Kathleen York

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Kathleen York
Kathleen York.jpg
Born Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation Actress, songwriter, singer
Years active 1984–present
Website
www.birdyork.com

Kathleen "Bird" York is an American actress, screenwriter and songwriter-recording artist. She was nominated for Academy Award for best original song "In the Deep" from the 2004 film Crash.[1]

Life and career[edit]

York was born in Chicago and started her acting professionally as a teen. As an actress, she is known for her work recurring as Andrea Wyatt in NBC's 'The West Wing, as well as her work in True Blood and critically acclaimed performance as Naomi Judd in the NBC miniseries Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995).[2]

Early work also includes series regular roles in the ABC series Vengeance Unlimited and Aaron's Way for NBC. Her film credits include Nightcrawler, Cries of Silence, The Big Day, Crash. She played recurring roles in Murder One, The O.C and Desperate Housewives. She appeared in eight episodes in season one of The Client List in 2012.[3][4]

Musically, York achieved global recognition with her song "In the Deep", (co-written with Michael Becker) which appears on her album Wicked Little High and was written for the 2005 film Crash. "In the Deep" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song with York performing the song live at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. York's other music credits include the main theme song in Sony Pictures Seven Pounds as well as featured song placements in House, American Idol, Nip/Tuck, CSI: NY, In Justice, Jake 2.0 Warehouse 13 and So You Think You Can Dance. Bird's earlier releases include the self-titled Bird York. Her EP Have No Fear was released independently in 2008.

As a screenwriter, York developed projects for John Wells Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount and Fox Broadcasting Network. She is an alumnus of the Showrunners Training Program facilitated by the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Protocol Charmaine
1985 Not My Kid Linda
1984-1985 Dallas Little Betty Recurring role, 10 episodes
1985 This Child Is Mine Janet Rasnick
1985 Chase Darlene
1986 Simon & Simon Alison Baker Episode: "A Significant Obsession"
1986 Thompson's Last Run Louise
1987 The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory Mrs. Susannah Dickinson
1987 Winners Take All Judy McCormick
1988 Aaron's Way: The Harvest Susannah Lo Verde
1988 Aaron's Way Susannah Lo Verde Series regular, 14 episodes
1989 Checking Out Diana
1989 Cold Feet Laura Latham
1989 Tales from the Crypt Coralee Episode: "Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone"
1990 Flashback Sparkle
1990 I Love You to Death Dewey Brown
1991 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Marie
1993 Gregory K Rachel Kingsley
1993 Love, Lies & Lullabies Terry
1994 Dream Lover Martha
1994 Sweet Justice Beth Episode: "Pilot"
1995 '"Love Can Build a Bridge Naomi Judd
1995-1996 Murder One D.D.A. Cheryl Dreyfuss 3 episodes
1996 A Season in Purgatory Claire Rafferty
1996 Cries of Silence Dorrie Walsh
1997 To Dance with Olivia Aurora Watling
1997 Dead Men Can't Dance Victoria Elliot
1997 Northern Lights Daphne
1998 The Practice Sharon Episode: "The Pursuit of Dignity"
1998-1999 Vengeance Unlimited KC Griffin Series regular, 16 episodes
2001 The Big Day Pam
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm Masseuse Episode: "The Massage"
2002 The Guardian Janine Crane Episode: "Assuming the Position"
2004 Crash Officer Johnson
2004-2005 The O.C. Renee Wheeler Recurring role, 4 episodes
2006 A House Divided First Lady Susan Russell TV Pilot
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Ellie Episode: "Mono"
2000-2006 The West Wing Andrea Wyatt Recurring role, 15 episodes
2006-2007 Desperate Housewives Monique Polier 3 episodes
2007 Sublime Jenny
2007 NCIS Stephanie Flynn Episode: "Ex-File"
2007 House M.D. Dr. Schaffer Episode: "97 Seconds"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Vivian Sembrook Episode: "Bad Blood"
2008 Ball Don't Lie Mrs. Smith
2008 Front of the Class Diane
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A.D.A. Hardt Episode: "Miscarriage of Justice"
2009 CSI: Miami Paula Olsen Episode: "Count Me Out"
2010 The Glades Dr. Britney Newhall Episode: "Cassadaga"
2010 Chase Ellen Mays Episode: "The Comeback Kida"
2010 Footsteps Megan
2011 Body of Proof Councilwoman Jill Bennett Episode: "Lazarus Man"
2012 The Client List Jolene Series regular, 10 episodes
2012 CSI: NY Krista DiBello Episode: "The Lady in the Lake"
2013 Bones Marianne Thorn Episode: "The Secret in the Proposal"
2013 Revenge Sheila Lurie Episode: "Mercy"
2014 Nightcrawler Jackie
2014 True Blood Madeline Kapneck Episode: "Karma"

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kathleen York: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Kathleen York - Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 3, 2012). "Lifetime Castings: Kathleen York On ‘Client List’, Christian Campbell ‘Sworn To Silence’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ Catriona Wightman (January 4, 2012). "Cybill Shepherd, Kathleen York join 'The Client List'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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