Jul. 8th, 1973
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Kathleen Robertson (born July 8, 1973) is a Canadian actress and producer. She is best known for her roles as Tina Edison, in the Canadian sitcom Maniac Mansion (1990–1993), and as Clare Arnold, in the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994–1997). Robertson also starred in a number of films, and from 2011 to 2012 played the role of Kitty O'Neill in the Starz political drama series Boss. In 2014, Robertson began starring as homicide detective Hildy Mulligan in the TNT series Murder in the First.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario and attended Hillfield Strathallan College, a local private school. She started taking acting classes when she was ten and had roles in local theater productions. Her first television guest appearances were in My Secret Identity and E.N.G.
Robertson starred for 'Keenen Ivory Wayans' in the anticipated sequel to Dimension Films' blockbuster Scary Movie (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001). In direct contrast, she has completed work starring opposite 'Mark Ruffalo' in the sexual drama XX/XY (2002) which will be in dramatic competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
She will also appear with 'Bill Murray' in director John McNaughton's comedy Speaking of Sex (2001); star as notorious Canadian murderer Evelyn Dick in the grizzly 1946 true story Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (2002); and just completed a coveted cameo opposite 'Sean Penn' in New Line Cinema's I Am Sam (2001).
No stranger to the big screen, Robertson collaborated with writer/director 'Gregg Araki' on the films Splendor (1999) in which she starred as Veronica, a girl caught in the middle of a love triangle with the likes of 'Johnathon Schaech' and 'Matt Keeslar', and Nowhere (1997) in which she portrayed the overbearing, purple-haired lesbian Lucifer. Both characters were a far cry from her introduction to millions of households while assuming the role of Clare Arnold on Fox's hit series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). Additional film credits include Beautiful (2000) with 'Minnie Driver' for director 'Sally Field', Bruce McCuloch's Dog Park (1998), and Sundance favorite Psycho Beach Party (2000).
Robertson gave birth to a son, (July 9, 2008) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
- While living in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, attended high school at the prestigious Hillfield Strathallan College
- Kathleen and her husband Chris welcomed their first child, a boy, on July 9, 2008. William Robertson Cowles weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz.
- Was considered for the role of Dr. Claire Saunders in Joss Whedon's series _"Dollhouse" (2009)_ (qv).
- She was a child star in Canada before coming to Hollywood.