Kate is from Mercer Island, WA. She has written and performed in two sketch shows at UCBNY "We Kate Shelly" and "The Palin Family All Star Revue and Election Spectacular" which was featured in Variety. She has also performed in "Gravid Water" at UCB with Scott Adsit, Jason Sudeikis and Andrew Secunda. She has studied with Armando Diaz, The Brothers Hines, Zach Woods, Shannon O'Neill, and Michael Delaney. She has also appeared on the TV shows "Love, Inc." and "Law and Order:SVU".