Actress for Human Rights: Katherine Wallace
Katherine Wallace is an extraordinary actor whose accomplishments over the years have led to mind-blowing performances in numerous prolific works at the highest caliber of artistry in film, television and theater. Her acting career has included a sensational array of projects addressing human rights and social justice issues, in collaboration with award-winning and acclaimed artists, and on platforms reaching millions of people. She has also achieved astounding success in a vast range of genres, proving her as a oneof-a-kind and incredibly versatile character actor. Her capacity for using the screen and stage as a platform for bringing awareness, inspiring hope and connection, and encouraging change is completely unmatched.
In only the beginning of 2016, she is already set to appear on screen in three vastly different projects. She can be seen in the upcoming music video and PSA, ‘One In A Million’, created to bring awareness to domestic violence and abuse, for the new song co-written by Grammy Award winner Danny Weinkauf and Emmy Award winner Suzanne Luna. The music video is also produced by Emmy Award nominee Johanna Stein, and was directed by Suzanne Luna. She can also be seen in two feature films of iconic genres. She plays the bloodcurdlingly terrifying role of Claire in the upcoming horror feature film Gehenna: Where Death Lives, directed by veteran Hollywood special effects master Hiroshi Katagiri; and the deeply impactful role of Agnes in the upcoming thriller feature film False Memory Syndrome, opposite Jordan Hinson (ABC Family’s Kevin From Work).
She has already proved her phenomenal and vital contribution to projects addressing human rights and social issues in film, television and theater at the highest level. She performed in the anti-bullying performance of “Really Don’t Care” to over 2.5 million people at the Teen Choice Awards, alongside internationally acclaimed performer and philanthropist Demi Lovato in 2014. Her most notable works also include the lead role in the world premiere in a 900-seat Broadway-equivalent theater, of the ethnodrama “Call This Number”, which earned critical acclaim in The Los Angeles Times, OC Weekly and the OC Register, the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Shakespeare Benefit, the feminist play “Vinegar Tom,” directed by award-winning director Kathy Gail MacGowan, and the original physical theatre piece about gun violence, “Overload”. One of her first successes was a pivotal role in, “Late Tuesday,” a cinematically beautiful and disturbing film that sought to expose the prevalence of rape and violence against young women.
Most recently, she performed with the company Levitere in Eve Ensler’s “One Billion Rising,” alongside award-winning actress Mercy Malick, speakers Frances Fisher, Sufe Bradshaw, Gethin Anthony, Don Most, G. Hannelius, and Akil I LuQman, and the international flash mob dance choreographed by Debbie Allen. One Billion Rising drew audiences around the globe and is recognized as the largest mass action in history to combat violence against women. Training: The Stella Adler Studio, NYC.