Kate Goehring is an American stage, film and television actress.
Goehring was born in West Hartford, Connecticut and grew up on Mason's Island. Goehring's father was Edmund Goehring, Sr., a commander in the Navy in World War II and a vice president of sales for an electronics company. Her mother, Helen Goehring, is a writer and retired development director.
Goehring graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in American Romantic Fiction and moved to Chicago, acting in loop and off-loop productions, starting with Stage Left, and Wisdom Bridge Theatre.
Film and television
Goehring co-starred in the independent feature Swimmers, as well as appearing on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She starred opposite David Jason as Detective Grace Wallace in ITV's March in Windy City. Other co-starring roles include Stella, Gossip Girl, One Life to Live, ER, and The Untouchables. Goehring also originated the character of Magenta in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. She was nominated for a Chicago local Emmy for her performance in John Logan's Moment of Rage, starring Denis O'Hare.
Recently, Goehring played Eleanor of Aquitane in the Folger Shakespeare Library production of Shakespeare's "The Life and Death of King John". In Chicago, she has worked with theaters including the Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre, and Bailiwick Repertory Theatre. She earned her Equity Card in the process She also began work throughout the country, at such theaters as the Intiman, A Contemporary Theatre, Arena Stage, the McCarter Theatre, the Huntington Theatre Company, the Triad Stage, and Milwaukee Repertory. She played Bella opposite Judy Kaye in ;;Lost in Yonkers at the Arizona Theatre Company.
Goehring first garnered notice for her Chicago performance in Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild. Early on in Chicago, she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Candida at the Court Theatre. She played Harper Pitt in Tony Kushner's first national tour of Angels in America, which earned her a Miami Carbonell Award. Other more recent credits include playing Vivian Bearing, PhD, in Margaret Edson's Wit, at North Carolina Theatre, for which she won Best Actress in a Play (Broadway World/Raleigh); and Mother Radiunt in the Triad Stage world premiere of Radiunt Abundunt.
Goehring has received the following:
- Broadway World/Raleigh Award, Best Actress in a Play: Wit
- Joseph Jefferson Citation Winner: Laughing Wild
- After Dark Award: Laughing Wild
- Joseph Jefferson Award nomination: Candida
- Joseph Jefferson Award nomination: Angels in America
- Carbonell Award/Principal Actress: Angels in America, National Tour
- Leon Rabin Award/Actress in a Leading Role: Experiment with an Airpump
- Chicago Midwest Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Moment of Rage
- Seattle Footlights Award/Principal Actress: Collected Stories