Kate Collins (actress)
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May 6, 1959 |
|Spouse(s)||Charles Newell (1992-present)|
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Washington D.C., Collins is the eldest child of astronaut Michael Collins, who served as Command Module Pilot on the historic Apollo 11 mission (the first Moon landing) in 1969. Kate married husband Charles Newell, who is the Artistic Director of the Court Theatre in Chicago, in October 1992. The couple have two sons together and live in Hyde Park, Chicago.
Appearances on TV
Collins left All My Children in 1992, and the role was recast with Melody Anderson. The character was subsequently killed off on June 22, 1993. Collins returned to the show in 1997, 1998, and 2001 as Natalie's "spirit." She also played the role of Natalie's mentally ill sister, Janet Green from 1991 to 1992 and 2005 to 2007.
Collins also guest-starred on the series L.A. Law and co-hosted Good Morning America in 1989, where she substituted for regular host Joan Lunden. She has performed in numerous plays, including Doubles on Broadway.
In 2010 and 2011, Collins made several more appearances as Janet on the now cancelled All My Children.