Katherine Bailess (born April 24, 1980) is an American actress, singer, and dancer best known for playing the role of Erica Marsh on the CW's hit show One Tree Hill, Life and Death Brigade member Stephanie on Gilmore Girls, and Kyle Hart on the VH1 series Hit the Floor.
Date of birth
She was born on April 24, 1980.
Bailess was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Natalie and Bobby Bailess. Her father is an attorney and was a former linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels football team at the University of Mississippi.
She began training classically in dance at age 4. She also participated in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading throughout her childhood. At age 11, Bailess performed on the televised Miss Mississippi Pageant as a dancer, and continued to perform for the pageant for 7 years. She won scholarships to study dance at both the Broadway Dance Center in New York City and Ann Reinking's Broadway Theater Project in Florida. She was a debutante.
She attended St. Francis Xavier Convent School and later St. Aloysius Catholic High School, from which she graduated in 1998 before going on to attend Marymount Manhattan College where she studied musical theatre and dance. After college, Bailess went on to study at the William Esper Studio's two-year intensive program.
Her love life is not yet publicly known.
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Catherine Bailess started her career journey from the role of Angie in ‘The Bootlegger’ in 2001. After that, she played the role of Alexa in the film ‘From Justin to Kelly’ and Universal’s ‘Bring It On Again’.
Later, she made her appearance as Girl and Stephanie in the television series ‘Gilmore Girls’ in 2004. The star also portrayed the recurring role of Wende in ‘The Loop’ in 2007, and guest-starred on ‘NCIS’.
In the following years, she worked as Stephanie in the Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale’, Sexy Female Detective in ‘Class with Chadwick Chubb’ in 2012, herself in ‘AfterBuzz TV’ in 2013, herself in ‘Home & Family’ in 2016.
Moreover, she played the role of Kyle Hart in the series ‘Hit the Floor’ since 2013 and co-producer of the film ‘Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale’.
In 2020, she appeared among the cast of Dashing In December film as Willa.