Actor, author, radio host, screenwriter, producer and entrepreneur - Kate Zenna got her entertainment career start with a starring role in the Canadian award-winning feature Jack and Jill, directed by award-winning director John Kalangis. Kate's portrayal of 'Veronica' garnered her a Canadian Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film. This 'Genie Award Nomination', Canada's Oscar, opened doors to recurring guest star roles on acclaimed U.S. network and cable TV series such as Nero Wolfe (A&E), Street Time (Showtime), Queer As Folk (Showtime) and guest and co-star roles on Brothers and Sisters (ABC), I'm In The Band (Disney) Eleventh Hour(CBS), Scandal (ABC) and Extant, Steven Spielberg's TV series starring Halle Berry (CBS).
Adept with both drama and comedy, Kate has acted opposite stars such as Matthew Modine, Timothy Hutton, Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Rob Morrow, Rob Lowe, Calista Flockhart, Steve Valentine, Jon Stamos, Annabeth Gish, Rufus Sewell and Mena Suvari. Her work as an actress has been recognized by award-winning directors such as Paul Haggis, Peter Medak, Rob Marshall and Frank Pierson.
Kate joined Season 3 of ABCFamily/Freeform hit series The Fosters in the recurring guest star role as 'Robin'.
Kate played the lead role of 'Amanda Clarke' in the network family drama Port Hope. Port Hope was a cherished experience for Kate as it tackled issues close to her heart including animal rescue and the foster care system. *Photo below features Chad Willett, Richard Russ, Kendra Leigh Timmins, Lucius Hoyos and Charles Vandervaart.
Kate co-authored 'Falling in Love...With the Camera', a book that offers tips to learning how to unleash your authentic self on-camera as well as The Responsible Artist geared to support artists who are as serious about their life as they are the pursuit of their talent.
Kate is a passionate animal lover and canine rescue advocate. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Kate flew to New Orleans and rescued dogs from the devastation. Whenever possible, Kate continues to donate her efforts to canine rescue and is an advocate for compassionate treatment of animals in our food supply. *Photo below of Kate & rescued dog, 'Sammy', volunteering after Hurricane Katrina at an emergency shelter for the Louisiana SPCA