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

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 41
Highest Metascore: 71 Girls Trip
Lowest Metascore: 11 Scary Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
62 Ideal Home Jun 29, 2018 Kate / Kate 7.1
49 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Sep 29, 2017 Pat Miller 5.7
tbd #REALITYHIGH Sep 8, 2017 Dr. Fiona Shively 3.0
71 Girls Trip Jul 21, 2017 Elizabeth / Elizabeth Davelli / Elizabeth Davelli 5.6
41 Staten Island Summer Jul 24, 2015 Danny's Mom 5.9
14 Any Day May 1, 2015 Bethley / Bethley 6.7
24 Just Before I Go Apr 24, 2015 Kathleen Morgan 7.9
11 Scary Movie 5 Apr 12, 2013 Cast / Cast tbd
67 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Sep 21, 2012 Mother / Mother 7.7
38 Angels Crest Dec 30, 2011 Jane / Jane 8.0
32 Legion Jan 22, 2010 Sandra Anderson 4.4
45 Kicking & Screaming May 13, 2005 Barbara Weston 8.6