March 10, 1975 |
Staten Island, New York
Brier grew up in Staten Island, New York where she attended Moore Catholic High School before studying theatre and business at Wagner College, qualifying for a Bachelor of Science in arts administration.
Brier played the role of Marcie Walsh McBain on ABC soap opera One Life to Live from October 18, 2002 until June 17, 2009 and returned briefly in November 2009. She also returned to the role briefly in 2011, in late October and early November. In 2004 her performance earned her a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series."
From 2003 to 2004, Brier played the starring role of Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, having previously been the standby for Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur for six months.
Brier began acting in the theatre, with regional credits that include Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Libby Tucker in I Oughta Be in Pictures, Joy in Cinderella, and Rizzo In Grease. Her Off-Broadway credits include Ron Taylor and Mayor Maggie in Bat Boy The Musical at Union Square Theatre, The Prince and the Pauper at The Lamb's Theatre, O'Casey Knock at The John Houseman Theatre, Tango Ballad at The Actor's Studio and A Broadway's Diva Christmas at the Julia Miles Theatre.
In 2010, Brier appeared on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, episode 1.9 Belle Femme, and portrayed singer/actress, Sophie Tucker, a well-known vaudeville performer. She also sings some of the original music of the series.
On Monday, September 17, 2010, Kathy announced via Twitter and Facebook that she had gotten married. On November 11, 2011, Kathy and her husband welcomed a son.
|2002–2011||One Life to Live||Marcie Walsh McBain||October 18, 2002 – June 17, 2009; November 6–13, 2009; October 25, 2011 – November 3, 2011|
|2003–2006||SoapTalk||Herself||August 14, 2003, March 22, 2006|
|2004||The Wayne Brady Show||Herself||March 24, 2004|
|2005||The View||Herself||February 17, 2005|
|JoJo's Circus||Babalulu||2 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Chia Bisman||July 13, 2008|
|2010||Boardwalk Empire||Sophie Tucker||November 14, 2010|
- Thurston, Katherine. ""Marcie McBain" on the ABC Television Network's "One Life to Live"". About.com Guide. About.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
- One Life to Live recap (6/17/09) – Soaps.com
- "One Life to Live: Comings & Goings". Soaps.com. June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
- Kathy Brier at the Internet Movie Database
- "One Life to Live Actor: Kathy Brier". Soaps.com. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
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