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Kathy McCarthy
Actress . Model . Writer . Producer . Director
 
Smart, Classy and Alluring
A youthful (Blonde) Ann Margret
An effervescent & vivacious personality of Meg Ryan
The Sassy wit of Heather Locklear (on Melrose Place)
Energetic, Warm Hearted with an Elegant Aura
Eloquent & Pure

Kathy is represented by Mademoiselle Talent Agency in West Los Angeles. She is a member of The Screen Actors Guild - The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Women in Film (WIF), Film Independent (FIND), The American Film Institute (AFI) and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)

Kathy has honed her craft with top acting teachers and schools most notably with Robert Carnegie and academy award nominated actor Jeff Goldblum at the highly acclaimed reparatory theatre Playhouse West in North Hollywood, a west coast division of Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC.  She studied with Carnegie for three rigorous years of intensive study.  While being focused and disciplined and advancing in her craft, Carnegie later took notice and offered her to be a part of the ensemble cast for LA's longest running drama "Welcome Home Soldier" at the Playhouse West repertory theater.  

Kathy has appeared in VH-1's "Meatloaf: To Hell & Back", Starring: W. Earl Brown & DeDee Phieffer, playing herself as a young prominent patron.  She also appeared in "Dancing at the Harvest Moon", Starring: Jaqueline Bisset, Valerie Harper and Cathy Lee Crosby, playing a young waitress at Harriet's Cafe.  She was featured in the last episode of Beverly Hills 90210 & appeared in Ally McBeal among several feature films including: "Intolerable Cruelty" Starring: George Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones and "Imposter" starring: Gary Sinise and Madeleine Stowe.  

In addition, she was also featured in the remake music video "Dare you to Move" with the American rock band "Switchfoot" in their fourth studio album; "The Beautiful Letdown" on MTV, VH1 and FUSE TV.  Kathy had a special guest appearance on "Adoption Today" with Lyn Erickson on KVOS-TV & co-starred in the short film "Not Another 80's Movie".  She was also the lead model in singer; Danny Achkar's international music video, aired in twenty-one countries around the world including the United States and Canada.  In addition, she's been in several commercials and industrials. Earlier in her career, she worked on several Independent films with the American Film Institute with supporting roles for "Killing Her Softly" and "Reflection". 

She studied with many talented actors most notably with colleagues Lake Bell who recently co-starred in "It's Complicated" as Agnes, with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin; Sean Astin well known for his film roles in "Rudy" as Rudy Reuttiger and "Lord of the Rings" as Sam the Hobbit.  In addition to; James Franco who recently starred in 127 Hours and Pineapple Express.    

As for Kathy's writing; she previously created a film noir drama genre called "Destiny" a feature length screenplay registered with the (WGA) Writers Guild of America. 

She was also cast by AmerAsian Films to work as assistant director and casting assistant on the feature film "Great American Dream" with talented actor, director, and writer Roger Lim.  The film was screened at festivals in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas as well as, San Francisco and the bay area. 

Kathy was cast as a line Producer and set photographer on a short film with producer, writer and actor Julia Flint with Diva D Productions for the 48 Hour National Film Challenge filmed in Los Angeles, California.  The film has been screened at film festivals in the Los Angeles area including: "LA Shorts Fest" and "Girl Fest" in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

As for modeling she modeled for CHANEL Beauty, Photographer: Alison Reynolds & Reynolds Photography.  Everything But Water in Los Angeles and Prestige Wedding Photography in Orange County, California.  

She studied at Columbia College and several other colleges throughout Washington State and Southern California with an emphasis in: 
Business, Marketing and Psychology.