|Born||November 2, 1947|
Pasadena, California, USA
|Spouse||Ronald L. Linder (m. 1976; died 2017)|
Life and career
Linder was born in Pasadena, California, and graduated with a BA in theatre arts from San Francisco State University. During that time, she also began working as a flight attendant for Transamerica Airlines. After graduation, Linder found work on television, including roles on Archie Bunker's Place and Bay City Blues.
In 1982, she was cast as Esther Valentine on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. It was originally supposed to be a one day role. Linder has been starring on The Young and the Restless for more than 40 years and is also one of two Daytime Governors at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, who present the Emmys. Linder is also the national spokesperson for The ALS Association and is active with TV Cares, ATAS's AIDS fundraising and awareness organization, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and national spokesperson for March of Dimes Canada's Conductive Education Program.
For her contributions in television, Linder earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 10, 2008. She is the third actor to earn a star on the Walk of Fame solely on the merits of acting on a soap opera, after Jeanne Cooper in 1993 and Susan Lucci in 2005.
In the 2000s, after 30 years in daytime, Linder made her film debut, starring in a number of independent productions, such as Hysteria and Erased. In 2016, she co-starred with Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Hudson in Garry Marshall's final film Mother's Day.
On April 30, 2018, Kate Linder appeared in a 30 minute television interview talk show with Host Ken Boxer on "Ken Boxer Live," taped in Santa Barbara, California.
In addition to her work on television, Linder serves as a flight attendant for United Airlines.
|1982–present||The Young and the Restless||Esther Valentine||Recurring: 1982–1985, Contract: 1985–present|
|2005||Cotillion '65||Miss Tiffany||Short film|
|2006||The Divorce Ceremony||Dr. Valentine||Movie|
|2007||A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser||Katie Bender||Movie|
|2009||The Gold & the Beautiful||Gloria Howard||Movie|
|2010||Lights Out||Jerika Lane||Movie|
|2013||Miracle at Gate 213||Sandrine Simpson||TV Movie|
|2014||Miss Meadows||Trudy Navis||Movie|
|2017||Voice from the Stone||LaVecchia||Movie|
|2020||Echo Boomers||Kathy Tucker|
- "Kate Linder Bio". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
- John (2007-07-31). "Exclusive Interview: Kate Linder, from 'The Young and the Restless'". buddytv.com. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
- Eades, Chris (June 21, 2017). "The Young & The Restless Star Kate Linder Mourns the Death of Her Husband, Ron Linder". CBS Soaps in Depth.