"I am deeply passionate about storytelling. I love the work, the journey - I crave it. I love the art of being an actor. Nothing can make you feel more alive." - Katherine

Katherine Brunk has always loved entertaining everyone around her. She began her training in Colorado where she was born and raised. After being picked up by The Savage Agency in Hollywood and two successful pilot seasons, she relocated to Los Angeles. Studying theatre and musical theatre, she graduated from The University of Southern California with honors. While at USC, Katie traveled with the USC Theatre Company to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and to The French American Festival performing at the Pierre Cardin Theatre in Paris. Winning rave reviews from European critics and fans alike, she starred in multiple productions with the company including performing as Princess Leia in the cult hit The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 minutes, drawing packed audiences. She has also performed in numerous other shows, including The Shape of Things produced by Danny DeVito, and has received international acclaim for her unique charm, comic timing and genuine persona.

Katie has recently been studying with Catlin Adams in her exclusive professional class. Katie has relished roles in film and television of both dramatic and comedic nature, consistently demonstrating her passion to her audience.

Katie has also been a spokesperson for Mattel/Barbie and Fisher Price for the last ten years. She is currently shopping a sitcom pilot that she wrote, and can be seen in a national commercial for Embassy Suites. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children.

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FILM/TELEVISION

  • Stuff (Pilot Sizzle Reel)
  • Truth or Dare
  • Desertion
  • Jetlag
  • Gilmore Girls (WB)
  • Judging Amy (CBS)
  • Opposite Sex (FOX) (w/Chris Evans)
  • Redemption High (Pilot w/Judge Reinhold)
  • ZAP Network (Pilot)
  • Up Above the World (With Carrie Snodgress & Amy Yasbeck)
  • Lead
  • Lead
  • Supporting
  • Lead
  • Guest Star
  • Guest Star
  • Guest Star
  • Recurring
  • Series Regular
  • Supporting
  • Jim Blanchette
  • Branden Blinn
  • Kevin Brown
  • USC Grad Thesis Film
  • Tom Moore
  • Kristoffer Tabori
  • Randy Zisk
  • Rocky Lane
  • Ray Nichols
  • Alba Francesca

THEATRE (Partial List)

  • A Don’t Hug Me County Fair (Original Cast, Winner of 3 theatre awards)
  • The Shape of Things
  • Miss Southern Belle (Won Most Talented Award)
  • A Little Boom Boom (Original Cast)
  • The Harold
  • My Dad’s Wedding
  • Rocky Horror Show
  • Olympus on My Mind
  • Ring Round the Moon
  • Buried Child
  • Star Wars Trilogy (In 30 Minutes)
  • Unclaimed Assets (Original Cast)
  • Weird Romance
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • On the Razzle
  • Hair
  • Bernice
  • Jenny
  • Lizzie Price
  • Actress
  • Ensemble
  • Julie
  • Columbia
  • Charis
  • Diana
  • Shelly
  • Princess Leia
  • Wendy
  • Shannara
  • Multiple Roles
  • Frau Fischer
  • Sheila
  • Lonny Chapman Theatre
  • Produced by Danny DeVito
  • ACME Comedy Theatre
  • Secret Rose Theatre
  • Gary Austin/Co-op Actor’s Studio
  • The Stella Adler
  • USC-USA Festival Theatre
  • USC-USA Festival Theatre
  • USC School of Theatre
  • USC-USA Edinburgh Fringe Fest./Paris
  • USC-USA Edinburgh Fringe Fest./Paris
  • USC-USA Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • USC-USA Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • USC-USA Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • USC School of Theatre
  • The Gene Bua Theatre

SPOKESPERSON/EVENTS

  • San Diego Comic Con
  • NYC/LA Toy Fairs, PR Shows
  • LA Toy Fair
  • Spokes Model
  • Presenter
  • Presenter
  • Sony/Ghostbusters
  • NYC/LA Toy Fairs, PR Shows
  • Mattel

COMMERCIALS

Upon request (Embassy Suites currently running)

TRAINING

Scene Study/Technique
Catlin Adams (The ACTing Lab), Michael Woolson (Larry Moss Studio), Karen Ludwig (Howard Fine Studio), Diane Hardin, Gary Spatz, Jamie Donnelly (Young Actors Space)
On Camera Study
Lyle Kanouse, Christinna Chauncey, Francine Kessler
Improv/Comedy
The Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop, Gary Austin (Founder of The Groundlings), Eric Trules (USC), Paul Ryan (CBS Studios)
Commercial
Danny Goldman, Shelia Manning, Michael Donovan, Megan Foley
Voice
Claire Corff (Actors Voice Training), Rachael Lawrence (Singing) Jackie Poth (Singing), Mitch Hanlon, Kelly Ward (Musical Theatre), Kathleen Dunn (Dialects, Voice)
Dance
Joe Tremaine Dance Center, The Edge, Colorado Ballet
Education
BA – USC School of Theatre (Magna Cum Laude), Minor – Musical Theatre

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Dialects: All US accents, British, Irish, Eastern European

Singing (Mezzo-Soprano), dancing, snow skiing, horseback riding, swimming, impersonations/characters, proficient on computers, handling of small firearms. Valid US passport. Mom to a little girl and a pup, wife of a veteran.