Katie O' Grady

Katie O’Grady is a heralded actor, award winning director & producer, beloved acting teacher, and 5th generation Oregonian with Irish roots.

MOVIELINE: “Rid of Me, director James Westby’s curious hybrid of psychological drama and pitch-black comedy that, if there’s any justice should make actress Katie O’Grady a star.”

Katie O’Grady is one of the Northwest’s most sought after local talents. Her star turn performance as Meris in the NY Times Critics’ Pick film Rid Of Me earned O’Grady a place on the Hollywood Reporter’s prestigious Oscar Watch List and a nomination alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Sara Jessica Parker for the The Women’s Film Critics Circle Best Comedic Actress award.

Katie continued to entertain audiences through eight seasons on Portlandia (IFC), and guest spots on network series like Leverage (TNT), and Grimm (NBC). She has a particular passion for independent films and her work has been seen in films earning places at the Tribecca Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film estival, LA Film Festival, and the NY Film Festival, among others. She also keeps up a steady stream of commercial, modeling and voice over work.

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Katie is the owner-operator of the beloved Acting For Kids & Teens program in Portland, where she mentors aspiring artists, and, a busy producer/director at Alcove Productions , a company she founded in 2008.

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Represented by Dennis Troutman at Option Model & Media

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One must go on until one can go no further, then one step beyond that. Eleonora Duse

Katie’s first foray into producing was the critically acclaimed New York Times Critic’s Pick film Rid of Me, hand selected by Michael Moore for inclusion in his Traverse City Film Festival, and purchased by Showtime and Netflix following its festival and theatrical release.

Alcove Productions

Alcove Productions is a full service production company founded by Katie O’Grady in 2008. Alcove’s first feature film, Rid of Me, premiered in NY at the Tribecca Film Festival and received the NY Times Critics Pick of the week, going on to sell to Showtime, Amazon, Netflix, and become a cult classic. The meticulously crafted film set the tone for which Katie’s company has since become known, and Katie has become a sought after director and producer on the West Coast.

Alcove’s short films regularly garner coveted spots on the film festival circuit, and its commercials have won awards at international competitions. The team also produces music videos, and PSAs. Alcove is a start to finish production company that specializes in bringing creative thought to life!

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