Katherine Bourne Taylor is an actor, writer, producer, and creator based in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. In 2020 she starred in and produced the short film "Cool for Five Seconds", (BendFilm, TallGrass, deadCenter, Ashland, Mammoth Lakes +), which was recently released on the Omeleto Platform and won awards such as “Grand Prize" at Midwest Film Festival and “Best Illinois Short” at Beloit International. Most recently she made her directorial debut with "Ships in the Night", an independent short film she also wrote and stars in, and recently wrapped on a leading role in an independent feature for 2022.
A lifelong storyteller, she has worked in the theatre for over a decade. She carries her passion for characters and bold choices from the theatre into film. You may have caught her in the pilot of "Lovecraft Country" on HBO recently, and you can also catch her around town performing her alter-ego "Grown Up Orphan Annie", and in "Just Jo" alongside SNL cast member Tim Kazarinsky. Currently studying with The Groundlings.
Katherine earned her BFA in Acting at Southern Methodist University and also studied at The School at Steppenwolf and the British American Drama Academy. She has also worked as a teacher with institutions such as the Meisner-based Blackbox Academy in Chicago and Dallas Children’s Theatre. You should definitely check out her website for more information and her Instagram for some fire insta-stories.