Kate Sheil formerly Kathleen Longazel was born and raised in South Florida. She started performing at a young age with her family. Her grandfather and uncles played for an Irish themed family band. She sang and Irish step danced at church events, St.Patrick's Day Parties and center stage in grandma's living room, which was the toughest crowd around. After much persistence, Kate's mom let her join a local dinner theater.
Kate continued to act through middle school and high school and was highly reviewed in several South Florida News papers such as The Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, and Boca Raton News. She was also critically acclaimed by the Cappies Association and won several awards from The Florida State Thespian Festival.
Kate moved to NYC in 2006 to pursue acting and attend Fordham University. Where she graduated with a BA degree in Theatre in 2010. While attending Fordham, Kate was able to work with talented artists in residence and knowledgeable instructors, headed by Matthew Maguire, who inspired and motivated her to continue her career in acting. Working with artist Daniel Alexander Jones, Kate had the opportunity to write and perform in her own one woman show, Pie in the Face. She has since continued to write and perform original work, including stand up and sketch comedy.
Kate continued her training in London, at the London Dramatic Academy where she found a deep love for classical texts and the theatrical heritage of Shakespeare. While in London, Kathleen had the opportunity to attend master classes with incredible actors and directors such as Alan Rickman and Miriam Karlin.
Kate continues to live and work in New York City and was recently seen in The Theatre for A New Audience's 2014 production of Eugene Ionesco's, The Killer, directed by Tony Award winning Darko Tresnjak and starring Academy Award Nominee, Michael Shannon.
On screens big and small, Kate has been featured in independent short films, pilots and television networks such as NBC, USA, and Discovery ID.
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