Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

TV Actress

Kathleen Erin Walsh is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC television dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.

Full Name
Kathleen Erin Walsh
Oct 13, 1967
In a relationship
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California on October 13, 1967. She is an American actress and businesswoman who has been featured in a wide range of television shows and films, including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Girls Trip, and more.

Walsh began her career by studying theatre at the University of Arizona before appearing in several off-Broadway productions. She then moved to Los Angeles and landed her first major role as Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy in 2005. Her performance earned her multiple award nominations and she eventually went on to star in the medical drama spinoff series Private Practice. In addition to her work on television, Walsh has also appeared in the films The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and Girls Trip (2017). 

In addition to acting, Walsh is also an entrepreneur who launched Boyfriend Perfume in 2013. She is an active philanthropist and has served as a board member for the Los Angeles Free Clinic since 2009. She is currently based in Los Angeles where she continues to appear on television shows and films while running her perfume company.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kate Walsh is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 13th, 1967, Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Chicago</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moved to Chicago to pursue a career in theater and began appearing in regional productions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Major Television Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate Walsh lands her first major television role as the character Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey's Anatomy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Spinoff Series of Grey's Anatomy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate Walsh stars in Private Practice, a spinoff series of Grey's Anatomy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives People's Choice Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate Walsh wins the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star for her portrayal of Dr. Addison Montgomery.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in The Perks of Being a Wallflower</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate Walsh appears in the movie adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Broadway Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate Walsh makes her Broadway debut in the comedy play If I Forget, written by Steven Levenson.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kate Walsh is a great inspiration for women. She has achieved a lot in her career and continues to be a successful actress. She is also an advocate for women's rights and has been involved in many charities that work towards making the world better for everyone.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Has Great Roles</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kate Walsh has had some amazing roles on TV, from Grey's Anatomy to The Mindy Project. Her characters are always strong and inspiring, showing women everywhere what they can achieve with hard work and determination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Is Passionate About Acting</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kate Walsh is passionate about acting and loves working in the entertainment industry. She puts her heart and soul into every role she takes on, making sure that every character she plays comes alive on screen.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> She Was a Professional Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Kate Walsh was a professional musician. She studied classical opera and jazz in college and performed with the San Francisco Opera.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Discovered by an Agent at a Theater</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kate Walsh was discovered by an agent while performing in a theater production in Chicago. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Established a Nonprofit Organization</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2009, Kate Walsh established a nonprofit organization called The Walsh Foundation which supports educational initiatives and charities that help people in need.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Is a Published Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Kate Walsh published her first book titled "The Boyfriend Chronicles: A Collection of Short Stories".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Appeared in Numerous TV Shows and Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kate Walsh has appeared in numerous television shows and films such as "Grey's Anatomy", "The Mentalist", "Scream 2" and "Legally Blonde 2". </p></div>


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