Wednesday, September 9, 2009

kate walsh

Born October 13, 1967
Kathleen Erin "Kate" Walsh is an American film and television actress, currently known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.


Wow. What can you say about Kate Walsh that doesn’t speak to her sexiness? She looks just like a tantalizingly young Catherine Deneuve. Kate's presence on the stage brings men back to the theater, and her presence on the television screen has made Grey’s Anatomy and now Private Practice two of the hottest shows on TV.

Kate stands at a staggering 5 foot 10 inches, making her level of sexiness that much more fascinating. In fact, it was her height and mouthwatering physique that enthralled Japanese males and marketing heads to make her a pop icon in the Japanese modeling industry during the 1980s. Kate’s unbelievably long legs are often hidden when she’s on TV, but fortunately they come out to play on many Hollywood red carpets.

Kate Walsh Quotes

"I've tried everything, and the only diet that ever worked for me was Weight Watchers, which I did a long time ago. I'm a girl who enjoys eating. But I do believe in moderation and portion control. It's all anybody needs! I love chocolate, and just a little bit goes a long way. "

"At 14, I was fired from Burger King. I had a runny nose and the assistant manager didn't like me! "

"That's the fun thing about being an actress: You get to do things y
ou wouldn't normally do — like be a lesbian…Do I give off a girl-on-girl vibe, I wonder? Or is it because I'm tall? I guess the chicks just dig me!"

"I probably have, like, 100 pairs of shoes. That's a pretty healthy shoe situation. I keep them in boxes with Polaroids on the front. That's how much of a shoe weirdo I am."

"There was a chiropractor I had to stop going to because he would ta
ke away my pain and he was the most gorgeous man in the world."
- Kate Walsh

Early career

Walsh was a model in Japan during the 1980s where she also taught English as a second language to Japanese students. She moved to Chicago and worked with the Piven Theatre Workshop. She performed on National Public Radio in the production of the radio play Born Guilty. Walsh later moved to New York City and joined the comedy troupe Burn Manhattan on June 27, 1987, performing in a number of Off-Broadway plays.

Television roles

After playing Cathy Buxton in the "Stakeout" episode of Homicide: Life on the Street in 1996, her first major television appearance was in 1997, when she appeared on The Drew Carey Show as Carey's character's girlfriend Nicki. She wore a fatsuit in some episodes of the show, as the Nicki character was a formerly obese woman who lost weight and slowly started to gain it back. She went on to portray Carol Nelson in HBO's The Mind of the Married Man television series, and played Norm Macdonald's romantic interest in the sitcom The Norm Show. Walsh also made a notable guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Mimosa, a transsexual. She sometimes appeared in sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. She had a recurring role on Karen Sisco as Detective Marley Novak in 2003 and 2004. In 2005, she was cast in the ABC series, Grey's Anatomy, as Dr. Addison Montgomery, the estranged spouse of Derek Shepherd ("Dr. McDreamy", played by Patrick Dempsey).

It was announced in February 2007 that Walsh's Grey's Anatomy character Addison would be in a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy that began airing in September 2007. Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Chris Lowell and Audra McDonald have been cast in the spin-off, which has been given the name Private Practice. Walsh returned to Seattle Grace as a guest star for episode thirteen in Season 4 and episodes 15 and 16 in Season 5 of Grey's Anatomy. She is currently playing the character of Addison Montgomery in the second season of Private Practice, for which ABC has ordered a full season of episodes.

Beginning in September 2007, Walsh has appeared in television commercials for the 2008 Cadillac CTS. She is also the current spokeswoman for Caress' Exotic Oil Infusions body wash.

Film roles

The crime drama Normal Life marked her film debut; she played the sister of a bank robber played by Luke Perry. She portrayed a kleptomaniac in the film Peppermills. Walsh also appeared in the cult movie, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2. She had her first significant role in a major Hollywood production as Will Ferrell's wife in the family comedy, Kicking & Screaming, alongside Robert Duvall and Mike Ditka. Walsh has also appeared in several other films with Ferrell, including Bewitched (also with Nicole Kidman) and an "alternate film" to Anchorman titled, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.

In 2003, Walsh appeared in Under the Tuscan Sun, with Diane Lane and Sandra Oh. She played the partner of Grey's Anatomy co-star Sandra Oh's character. Regarding her various lesbian roles, Walsh said: "Do I give off a girl-on-girl vibe, I wonder? Or is it because I’m tall? I guess the chicks just dig me!"

Social and political activism

Since the summer of 2007, Walsh has been the spokesperson for Narcolepsy Network, working to promote national awareness of narcolepsy through infomercials and DVDs.

In January 2008, Walsh participated in a video for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called, "Yes We Can", produced by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas.She also campaigned for Obama in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

In July 2008, Walsh was nominated as a candidate on the Unite for Strength slate for a place on the national governing board of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in elections scheduled for 18 September 2008. On September 18, 2008, Walsh was elected to serve on the SAG board for a three year term. Walsh ran as a candidate with the Unite for Strength party who won 6 of the 11 Hollywood Division seats which were up for contention in the recent Screen Actor's Guild National Board elections.

Walsh supports pet adoption and frequently campaigns for the cause. On February 7, 2008, she cut the ribbon to a new dog adoption centre named Pedigree(R) Dogstore in Times Square

List Appearances & Rankings:
• No.38,'s 50 Hottest Redheads
• 2007 - No.52, Maxim's Hot 100
• 2007 - No.71, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
• 2007 - No.2, Sexiest Female Doctor, TV Guide's "The Sexy Issue"
• 2008 - No.26,'s Hot 100 List
• 2009 - listed, People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People, Beautiful at Every Age (at 41)
• 2009 - listed, TV Guide's Sexiest Females



1. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
2. Legion (2010) .... Sandra Anderson
3. One Way to Valhalla (2009) .... Raina
4. "Private Practice" .... Dr. Addison Montgomery / ... (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
5. "King of the Hill" .... Katt Savage
6. "Grey's Anatomy" .... Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd / ... (56 episodes, 2005-2009)
7. Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008) (TV) .... Guest Monologist
8. Veritas, Prince of Truth (2007) .... Nemesii
9. Girl Missing (2007) (V) (unconfirmed) .... Abbie Pennington
10. Bewitched (2005) .... Sexy Waitress
11. Inside Out (2005/I) .... Tyne
12. Kicking & Screaming (2005) .... Barbara Weston
13. "Eyes" .... Kendall Judd (1 episode, 2005)
14. Bobby Cannon (2005) (TV) .... London
15. Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004) (V) .... Sue
16. "Complete Savages" .... Maggie (1 episode, 2004)
17. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" .... Mimosa
18. After the Sunset (2004) .... Sheila
19. "Karen Sisco" .... Marley Novak / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
20. "The Men's Room" .... Karen (3 episodes, 2004)
21. "Joint Custody" (2004) TV series .... Florence (unknown episodes)
22. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) .... Grace
23. Untitled Nicole Sullivan Project (2003) (TV)
24. "The Drew Carey Show" .... Nicki Fifer / ... (21 episodes, 1997-2002)
25. A Day in the Life of Nancy M. Pimental (2002) (V) .... Kate
26. Anatomy of a Breakup (2002) .... Lorra
27. "The Mind of the Married Man" .... Carol Nelson (3 episodes, 2001)
28. "The Fugitive" .... Agent Eve Hilliard / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
29. "The Norm Show" .... Jenny (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
30. The Family Man (2000) .... Jeannie

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