Katharine Towne

Actor
Evincing an air of articulate self-possession that came across more as experienced sophistication than precociousness despite her relative youth, Katharine Towne was quite a catch in Hollywood: an attractive, smart and ... Read more »
Born: 07/17/1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Easy Six 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

LD50 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Looking For Sunday 2014 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Scream at the Sound of the Beep 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beauty And The Least 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Amar 2009 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

Female Sex Addict (Actor)

Something New 2006 (Movie)

Leah Cahan (Actor)

Sol Goode 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Anarchist Cookbook 2003 (Movie)

Jody (Actor)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

Long Shot 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

But I'm A Cheerleader 2000 (Movie)

Sinead (Actor)

M.Y.O.B. 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The In Crowd 2000 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

What Lies Beneath 2000 (Movie)

Caitlin Spencer (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Go 1999 (Movie)

Becky (Actor)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Savannah (Actor)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

Monique (Actor)

Girl 1998 (Movie)

Marjorie (Actor)

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

Co-Eds (Actor)

Biography

Evincing an air of articulate self-possession that came across more as experienced sophistication than precociousness despite her relative youth, Katharine Towne was quite a catch in Hollywood: an attractive, smart and talented blonde hip to the ins and outs of the business. The eldest daughter of famed screenwriter Robert Towne, the actress initially wanted to be a writer, inspired both by her father's legacy and her own hatred of actors. Time and therapy led Towne to the realization that she was in fact a born actor; she had only been acting as a writer. From here she sought out training and soon began landing small supporting roles. Not many moviegoers caught her work in the festival screened independent "Girl" (1998), but her next feature "She's All That" (1999) was well-attended although her part was less than crucial. A similarly dialogue-light turn followed in Doug Liman's energetic "Go" that same year. She was featured to greater advantage in the silly romantic comedy "The Bachelor," playing chef Monique, a somewhat eccentric candidate to be the bride of Chris O'Donnell's commitment-shy titular character.

Relationships

Ethan Embry Actor

Companion
Engaged

Charlie Hunnam

Husband
starred in the popular British television series "Queer as Folk"

Charlie Hunnam Actor

Husband
Married 1999 Divorced 2002

Julie Payne

Mother
married Towne's father in November 1977 divorced c. 1981

Chiara Towne

Half-Sister
born on July 28, 1991 mother, Luisa Towne (nee Gaule)

Robert Towne

Father
born Robert Bernard Schwartz on November 23, 1934 father Lou Schwartz later changed the family name to Towne earned an Oscar for the screenplay of "Chinatown" (1974)

EDUCATION

Crossroads High School

Santa Monica, California
was asked to leave due to "excessive sassiness"

Milestones

2001

Appeared in the romantic comedy "Town & Country"

2000

Was featured in the thriller "In Crowd", a look at the dangerous secrets of the inner circle

2000

Had a supporting role as the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford in Robert Zemeckis' supernatural mystery "What Lies Beneath"

2000

Played Sinead, one of the campers sent to have her lesbian tendencies "rehabilitated", in the quirky comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader"

2000

Starred as a sarcastic runaway who must adapt to her nitpicky aunt and a new high school in NBC the midseason replacement sitcom "M.Y.O.B."

1999

Guest starred on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a tough bloodsucker who gives the heroine a run for her money

1999

Acted in Robert Iscove's teen romance feature "She's All That"

1999

Played Monique, a chef and one of the potential brides of Chris O'Donnell's titular character, in "The Bachelor"

1999

Had a small role in "Go", Doug Liman's vibrant chronicle of Los Angeles nightlife

1997

Film acting debut with a featured role in the Seattle rock scene-set independent drama "Girl"; screened on the festival circuit in 1998 and 1999

1991

At age 13, moved in with her father, acclaimed screenwriter Robert Towne

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