Stingers: profiles

Kate Kendall


Kate Kendall comes from a proud acting family. Her father, David, was a major figure in Melbourne’s ground-breaking Pram Factory and La Mama theatres.

Kate decided to make acting her profession in her teens. She studied at the Adelaide Centre for Performing Arts and went on to play Rebecca in SOLSTICE for the State Theatre Company of South Australia as well as Hermia in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens.

She has also worked at the Adelaide Festival Centre, The Carlton Courthouse and Budinski’s Theatre in Melbourne and with female prisoners through the Aboriginal youth company, Jumpback Theatre.

Small parts in HOME AND AWAY and NEIGHBOURS led to an acclaimed guest role as Rosie Burgess in BLUE HEELERS in 1998. She has also appeared in the movie DEAD END and audiences will recognise her as the "stroke girl" in the Australian Unity commercials.

Kate describes the part of Angie Piper as her ’big break’ and has a lot of praise for the character.

"Angie has grown from a girl into a woman over the three series of Stingers," she says. "She was na’ve at the start but now she is a lot more capable at her job. There is a spunkiness to her that I really admire."

Kate is an accomplished horserider with a special fondness for the Victorian High Country.

Another of Kate’s passions is country and western music. She also loves going to the cricket and is an ardent supporter of the Carlton Football Club.

She also enjoys reading crime novels and is a supporter of Greenpeace.

Kate recently completed the feature film KING OF THE MOUNTAIN which is due for release in the second half of 2000.