Kate Volpe’s penchant for performing became clear at a very young age. At just 3 years old she could be found singing and dancing at the foot of the stage along with her father’s band. That was the year she had her first recording of ‘You are My Sunshine’ in her family’s basement studio. And it was onward and upward from there. At 12 years old she appeared with 5 friends on The Today Show to perform the song “Santa Can you Bring My Daddy Home”, which was written by their teacher, Jane Smith about a young girl who’s father is away for the holidays fighting in the Gulf War. High school was what Kate calls ‘The Musical Years”, singing and dancing as Maria in ‘The Sound of Music’ and Kim McAfee in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. Kate was awarded the Artists Scholar Full Scholarship for Performance and Academics to the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and while there was honored to perform at The Kennedy Center in D.C. Upon graduation Kate high-tailed it to Los Angeles. After a performance of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at The Falcon Theatre Mr. Gerry Marshall remarked “You did a very good job, young lady.”
After a brief hiatus, Kate returned to the boards in Baltimore and D.C. where she sank her teeth into roles such as May in ‘Fool for Love’ and Terry Randall in ‘Stage Door’. She also reprised her role of Stella in ‘Streetcar’, which was recognized by BroadwayWorld Baltimore for Best Actress in a Non-Resident Play. It was then that she started to explore the world of film and television, gaining experience by traveling along the East Coast to act in film productions.
Kate returned to Los Angeles in 2012 for the expansive opportunities in Film, Television and Theatre.
Look for her short film ‘Mad Men Diaries’ on the festival circuit next year.