Kathleen Robertson

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Kathleen Robertson was born on July 8, 1973, in Hamilton Ontario and started taking acting lessons from the age of 10. She appeared in various roles in theatre productions but her big break came in 1990 when she got the role of Tina Edison, in the television series, “Maniac Mansion”. Her work for the show resulted in two nominations for “Young Artist” awards. Since then she continued taking parts in minor movies and television shows.

In 1992, Robertson finally made a debut in movies, with the movie, “Blown Away” albeit in a small role. Simultaneously in that year, she also gained recognition in Hollywood when she was offered a role in the movie, “Quiet Killer”, in which she starred against Kate Jackson. Her next big break came in 1994, when she was offered the role of Clare Arnold, in the television series, “Beverly Hills”. Her work for the show continued from 1994 to 1997, spanning over four seasons. In 1997 she was approached by her ex-boyfriend, Gregg Araki, to play the role of an alienated and disinterested horny teenager from Los Angeles, called Lucifer, in the movie, “Nowhere”. She also worked with Araki in 1999, in the movie, “Splendor”.

Following, “Nowhere”, Kathleen Robertson appeared in the romantic comedy, “Dog Park” in 1998, in which she worked opposite to Luke Wilson. Some of her other work includes the movie, “Beautiful” in 2000 and the parody film, “Scary Movie 2” in 2001. In 2002, Robertson took to working in more serious roles and appeared in the drama movie, “XX/XY” starring with Mark Ruffalo. She also appeared in the movie, “Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story” in 2002. She played the part of Evelyn Dick whose trial for murder remains one of the most sensationalized events in Canada. Her work for the movie was a huge success and earned her a nomination for the “Gemini Award”.

Robertson’s next project was in 2002, when she was offered one of the lead roles in the television series, “Girls Club”. Following that, she did various roles in independent movies, guest starring in “Law & Order”: Criminal Intent”, “Medium” and “Rookie Blue”. In 2006, she accepted a role in “Hollywoodland” in which she starred with Adrien Brody. She finally landed a lead role in the comedy series, “The Business”, in which she also served as an executive producer. In 2007, she played the role of the sister of a wicked sorceress in, “Tin Man”, which was a spin on “The Wizard of Oz”.

In 2011, Kathleen Robertson was offered the role of Kitty in the television series, “Boss” but it was unfortunately cancelled after only two seasons. She then continued working for a number of made for television movies, mostly for Lifetime network. Some of her work includes, “Last Exit” in 2006 and “Time of Death” in 2013. She also appeared in the movie, “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story” in 2013, where she played the role of the wife of the legendary hockey player, Gordie Howe. Her next lead role was in the television series, “Murder in the First” in which she played the role of Hildy Mulligan who was a detective as well as a single mother. The same year, she appeared in the movie, “The Vatican Tapes” which was arranged to be released in February 2015. She was also offered the role of Jodi Morgan in the second season of “Bates Motel” which she accepted. Along with this, she also did the lead role in “The Fixer” with Eric Dane.

 


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