Kate Hewlett is a Toronto born writer and actor.
In addition to playing lead on The Stanley Dynamic, Kate has played a variety of recurring roles, including Sarah on The Girlfriend Experience, Mrs. Matlin on Degrassi, Paramedic Nicole on Remedy, Jeannie Miller on Stargate: Atlantis and Andrea on The L.A. Complex. Kate also played the title role in the pilot Fancy (nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award).
Kate is the co-executive producer and writer of the hit drama series Backstage.
Kate is an accomplished screenwriter and playwright. Her stage play, The Swearing Jar, was nominated for a Governor Generalâ€™s Literary Award, and her film adaptation won first runner up at the Harold Greenberg Screenplay Competition in 2016. Kate wrote and acted in the acclaimed BravoFACT She Said Lenny, which received the Worldwide Short Film Festivalâ€™s screenplay award and a spot on Bravoâ€™s Top Ten Short Films. TV writing credits include The L.A. Complex, Seed, InSecurity and Turning Point. As a playwright, Kateâ€™s credits include: The Swearing Jar, Humans Anonymous (Bridge Theatre New York), Malus Domestica (Sound Plays, Soulpepper Theatre), Use My Babies Well and Without (TAC grant). In 2017, she will be adapting the beloved childrenâ€™s book What Katy Did into a musical for Carousel Players.
She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Queenâ€™s University (BA), the Tarragon Playwrightsâ€™ Unit and the Canadian Film Centreâ€™s Prime Time Television Programme. Kate lives in Toronto with a dog, two cats and an American.
The Stanley Dynamic returns Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.
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