Who is Katherine Norland?
Katherine was born in St. Peter, Minnesota USA, on 22 October 1973 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film writer, producer, poet, and YouTuber who’s appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of Mary Elizabeth in the 2017 comedy series “Beauty and the Baller”. It starred Diandra Kyle, Kimberly Dooley and Akeem Smith, and follows the lives of a professional athlete and his wife.
Early life and education
Katherine was raised in St. Peter by her Christian parents, about whom little is known because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that Katherine’s mother was a tailor, and that her father was a construction worker. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.
Katherine became interested in acting while attending a local high school, but was also into various other activities during those four years, including dancing, singing and practicing creative writing.
She appeared in nearly all the plays performed at the school, and was encouraged by her drama teacher to pursue a career in the film industry.
Katherine matriculated in 1991, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she attended a college for the performing arts, and that she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 1995; she worked a couple of jobs in the following five years, prior to launching her acting career.
Roles in movies
Katherine made her debut film appearance in the 2000 short comedy drama “You’ll Do”, and a couple of her following roles were in the 2002 drama “Black Hole”, the 2006 short thriller “On the Fringe”, and the 2007 crime horror drama “Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck”.
She played Maria in the 2007 thriller drama “Smuggler’s Ransom”, directed by Daniel Noa and Brandon Rice, and which starred Jeff Doba, Jane Doole and Dorota Krimmel.
Set during the Cold War in 1985, the movie follows Carmen who has been caught by communist forces while trying to smuggle Bibles into Romania. A couple of Katherine’s roles in the remainder of the 2000s were in the 2008 short drama “Lou”, the 2009 romantic comedy “Office Games” and the 2009 horror thriller “Mobius”.
The year 2013 saw her play Rebecca James in the drama “What Remains”, directed by Osokwe Tychicus Vasquez, and which starred TJ Myers, Timothy Oman and Hannah Johnson; it follows a young couple who have moved into a new apartment, and have found the body of a girl who has been missing for two years.
Three of Katherine’s most recent roles in movies have been in 2021, in the drama “Girl Finds Out She’s Adopted” and the short western “The SINS”, and the 2022 thriller “Dangerous Words from the Fearless”.
Roles in TV series
Katherine made her debut TV series appearance in the 2001 pilot episode of the comedy “Karaoke Nights”, and in 2005, she played Pageant Worker in the episode “Mrs Tri-County” of the critically acclaimed family comedy “Malcolm in the Middle”. It was created by Linwood Boomer, starred Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston and Justin Berfield, and follows the lives of a gifted teenager and his dysfunctional family; the series aired from 2000 to 2006, and won 53 awards, including seven Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 118 other awards.
Katherine’s following role was in the 2014 episode “Man in Steel” of the documentary comedy “Sex Sent Me to the ER”, while she was then invited to appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the comedy “Lottopalooza”, the drama “Whitey”, and the reality drama “Demons in the City of Angels”.
Since 2018, she has been playing various characters in the short mini-series “Dhar Mann”, appearing in more than 120 episodes.
Katherine received special thanks for the 2012 episode “Little Black Book” of the crime comedy series “Hollywood Inc.”, as well as for the 2015 horror movie “Fun Size Horror: Volume One”.
Katherine has 13 writing credits, which include the 2006 short thriller film “On the Fringe”, the 2014 short biographical movie “Life Is in the Blood” and the 2018 drama film “Magic Hour”.
She also has close to 20 producing credits, while some of her most recent works have been on the 2018 short comedy movie “Not Today”, the 2019 short film “Nightshades”, and the 2020 short biographical movie “Tired But Grateful”.
Awards and nominations
Katherine has won two awards: a IndieFEST Film Award for Lead Actress and a Las Vegas Black Film Festival Award for Best Actress, both in 2021 for her performance in “The Light Dares to Desert Me”.
Her YouTube channel
Katherine launched her self-titled YouTube channel on 10 July 2006, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 10,000 people, and numbers close to 500,000 views of all her videos combined. She mostly uploads motivational videos, and calls herself an ‘encouragement coach’; we’re going to mention three of Katherine’s most popular videos, which have helped her attract many subscribers.
Her #1 video “Who Is Katherine Norland?” has been watched more than 20,000 times since 28 February 2017, and features Katherine talking about her career and family.
Her second most popular video “Katherine Norland Theatrical Reel 1min 2012” has been watched close to 20,000 times since 4 June 2003, and is a compilation of Katherine’s scenes from various TV series and movies.
Her #3 video “Wordless – Starring Katherine Norland with Shane Allen” has been viewed more than 10,000 times since 4 April 2013, and is a short film about a lonely woman (played by Katherine) who’s playing a game similar to Scrabble on the internet.
Katherine’s also a poet, and has published three books: “Poetic Prescriptions for Eternal Youth”, “Poetic Prescriptions for Plaguing Problems: Biblical Remedies for When Life Bites” and “Poetic Prescriptions for Pesky Problems”.
Husband and children
Katherine prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it.
She exchanged vows with the non-celebrity American Robert ‘Rob’ Norland in the first half of the 2000s, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. In 2009, Katherine gave birth to their first son Timothy, and their second son Elijah followed in 2019; she often features her special needs son Timothy in her YouTube videos.
Katherine hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and as of March 2022, she’s married to Robert Norland, and they have two sons together.
Hobbies and other interests
Katherine’s highly active on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 100,000 people on the network, while she’s uploaded more than 1,200 pictures, the majority of which have been taken during her everyday life.
Katherine is physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week; she’s also taking good care of her mental health, and practices yoga on a daily basis.
One of Katherine’s main hobbies is travelling, and her acting career has taken her to a couple of US states and European countries, while her dream travel destination is Dubrovnik, Croatia.
She enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Terminal”, “You’ve Got Mail”, and “Dear John”.
Age, eyes and net worth
Katherine’s age is 48. She has long brown hair, and as she’s ‘suffering’ from complete heterochromia, one of her eyes is blue, while the other is brown; Katherine’s height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of March 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million.