Kate Walsh

Biography: This statuesque actress, who began her career as a model, donned a fat suit for her small-screen break in the recurring role of Drew Carey's weight-gaining girlfriend on The Drew Carey Show. Long before she landed the chuckle-inducing sitcom gig, she trained as a serious stage actress in Chicago, appearing in critically acclaimed productions with the Shakespeare Repertory. A move to New York created opportunities for short-lived appearances on television series like The Mike O'Malley Show and Mind of a Married Man. A more permanent television home opened its doors to her when she donned scrubs and entered Seattle Grace for a stint on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy. As enigmatic surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery, she staged a recoup of on-screen hubby Dr. Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, and unexpectedly won over a multitude of fans. The sudden surge in popularity propelled her to a spot as a series regular, and she eventually scored her own soapy spin-off, PrivateThis statuesque actress, who began her career as a model, donned a fat suit for her small-screen break in the recurring role of Drew Carey's weight-gaining girlfriend on The Drew Carey Show. Long before she landed the chuckle-inducing sitcom gig, she trained as a serious stage actress in Chicago, appearing in critically acclaimed productions with the Shakespeare Repertory. A move to New York created opportunities for short-lived appearances on television series like The Mike O'Malley Show and Mind of a Married Man. A more permanent television home opened its doors to her when she donned scrubs and entered Seattle Grace for a stint on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy. As enigmatic surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery, she staged a recoup of on-screen hubby Dr. Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, and unexpectedly won over a multitude of fans. The sudden surge in popularity propelled her to a spot as a series regular, and she eventually scored her own soapy spin-off, Private Practice. At the age of 40, with a career taking off in leaps and bounds, she took a daring jump in her personal life, swiftly wooing and wedding movie studio exec Alex Young in 2007. While her fast-tracked marriage prematurely stalled and ended in divorce, the momentum in her career never died out. She's maintained her loyal Private Practice fan base while courting new devotees in movie projects like 2010's Legion. Expand

Kate Walsh's Scores

Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 85 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 23 13 Reasons Why: Season 3
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
15 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
58 Emily in Paris: Season 1 Oct 2, 2020 Kate Walsh 5.0
tbd 13 Reasons Why: Season 4 Jun 5, 2020 Kate Walsh 4.6
23 13 Reasons Why: Season 3 Aug 23, 2019 Mrs. Baker, Hannah's Mother 4.3
54 Fam: Season 1 Jan 10, 2019 Jolene 5.8
tbd The Talk: Season 9 Sep 10, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
49 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 May 18, 2018 Mrs. Baker, Hannah's Mother 5.2
tbd The Wendy Williams Show: Season 10 Sep 18, 2017 Guest tbd
76 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 Mar 31, 2017 Mrs. Baker, Hannah's Mother 7.6
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 Sep 22, 2016 Kate Walsh 7.5
tbd Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 2 Sep 6, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd Not Safe with Nikki Glaser: Season 1 Feb 9, 2016 Guest 6.6
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 4 Jan 5, 2016 Guest / Kate Walsh tbd
tbd Celebrity Name Game: Season 2 Sep 21, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The Chew: Season 5 Sep 8, 2015 Guest tbd
38 Bad Judge: Season 1 Oct 2, 2014 Rebecca Wright / Executive Producer / Producer / Rebecca Wright 5.8
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 2 Sep 22, 2014 Guest tbd
60 The View: Season 18 Sep 15, 2014 Guest 2.5
tbd The Queen Latifah Show (2013): Season 2 Sep 15, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 12 Sep 8, 2014 Guest tbd
85 Fargo: Season 1 Apr 15, 2014 Gina Hess 9.0
64 Full Circle: Season 1 Oct 9, 2013 Trisha tbd
tbd The Queen Latifah Show (2013): Season 1 Sep 16, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 11 Sep 9, 2013 Guest 8.2
tbd Kathy: Season 2 Jan 10, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd Chelsea Lately: Season 7 Jan 7, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd Conan (2010): Season 3 Nov 5, 2012 Guest 8.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 9 Sep 27, 2012 Actor 7.8
tbd Private Practice: Season 6 Sep 25, 2012 Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery / Addison Forbes Montgomery 7.7