Kate Goehring is an award-winning actor whose work spans stage, film, television, and gaming. She has been privileged to be in the room with visionary directors, just a few of whom include Michael Mayer, Emily Mann, Stephen Daldry, Justin Martin, Molly Smith, Lisa Peterson, Eric Simonson, Kyle Donnelly, Steven Dietz, Jack Serio, Eleanor Holdridge, Jon Jory, Eric Rosen, Curt Columbus, Aaron Posner, and Sharon Ott.
Goehring played the original Harper Pitt in the National Tour of Angels in America directed by Michael Mayer (Los Angeles Pride and Miami Carbonel Awards, Principal Actress). On Broadway, she was in the company of Matthew Lopez’s Tony-Award-winning The Inheritance directed by Stephen Daldry. Off-Broadway, she has played Lady Bracknell in Central Park in New York Classical’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Margaret White in Theatre Couteure/PS22’s Carrie, A Period Piece (with puppets by Basil Twist). Goehring has also worked at Rattlestick and Cherry Lane.
Kate started her career in Chicago where she has performed at the Goodman, Wisdom Bridge, Victory Gardens, Next, Court, Northlight, and Bailiwick. In regional spaces, she has been in the world premieres of Tony Kushner’s SLAVS! (Thinking about the Longstanding Problem of Virtue and Happiness) at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays; Emily Mann’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the McCarter; and The Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls at the Alliance. Other regional work includes Arena Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Intiman Playhouse, A Contemporary Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, Cincinnati Repertory, and five shows at the Huntington Theatre.
On television, Goehring started out on a blind date with Anthony Edwards on E.R. It didn’t work out. Then she was married to Mark Wing Davies on "The Untouchables" but blew up in the car. On her first Law & Order, she botched kidnapping a pregnant woman, forcing Jerry Orbach to be a midwife. Strike three!
It's improved in the time since, with a Chicago Emmy for her work in Jon Logan’s Moment of Rage, starring opposite David Jason in the BBC tele-film March in Windy City, and working on Law & Order/CI, Law & Order/SVU, Gossip Girl and on Comedy Central. Most recently, Kate worked opposite Hugh Dancy on Law & Order and opposite Ryan Eggold on The New Amsterdam. She just wrapped the title role in Molly Longwood’s Bad Mother. Don’t let the title distract you.
Recognition as principal and featured actress includes an LA Pride Award, a Seattle Footlights Award, a Joseph Jefferson Citation, a Miami Carbonel Award, a Leon Rabin Award, a Broadway World/Raleigh Award, An After Dark Award, and two Joseph Jefferson nominations.
Goehring hails from Mason’s Island off Mystic, Connecticut and counts Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the Celtic’s/Lakers dynasty as driving forces in her evolution as an actor. Having grown up immersed in the wonders of a small island, the first influence is self-evident. The latter is one on which she declines comment.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Romantic Fiction and also is an award-winning writer for nonprofit advocacy organizations, because every story counts.
She lives in New York City.