Kathleen Wilhoite

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Kathleen Wilhoite
Born (1964-06-29) June 29, 1964 (age 53)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983-present
Spouse(s) David Harte (m. 1997) (2 children)

Kathleen Wilhoite (born June 29, 1964) is an American stage,[1] film and television actress,[2] as well as a singer-songwriter. She is known for her roles in the films Witchboard (1986),[3] Murphy's Law (1986), Road House (1989), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), and The Edge (1997). She is also known for her recurring roles on ER and Gilmore Girls, and for voicing the title character in the animated series Pepper Ann.


Wilhoite is an accomplished musician with two widely released albums, Pitch Like a Girl (1997, Daves' Record Company) and Shiva (2000, Ruby Ray Records). Her songs have been in such films as Murphy's Law (1986), which she also starred in;[4] her songs have also appeared in Valerie Flake (1999), and East of A (2000), Touched by an Angel (2000), as well as on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ("Wish We Never Met" from Pitch Like a Girl appeared in the season three episode "Consequences".)

Wilhoite has also starred in films such as Private School (1983),[5] Angel Heart (1987), Road House (1989), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Fire in the Sky (1993), Color of Night (1994), The Edge (1997), Drowning Mona (2000), and Pay It Forward (2000). She has guest starred in dozens of television series including Cop Rock, The Jeffersons, Twin Peaks, Mad About You, Ally McBeal, Family Guy, Quantum Leap, Boomtown, Will & Grace, Charmed, 24, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The 4400, The Cleaner, Boston Legal, Ghost Whisperer, Without a Trace and The Mentalist, as well as notable recurring roles on L.A. Law as Rosalie Hendrickson Stulwicz,[2] ER as Chloe Lewis and Gilmore Girls playing Luke Danes' sister Liz.[2]

In May 2006, Wilhoite wrote and performed a one-woman show, Stop Yellin', directed by Kathy Najimy. The show consisted of autobiographical monologues and performances of songs from her albums.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Wilhoite married writer/producer/actor David Harte in 1997. She and her husband have three children.[citation needed]

Wilhoite has heterochromia. Her right eye is blue-green and her left is brown.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Private School Betsy
Quarterback Princess Carolyn (TV Film)
1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Kelly Duncan (TV Film)
Single Bars, Single Women Dee Dee (TV Film)
1985 Not My Kid Penny (TV Film)
Goodbye Charlie Victoria Burns (Short Film)
1986 Have You Tried Talking to Patty? Paulie (TV Film)
Murphy's Law Arabella McGee
Ratboy Party Guest
The Morning After Red
Witchboard Zarabeth
1987 Repairs Hank Short Film
Angel Heart Nurse
Campus Man Molly Gibson
Cathy Cathy Andrews (Animated TV special) Voice
Under Cover Corrinne Armour
1988 Crossing Delancey Myla Bondy
Dream Demon Jenny Hoffman
Cathy's Last Resort Cathy Andrews (Animated TV special) Voice
1989 Cathy's Valentine Cathy Andrews (Animated TV special) Voice
Brenda Starr Reporter Hank O'Hare
Road House Carrie
1990 Everybody Wins Amy
Bad Influence Leslie
1991 Dead on the Money Unknown (TV Film)
1992 Live! From Death Row Lorraine (TV Film)
Lorenzo's Oil Deirdre Murphy
1993 Fire in the Sky Katie Rodgers
When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn Cheryl (TV Film)
Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back Lily Ward (TV Film)
1994 Benders Terri
Wet Jolene Wolff Short Film
Getting Even with Dad Kitty
Color of Night Michelle
1995 The Chili con Carne Club Pete's Co-Worker Short Film
1996 Tales of Erotica Jolene Wolff
Terror in the Family Judith (TV Film)
1997 The Maze Mira
The Edge Ginny
Breast Men Timmi- Jean Lindsey
1998 Girl The Hip Salesgirl
2000 Drowning Mona Lucinda
East of A Spark
Nurse Betty Sue Ann Rodgers
Angels! Georgeanne
Pay It Forward Bonnie
2001 On the Edge Lucy (TV Film)
2002 My Sister's Keeper Mona (TV Film)
2003 The Bug in My Ear Kat Short Film
Quicksand Beth Ann
Welcome to the Neighborhood Jennifer
Audrey's Rain Marguerite Walker (TV Film)
2004 Perfect Opposites Terri Curtis
Family Sins Nadine Devereaux (TV Film)
2005 Firecracker Jessica
2007 King of California Kelly
2008 Fragments Jenn
2009 Endless Bummer Peggy
Ice Dreams Debra (TV Film)
2011 Mindwash: The Jake Sessions Unknown Short Film
Seeking Justice The mother in the zoo
2012 California Solo Catherine
2015 A Sort of Homecoming Annie Independent film; also contributed two songs to the soundtrack.

1983 Family Ties Kathy 1 Episode
1984 After MASH Sandy 2 Episodes
1985 The Jeffersons Robin 1 Episode
1990 Twin Peaks Gwen Morton 1 Episode
1993–1994 L.A. Law Rosalie Hendrickson Stulwicz 7 Episodes
1994–2002 ER Chloe Lewis 19 Episodes
1997–2000 Pepper Ann Pepper Ann Pearson Voice, 65 Episodes
2001 Family Guy Sam Voice, Episode: To Love and Die in Dixie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jane Rudd Episode: Care
2003 Judging Amy David's Mother Episode: The Best Interests of the Child
2004 The 4400 Grace Morrissey Episode: The New and Improved Carl Morrisey
2004–2007 Gilmore Girls Liz Danes 16 episodes
2005 Charmed Nadine Episode: The Seven Year Witch
2006 Boston Legal Sophia Wilson Episode: The Nutcrackers
2007 Ghost Whisperer Valerie Parker Children of Ghosts
2008 Criminal Minds Kathy Evanson Episode: Minimal Loss
2009 The New Adventures of Old Christine Dee Sellick Episode: Hair
2015 Jane the Virgin Wendy Episode: Chapter Sixteen


Year Album Songs Performers
1998 Pitch Like a Girl
  1. "Whatever It Takes" (4:24)
  2. "No One Can Touch Me" (4:47)
  3. "Wish We Never Met" (4:36)
  4. "Olivia Says" (3:56)
  5. "Symphony" (5:00)
  6. "Suck the Joy" (3:45)
  7. "Look But Don't Touch" (4:31)
  8. "Dumb Ol' Girl" (3:39)
  9. "Old Familiar" (4:13)
  10. "Yard Sale" (5:28)
  11. "Stop Yelling" (3:49)
  12. "Pick Up Where You Left Off" (4:01)
Kathleen Wilhoite - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano

Tony Gilkyson - guitars
Chris Wagner - bass
David Harte - drums, background vocals
Chris Joyner - piano
Chris Frankfort - lap steel
Nikka Costa - background vocals

2000 Shiva
  1. "Witches' Hill" (4:29)
  2. "Ground Zero" (4:06)
  3. "Back Home" (4:58)
  4. "I Stopped Asking" (3:29)
  5. "Safari Song" (4:06)
  6. "It Ain't My Fault" (3:46)
  7. "On My Couch" (4:02)
  8. "You Move Me" (4:20)
  9. "Stone Cold Alone" (3:23)
  10. "Bad Old Days" (3:49)
  11. "Long Lost Man" (3:48)


  1. ^ Rich, Frank (February 4, 1987). "STAGE: STEVE TESICH'S 'DIVISION STREET'". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kathleen Wilhoite". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ James, Caryn (March 15, 1987). "LOVE TRIANGLE IN 'WITCHBOARD'". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ James, Caryn (April 18, 1986). "Murphy's Law (1986) SCREEN: 'MURPHY'S LAW'". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (July 30, 1983). "Private School (1983) 'PRIVATE SCHOOL'". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 

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