Katy Erin is an award winning actor and screenwriter.
She 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 drama club and marching band much too seriously, she moved to Austin to study filmmaking at the University of Texas before graduating and relocating to Los Angeles.
She has since appeared on television shows such as Showtime’s Shameless, where she was directed by Emmy winner William H Macy, and Wisdom of the Crowd on CBS, where she recurred alongside Natalia Tena and Jeremy Piven. She also starred as it-girl “Edison” in two seasons of the hit web series Gal Pals, which, among other accolades, was voted WhoHaha’s Favorite Web Series of 2018.
As a writer, Katy was most recently recognized as a second-rounder in the Austin Film Festival Script Competition with her space western titled Stuck. The short script also won first place at both OtherWorlds Austin and the Sci-Fi Screenplay Festival of Toronto. Previously, she made her playwriting debut with her dystopian comedy musical The Cure To Mortality, which received praise as being a “darkly comedic and thought provoking” and “life-affirming” show. Last year, she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in her first short film, the coming-out comedy Out Of It, which, after earning her and her co-star a nod for Best Acting Duo from the 2019 Independent Shorts Awards, continues to screen in film festivals across the country.
Upcoming, she stars in the Y2K-inspired feature film Millennium Bugs, as well as the highly anticipated third and final season of Gal Pals. She’ll also be directing her second short film, a time-traveling dark comedy titled Bootstrapped.
Katy is represented by Anonymous Content in Los Angeles.