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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 Los Angeles in both the Theatrical Division for TV, Film & Music Videos and Commercial Division for Commercials and Print.  

She is a member of the American Film Institute (AFI), The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Women in Film (WIF), Film Independent (FIND) and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). 

Kathy has honed her craft with top industry teachers and schools most notably with Robert Carnegie at 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 a young waitress at Harriet's Cafe.  She also appeared in "Dancing at the Harvest Moon", Starring: Jaqueline Bisset, Valerie Harper and Cathy Lee Crosby, playing herself as a young prominent patron.  She's been featured in several TV shows such as: the last episode of Beverly Hills 90210 & Ally McBeal and several feature films such as: "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.  She's been in several commercials and industrials, had a special TV guest appearance on "Adoption Today" with Lyn Erickson & co-starred in the short film "Not Another 80's Movie".  She was also the lead model in singer; Danny Aschkar's international music video, aired in twenty-one countries around the world including the United States and Canada.  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 stared in 127 Hours and Pineapple Express and who will co-host the Oscars at this years 83rd Academy Awards show with Ann Hathaway.    

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 is planned to be 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, Hugh Hefner's previous photographer: Alison Reynolds & Reynolds Photography.  Everything But Water in Los Angeles and Prestige Wedding Photography in Orange County, California to name a few.  

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