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 seven 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.
Katie is also 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. She sums up her approach to craft in this quote from Eleonora Duse:
One must go on until one can go no further, then one step beyond that.
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.”