Profile: Kate Siegel

If you watch horror or thriller movies to any extent, there is a good chance you’ve seen Kate Siegel doing her thang on the big screen. The first time I watched something featuring her work was when I watched ‘Hush’, which is a phenomenal thriller, and I’ve been seeing her much more as of late in a lot of the creepy shows and films I’ve been viewing. She appears in ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’, and she happens to be in the series I am currently watching, ‘Midnight Mass’.

Her reasoning for appearing in such an array of this genre of media production? It helps she’s married to Mike Flanagan, a filmmaker, who produced all of the works I mentioned above, in addition to ‘Oculus’, ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ and ‘Gerald’s Game’, which she also appeared in.

Kate Gordon Siegelbaum (born 1982), known professionally as Kate Siegel (/ˈsiːɡəl/), is an American actress and screenwriter,” her Wikipedia Page explains. “Siegel was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland, and graduated from Syracuse University in 2004.[1] Siegel is Jewish.[2][3][4] Siegel said in 2008 she was bisexual.[5] She married director Mike Flanagan in early 2016.[6] They have two children: a son, Cody, and a daughter, Theodora, named after Siegel’s character in The Haunting of Hill House. She is stepmother to Flanagan’s eldest son from a previous relationship.[7][8]

There is a belief in Hollywood that certain actors and actresses are only able to perform in specific roles and genres. Arguably, one could say this about Siegel seeing as she hasn’t strayed much from the horror/thriller genre, but I don’t believe this to be the case. Perhaps she does her best work in these sorts of roles, but because I’ve seen quite a bit of her work, I think this woman could shine in just about any role she takes on. She is a great actress, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing her play so many different characters in my own preferred genre of film and television.

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