Kathleen Erin Walsh (born October 13, 1967 in San Jose, California) is an American actress. Originally blonde, she dyed her red hair for her role on Grey's Anatomy and later on the Spin-Off Private Practice. She's also played Niki Fifer, one of Drew's recurring love interests on The Drew Carey Show, and had a memorable stint as Gina Hess on the first season of Fargo. Is currently in The Umbrella Academy
This actress contains examples of:
- Dyeing for Your Art: as mentioned above, she dyed her hair red for her role in Grey's Anatomy.
- Modesty Towel: She once appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's show dressed only in a towel and heels, allegedly because the dress she was supposed to wear made her look like "a Vegas stripper". Fortunately for Kate, the towel stayed on (unlike what happens to her character in the first episode of Private Practice).
- Mrs. Robinson: She mentioned in one interview that her husband is four years younger than her, then seemed overjoyed that it was enough for her to officially call herself a cougar.