Kate Lyn Sheil is an American actress and writer who rose to stardom after playing the recurring role of Lisa Williams in the Netflix thriller series House of Cards. She starred in the series from 2014 to 2015 and 2017.
Kate Lyn is also known for starring in films like You’re Next, V/H/S, The Color Wheel, and The Sacrament. Her popularity grew further in 2023 when she appeared as Amy in the American drama series The Idol.
Kate Lyn Sheil Biography
|Date of Birth
|June 13, 1985
|38 years old
Kate Lyn Sheil was born on June 13th, 1985, and was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, the United States. Her father is William Shatner, and her mother is Susan Damante. The actress prefers to keep things private about her early life.
After completing high school, she pursued a B.F.A. in acting from Tisch School University in New York and successfully earned her degree. While growing up, she had a passion for acting, so she attended Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, where she studied for about four years.
Kate Lyn Sheil’s acting career officially began in 2007 when she was cast as Lisa in a short film, Aliens. She followed this up by appearing in two short movies, Knife Point and Impolex, in 2009.
In July 2010, Kate Lyn made her feature film debut in the independent comedy movie Gabi on the Roof. Her performance in the film helped her to gain popularity in Hollywood.
The following year, she received more than eight roles in different movies. Some of her movies became popular, including The Zone, Silver Bullets, The Color Wheel, and You’re Next. In 2012, Kate Lynn appeared in six films, including The Comedy, V/H/S, The Unspeakable Act, and more.
Before playing her breakout role, Kate Lyn appeared in over 37 short films and big screens. She came to the limelight in 2016 after being featured as Self in the documentary film Kate Plays Christine. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and earned her global fame.
After a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Rolling Stone called Kate the Meryl Streep of the micro-budget movie in 2016. Later that year, the indie film Buster’s Mal Heart was released, in which she starred as Marty.
In 2017, Kate Lynn earned three major roles in films like Golden Exits, Brigsby Bear, and Thank You for Your Service. Next year, she was cast as Frankie in Mountain Rest, followed by her roles in The Sound of Silence and Lost Holiday a year later.
She was cast as the lead character, Amy, in Amy Seimetz’s movie “She Dies Tomorrow,” which was scheduled to debut at South by Southwest in March 2020. However, the pandemic hit, and as a result, the festival was scrapped. The film eventually came out via video on demand in August of that year.
Despite her popular film roles, Kate Lynn also gained popularity in television. She made her first TV appearance as Harriet Beecher Stowe in the TV program American Experience in 2012.
Kate had a big break in 2014 when she was named to portray Lisa Williams in the Netflix series House of Cards. She stars on the show with actors Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey, and Michael Kelly. While starring on the show, she appeared on The Girlfriend Experience, Outcast, and Easy series.
In 2018 and 2019, she appeared as Annie’s Roommate in two episodes of the comedy series High Maintenance, followed by guest starring in City on a Hill. The actress earned a little recognition after appearing in an episode titled “Running Scared” of the superhit thriller Swarm in 2023.
- House of Cards (Netflix Orignal Series)
- Kate Plays Christine (Film)
- She Dies Tomorrow (Film)
- The Idol (Series)
Kate Lyn Sheil Net Worth
Kate Lyn Sheil is a talented American actress and writer with a net worth of $2 million. She gained widespread recognition for her recurring role as Lisa Williams in the popular Netflix thriller House of Cards. Both critics and audiences widely praise her stellar performance in the series from 2014 to 2015 and 2017. With her impressive acting skills and versatile talent, Kate Lyn Sheil is one of the rising stars in the entertainment industry.