Katy Erin was born and raised in a small town in central Texas, which perhaps contributed to her early passion for the art of escapism. After spending her formative years taking high school theater and marching band much too seriously, she moved to Austin to study filmmaking at the University of Texas before graduating and relocating to the City of Angels.
After gaining her artistic footing in LA through a string of local family-friendly musical theater productions, she was inspired to make her own playwrighting debut with The Cure to Mortality, a decidedly un-family-friendly musical about a suicidal woman who is cursed with the ability to live forever. She starred in the show's premiere as part of 2016 Hollywood Fringe where it received praise as being a “darkly comedic and thought-provoking” and “life affirming” musical.
She then found some early success transitioning to the screen with roles in People With Issues, a festival darling of a short that has since been re-released as a feature; Hello Goodbye, a visually stunning piece that premiered at Outfest LA before screening in LGBT festivals worldwide; and in her most notable role to date as “Edison” in the wildly popular web series, Gal Pals.
She started 2018 off strong by recurring as “Megan Dorn” on the CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd, opposite Jeremy Piven and Natalia Tena; as well as writing and starring in her short film Emergency Contact, about two girls who bond over the death of a mutually disliked acquaintance. Currently, she is producing her sophomore short script Out of It – a comedy about secrets that come out in a post-dental-surgery come-down – and wrapping up the highly anticipated second season of Gal Pals, slated to premiere this summer.
Katy is represented by Anonymous Content in Los Angeles.