About Kate Bauer
Raised on a fast road off the side of a middle-of-nowhere Kansas town & brought up in Catholic school...
If I hadn't forced my mother to move to DC when I turned fourteen I often wonder what mysteries would remain unsolved for me. I'm thankful to have experienced the culture shock of one of the most diverse public schools in the nation at the most formative time of my life.
At a young age I began traveling to workshops to become an actor. Since thirteen I have been overcome with dreams of the screen. With much of my childhood in solitude, I filled every quiet moment singing like the radio. I did all that was available to me in the realm of musical theater, acting, and modeling. One day I heard an ad for an open talent call where I met Aaron Jackson, a retired television actor. He became my acting coach and brought me to workshops and expos across the country.
After meeting my fair share of casting directors it became clear that my little brace face would find no room on the screen outside of a specific 'type' that I could never identify with. "The fat bully", "oversensitive shy girl", or "hilarious chubby chick"-- as the log line of my suggested roles. I tended to stick to comedy though secretly I knew I look beautiful when I cry as leading femmes do.
And cry I did all through high school except instead of totally debilitating myself I chose to distract myself with school work. What felt like isolation allowed me to take advantage of the manifold extracurriculars at my new public high school. One of these was IB Film Studies. An amazing teacher taught me that
I could write my own parts.
I can invent any role, and fill any role.
I graduated early from Emerson College after completing the Los Angeles program in 2018 with a Fine Arts degree in Visual Media and a management position in the Post-Production Facilities.
Fun fact: In college I lost fifty pounds the healthy way and maintained it. I then added another version of body dysmorphia to my long list of accumulated mental blocks. My journey to overcome them has led me to create fiction as a way to share my truth & accept my reality.