Kathleen Robertson

As an actor, Kathleen Robertson is starring in Netflix’s anticipated family drama NORTHERN RESCUE which is currently in production. Robertson recently starred opposite Taye Diggs on Steven Bochco’s critically acclaimed TNT character-based crime drama Murder in the First for three seasons. Robertson simultaneously had a pivotal recurring role opposite Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore on A&E’s acclaimed, Emmy-nominated Bates Motel as a free-spirited, hippy drug lord. She also garnered much attention for her starring role on Gus Van Sant’s Golden Globe-winning political drama Boss, as the brilliant, broken and duplicitous Kitty O’Neill, press aide to Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer). Prior to that, she starred on IFC’s award-winning mockumentary-style improvisational comedy series The Business, on which she also served as executive producer.

Robertson also starred in psychological thriller The Vatican Tapes as a psychologist with a secret past alongside Michael Pena for Lionsgate/Lakeshore. She has appeared in such varied films as Focus Features’ Hollywoodland alongside Academy Award-winners Ben Affleck and Adrien Brody, for director Allen Coulter; IFC Films’ sexual drama XX/XY opposite Mark Ruffalo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; New Line’s I Am Sam in a key role alongside Sean Penn; the Sally Field-directed comedy-drama Beautiful with Minnie Driver; John McNaughton’s comedy Speaking Of Sex, opposite Bill Murray; and a starring role in the sequel to Dimension Films’ blockbuster Scary Movie, for director Keenan Ivory Wayans.

Other notable television credits include a starring role alongside Zooey Deschanel in SyFy’s Tin Man, a re-imagining of The Wizard Of Oz, which received multiple Emmy nominations and garnered the highest ratings in the network’s history, as well as a starring role in the Weinstein Co.’s Seal Team Six from the producers of The Hurt Locker.

A five-time Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Actress, Robertson’s first nomination came for her starring role in Torso, playing notorious Canadian murderer Evelyn Dick in the grizzly 1946 true story. Next came her nomination as a struggling single mom who undergoes a “falling down”-style mental and physical breakdown in Last Exit; and most recently for her portrayal of Colleen Howe, controversial wife to hockey legend Gordie Howe and the first female agent in sports history, in Mr. Hockey. Robertson also received a Leo Award for that performance.

As a writer and producer, Robertson is building an impressive slate of both television and feature film projects. On the feature side, she is currently adapting The Possibilities for Fox Searchlight and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman, who is attached to direct. In addition, she is adapting Little Bee for Amazon Studios, slated to star Julia Roberts. Robertson was also recently brought on to adapt the comic-book series Lady Killer for Dark Horse, with Michelle MacLaren (Westworld, Game of Thrones) directing.

On the television side, Robertson recently signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions to both create and produce original content. She also sold Your Time Is Up to Lifetime with Academy Award-winning producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side) producing, with Christina Applegate set to star. In addition to this, she also sold an adaptation of Swimming With Sharks to USA Network, Shooting Stars to E! and Hollywood Babylon to Warner Brothers, with John Wells set to direct and exec produce alongside Robertson.

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Robertson currently resides in Los Angeles.

Kathleen Robertson

Role

Aunt Charlie

Kathleen Robertson

Role

Aunt Charlie