|Born||Katherine Sian Moennig |
December 29, 1977
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Other names||Kate Moennig|
|Relatives||Blythe Danner (half-aunt) |
Gwyneth Paltrow (half-cousin)
Jake Paltrow (half-cousin)
Katherine Sian Moennig (Pronounced meh-nig; born December 29, 1977)[dead link] is an American actress best known for her role as Shane McCutcheon on The L Word, as well as Jake Pratt on Young Americans. In 2009, she starred as Dr. Miranda Foster on CBS Three Rivers.
Personal life 
Moennig was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Broadway dancer Mary Zahn and violin maker William H. Moennig III. Moennig has a half-sister and a half-brother from the first marriage of her father. Moennig is also the half-niece of actress Blythe Danner (who is the half sister of Moennig's father) and the half-cousin of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow. Moennig is of German, Scottish, Irish and Chinese descent. Sian is her mothers birth place in China.
In 1999, she had the central role in the Our Lady Peace video "Is Anybody Home?". She also took a role in a Fleet Bank commercial, and appeared in a Red Cross Campaign benefitting victims of Hurricane Katrina. Moennig was a presenter at the 17th annual GLAAD awards and appeared at the 10th annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration.
Moennig has played lesbian roles - Shane McCutcheon in The L Word, "Jilly" in Everybody's Fine and the lesbian lover of Sophia Myles' character in Terry Zwigoff's 2006 Art School Confidential. She has also pursued transgender roles, auditioning for the part of Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry, and playing Cheryl Avery, a young transgender woman in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Fallacy".
In 2007, the documentary My Address: A Look At Gay Youth Homelessness in New York was launched with Moennig in cooperation with the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), directed by Gigi Nicolas.
In 2009, Moennig joined the cast of the TV series Three Rivers. Moennig played Dr. Miranda Foster, a surgical fellow with a rebellious streak and fiery temper. On November 30, 2009, it was announced that CBS had pulled Three Rivers from the schedule, with no plans to return it.
In 2011, she played the small role of Gloria, a drug-addicted prostitute, in the film The Lincoln Lawyer.
In 2012, she played the role of a detective named Erica Lonsdale in the film Gone.
|2000||The Ice People||Wanja Kasczinksy|
|2001||The Shipping News||Grace Moosup|
|Love the Hard Way||Debbie|
|2004||Invitation to a Suicide||Eva|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Candace|
|2011||The Lincoln Lawyer||Gloria|
|2012||Man on a Ledge||Unnamed detective|
|2000||Young Americans||Jacqueline "Jake" Pratt||8 episodes|
|2001||Law & Order||Melissa Cobin||1 episode (For Love or Money)|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cheryl Avery||Episode 4.21 (Fallacy)|
|2004||The L Word||Shane McCutcheon||70 episodes, 2004 – 2009|
|2008||CSI: Miami||Mary Landis||1 episode (Rock and a Hard Place)|
|2009||Three Rivers||Dr. Miranda Foster||10 episodes|
|2010||Dexter||Michael Angelo||1 episode (First Blood)|
|-||As You Like It||Shepherdess|
|-||The Theory of Total Blame||Cheryl Avery|
|-||Comedy of Art||Isabella|
|-||Morning in the City Nolan||Karen|
|-||Love Letters||Dr. Melissa|
|-||The Shadow Box||Felicity|
|-||The Murder of Lidice||Byetacc|
|-||Two Gentlemen of Verona||Lucetta|
|-||A Late Show||Pat|
|-||Alone at the Beach||Chris|
- "Katherine Moennig Questions / Answers (January 19, 2007)".
- Traister, Rebecca (2000-10-08). "Androgynous Actress Kate Moennig Is ‘Alt.Gwyn,’ Paltrow's Cousin". The New York Observer. p. 1. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
- "Alumni News (March 2012)".
- Fleet Bank ad at YouTube
- 10th annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration at IMDb
- Isherwood, Charles (2006-04-13). "'Guardians' Evokes Abuses of Abu Ghraib and of Fleet Street". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
- Martin, Denise (2009-10-11). "Katherine Moennig on 'The L Word,' 'Three Rivers' and cousin Gwyneth Paltrow (2009-10-10)". Los Angeles Times.
- "Dexter Recruits L Word Star Katherine Moennig for Season 5". TVGuide.com.
- Katherine Moennig at The L Word official site