Los Angeles based stage/screen actress

musician + digital creative 

Kate is a stage & screen actress, musician, and creator based in Los Angeles.

She creates music videos and comedic sketches under the alias of weasleysweatersher Harry Potter superfan alter-ego. Her videos - ranging from Harry Potter themed musical parodies to original songs - have been seen by millions. 

As a singer-songwriter, she performs her live music around Los Angeles. She finished up a residency at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles earlier this year, performed up in San Francisco, and has been playing gigs throughout LA. She just played the Mar Vista ArtWalk and performed live on Geek & Sundry's Twitch channel. Follow along behind the scenes on @katherineparkin!

Her poetry was recently selected for a City of Los Angeles street art project, and is featured on a sign off Venice Blvd.

She is currently in development of her EP.

Kate live at Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Los Angeles 4/18/17 - Photo by Dan Wynick

Kate live at Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Los Angeles 4/18/17 - Photo by Dan Wynick

Kate has appeared onstage in classical + contemporary theatre productions in New York, D.C., and Los Angeles. She has worked in independent film, appearing in a Shakespearean short film that was an official selection at the Stratford-upon-Avon 'Shakespeare on Film Festival.' She trained in London and studied Stanislavsky + Chekhov in Russia at the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy (through the O'Neill's National Theater Institute).

She recently shot the CBS pilot The Get, a 1-hour drama by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, 11.22.63) with Amy Brenneman and Brad Garrett. Kate plays Smart Girl Intern. 

Kate spent much of 2016 snapchatting for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: IfSheCanSeeIt.

After receiving messages from young girls when her Harry Potter videos went viral, Kate began to realize the impact of media on young people. She was so excited to launch the Institute's Snapchat, bringing over her younger viewers to see what happens behind the scenes at empowering events, such as: 

  • The Global Symposium on Gender in Media held at Google Venice
  • The Fox Women in Sports Event held at the Fairmount Hotels & Bungalows
  • The Eagle Huntress screening hosted by Sony Pictures Classics
  • CBS Entertainment Diversity Event: Inclusion Beyond Acceptance
  • The Geena Davis Institute Holiday Fundraiser
  • The Ford + Geena Davis Institute #ShesGotDrive Campaign Launch at YouTubeSpace LA

All videos can be viewed on the Geena Davis Facebook - and on Snapchat: IfSheCanSeeIt

[Kate also uploads the snapchat stories directly to her own channel & personal snapchat: totallykato]

Richard Wright Photography

Kate is:

  • on instagram: @katherineparkin
  • working for the e-merging technologies firm Revyrie :: she develops apps (UX developer)

Some Magical Facts:

Some Happy Reviews :) 

"If there was ever a video designed to make the Internet explode from joy, this is it." - The Los Angeles Times

"YouTube genius Kate Parkin combined two great tastes that taste more than great together — Taylor Swift and Harry Potter, to be exact — to brew the perfect parody potion."  -MTV

"Among the talented cast, the young lovers particularly stand out: Kate Parkin as Helena...Parkin’s body language is wonderfully expressive and her denunciation of Hermia is particularly passionate." -Los Angeles Stage and Cinema, Midsummer Night's Dream at The Odyssey Theatre

Backstage at The Odyssey Theatre - Kate Parkin as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, New American Theatre Company production: directed by Jack Stehlin, dramaturge Alfred Molina

Managed by Darlene Kaplan Entertainment. Represented by SMS Talent, Inc.