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Katharine Towne - Overview

Date of Birth: Jul 17, 1978    
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: United States
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Evincing an air of articulate self-possession that came across more as experienced sophistication than precociousness despite her relative youth, Katharine Towne was quite a catch in Hollywood: an attractive, smart and talented blonde hip to the ins and outs of the business. The eldest daughter of famed screenwriter Robert Towne, the actress initially wanted to be a writer, inspired both by her father's legacy and her own hatred of actors. Time and therapy led Towne to the realization that she was in fact a born actor; she had only been acting as a writer. From here she sought out training and soon began landing small supporting roles. Not many moviegoers caught her work in the festival screened independent "Girl" (1998), but her next feature "She's All That" (1999) was well-attended although her part was less than crucial. A similarly dialogue-light turn followed in Doug Liman's energetic "Go" that same year. She was featured to greater advantage in the silly romantic comedy "The Bachelor," playing chef Monique, a somewhat eccentric candidate to be the bride of C... Read More
Appeared in the romantic comedy "Town & Country"
Had a supporting role as the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford in Robert Zemeckis' supernatural mystery "What Lies Beneath"
Played Sinead, one of the campers sent to have her lesbian tendencies "rehabilitated", in the quirky comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader"
Starred as a sarcastic runaway who must adapt to her nitpicky aunt and a new high school in NBC the midseason replacement sitcom "M.Y.O.B."
Was featured in the thriller "In Crowd", a look at the dangerous secrets of the inner circle
Acted in Robert Iscove's teen romance feature "She's All That"
Guest starred on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a tough bloodsucker who gives the heroine a run for her money