While everybody seems to be craving fame, it will shock you to know that some famous people are giving up their stardom and are not tempted to search for it no matter the reason. An example of such stars is Katie Wright. Once regarded as one of the fastest-rising stars, Katie rose up the film ranks after starring in Idle Hands and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. But acting wasn’t just what she wanted for herself. She made the move to leave the limelight in the late 1990s to find her true passion – family therapy. Her last role was in the 2001 short film The Good Thing and since then, she has not returned to the spotlight. Here are some facts about the American actress.
Katie Wright Bio
Katie Wright has her birthdate recorded as 25th of December 1971. She was born Kathryn Wright to parents Scott Wright, a medical practitioner, and Mary Wright. Her birthplace is Kansas City Missouri but her family lived in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
The retired actress graduated from Harriton High School in 1990. Instead of going to college, she opted for training on directing and screenwriting which would help her build a career in acting.
In 1993, shortly after she finished her theatre training, Katie made a minor appearance in two episodes of the ABC series The Wonder Years as Jane. At the end of the brief stint, she nabbed a role as Groupie in the high-budget comedy It’s Pat. That same year, she played in the first season of Harts of the West, a CBS series.
Over the next six years, Katie spent time appearing in more than twenty TV shows and movies. Among her best-known lead performances are When Friendship kills, Abduction of Innocence, and A Friend’s Betrayal.
Her other regular yet remarkable performances were on the soap operas, Malibu Shores – which was shortlived and the Megahit Melrose Place.
Another notable performance by the talented actress in 1997 was in Detention: The Siege at Johnson High. In the movie which was based on the heartbreaking Lindhurst High School gun attack, Katie who portrayed Samantha Eckert was among the survivors of the sad event. Though she wasn’t among the biggest stars, Katie got to work with some Hollywood big names including Jessica Alba, Seth Green, and Devon Sawa in the film Idle Hands where she portrayed Tanya.
After performing in a number of films including The Sculptress, Katie Wright bowed out of the film scene to become a family therapist. Her last movie before her retirement was in the 2001 short film The Good Thing. Seemingly, Katie left acting almost empty-handed, without much notable award nominations or wins. The only award that she got to receive was the Best Actress Award for amazingly portraying Corinne Corey Wells in the 1998 comedy film Hairshirt.
Katie holds this award given to her at the 2000 Slamdunk Film Festival dear in her heart, mostly because she didn’t just star in it with elegance but also got to co-write and co-produce the film.
Katie Wright’s Son & Siblings
Details of Katie’s siblings and family are scanty but it is known that she is the younger half-sister of Jack Noseworthy, her fellow actor in the 1999 horror-comedy film Idle Hands. As hard as it is to believe, Katie was never aware of this relationship until they met during the filming of the movie. Jack was born on December 21, 1969, making him 2 years older. He is best known for his roles in Killing Kennedy and Event Horizon.
Katie’s retirement from acting didn’t stop her from mingling with people in the spotlight. She married actor and director Hank Azaria six years after she dumped her career in acting. Azaria is best known for his voice performance in Simpsons. Together, they have a son who was born on June 6, 2009.
Katie Wright stands at 5′ 7″ tall. Her other body measurements, including her height and weight, are not known but it is evident that she is in good shape.
Career As A Family Therapist
Katie Wright’s new career as a family therapist takes her to places. At one time, she had to relocate to Rome, Italy. Currently, she and her family live in New York.
Katie Wright’s income is not known and even information pertaining to her salary before she retired from acting remains scarce. In that sense, her net worth is not known. But her husband has a net worth estimated at $70 million.
Her Husband Supports Her Career Choice
Family therapy could’ve been what Katie Wright and her husband shared in common as the actor once revealed that he would have become a therapist, had he not moved towards acting – a revelation that he supports Katie’s career choice.