Katie has been performing in Atlanta for almost 20 years. She studied musical theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia where she received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. She has worked for every major theatre in the area, in productions ranging from “Chess”, “Godspell”, “Pump Boys and Dinettes” and even in the nationally acclaimed murder mystery show “Shear Madness”.
Her first TV role was in an episode of “Dawson’s Creek.” This experience grew her passion for on-camera work (as well as a restraining order from James Van der Beek), and she continued to rack up film and TV roles. She played Marilyn Polarski, the woman you loved to hate on “Army Wives” until she was blown-up in the Season One Finale. But she’s lived on in other TV shows and movies: “The Hunger Games”, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, “We are Marshall” “Devil’s Knot”, and many more.
Katie just had her first child, a boy, with her husband Ryan Girard. They are living out their dreams of performing professionally while not getting any sleep at all. Many thanks to her husband, who wrote most of this from memory while she took a precious 10-minute nap.