Born and raised in Cookeville, Tennessee, she found acting in New York City in the late 1970s. There she had the privilege of studying with such legendary teachers as Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Susan Batson.
Her TV Career started with Guest Starring Roles on: “Night Court”, “Married With Children”, They Came From Outer Space”, the “Sunset Beat” pilot with George Clooney, ”Passions”, “The Bold and the Beautiful” as well as being a series regular on ABC’s “Our Group” and “The Starlet” on the WB. She was seen on “Desperate Housewives”,”90210”, “The Young and The Restless”, ”The Mindy Project”, “Brooklyn 9-9, ”Recovery Road”, “Weird Loners”, “How to Get Away with Murder,” ”NCIS: LA” and as a series regular on “37 Problems”.
She began her career in Sidney Poitier’s “Hanky Panky.” She followed that with Ivan Reitman’s “Ghostbusters,” and Bruce Malmuth’s “Nighthawks” with Sylvester Stallone. Catherine played Kate Bosworth’s Mother in Michael Polish’s Film “90 Minutes in Heaven” with Hayden Christensen. She is a lead in Justin Lerner’s Award-Winning Film “The Automatic Hate” playing Adelaide Clemens Mom with Richard Schiff, Ricky Jay, Joseph Cross, and Deborah Ann Woll.
Catherine starred in the award-winning Film “Running out of Time in Hollywood.” She also starred in Gabriel Olson’s Award-Winning Film “The Bridge Partner” with Sharon Lawrence, Beth Grant, and Robert Forster. She worked on Chris Freeman and Justin Jones Film “Rivers 9” with Elisabeth Rohm, Jamie Kennedy, and C. Thomas Howell. She played Daisy’s Mom “Donna” in Neel Upadhye’s Wonderful Indie Film “Dating Daisy”. She starred in the Award Winning cult classic “Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town” directed by Dan Hoskins.
Catherine is a sought after acting coach and trains actors privately in Los Angeles.