Who is Katie Douglas?
When the drama “The Walk” was released in April 2022, besides the main characters portrayed by Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Piven, and Justin Chatwin, one character particularly caught the eye of the audience, that of Kate Coughlin; the young and talented actress who played this character is Katie Douglas, who began her career as a child actor.
Katie has over 25 acting credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, she’s perhaps known best for her role as Naomi Malik in the series “Mary Kills People”, while to movie fans, she’s well-known for her role as Vivian in the science-fiction thriller drama “Level 16”, which in 2018 brought Katie the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
Early life, family, and education
Katie Emily Douglas was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 19 October 1998, in Burlington, Ontario Canada, thus she holds Canadian nationality, and her ethnicity is White. She was raised in her hometown by her parents Sean and Jayce Douglas, about whom nothing is known, since Katie respects their privacy; she has one sister, named Sarah.
Because of her surname, many people assume that Katie is related to famous Academy-awarded actor Michael Douglas, however, the truth is that they aren’t relatives.
Katie had an interest in acting from an early age, and began performing on stage and in television commercials – as she said, she hadn’t dreamed of becoming an actress, but subsequently realized that this was something that she wanted to do.
‘I think I did some kind of after-school summer camp when I was six years old. We had put on a play and one of the parents in the audience happened to be a casting agent. They sent me off to sign a contract, and that’s how I got started’, said Katie about the beginning of her acting career.
Speaking of her educational background, Katie attended Nelson High School in Burlington, and upon matriculating in 2016, enrolled at Ryerson University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Art (Film) in 2020.
Roles in series
Katie made her acting debut in an episode of the series “F2: Forensic Factor” in 2007, followed by her role as Jennifer Sabiston in “Flashpoint” in 2009, and then three years later, Katie was cast to play Brenda in three episodes of “Less Than Kind”, and in the same year, she guest-starred as Teenage Nina in the series “Alphas”.
In 2013, Katie was seen as Sally Wilcox in the fantasy adventure action series “Spooksville”, which brought her a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series, and she was also nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress.
The series “Spooksville” was broadcast until 2014, and concurrently with this role, Katie was seen as Young Irisa in “Defiance” from 2013 until 2015, a role she reprised in “Defiance: The Lost Ones” in 2014.
In the following years, Katie guest-starred in “Max & Shred” (2015) and “Eyewitness” (2016), before she was cast to play Naomi Malik in “Mary Kills People” from 2017 through 2019, and concurrently, she was seen as Conner Wayney in “Raising Expectations” followed by her roles as Indigo in “Creeped Out”, and as Amanda Parson in “Burden of Truth”, all in 2018.
Katie’s most recent television roles were in the series “Ginny & Georgia” in 2021, and “Pretty Hard Cases” from 2021 until 2022.
Roles in movies
Katie made her first movie appearance portraying Lucy in the 2011 TV movie “Stay with Me”, followed in 2012 by her role in another TV movie entitled “Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town”, while in the following year, she made her big-screen debut as Young Saffron in “Compulsion”, also starring Kevin Dillon, Carrie-Anne Moss and Heather Graham.
Five years later, Katie was cast to play Vivien in “Level 16”, and in the same year, she was seen as Megan in the romantic drama “Every Day”, and after that, she portrayed Lisa McVey in Netflix’s movie “Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa Mcvey”, a biographical crime drama based on a true story about the teenage girl who is kidnaped, and after she returns home, no one believes her story; the movie had eight award nominations and won three, with Katie nominated for Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Performance, TV Movie, and The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) Award for Outstanding Performance – Female in 2019.
In the following year, Katie was seen as Addie Decker in the TV movie “Thicker Than Water” before her role as Evelyn in the 2021 short movie “Double Edged”, which brought her the award Hollywood Blood Horror Festival for Best Young Actress, and next she was seen as Kate Coughlin in “The Walk”, which brought Katie the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress, and IndieFEST Film Award of Excellence for Actress: Leading in 2022.
Love life and relationships
Katie hasn’t been the subject of any rumors or controversies concerning her love life and sexual orientation, mostly because she remains relatively discreet when it comes to her private life. She avoids answering questions about her relationships and there is no clue about anyone with whom she might be romantically linked.
Although she is active on her social media platforms, and her Instagram has been followed by nearly 600,000 people, she’s managed to stay secretive, and hasn’t uploaded any photos featuring herself and a possible love interest, mostly shares photos featuring her everyday life and work.
As of June 2022, it seems that Katie is single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Katie’s age is 23, she has long brown hair and hazel eyes, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and is 5ft (1.52m) tall, with vital statistics of 32-23-34.
According to sources, Katie’s salary per episode is around $20,000, and since she’s starred in numerous series, and also had roles in several movies thanks to her talent, she’s earned a decent amount of money, so as of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.