|Born||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Occupation||Actress, songwriter, singer|
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. She is known for her roles in television series Vengeance Unlimited, The West Wing, and The Client List.
Life and career
York was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in a family of six kids in Chicago; her mother died when she was 11, and her father died four years later. Amid the family upheaval that followed, York was homeless for about year in Chicago when she was 15-16. She finally relocated to Los Angeles around the time she turned 18. She made her TV debut with role as Little Betty in CBS primetime soap opera Dallas (1984-1985). She is known for her critically acclaimed performance as Naomi Judd in the NBC miniseries Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995).
York was a series regular in the ABC series Vengeance Unlimited and Aaron's Way for NBC. Her film credits include Cries of Silence, The Big Day, Ball Don't Lie. She played recurring roles in Murder One, The O.C and Desperate Housewives. She also was a series regular in season one of The Client List in 2012.
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.
|1985||Not My Kid||Linda|
|1984-1985||Dallas||Little Betty||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|1985||This Child Is Mine||Janet Rasnick|
|1986||Simon & Simon||Alison Baker||Episode: "A Significant Obsession"|
|1986||Thompson's Last Run||Louise|
|1987||The Alamo: Thirteen 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||Cold Feet||Laura Latham|
|1989||Tales from the Crypt||Coralee||Episode: "Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone"|
|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||Sweet Justice||Beth||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: 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|
|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"|
|2004-2005||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||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"|
|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"|
- Bird York (Blissed Out Records 1999)
- The Velvet Hour (Blissed Out Records 2005)
- Wicked Little High (EMI 2006)
- Have No Fear (EP) (Blissed Out Records 2008)
- "Kathleen York: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Cynthia Littleton (April 17, 2009). "Multihyphenate has knack for running show". Varity. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "Kathleen York - Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Nellie Andreeva (January 3, 2012). "Lifetime Castings: Kathleen York On ‘Client List’, Christian Campbell ‘Sworn To Silence’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Catriona Wightman (January 4, 2012). "Cybill Shepherd, Kathleen York join 'The Client List'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Official site
- Kathleen York at the Internet Movie Database
- Paste Magazine spotlight - 7/25 Band/Artist of the Week