Kate Lyn Sheil

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Kate Lyn Sheil
Kate Lynn Sheil at Montclair Film Festival.jpg
Kate Lynn Sheil at the Montclair Film Festival in 2016
Born1984/1985 (age 34–35)
Alma materTisch School of the Arts (B.F.A. 2006)
Years active2007–present

Kate Lyn Sheil (born 1984 or 1985)[1] is an American independent film actress. She is known for her roles in You're Next, V/H/S, The Color Wheel, The Sacrament, and the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards.[2]

Sheil was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. She studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2006 with a B.F.A. in acting. She also studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[3][4][5]

In 2016, after her film Kate Plays Christine premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, she was dubbed "the Meryl Streep of the micro-budget film community" by Rolling Stone.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aliens Lisa Short film
2009 Knife Point Anna Short film
2009 Impolex Katie
2010 Gabi on the Roof in July Dory
2011 The Zone Kate
2011 Happy Life Leslie
2011 Silver Bullets Claire
2011 Green Genevieve
2011 The Color Wheel Julia
2011 You're Next Talia
2011 Cat Scratch Fever Mary Ellen
2011 Catching Up at Rock Bottom Sara Short film
2012 The Comedy Waitress
2012 V/H/S Girl Segment: "Second Honeymoon"
2012 Sun Don't Shine Crystal
2012 Somebody Up There Likes Me Ex-Wife
2012 The Unspeakable Act Madeleine
2012 First Winter Kate
2013 Pollywogs Sarah
2013 Hellaware Lexie
2013 The Apocalypse Kate Short film
2013 The Sacrament Sarah
2014 Listen Up Philip Nancy
2014 Empire Builder Jenny
2014 The Heart Machine Virginia
2014 Super Sleuths Sally Blue Frankenfrass Short film
2014 Young Bodies Heal Quickly Sister
2014 Helberger in Paradise Nora Short film
2014 Thanksgiving Kate
2014 The Hardest Word Hannah Short film
2015 Queen of Earth Michelle
2015 Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Alison Short film
2015 A Wonderful Cloud Katelyn
2015 Tears of God Ida
2015 Equals Kate
2015 Octopus Olivia Short film
2016 Kate Plays Christine Self Documentary
2016 Buster's Mal Heart Marty
2016 Children Heidi Short film
2017 Golden Exits Patient
2017 Brigsby Bear Nina and Arielle Smiles
2017 Thank You for Your Service[7] Bell
2017 Radio Mary Mary
2018 Mountain Rest Frankie
2019 The Sound of Silence Nancy
2019 Lost Holiday Margaret In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2012 American Experience Harriet Beecher Stowe TV series documentary
2013 The Traditions Michaela TV series
2014–2015, 2017 House of Cards Lisa Williams Recurring role
2016 The Girlfriend Experience Avery Suhr "Entry", "A Friend", "Retention"
2016–2018 Outcast Allison Barnes TV series
2018 High Maintenance Jules TV series


  1. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (February 9, 2016). "In 'Kate Plays Christine,' an indie stalwart tells us something about acting -- maybe". Los Angeles Times. Sheil, 31
  2. ^ Erbland, Kate (February 21, 2014). "You Should Know 'House of Cards' Actress Kate Lyn Sheil". FilmSchoolRejects.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Tinkham, Chris (April 26, 2013). "Kate Lyn Sheil: The Reluctant Professional". Under the Radar.
  4. ^ Aquino, Tara (March 17, 2014). "Playing Pretend With Kate Lyn Sheil". Complex.com. Complex Media Inc.
  5. ^ "Silver Bullets press kit" (PDF). JoeSwanberg.com.
  6. ^ "12 Breakout Stars From Sundance 2016: Kate Lyn Sheil". Rolling Stone. 2016.
  7. ^ Bernardi, Tommy (March 25, 2016). "LSTFI Alumni Miles Teller and Kate Lyn Sheil Share the Screen in Thank You For Your Service". MethodActingStrasberg.com. Retrieved April 3, 2016.

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