Kate Hurman (Mensour Agency photo)

Kate Hurman is a Canadian actress, director, voice actress, and teacher. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in the field of theatre creation. Kate was an artistic associate at the NAC (National Arts Center) from 1999 to 2008 and a chair for the Theatre Advisory Committee at the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation from 2009 to 2011.[1]

Early Life

Kate enrolled at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, in 1979 and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English in 1982.[1][2] She then went through the Intensive Acting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, which she completed in 1985.[1][2] She celebrated the birth of her first daughter in Fall 2001[3] and currently lives near the capital city of Ottawa.[4]


Acting and voice acting

Kate began her actress career in 1987 at the GCTC (Great Canadian Theatre Company) and continued to play for the company until 2013.[1][2] Through her 26 years with them, she also worked as a director for two of their plays.[5] Kate also was an actor for the Stratford Festival Theatre in 2005.[1][2] She most recently starred in My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron in May 2014.[6][7]

In 1999, Kate earned her first live-action role in the movie Juiced, a comedy filmed as a documentary centered around a single day in the life of a waitress.[8][9] She quickly moved on to animated roles in the same year, even starring as the main character of A Miss Mallard Mystery.[3][10] After a seven year absence from the screen, Kate returned in 2011 in the TV movie Secrets from Her Past and continues to participate in video productions to this day.[10]

Throughout her career, Kate has also done voiceover work for several commercials and corporate productions.[2]


Kate's teaching career started in 2001. She became a professor of theatre at Algonquin College that year, and continued teaching there until 2011.[1] She also taught at St. Lawrence College in Brockville (from 2008 to 2014) and the University of Ottawa (from 2009 to 2011).[1]

Since 2009, Kate has also been a voice coach for individuals and corporations.[1][4]

Animated roles

Toad Patrol


  • For Better or for Worse (2000) - Additional voices
  • A Miss Mallard Mystery (1999) - Miss Mallard
  • X-Chromosome (1999) - Ms. Rottweiler
  • Hoze Houndz (1999) - Additional voices


  • Winner of Capital Critics Circle, Best Actor (2005) - For originating the role of "Sandra" in Emil Sher's Mourning Dove.[1]
  • Winner of Ottawa Xpress Magazine, Best Actress (2000) - Voted in by readers.[1]


See also