Julie White : Kate
Date Of Birth: June 4th, 1961 Hometown: Austin, Texas
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Julie White was late to her high school sophomore English class so often that she had accumulated two-and-a-half hours of detention. When she showed up to do her time, she discovered that her English teacher was holding auditions for the big school production of “Guys and Dolls.” He told Julie that she could avoid sitting though detention if she would audition for the play, which she did, and she was cast as Miss Adelaide. She’d found her calling and has been acting ever since.
On the big screen White will next be seen in “The Nanny Diaries,” with Scarlett Johansson and Laura Linney. She most recently starred in “Transformers” and will soon be seen in “Michael Clayton,” opposite George Clooney. She also appeared in “The Astronaut Farmer,” starring Billy Bob Thornton, “War of the Worlds,” with Tom Cruise, “Slap Her…She’s French,” “Sunday on the Rocks,” “What Women Want,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Flypaper.”
On television White starred as Nadine Swoboda on ABC’s “Grace Under Fire” and recurred on “Six Feet Under” as Mitzi Dalton Huntley. She also had a recurring role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and guest starred on “Ally McBeal,” “JAG,” “Strong Medicine,” “Touched By an Angel,” “Arli$$” and “Law & Order.” She has also completed production on HBO’s “Taking Chance,” starring Kevin Bacon.
Most recently winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in “The Little Dog Laughed,” White has also appeared on Broadway in “The Heidi Chronicles” and at the Mark Taper Forum in “Expecting Isabel” and “Money and Friends.”
White lives in the Los Angeles area with her Pomeranian, Lulu. She enjoys playing golf and spending time on a ranch in Texas, which has been in the family for 100 years. Her daughter is a Fine Arts/Painting major at USC.
White is active in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and supports environmental causes.