Catherine Dent

  • Birth Place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was a cross-country runner in high school.
  • Father ran unsuccessfully for governor of Louisiana in 1991.
  • Was cast in the Paul Newman film Nobody's Fool six months after she graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Played Sgt. Danny Sofer on the groundbreaking cable police drama The Shield. She explained to canmag.com that her childhood helped prepare her for the rough edges of show's male characters: "My two big brothers made me tough enough to work with these guys."
  • Her stage credits include Bang the Drum Slowly, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Baby Doll.
  • Appeared on NCIS in 2010 as a former agent with a past shared with Ducky, played by David McCallum.
  • Her 2011 performance in an L.A. stage production of The Break of Noon as the former wife of a man traumatized by an office massacre was praised by smmirror.com. The reviewer says her efforts in a dual role---she also plays the man's ex-girlfriend---made it "hard to recognize the same actress is playing both roles."

Relationships

  • Peter Hay Eliasberg — Husband
  • Fred C. Dent III — Brother
  • Fred C. Dent Jr. — Father
  • Charlie Dent — Brother
  • Elizabeth Dent — Mother

College

  • North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States (1993)
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