Birth Name: Katherine Moennig
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Born Katherine Sian Moennig in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 29, 1976, her career as an actress seemed a foregone conclusion; her mother was Broadway dancer Mary Zahn, her father a violin maker, and her aunt the acclaimed stage and screen actress Blythe Danner - making Gwyneth Paltrow her first cousin. The performing bug bit at the age of 10 after a role in a grade-school production of "Winnie the Pooh;" Moennig and a friend later wrote their own version of the story and performed it at the Free Library in Philadelphia. Though entry into the professional acting world might have been easy for her, Moennig concentrated on completing her high school studies At the age of 18, she made for New York Ci...