Kate Flannery is an American television, film, and stage actress, who is probably best known to the world as Meredith Palmer in the TV comedy series “The Office” (2005-2013), and also as one half of the comedy duo “The Lampshades”, with Scot Robinson, with whom she toured the US.
Kate Flannery Wiki: Age, Childhood, Siblings, and Education
Born Katherine Patricia Flannery on the 10th June 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, she is the daughter of Thomas A. Flannery and Joan Donnelly. Of Irish ancestry, Kate has six siblings, including her twin sister who is three minutes older than her. She went to Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania, after which she spent two years at Shenandoah University, but eventually obtaining her degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Before she made her on-screen debut, Kate joined The Second City’s National Touring Company and Chicago’s Annoyance Theater, making a couple of appearances, including in “The Miss Vagina Pageant” and “The Real Live Brady Bunch”. In 1999, Kate made her on-screen debut, as Tonia in the comedy film “Can’t Stop Dancing” (1999). The same year, he had a minor role in the comedy film “Trick”, starring Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc and Tori Spelling.
Kate struggled to make her breakthrough on screen, and decided to return to the stage and as a result created “The Lampshades”.
Rise to Stardom
With the success of “Lampshades” Kate became more popular, and in 2005 was chosen for the role of her career, as Meredith Palmer in the TV comedy series “The Office”. She featured in all but one of the 187 episodes of the Golden Globe award-winning series, which made her a national star, and won her a few awards, including the SAG award and Golden Derby.
She concurrently made a few more notable appearances, such as guest roles in TV series, and a supporting role in the romantic comedy film “Love or Whatever” in 2012. Kate continued with supporting roles in films such as “Dial a Prayer” and “4th Man Out” both in 2015, while later she began appearing in guest roles in TV series such as “Disengaged” (2016), and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2016).
Most Recent Projects
Back in 2017, Kate was chosen to voice Carol in the animated TV series “OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes” (2017-2019), while in 2018 she was Principal Saperstein in the TV series “All Night”.
The same year she portrayed Susan in the comedy-drama film “Fishbowl California”, starring next to Katrina Bowden and Richard Riehle. Kate is now working on a couple of projects, the comedy film “Golden Arm”, and the television film “Captain Karl’s Institute for the Abnormally Bizarre”.
Work in Theatre
With her show “The Lampshades”, Kate earned stardom across the USA, performing in various cities and festivals – LA Weekly magazine named her show Best Saturday Comedy Show of the Year for 2006.
She featured in such plays as “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, then “Valley of the Dolls”, and “The Phacts of Life”. To speak further about her contribution to theater, Kate is the former musical director of the Los Angeles Drama Club, where she held classes on Shakespeare to children and young adults.
This is not all, as she teamed up with Jane Lynch as her sidekick on stage as a part of her show “See Jane Sing”. They made appearances in over 30 cities across the US, performing at the Kennedy Center, Joe’s Pub, and other popular venues.
Kate Flannery Net Worth, Height, Weight, Body Statistics, and Appearance
Kate Flannery’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, as of early 2020, according to authoritative sources, earned through her career as an actress, during which she has secured 70 film and TV credits.
Kate stands at 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, and she weighs around 148lbs (67kg), while her vital statistics are 37-29-37, and her bra size is 36C. She has blue eyes and red hair.
Kate Flannery Personal Life, Is She Married? Dating, Children
Kate is a private person and has chosen not to share much from her personal life. However, we have found out that she isn’t married, but she also isn’t single. Since 2006, Kate has been in a relationship with Chris Haston, an NBC stills photographer. The couple met while working together on “The Office”, and since then have been together. There were rumors that they broke up back in 2016, but their romance is still going strong. Kate and Chris don’t have children.