Kate Walsh

Actress
Known primarily for her television role as Dr. Addison Shepherd, actress Kate Walsh enjoyed a lengthy career that ran the gamut, from Shakespearean drama to situation comedies to action movies. Emerging from Chicago's ... Read more »
Born: 10/12/1967 in San Jose, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Any Day 2015 (Movie)

Bethley (Actor)

Bad Judge 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Fargo 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Staten Island Summer 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

2014 CMT Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dermaphoria 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hotwives of Orlando 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sister 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Veritas: The Prince of Truth 2014 (Movie)

Nemesii (Actor)

Waska 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Full Circle 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsreaders 1997 - 2000, 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1997 - 2001, 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Mal (Actor)

The Drew Carey Show 1997 - 2002, 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Angels Crest 2011 (Movie)

Roxanne (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

Herself

Legion 2010 (Movie)

Sandra Anderson (Actor)

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Showbiz Show with David Spade 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Turks 1997 - 1999, 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual CMA Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show with Dave Attell 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Sexy Waitress (Actor)

Eyes 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

Barbara Weston (Actor)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Complete Savages 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Family 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Out 2004 (Movie)

Tyne (Actor)

Karen Sisco 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mind of the Married Man 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weber Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Jeannie (Actor)

The Mike O'Malley Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part II 1998 (Movie)

Cricket (Actor)

Law & Order 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Below Zero 1997 (Movie)

Moriat (Actor)

Normal Life 1996 (Movie)

Cindy Anderson (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Known primarily for her television role as Dr. Addison Shepherd, actress Kate Walsh enjoyed a lengthy career that ran the gamut, from Shakespearean drama to situation comedies to action movies. Emerging from Chicago's respected Piven Theatre Workshop and the city's lauded Shakespeare Repertory, Walsh moved to the screen with several TV guest spots and small films roles in projects like John McNaughton's harrowing "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" (1998). She donned a fat suit to play Nicki Fifer, Drew Carey's big and bubbly girlfriend on the long-running sitcom "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004) and was later seen as Will Ferrell's exasperated wife in the soccer comedy, "Kicking & Screaming" (2005). But it was as Dr. Addison Shepherd - the adulterous ex-wife of Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) - on the hit medical melodrama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) that Walsh at last gained widespread recognition. So popular was her strong-willed character that series creator Shonda Rhimes made her the focus of the "Grey's" spin-off, "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-2013). Despite the demands of starring in her own weekly series, the busy actress still made time for occasional film forays, like the creepy actioner "Legion" (2010). Multi-faceted and graced with an impressive onscreen magnetism, Walsh excelled as both leading lady and supporting player

Relationships

Neil Andrea Production

Companion
First seen together at the 2009 Emmy Awards No longer together

Christopher Case Writer

Companion
Began dating in the summer of 2011

Justin Kirk Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2006 No longer together

Alex Young Actor

Husband
Began dating in early 2007 Married in Sept. 1, 2007 in Ojai Valley, CA Young filed for divorce Dec. 11, 2008 Divorce finalized Feb. 5, 2010 divorced finalized in April 2010

EDUCATION

University of Arizona

Tuscon , Arizona

Piven Theatre Workshop

Evanston , Illinois

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago , Illinois

Milestones

2012

Played Logan Lerman's mother in feature adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," written and directed by the novel's author Stephen Chbosky

2010

Co-starred in apocalyptic thriller "Legion"

2007

Reprised role of Dr. Montgomery on "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off series "Private Practice" (ABC)

2005

Co-starred opposite Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall in comedy feature "Kicking and Screaming"

2005

Landed breakthrough role of Dr. Addison Montgomery on hit ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy"

2003

Played small role as Sandra Oh's lesbian partner in feature adaptation of "Under The Tuscan Sun"

2001

Played the bawdy Carol Nelson on HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man"

2000

Played a supporting role in Brett Ratner's "Family Man," starring Nicholas Cage

2000

Cast in recurring role on "Norm" (ABC) as Norm McDonald's love interest

1997

Landed recurring role as Drew Carey's girlfriend on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC)

1997

Starred as a kleptomaniac in "Peppermills"; film won Best Short at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998

1996

Made feature debut in crime drama "Normal Life," playing the sister of bank robber Luke Perry

1996

Made television debut on NBC crime drama "Homicide: Life on the Street"

Began professional acting career doing theater in Chicago, IL

Relocated to NYC, where she joined the comedy troupe Burn Manhattan

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