Kate Jennings Grant

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Kate Jennings Grant (born March 23, 1970 ) is an American actress. She has appeared in a number of Broadway productions during her career, include Proof, An American Daughter, and Guys and Dolls. She also has appeared in films such as United 93 (2006) and Frost/Nixon (2008).

Life and career[edit]

Katherine Grant was born on March 23, 1970 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.[1] She attended the Juilliard School and the University of Pennsylvania.[2] Shortly after graduating from Juilliard, she appeared in the 1996 US tour of the musical Applause, as "Eve", with Stefanie Powers.[3] She appeared Off-Broadway in Wonderland in 1999, Hard Feelings in 2000, Summer of '42 in 2001, Radiant Baby in 2003, The Beard of Avon in 2003, Between Us in 2004, and The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang in 2008.[4]

Grant appeared on Broadway in An American Daughter as "Quincy Quince", and in Proof as "Claire", from July 2, 2002 - January 5, 2003, both as replacements. She appeared in Guys and Dolls in 2009 as "Sarah Brown", The Lyons in 2012, The Country House in 2014, and Noises Off officially opening in January 2016.[2][5]

On television, Grant has guest starred on Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Damages, Supernatural and many other shows. She had the recurring roles in the ABC political drama Commander in Chief and Amazon political satire Alpha House. In film, she made her debut in the 1998 romantic comedy The Object of My Affection starring Jennifer Aniston, and the following years had supporting parts in films include Kinsey and When a Stranger Calls. She played Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas in the 2006 biographical drama United 93, and appeared as Diane Sawyer in the 2008 historical drama Frost/Nixon.[6] She also appeared in The Rebound (2009), Love & Other Drugs (2010), and Custody (2016).[7][8]

In 2016, Grant was cast in her first series regular role on the ABC drama series Notorious playing Louise Herrick, the host of a news program at the center of the series.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1998 The Object of My Affection Kennedy
2004 The Dead Will Tell Liz Television film
2004 Kinsey Marjorie Hartford
2005 Trust the Man Woman Who Can't Get Enough
2006 Forgiven Jamie Doyle BendFilm Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006 When a Stranger Calls Kelly Mandrakis
2006 United 93 Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
2008 Blackout Sister-in-law
2008 Frost/Nixon Diane Sawyer
2009 The Rebound Daphne
2010 Love & Other Drugs Gina
2016 Custody Nancy
2017 Half the Perfect World Charlotte

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sex and the City Alison Roth Episode: "The Monogamists"
1998 Trinity Jamie Chechik Episode: "Pilot"
2001 JAG Sgt. Joan Steele Episode: "Valor"
2001 Law & Order Kate Pierce Episode: "Deep Vote"
2005 Commander in Chief Reporter Samantha Recurring role, 3 episodes
2006 Supernatural Dr. Amanda Lee Episode: "Croatoan"
2006 3 lbs. Kristen Lund Episode: "The God Spot"
2008 Cold Case Beth Ross Episode: "Sabotage"
2009 Damages Cynthia Shayes Episodes: "You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant" and "Trust Me"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Cynthia Novak Episode: "Gods & Insects"
2010 Rescue Me Memory Jean Episode: "Blackout"
2010 White Collar Catherine Mcmillan Episode: "In the Red"
2010 Parenthood Jennifer Episodes: "I'm Cooler Than You Think" and "Seven Names"
2011 Body of Proof Jill Paige Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Royal Pains Dr. Sylvander Episode: "An Apple a Day"
2011 Pan Am Judith Cameron Episodes: "Pilot" and "We'll Always Have Paris"
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Maya Episode: "Sextipated"
2012 Made in Jersey Gale Episode: "Payday"
2013 The Carrie Diaries Mrs. Silver Episode: "Dangerous Territory"
2014 The Good Wife Dr. Natalie Henley Episode: "Tying the Knot"
2014 Alpha House Courtney Townsend Recurring role, 4 episodes
2015 Blue Bloods SWAT Team Leader Episode: "In the Box"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Marian Adams Episode: "December Solstice"
2015 Elementary Lydia Guerrero Episode: "The View from Olympus"
2015 Madam Secretary FBI Agent Teresa Pagani Episode: "The Kill List"
2015 Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Karen Episode: "Bark Bark Yum Yum"
2016 Billions Evelyn Benson Episode: "YumTime"
2016 Notorious Louise Herrick Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blank, Matthew. "CUE & A: Country House Star Kate Jennings Grant on Barbara Cook, Playing a Tomato and Her Lifelong Devotion to Barry Manilow" playbill.com, November 4, 2014
  2. ^ a b "Kate Jennings Grant Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed December 31, 2015
  3. ^ Rousuck, J. Wynn. "TV's Powers earns cheers for this round of 'Applause' Review" Baltimore Sun, October 31, 1996
  4. ^ "Kate Jennings Grant Off-Broadway" lortel.org, accessed December 31, 2015
  5. ^ "Kate Jennings Grant Profile" Broadway.com, accessed December 31, 2015
  6. ^ "'Frost/Nixon' Film" tcm.com, accessed December 31, 2015
  7. ^ Love and Other Drugs tcm.com, accessed January 1, 2016
  8. ^ The Rebound tcm.com, accessed January 1, 2016
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (29 February 2016). "ABC's 'Notorious' Pilot Casts Kate Jennings Grant & J. August Richards; Gloria Garayua Joins 'The Fluffy Shop'". Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Saraiya, Sonia (10 September 2016). "TV Review: ABC's 'Notorious' and 'Conviction'". Retrieved 12 October 2016. 

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