Kaitlin Doubleday

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Kaitlin Doubleday
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Doubleday at PaleyFest Los Angeles, 2016
Kaitlin Janette Doubleday

(1984-07-19) July 19, 1984 (age 36)
Years active2002–present
Devin Lucien
(m. 2016)
FamilyPortia Doubleday (sister)

Kaitlin Janette Doubleday (born July 19, 1984) is an American actress. She played a number of supporting film roles in her early career, including in Waiting... (2005) and Accepted (2006). From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Rhonda Lyon in the Fox musical prime time soap opera Empire. In 2017, Doubleday joined the cast of CMT musical drama series Nashville, playing Jessie Caine. In 2019, she appeared as the lead in Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays.

Early life[edit]

Doubleday, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, is the elder of two daughters raised by Frank Doubleday and Christina Hart.[1] She grew up in a show business family: her parents are former professional actors, and her younger sister, Portia, is an actress as well.[2] Her mother works in the entertainment industry as a playwright and also as a producer in the theater.[3] She attended the Music Academy at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.[4]


Doubleday made her acting debut in an episode of the CBS procedural Without a Trace in 2002 and in the same year appeared in the feature film Catch Me If You Can.[1] She graduated to supporting roles in films Waiting... (2005), The TV Set (2006) and Accepted (2006). In 2007, she starred in the ABC comedy series, Cavemen. The series received negative reviews and was canceled after a month on the air.[5] In the following years, Doubleday continued performing on television, with small parts on CSI: Miami, Brothers & Sisters, Bones, The Closer, Criminal Minds, Drop Dead Diva and Witches of East End. Doubleday also performed in the recurring role of Logan Louis in the HBO comedy series Hung in 2011.

In 2015, Doubleday began starring in the Fox musical prime time soap opera Empire. She played Rhonda Lyon, wife of the eldest son in the Lyon family.[6] Also in 2015, she was cast in the independent drama film Po directed by John Asher, about a single father raising a son with autism.[7] Doubleday also appeared as a celebrity guest on The CW improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway in June 2016. In 2017, she featured in the popular horror series Scary Endings alongside Australian actor Adam J. Yeend in an episode titled "The Water Rises".[8]

In 2017, Doubleday joined the cast of CMT musical drama series Nashville in its fifth season, following the departure of original series star Connie Britton.[9] She portrayed Jessie Caine, a singer/songwriter. Her character was introduced during the series' 100th episode on June 15, 2017.[10]

In 2019, Doubleday played the female lead in Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays.[11][12] Doubleday's character plans a successful Elvis-themed Christmas exhibit amidst a larger fundraiser on the grounds of Graceland.[13] The performance drew on Doubleday's acting and singing abilities.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2015, Doubleday became engaged to Devin Lucien, a DJ, in Paris.[14] She and Lucien married on May 6, 2016 in Big Sur.[15][16] The couple have a son, born in 2019.[17][18]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Catch Me If You Can Joanna
2004 Freshman Orientation Amanda
2005 Waiting... Amy
2006 The TV Set Jesse Filmore
2006 Accepted Gwynn
2009 The Tomb Rowena
2011 Final Sale Kate Johnson
2012 The March Sisters at Christmas Meg March Television film
2012 Famous Gretchen Short film
2013 The Magic Bracelet Lainey Short film
2013 Friend Request/Chance at Romance Celeste Jeffers-Johnson Television film
2015 Inversion AJ
2015 Dragon Warriors Ennogard
2016 A Boy Called Po Amy
2019 Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays Harper Ellis Television film
2020 Love on Iceland Chloe Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Without a Trace Becky Radowsky / Eve Cleary Episode: "Between the Cracks"
2003 Strong Medicine Julie Windsor Episode: "Misdiagnosis Murder"
2004 Cold Case Holly Richardson Episode: "Hubris"
2006 Justice Elizabeth Morris Episode: "Filicide"
2007 Cavemen Kate McKinney Series regular
2008 CSI: Miami Amanda Brighton Episode: "Tunnel Vision"
2009 Brothers & Sisters Chelsea Yeager Episodes: "It's Not Easy Being Green" and "Owning It"
2009 Bones Karin Lin Episode: "The Plain in the Prodigy"
2010 The Closer Linda Episode: "Layover"
2010 Criminal Minds Kelly Landis Episode: "Reflection of Desire"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Evan Ferrari Episode: "Hitting for the Cycle"
2011 Chase Episode: "Seven Years"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Cassie Episodes: "You Bet Your Life" and "Toxic"
2011 Childrens Hospital Female Intern Episode: "Newsreaders"
2011 Hung Logan Lewis Recurring role, 3 episodes
2013 Royal Pains Ally Cunningham Episode: "Pins And Needles"
2013 Witches of East End Elyse Episode: "Electric Avenue"
2014 Mixology Trista Episodes: "Jessica & Ron" and "Closing Time"
2015–2016, 2018 Empire Rhonda Lyon Main cast (seasons 12), guest cast (34)
2016 Whose Line is it Anyway? Herself Season 12 episode 5
2017 Scary Endings Rebecca Episode: "The Water Rises"
2017–2018 Nashville Jessie Caine Main cast (seasons 56)


  1. ^ a b "Kaitlin Doubleday". TV Guide. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Ouzounian, Richard (January 5, 2010). "Portia Doubleday: Michael Cera's transformer". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Stein, Ruthe (January 6, 2010). "Youth in Revolt's Portia Doubleday making a name for herself". Houston Chronicle. Houston. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  4. ^ Patti, Greco (October 7, 2015). "Sisters Kaitlin and Portia Doubleday on "Empire" and "Mr. Robot," Sibling Rivalry, and High School". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Shows A-Z - cavemen on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kaitlin Doubleday Joins Fox Drama Pilot 'Empire'; Regina Hall In FX's 'Married'". Deadline. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 13, 2015). "'Empire' Actress Joins John Asher Drama 'Po'". Variety. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Scary Endings Returns With Impressive New Episode, "The Water Rises"". HorrorSociety.com.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 10, 2017). "'Nashville': Rachel Bilson & Kaitlin Doubleday Join Cast Of CMT Music Drama". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (May 18, 2017). "'Nashville' Reveals Rachel Bilson & Kaitlin Doubleday Character Details". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hallmark Movies Now - Watch Family Movies & Shows Online". Hallmark Movies Now. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  13. ^ "Memphis Brooks Museum of Art". www.brooksmuseum.org. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Kimble, Lindsay (May 13, 2015). "Empire Actress Kaitlin Doubleday Is Engaged". People.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  15. ^ Walano, Rose (May 11, 2016). "Kaitlin Doubleday Wedding". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  16. ^ McRady, Rachel (May 10, 2016). "Kaitlin Doubleday Marries Devin Lucien". ETonline.com. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  17. ^ Abrahamson Paula, Rachel (October 30, 2018). "Kaitlin Doubleday Is Expecting First Child With Devin Lucien". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  18. ^ Taylor Bryson, Derrick (February 20, 2019). "Katilin Doubleday Welcomes Baby Boy". Pagesix.com. Retrieved March 28, 2019.

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