queens" (CBS 1998-2007) and many more TV shows and movies. She also worked in one-on-one sessions with a number of famous actors, including Nicole Kidman, Marisa Tomei, Tyrese Gibson, and Woody Harrelson. She returned to television with the recurring role of Mary on Shonda Rhimes' sudsy TV drama "Scandal" (ABC 2012- ).

EDUCATION

Yale University

1971 - 1974

Milestones

2012

Began recurring role on "Scandal"

1991

Co-starred in "Father of the Bride"

1991

Became president of Stage Light, Inc., her acting coach/teaching company

1977

Acting debut in "The Best of Families" TV mini-series

Bonus Trivia

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In addition to acting, McGregor-Stewart is a renowned acting coach, having worked with Marisa Tomei, Lucy Lawless, James Gandolfine, Woody Harrelson, and many more.

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"I believe technique needs to be individually developed. Each artist must find his or her own style by taking classes, performing, and watching the work of others (both good and bad)." On acting technique from her website.

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