‘Private Practice’ Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh: Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery

Date Of Birth: October 13th, 1967  Hometown: San Jose, California

Born in San Jose, California and raised both there and in Tucson, Arizona, Kate Walsh began her career in Chicago, studying at the renowned Piven Theatre Workshop. She then starred in theatrical productions of the critically acclaimed "Born Guilty," "Moon Under Miami" and "Troilus and Cressida" at the Shakespeare Repertory.

In Chicago Walsh was cast in her first two independent films, "Normal Life," directed by John McNaughton, and "Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer II."

The actress' career quickly took off with a move to New York for comedy and improvisation training. She landed series regular roles on "The Mike O'Malley Show" (ABC), "Mind of a Married Man" (HBO) and "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC). Walsh is perhaps best known for her work on the ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," in which she has portrayed Addison Montgomery Shepherd for the past two seasons. She and her fellow cast members received the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Walsh co-starred opposite Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall in the feature film "Kicking and Screaming." Other feature credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun," "After the Sunset," "Inside Out" and "The Family Man."

Walsh resides in Los Angeles.