Biography

Katherine Sian Moennig (born December 29, 1977) is an American actress best known for her role as Shane McCutcheon on The L Word, as well as Jake Pratt on Young Americans. In 2009, she starred as Dr. Miranda Foster on CBS Three Rivers. Moennig was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Broadway dancer Mary Zahn and violin maker William H. Moennig III. Moennig is of German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Moennig moved to New York City at the age of 18 to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Moennig has played multiple lesbian roles in The L Word, Everybody's Fine, Art School Confidential. She has also pursued transgender roles, auditioning for the part of Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry, and playing Cheryl Avery, a young transgender woman in Law and Order. In 2007, the documentary My Address: A Look At Gay Youth Homelessness in New York was launched with Moennig in cooperation with the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI).

Katherine Sian Moennig (born December 29, 1977) is an American actress best known for her role as Shane McCutcheon on The L Word, as well as Jake Pratt on Young Americans. In 2009, she starred as Dr. Miranda Foster on CBS Three Rivers. Moennig was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Broadway dancer Mary Zahn and violin maker William H. Moennig III. Moennig is of German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Moennig moved to New York City at the age of 18 to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Moennig has played multiple lesbian roles in The L Word, Everybody's Fine, Art School Confidential. She has also pursued transgender roles, auditioning for the part of Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry, and playing Cheryl Avery, a young transgender woman in Law and Order. In 2007, the documentary My Address: A Look At Gay Youth Homelessness in New York was launched with Moennig in cooperation with the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1977-12-29

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

  • Kate Moennig

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The L Word: Generation Q (1 episode) as Shane McCutcheon
2017 Lane 1974 as Hallelujah
2016 My Dead Boyfriend as Zoe
2014 Default
2013 Ray Donovan (72 episodes) as Lena
2012 Gone as Erica Lonsdale
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer as Gloria
2009 Everybody's Fine as Jilly
2009 Three Rivers (13 episodes) as Dr. Miranda Foster
2006 Art School Confidential as Candace
2004 Invitation to a Suicide as Eva
2004 Best Week Ever (1 episode)
2004 The L Word (71 episodes) as Shane McCutcheon
2003 Love the Hard Way as Debbie
2002 CSI: Miami (1 episode)
2001 The Shipping News as Grace Moosup
2000 Young Americans (9 episodes)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)

Production

The L Word: Generation Q (1 episode)Executive Producer

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