Katherine Moennig

Actor, Model
Lean, strikingly featured, and appealing to both male and female audiences, actress Katherine Moennig did not shy away from characters with strong sexual identities over the course of her career. Her first notices came ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Ray Donovan 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Default 2014 (Movie)

Juliana (Actor)

Gone 2012 (Movie)

Erica Lonsdale (Actor)

The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Dexter 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Rivers 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody's Fine 2009 (Movie)

Jilly (Actor)

The L Word 2003 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Art School Confidential 2006 (Movie)

Candace (Actor)

Invitation to a Suicide 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love the Hard Way 2003 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Young Americans 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Lean, strikingly featured, and appealing to both male and female audiences, actress Katherine Moennig did not shy away from characters with strong sexual identities over the course of her career. Her first notices came while playing a young woman who masquerades as a boy in order to attend an all-male school in the short-lived WB series "Young Americans" (2000); three years later, she found more substantial fame as the self-destructive Shane McCutcheon on "The L Word" (Showtime, 2003- ). Her androgynous looks and choices of roles led many in the press to speculate about Moennig's own sexuality. That she skirted the issue in interviews seemed to indicate that Moennig had something to hide, but in reality, it only added to her appeal with viewers.

Relationships

Blythe Danner Actor

Aunt
Half-sister of Moennig's father

William Moennig

Father
half-brother of Blythe Danner

Gwyneth Paltrow Actor

Cousin
Won an Oscar for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998); also starred in "Emma" (1996), "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (2000) and "Sylvia" (2003)

Jake Paltrow Actor

Cousin
Mother, Blythe Danner

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2006

Cast in Terry Zwigoff's adaptation of Daniel Clowes' comic story "Art School Confidential"

2004

Played a bisexual magazine writer in the Showtime series "The L Word"

2001

Had a small part in Lasse Hallström's "The Shipping News"

2000

Played a teenage girl posing as a boy in order to attend a tony New England prep school in "Young Americans" (The WB), a spin-off of "Dawson's Creek"

1999

Appeared in a music video by the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace

1999

Acted in a production of "As You Like It" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, starring her cousin Gwyneth Paltrow

1987

Began acting at age ten, debuting in a production of "Winnie the Pooh" at the Children's Theatre Workshop; wrote and directed an improvised version of the play and performed it at Philadelphia's Free Library (date approximate)

Will star in Peter Morris' "Guardians" off-Broadway

Raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Did behind the scenes theater work at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where her aunt and cousin frequently worked

Bonus Trivia

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Moennig on the androgynous look she has adopted for her role on "Young Americans": "I've gone out as myself, as Kate, and people have thought I've been a guy. And it throws me off a bit. But that's kinda good because it does throw me off. I'm not used to it so I just play along with it and it gives me something to work with." --to TV Guide.com, July 26, 2000.

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