Holly Cate is an award-winning actor with over 20 years of experience in theatre, television and film. Holly played the deliciously evil Janice Maxwell on As The World Turns and will soon be seen as the loveably wacky Orly in the new series The Other F Word, premiering online in September 2016.
Holly’s theatre credits include: Broadway (An Ideal Husband, directed by Sir Peter Hall); leading roles in regional theatres across the country (Portland Stage, Asolo, Pioneer, American Stage Festival and more); and numerous New York theatre appearances, including Attractive Women on the Train, for which Holly was named Best Actress for the 2002 Turnip Theatre Festival.
Favorite roles include Mabel in An Ideal Husband, the Legendary Bitch Xanthara (a feisty but fading drag queen) in the world premier of the dance-theatre piece Caw, Prospero in a gender-bending Tempest, and the Woman in Judith/Dresses/Joe, a Beckett-Stein-Brecht mash-up that premiered at the Philly Fringe in 2010.
Holly has voiced characters on the Nikelodeon series Team Umizoomi and narrated several audio books. She has also appeared in numerous national and regional television commercials, including a long-running spot for The New York Times that was spoofed on Saturday Night Live and David Letterman and earned Holly the dubious distinction of being named the most annoying thing in New York City by Time Out NY in 2002.
In addition to performing, Holly directs and creates her own theatre, including HENRY, a three-play adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI tetralogy currently in development with the Lark Theater in New York and Muhlenberg College. In 2002, Holly created and directed The More You Look, an evening of short plays based on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, which had a sold-out run at Access Theater in New York and was featured in Physics World.
Holly has a B.A. in English History & Literature from Harvard and an MFA in Acting from Brandeis. Born in London and raised in Colorado, Holly now makes her home on the East Coast.