Katherine Moennig comes from some good family genes – she’s the younger cousin to Gwyneth Paltrow, and the niece of Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow. Of German and Irish ancestry, Katherine was born in Philadelphia in 1977. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and landed the lead in a short film about lesbians, “The Ice People,” in 2000 after doing some modeling and minor stage performances.
Kate was Jacqueline Pratt on the short-lived WB series “Young Americans” in 2000, which also featured a young Kate Bosworth. But the show was just more experience for Katherine, who worked on a couple of indie projects – among them “The Shipping News” with Kevin Spacey in 2001. In 2004, Katherine reached new heights of recognition by joining the cast of “The L Word” on Showtime, and appeared in the 2006 Terry Zwigoff dramedy “Art School Confidential.” Known for her deep, husky voice, Katherine promises to continue developing an intrigued and devoted fan base as her career grows.
Katherine Moennig in "The L Word"
Katherine on the Web
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TV Guide: Katherine Moennig
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Katherine-Moennig Questions & Answers
Katherine answers questions from her fans.
Interview with Kate discussing her “The L Word” character Shane.
Katherine on the Screen
You can see her for eight episodes on the 2000 WB series “Young Americans” about an elite academy in Connecticut. She’s part of the crime drama “Love the Hard Way” in 2001 (also starring Adrien Brody and Pam Grier), Eva in the comedy “Invitation to a Suicide,” Candace in “Art School Confidential,” and Shane McCutcheon on “The L Word.”
On playing a lesbian:
“I learned that the competition between boys and girls isn't as strong as between women.”