Katherine Moennig

Katherine Moennig

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Dec. 29th, 1977
Born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5' 8

Katherine Moennig's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Ray Donovan TV Show
Ray Donovan
The L Word TV Show
The L Word
Three Rivers TV Show
Three Rivers
Young Americans TV Show
Young Americans

Main Movie Roles

2011 - The Lincoln Lawyer
2009 - Everybody's Fine
2006 - Art School Confidential
2001 - The Shipping News

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Melissa Cobin
Mary Landis
Michael Angelo
[Complete List]


Katherine Moennig also known as "Kate," she was born on December 29, 1977, and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Katherine has been widely recognized for her gender-ambiguous looks as a convincing tomboy. Of course on the 2000 television series Young Americans, Moennig played a young woman who dresses up like a boy. She moved to New York when she was 18 to begin training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and her post-graduation work included an internship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her growing fame is notably familial, as she is the niece of actress Blythe Danner, and thus the cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow. After her rise in popularity with the teen drama Young Americans and an appearance on Law & Order in 2001, Katherine complemented her TV career with several film appearances. In 2001 she appeared in 'The Shipping News', starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett. In 2004 she was cast in the Showtime series 'The L Word', and stayed with that program for six seasons, making an appearance in Art School Confidential halfway through the show's run. She went on to appear in the 2009 family drama 'Everybody's Fine' and the 2012 thriller 'Gone'.

  • Is mostly known as Shane McCutcheon in the _"The L Word" (2004)_ (qv).
  • Her grandfather, William Moennig, hailed from Markneukirchen, a little German town famous for musical instruments.
  • Niece of producer 'Bruce Paltrow' (qv), actress 'Blythe Danner' (qv) and actor 'Harry Danner' (qv). First cousin of director 'Jake Paltrow' (qv) and actresses 'Hillary Danner' (qv) and 'Gwyneth Paltrow' (qv).
  • She's trained in fencing, and says that if she wasn't an actress, she'd be a marine biologist or in the FBI. As a little girl, she wanted to be a doorman.
  • Mother is a Broadway dancer and father is a violin maker.
  • Had the central role in the music video for the Canadian band 'Our Lady Peace' (qv), the song was "Is Anybody Home".
  • She is known for choosing non-traditional roles, usually those that involve gender-bending. These roles include Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt in the television series Young Americans, and a male-to-female transsexual in an episode of _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv) (Season 4, episode 21, "Fallacy").
  • Mostly known for her role as Jake Pratt in _"Young Americans" (2000)_ (qv).

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