Dec. 14th, 1975
Patterson, Georgia, USA
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Katherine Dee "KaDee" Strickland (born December 14, 1975) is an American actress known for her role as Charlotte King on the ABC drama Private Practice.
Well known in her hometown of Patterson, Georgia, when she was a child, she began acting during high school. Strickland studied the profession in Philadelphia and New York City, where she obtained mostly small roles in film, television and theater projects, among them The Sixth Sense (1999). Her participation in the 2003 Hollywood films Anything Else and Something's Gotta Give led to her receiving significant parts in the horror pictures Anacondas and The Grudge (both 2004). In the period they were released, Strickland was referred to as "the pride of Patterson" and the horror fandom's "newest scream queen", though her performances in both films received mixed critical reviews.
In 2005, Strickland garnered positive critical comment for the romantic comedy Fever Pitch, and in 2007, she was a cast regular in the television show The Wedding Bells and subsequently was added to the cast of Private Practice. Strickland has spoken against the emphasis placed on beauty in the Los Angeles acting community, in which she says her Southern U.S. background has helped to distinguish herself from other blonde-haired actors. She has spoken of an affinity for her strong female characters and a desire to avoid sexualizing or sensationalizing her self-presentation as a woman. She also has worked closely with the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) after participating in a storyline in which her Private Practice character Charlotte King was raped.
Strickland met 'Jason Behr', her co-star in The Grudge, on the set of the film in 2004. According to her, they had a shared affinity for Japan and Japanese culture and became best friends almost instantly because of their mutual willingness to explore it. The two began a relationship soon after filming ended. When asked about her love life in February 2005, Strickland said it was "quiet". She married Behr (November 10, 2006) in Ojai, California, in a ceremony that included elements of Japanese culture. Strickland said her experience planning the wedding aided her preparation for her role in The Wedding Bells. Her work on the wedding provided the inspiration for the wedding garden of Casa de Estrellas (House of Stars), a Santa Fe, New Mexico, luxury inn and spa. Behr proposed to her on her birthday. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Atticus Elijah Behr, (b. October 17, 2013).
- Raised in Georgia and then went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Received a Silver Star Alumni Award from her alma mater, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2006.
- Considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl in _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv).
- Met her now husband Jason Behr on the set of 2004's The Grudge.
- Name origins come from her father's name, Dee.
- Favorite horror movie is _The Omen (1976)_ (qv).