Katherine Willis

Katherine Willis

Born: May 2, 1971
Age: 49
Birthplace: Kolofo'ou, Tonga
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Katherine Willis (born May 2, 1971) is an American actress and producer, best known for roles as Joanne Street on the television drama Friday Night Lights, Cordelia Crawford on Deliverance Creek, and Cathy Smith on The Long Road Home.

Born in Kolofo'ou, Tonga, Katherine's father was a high school art teacher working under contract at a private high school. She is the fourth of seven children to Kathleen Perkins Willis, a homemaker, and Emmanuel Van Willis. Her father changed careers from high school art teacher to psychologist. He worked in maximum security prisons for 24 years before retiring.[1] Katherine spent most of her childhood on a 200 acre farm in southwest Missouri.[2]

In high school, Katherine competed in Forensics, a division of Speech and Debate winning state and national honors and awards in humorous interpretation, dramatic interpretation, and poetry reading.[3] Later, she studied theater and film at Brigham Young University with a theater Talent Award Scholarship. She settled in Austin, Texas, in 1994 where most of her studio film and television credits are from.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Tell Me Your Secrets, TNT [5] Diana Lord Recurring
2018 Kidding, Showtime Mom (Mrs. Piccirillo)
2018 The Son, AMC Olivia Bersen
2017 The Long Road Home, Nat Geo Channel Cathy Smith Recurring
2017 Queen of the South, USA Network SAC Agent Caryn Trusdale Recurring
2015 The Leftovers, HBO Violet's Mom 3 episodes
2014 Deliverance Creek, Lifetime TV Cordelia Series Regular
2014 Revolution, NBC General Donagan General of Texas
2014 Resurrection, ABC Kimberly 3 Episodes
2012-2013 The Lying Game, ABC Family (Freeform) Nancy Rogers 4 episodes
2011 Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime TV Catherine Gibson episode: "Toxic"
2006-2007 Friday Night Lights, NBC Joanne Street 15 episodes
2006 Prison Break, Fox FBI Agent Foley episode: "Manhunt"
2005 Three Wise Guys, USA Network Ruth Roberts TV movie
2001 Arrest & Trial, USA Network Mrs. McClellan episode: Nightmare Nurse
1993 Moment of Truth: Stalking Back, NBC Jill Boyer TV movie
1992 Miracles & Other Wonders, CBS Cassie Anders


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Little Heroes Rachel Wilson
1995 Pure Race Kim Grey
1998 The Faculty Officer Campbell
2001 The Right Girl Lauren
2003 The Life of David Gale Bullhorn Protestor
2004 The Sum of Jobe Dr. Wills short film
2004 Re-Elect Joe Josephine Fitzsimmons short film
2004 Friday Night Lights Racist Booster Wife
2005 Sin City Nurse
2005 The Ringer Ditzy Woman
2006 Momma's Boy Shelly short film
2006 Jumping off Bridges Mrs. Adams
2006 The Return Mother
2007 Kabluey Veronica
2011 The Curse of Babylon FBI Commander Ross
2012 Deep in the Heart Betty
2012 The Sinner Agent Valentine
2016 Mercury Plains Mitch's Mom
2013 This is Where We Live Leigh Ann
2015 The Doo Dah Man Becky
2016 Divine Access Becky
2016 Mercury Plains
2017 Round of Your Life Jenny
2018 Red Eleven[6] Administrator Willis

[ Source: Wikipedia ]