Kat Cunning

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Kat Cunning
Katrina Cunningham

Oregon, U.S.
Alma materSUNY Purchase
  • Actress
  • model
  • musician

Katrina Cunningham, better known by her stage name, Kat Cunning[1] is an American actress and musician.[2] She performed in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2016),[3] Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour,[4] and NYC's Sleep No More.[5] Cunning has been cast in a recurring role in the new season of The Deuce on HBO starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.[6]

Early life[edit]

Cunning was born in Oregon. She received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase.[7]


Cunning began her career by performing in Baroque-Burlesque Operas with Company XIV. Following her 2016 Broadway debut,[8] she performed in Refinery 29's sold out 29 Rooms, and opened for the sold out North American Tour for LP.[9] Her singles "Baby",[10][11] "Wild Poppies"[12] and "Stay on the Line"[13] have received praise for their overt displays of queer sexuality.[14] Cunning was cast in The Deuce on HBO.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Cunningham identifies as queer.[16][17] She resides in New York City.[18]


  • Best Actor. Nothing Serious. 2016 Trail Dance Film Festival[19]
  • Best Supporting Actor. Pepper and the Salt Sea. 2016 Damn! Series[20]


  1. ^ Wong, Curtis M. (2015-10-16). "You've Never Seen A 'Cinderella' Quite Like This Before". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. ^ "Kat Cunning - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  3. ^ "Katrina Cunningham | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ "Stars of Cirque du Soleil's Paramour Record Cast Album". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ "13 Queer Singers You Might Not Know About". Out.com. 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ Desk, TV News. "Kat Cunning Shares New Single STAY ON THE LINE". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  7. ^ "Kat Cunning Spins A Queer Narrative In Her First Music Video". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  8. ^ "Seven Minutes in Heaven With Femme Performer Katrina Cunningham | GO Magazine". GO Magazine. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  9. ^ "Kat Cunning Spins A Queer Narrative In Her First Music Video". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  10. ^ Kat Cunning (2017-09-08), Kat Cunning - Baby [Official Audio], retrieved 2018-07-24
  11. ^ Kat Cunning - Birds, retrieved 2018-07-24
  12. ^ Kat Cunning (2018-01-30), Kat Cunning - Wild Poppies [Official Video], retrieved 2018-07-24
  13. ^ Kat Cunning (2018-07-20), Kat Cunning - Stay on the Line [Official Single], retrieved 2018-07-24
  14. ^ "100 Women We Love 2016 | Page 48 of 98 | GO Magazine". GO Magazine. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  15. ^ "Kat Cunning talks about 'The Deuce' on HBO, music and technology (Includes interview)". 2018-09-07. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  16. ^ "Queer Musical Siren Kat Cunning Releases New Track About Phone Sex". Out.com. 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  17. ^ "Kat Cunning Is A 'Curvy, Curly Queer Weirdo' Ready For Pop Stardom". Bedford + Bowery. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  18. ^ "Song and Dance, With Some Naughty Thrown In". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  19. ^ "Kat Cunning - Coda Music Agency". www.codaagency.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  20. ^ "Pepper and the Salt Sea / Fantasy // Daily Short Picks". Film Shortage. Retrieved 2018-07-24.