Kate Collins (actress)
|Spouse(s)||Charles Newell (m. 1992)|
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 human Moon landing) in 1969. She graduated from National Cathedral School studied theater at Northwestern University and graduated in 1981. After college, she worked in a number of regional theatre groups and appeared in the off-Broadway productions of The Danube, Blood Moon and Clarissa. In 1990, she starred in the soap opera spoof theatrical play Quiet on the Set. She married Charles Newell, who is the Artistic Director of the Court Theatre in Chicago, in October 1992. They have two sons and live in Hyde Park, Chicago.
Appearances on TV
Collins has guest starred on the daytime soap operas One Life to Live, Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow and Another World. Collins was cast for All My Children in 1985 during her performances in the Broadway play Doubles. 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.
In 2010 and 2011, Collins made several more appearances as Janet on the now cancelled All My Children.
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