Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite

actress, music department, composer

Kathleen Wilhoite was born on Jun 29, 1964 in USA. Kathleen Wilhoite's big-screen debut came with Private School directed by Noel Black in 1983. Kathleen Wilhoite is known for The Ride directed by Alex Ranarivelo, Shane Graham stars as John Buultjens and Ludacris as Eldridge Buultjens. Kathleen Wilhoite has got 2 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Kathleen Wilhoite achieved is Breckenridge Festival of Film. The upcoming new movie Kathleen Wilhoite plays is The Ride which will be released on Nov 13, 2020.

Born in Santa Barbara, California on June 29, 1964, almond-eyed Kathleen Wilhoite grew up there and began singing in her church choir from the first grade. Two years later, she was performing on stage, as part of a back-up choir, with The Carpenters, at the Santa Barbara County Bowl. All the while, she studied piano and songwriting and appeared in her high school's theater productions, such as "The House of Blue Leaves". Kathleen wrote and sang as one of the "Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls", a harmony group inspired by The Andrews Sisters. She also became the youngest member of the Santa Barbara Songwriters Guild (age 16).After high school, Kathleen elected to pursue an acting career, as opposed to music, and enrolled at the USC Drama School. Just a couple of months later, she landed her first movie role in Le collège s'envoie en l'air (1983). Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in a number of film and TV projects as both leads and second leads where her brash sexuality and quirky, unconventional style was eagerly put on display. She appeared noticeably opposite Charles Bronson in La loi de Murphy (1986), Jane Fonda in Le Lendemain... du crime (1986), Robert De Niro in Angel Heart : Aux portes de l'enfer (1987), Amy Irving in Izzy et Sam (1988), Patrick Swayze in Road House (1989), and Debra Winger and Nick Nolte in Chacun sa chance (1990), and Susan Sarandon and Nolte in Lorenzo (1992).Kathleen appeared on many of the popular series of the 80's and '90s including "AfterMASH," "Family Ties," "The Jeffersons," "Cagney & Lacey" and "Fame," "Cop Rock," "Twin Peaks," "Quantum Leap," "Mad About You," "Ally McBeal" and "Family Law." While her acting career flourished, she continued to expand her music skills but was dealt with a few setbacks, including a contract with Mercury Records that fell through. After a brief sojourn to Texas to refocus intently on her music, Kathleen returned to the Hollywood rat race and eased back in as a "working actress".A variety of offbeat roles in such movies as Nurse Betty (2000) and Un monde meilleur (2000) has kept her name active on the credits list for over two decades. She landed a number of challenging roles, including a recurring roles on the law series La loi de Los Angeles (1986) as intellectually disabled assistant Benny's Adhipathi (1990) likewise girlfriend Rosalie, and the medical series Urgences (1994) as troubled, substance abuser Chloe Lewis.In the late 1980s, Kathleen was chosen by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite to give vocal life to her creation Cathy (1987) in a series of TV movies. Wilhoite later voiced another cartoon creation, Sue Rose's Pepper Ann (1997) in an animated TV series.Into the millennium, Kathleen's on-camera featured work included the films Nurse Betty (2000), Un monde meilleur (2000), Un tueur aux trousses (2003), Perfect Opposites (2004), Firecracker (2005), Fragments (2008), Le Pacte (2011), Crazy Kind of Love (2013) and Ride (2018). In addition to a recurring role on Gilmore Girls (2000), she had guest parts on "Touched by an Angel," "24," "Boomtown," "Will & Grace," "Charmed," "The Ghost Whisperer," "Boston Legal," "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Battle Creek," "The OA" and "Yellowstone."Married to record producer/drummer David Harte and the mother of three children, Kathleen was signed by her husband to his "The Daves" record label (the other "Dave" is booking agent David Surnow) and released two CDS - "Pitch Like a Girl" (1997) and "Shiva" (2000). In sync with both her edgy acting and music style, she wrote and performed an autobiographical one-woman show, "Stop Yellin'," directed by Kathy Najimy, in which she sings her own music and performs monologues.

  • Birthday

    Jun 29, 1964
  • Place of Birth

    Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Also known


Known For


2 wins & 2 nominations

Breckenridge Festival of Film
Best Supporting Actress
Winner - Festival Prize
A Sort of Homecoming (2015)
Viewers for Quality Television Awards
Specialty Player
Winner - Q Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows