KATE WALSH (Mother) currently stars as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC drama “Private Practice,” a spin‐off of the hit show “Grey’s Anatomy” where Walsh made her first appearance in 2005. The enormous success of her character on “Grey’s” led ABC, along with writer and creator Shonda Rimes, to create a spin‐off based solely on her character, Addison. “Private Practice” also stars Amy Brenneman, Taye Diggs and Paul Adelstein. The show premiered in September of 2007 as the highest‐rated new series of the season, and debuted as the #1 show on Wednesday evenings. The show has continued its success and is recently wrapped its fifth season.
During her two seasons on “Grey’s Anatomy,” the show received a SAG award for “Best Ensemble” in 2007, and received ensemble nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 2006 and 2008, respectively. “Grey’s” won the Golden Globe for “Best Television Series Drama” in 2007 and was nominated again the following year. The show also received Emmy® nominations for “Outstanding Drama Series” in 2006 as well as in 2007 and received three consecutive NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Drama Series” in 2006‐2008.
On the big screen, Walsh was last seen in the supernatural thriller Legion starring opposite Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid and Angels Crest opposite Thomas Dekker, Mira Sorvino and Jeremy Piven.
In the summer of 2010, Walsh returned to her theatre roots and appeared in an off‐Broadway production of Dusk Rings A Bell alongside Paul Sparks and directed by Sam Gold. The play opened to rave reviews at New York’s Atlantic Stage 2 and ran for approximately 6 weeks.
In November of 2010, Walsh launched her own self‐financed beauty company, Boyfriend®. In a partnered launch with the Home Shopping Network (HSN), Boyfriend® sold out in a record breaking 30 minutes. In February 2011, Walsh launched Boyfriend® with Sephora stores nationwide as the exclusive retail partner, where it climbed the ranks to become a Top 10 seller. Her second fragrance, Billionaire, launched on HSN and in Sephora February 2012.
Walsh began her acting career in Chicago where she studied at the renowned Piven Theatre Workshop. Walsh then starred in multiple theatre productions at the Shakespeare Repertory, including the critically acclaimed Born Guilty, Moon Under Miami and Troilus and Cressida.
Walsh then moved to New York and appeared on various shows, including series regular roles on “The Mike O’Malley Show” (ABC), “Mind of a Married Man” (HBO) and “The Drew Carey Show” (ABC).
In 2005, Walsh co‐starred opposite Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall in the feature film Kicking and Screaming. Other film credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, After the Sunset, and The Family Man. Walsh currently resides in Los Angeles, California.