There are quite a few reasons why Katherine Pine would be a notable name in the media. First, she had a brief acting career of her own, then she is often confused with another acting star, Katharine Heigl and lastly, she is the older sister of Hollywood heartthrob Chris Pine, who is also an acting sensation.
For all her connections to resident members of the American acting industry, Katherine Pine’s acting career was short-lived and today, her profession exists far away from acting – in the medicine and counselling field. she apparently found her forte and is making the most of the opportunity. We have compiled everything you need to know about Katherine Pine’s early years here, including five facts you need to know about her. Read on to learn more.
Who Exactly is Katherine Pine?
Considering Chris Pine only tends to make the news when he is in a movie or TV show, fans can be forgiven for knowing very little about his personal life, particularly the existence of an older sister who was briefly a member of the acting industry. Katherine Pine was born on the 24th of September 1972 in Los Angeles, California, to parents Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford. She was named Katherine Gwynne Pine at birth but mostly goes by Katie.
Not much is known about her background, particularly her education history but while growing up, she tried her hands on acting. She has three credits to her name and they all came within one year, with her first coming via a voice appearance in the video game, Heavy Gear.
Her on-screen roles were in the show, Love Boat: The Next Wave as Rhonda and in the TV movie, CHiPs ’99 where she played the character, Tina. However, though she has the good looks for the profession, acting is not her strong suit after all.
Unlike her younger brother, Chris Pine, who went on to build a successful career as an actor, after making her appearance in the aforementioned TV movie, she decided to leave the world of show business and join the medical profession, working as a psychotherapist in California.
As a therapist, Katherine Pine specializes in the marriage and family department, treating depression, relationship issues, and anxiety. She reportedly got her career in the field started in 2005 and has been working in that capacity ever since.
Five Interesting Facts To Know About Her
1. She comes from a family of actors
The acting gene is not just something Katherine Pine shares with her brother, Chris only but also her entire family. The profession has been in the family for longer than most people know. Starting from her maternal grandparents, the Pine family has a deep history as actors and actresses in Hollywood. Her grandfather is Max M. Gilford who was an actor, a producer and was also the President of the Hollywood Bar Association. Her grandmother Anne Gwynne, with whom she shares her middle name, was also an actress and starred in projects like House of Frankenstein, Ride ‘Em Cowboy, Public Prosecutor.
Her connection to the acting industry didn’t stop with her grandparents but also includes her parents, Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford who were both Hollywood actors. Her father appeared in projects like CHiPs while her mother spent a decade in the industry between the 70s and the 80s.
Notably, Katherine seems to be following in the footsteps of her mother who left the acting industry and went on to become a psychotherapist. Acting seemingly doesn’t give them the satisfaction and fulfilment they desire in a career.
2. She has a significant net worth
Everyone knows successful actors/actresses are very wealthy people and even though that is not something Katherine Pine shares, she has done quite well for herself through her career as a psychotherapist. She has reportedly grown and amassed a net worth of $500,000 through the career which is not a small feat.
There is no doubt that her career in the entertainment industry contributed to her fortune but her current career seems to be going pretty well and she seems happy doing what she loves.
3. Pine is often confused with Katherine Heigl
Although she is no longer a working actress, she still often gets confused with someone who is, Katharine Heigl because of their very similar facial and physical builds. While it does make for a fun trivia on a game night, both of them still have distinct features that set them apart.
Katherine Pine has deep golden-brown hair while her lookalike has blonde hair. And although it is difficult for the natural eye to notice, Pine is the taller woman, with a height of 5 feet 10 inches while Heigl has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. Nevertheless, both women share a lot in common, including a first name, as well as beauty and talent all balled into one.
4. She leads a very private life
When it comes to information about her personal life, such as details about her marital life or relationship history, Katherine has a similar philosophy to sharing such details with her brother who also bottles up his private life. it is unknown if she is married or single and only attends public events with her brother.
Her private lifestyle is probably influenced by her current profession as a therapist. It may have also influenced her decision to leave the showbiz industry where it is almost impossible to keep anything away from the prying eyes of the media and the general public. In any case, Pine is doing a good job keeping her personal affairs to herself.
5. Her brother has built a robust career in Hollywood
While the acting line has ended for Katherine, almost as soon as it started, her brother, Chris Pine, has carried the torch and continued to raise it up high since he made his debut onscreen appearance in 2003 on the show, ER. Since then, he has appeared in major productions like Blind Dating, Star Trek, This Means War, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Z for Zachariah and several others.
So far, Chris Pine has been nominated for more than thirty awards and won nine. His works spread across theatre, television, and film with more than fifty projects to his name