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Kathleen York Biography

Profession
Actor, singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Ran away from home at the age of 15 after both of her parents died
  • Had a recurring role as Rep
  • Andrea Wyatt, ex-wife of Toby Ziegler, on The West Wing
  • Performed her Oscar-nominated song "In the Deep," from the film Crash, at the 2006 Academy Awards
  • Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, was so impressed with her performance at the Oscars he created a role for her on the show

Awards

  • 2005Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated