(1975-03-10) March 10, 1975 (age 38)
Kathy Brier (born March 10, 1975) is an American actress and singer.
1 Early life,
3 Personal life,
6 External links,
Brier grew up in Staten Island, New York where she attended Moore Catholic High School before studying theatre and business at Wagner College, qualifying for a Bachelor of Science in arts administration.
Brier played the role of Marcie Walsh McBain on ABC soap opera One Life to Live from October 18, 2002 until June 17, 2009 and returned briefly in November 2009. In 2004 her performance earned her a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series."
From 2003 to 2004, Brier played the starring role of Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, having previously been the standby for Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur for six months.
Brier began acting in the theatre, with regional credits that include Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Libby Tucker in I Oughta Be in Pictures, Joy in Cinderella, and Rizzo In Grease. Her Off-Broadway credits include Ron Taylor and Mayor Maggie in Bat Boy The Musical at Union Square Theatre, The Prince and the Pauper at The Lamb's Theatre, O'Casey Knock at The John Houseman Theatre, Tango Ballad at The Actor's Studio and A Broadway's Diva Christmas at the Julia Miles Theatre.
In 2010, Brier appeared on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, episode 1.9 Belle Femme, and portrayed singer/actress, Sophie Tucker, a well-known vaudeville performer. She also sings some of the original music of the series.
On Monday, September 20, 2010, Kathy announced via Twitter and Facebook that she had gotten married. On November 14, 2011, Kathy and her husband welcomed a son.
One Life to Live
Marcie Walsh McBain
October 18, 2002 - June 17, 2009; November 6-13, 2009; October 25, 2011 -
August 14, 2003,22 March 2006
The Wayne Brady Show
March 24, 2004
February 17, 2005
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
July 13, 2008