Kate Lynch (born June 29, 1959) is a Canadian film, television and stage actress, drama teacher, theatre director and playwright.
|Born||June 28, 1959|
I ... chose her because I felt she could perform the strength that was required. And she was attractive without being overly beautiful, and I thought in a strange way that was going to be good. If you look at my other films with Bill, I’m really proud of the male/female pairings. They’re always with very strong women. Kate was very strong in Meatballs. Certainly P.J. Soles stands up to him in a different way in Stripes. And certainly Sigourney Weaver in the two Ghostbuster films. But you still feel the romance in each one of those.
In her acceptance speech, however, she communicated the belief that she had won the award more for the fact of being a Canadian actress in a popular hit film, at a time when Canadian films still predominantly cast bigger-name stars from the United States, than for her actual performance. She was nominated for the same award in 1988 for her role in Taking Care; although she did not win on that occasion, she told the press that being nominated for that film meant more to her than winning for Meatballs, as by this time the quality of Canadian film had significantly improved and the controversial division of the Genie acting categories into separate awards for Canadian and foreign actors had been discontinued.
Her other film credits include Lie with Me, Soup for One, Def-Con 4, God Bless the Child and The Guardian, while her television credits include Custard Pie, Anne of Avonlea and guest roles in Adderly, Danger Bay, Seeing Things, Queer as Folk, This Is Wonderland, Lost Girl and Degrassi.
As a playwright, her plays include Newcomer, Ten Minute Play: The Musical, The Road to Hell (cowritten with Michael Healey), Tales of the Blonde Assassin and Early August.
As a director, she has directed plays for the Shaw Festival, the Blyth Festival and Theatre Passe Muraille, including productions of William Shakespeare's Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pericles and Cymbeline, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Terence Rattigan's French Without Tears, Noël Coward's Star Chamber, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and Michael Healey's The Nuttalls. She has taught for University College Drama Program, the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival, George Brown College and Ryerson University.
|1980||Nothing Personal||Audrey Seltzer|
|1989||Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!||Lyndsay Caputo|
|2003||The Republic of Love||Dr. French|
|2005||Lie with Me||Marla|
|2010||New Year||Carla Cook|
|2011||The Fair Sex||Kim||Short|
|2016||Acting Up||Missy Taylor||Short|
|1977||Custard Pie||Sheila Ann Murphy||TV series|
|1978||For the Record||Becky||"Cementhead"|
|1979||The Littlest Hobo||Susan||"Smoke"|
|1984||Seeing Things||Edna||"An Eye on the Future"|
|1984||The Guardian||Fran||TV film|
|1985||The Edison Twins||Diane Comstock||"Running on Empty"|
|1985||Murder in Space||Eleanor||TV film|
|1985||Murder: By Reason of Insanity||Eleanor Sterling||TV film|
|1986||Reckless Disregard||Lauren Gartner||TV film|
|1986||Easy Prey||Fran Altman||TV film|
|1986||Murder Sees the Light||Eleanor Sterling||TV film|
|1986-87||Danger Bay||Dr. Woodward||"The Ultimate Gift", "Time Out"|
|1987||Anne of Avonlea||Pauline Harris||TV miniseries|
|1987||Sadie and Son||Angela Pedroza||TV film|
|1987||Night Heat||Sally Koretski||"The Victim"|
|1987||Street Legal||Anne Madison||"Gold Rush"|
|1988||The Ray Bradbury Theater||Alicia Hart||"Gotcha!"|
|1988||God Bless the Child||Carrie||TV film|
|1988||The Twilight Zone||Claire||"Acts of Terror"|
|1991||Maniac Mansion||Erlene||"Brainiac Mansion"|
|1991||Road to Avonlea||Theodora Dixon||"It's Just a Stage"|
|1991||Counterstrike||Maureen||"Tie a Yellow Ribbon"|
|1991||Street Legal||Daria Roberts||"Reasonable Doubt"|
|1992||Amy Fisher: My Story||Roseann Fisher||TV film|
|1993||E.N.G.||Dr. Claire Shemko||"Pandora's Box"|
|1993||X-Rated||Louise Foster||TV film|
|1994||Lives of Girls & Women||Greta Storey||TV film|
|1996||The Haunting of Lisa||Ann||TV film|
|2003||Coast to Coast||Nessle Carroway||TV film|
|2003||Doc||Mrs. Stoddard||"Angels in Waiting"|
|2004||Open Heart||Violet Wells||TV film|
|2004||Fungus the Bogeyman||Septic||TV series|
|2005||This Is Wonderland||Barbara Spiddick||"2.3", "2.9"|
|2008||Of Murder and Memory||Anna||TV film|
|2011||Lost Girl||Baba Yaga||"Mirror, Mirror"|
|2012||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Dr. Frank||"Need You Now: Part 2"|
|2015||Saving Hope||Dr. Clara Levine||"Beasts of Burden"|
- Tom Henighan, The Maclean's Companion to Arts and Culture. Raincoast Books, 2000; ISBN 978-1551922980.
- Labrecque, Jeff (12 June 2012). "Bill Murray in 'Meatballs': Ivan Reitman on the film that started it all". Entertainment. Meredith Corporation.
- Manjunath Pendakur, Canadian Dreams and American Control: The Political Economy of the Canadian Film Industry. Wayne State University Press, 1990. ISBN 978-0814319994. p. 192.
- "What has winning a Genie meant to you?" Cinema Canada, February/March 1989. p. 27.
- "Kate Lynch". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
- "Actors take us backstage in Early August", London Free Press, August 12, 2011.
- Jeanne Beker, Finding Myself in Fashion. Viking Canada, 2011. ISBN 978-0670064571.
- "Kate Lynch". Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2019-03-22.