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Who is Catherine Tate?
Catherine Jane Ford, professionally recognized as Catherine Tate, is an incredibly talented English actress, comedian, as well as a novelist. Following her work on the BBC sketch comedy series ‘The Catherine Tate Show’ (2004–2007), she was nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTAs.
Most recently, the character of Lauren Cooper was resurrected by Tate in a skit for ‘The Big Night’ in 2022, where she was remotely schooled by an instructor played by David Tennant. Besides, she is rumored to have a summer wedding this year with her fiancé Jeff Gutheim.
Profile of Catherine Tate
|Full Name||Catherine Jane Ford|
|Popular As||Catherine Tate|
|Birthdate||12th May, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Bloomsbury, London , UK|
|Profession||TV Actress, Comedian & Writer|
|Race / Ethnicity||White|
|Institution||Central School of Speech and Drama & Sylvia Young Theatre School|
|Age||54 Years Old|
|Height||5’6” (170 cm)|
|Parents||Josephine Ford (Mother)|
|Partner||Twig Clark (2002–2011) & Jeff Gutheim (Engaged 2019–present)|
|Children||Erin Johanna Clark|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
Catherine Tate is a well-established multitalented actress, comedian, and writer from England. As a matter of fact, she has won multiple honors for her position as the star of The Catherine Tate Show, and she also played the Doctor’s companion in the fourth series of the ‘Doctor Who’ franchise.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Catherine Tate was born as Catherine Jane Ford on 12th May, 1968, in Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom and was raised in the Brunswick Centre, a borough in southeast Boston. As of 2022, she is 54 years old. Particularly, Tate was born to a florist’s mother, Josephine Ford whereas her father abandoned her family before she was born, thus she never met him. Accordingly, her mother, grandmother, and godparents raised her in a predominantly female-dominated household. Unfortunately, as a youngster, she struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
In regards to her educational background, Tate studied at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Holborn and Notre Dame High School in Southwark, a ladies’ convent secondary school during her formative years. In the later years, Tate realized she wanted to be a professional actress by the time she was a teenager, and after her secondary school’s sixth form was abolished, she was moved to a boys’ Roman Catholic school, Salesian College in Battersea, at the age of 16 since it offered the requisite drama facilities.
However, Catherine dropped out of school before completing her A-levels. She subsequently applied to the Central School of Speech and Drama for four years, finally getting in on her fourth attempt. Likewise, she studied there for three years and earned a bachelor’s degree during that period. Initially, Tate attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School before being accepted, but departed after a week claiming that I t was a tremendously competitive environment”. In addition, she also performed with the National Youth Theatre.
Catherine Tate’s Professional Career
Catherine Tate started her professional career as a young actress in television acting on dramas such as The Bill and London’s Burning.
Eventually, Tate portrayed the character of Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special and later reprised the character as the Tenth Doctor’s regular companion for the fourth season in 2008. Additionally, Tate voiced ‘Magica De Spell’ in the animated series “DuckTales” (2017–2021). She also portrayed Miss Sarah Postern in the BBC One sitcom Big School (2013–2014). Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution (2007), Gulliver’s Travels (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), and SuperBob (2015) are among Tate’s cinematic credits.
Nonetheless, Catherine played Nellie Bertram in the US version of The Office from 2011 through the end of the show’s run. Following her success in the TV and entertainment, she later appeared in Lee Mack’s New Bits, which was nominated for a Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2000. Moreover, in 2002 she was featured in as well as she co-wrote “Hard Cell”, a Netflix original comedy series.
Given the success of The Catherine Tate Show, Tate was cast as Donna Noble in a Doctor Who Christmas special in 2006, and she later repeated her role as the Doctor’s companion in the fourth series in 2008.
Besides, “Catherine Tate’s Nan” (2009–2015), a BBC One comedy series, and its film adaptation, “The Nan Movie”, were both based on her character as Joanie Taylor (aka “Nan”) in The Catherine Tate Show (2022). Further, Tate later acknowledged that she would reprise her role as Donna Noble for the 60th anniversary special of ‘Doctor Who’.
Catherine’s Career in Comedy
In parallel to her acting career, Catherine Tate began performing stand-up comedy in 1996 and has been on shows including The Harry Hill Show and That Peter Kay Thing. In addition, Tate played Kate in the unaired pilot episode of the sitcom ‘Not Going Out’, and also starred in ‘Barking’, a late-night sketch show on Channel 4 that premiered in 1998. Apparently, Tate was involved in creating as well as script writing of the show. In the meantime, the show starred David Walliams, Peter Kay, and Mackenzie Crook.
Despite her skillful works, Tate didn’t secure positions in Big Train or Attention Scum until 2001, when she returned to the festival with a sold-out one-woman performance. Later on, after witnessing Catherine Tate at Edinburgh, Wild West cast her as Angela.
Honors & Achievements
Catherine Tate is recognized as the multitalented persona and has been granted with numerous recognitions as well as allocates. Besides, she has also been nominated for an International Emmy Award and four BAFTA Honors for her work on the sketch comedy series ‘The Catherine Tate Show’, for which she has won multiple awards.
Tate’s Personal-life & Relationships
Catherine Tate was formerly married to Twig Clark, a stage manager from 2002 to 2011. in addition, the now separated couple share a daughter Johanna Clark who was born in January 2003 at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
After her split with Twig Clark, Tate was allegedly rumored with Take That star Jason Orange. Thereafter, Catherine was romantically involved with presenter Adrian Chiles which apparently ceased in December 2013.
Based on several sources, Tate is currently engaged to Jeff Gutheim, an American screenwriter and divorced father of three. Moreover, it is also rumored that the couple is planning a summer wedding. Their relationship began after Jeff’s 19-year marriage to Tracey ended. Catherine, meanwhile, came to the United States in 2011 after landing a job in the American version of The Office, though she still resides in London.
Tate is a gorgeous woman of moderate height, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall (170 cm). In addition, she weighs around 175 pounds (79 kgs). Meanwhile, her hair is red, and her eyes are green.
Social Media Handles of Catherine Tate
Despite her tremendous fanbase and notoriety in the entertainment world, Tate prefers to keep her personal life hidden from the public sphere. As a result, she is not accessible on any social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Net Worth of Catherine Tate
Tate has steadily worked in the entertainment industry for a long period. In these years, she has amassed a significant fortune through the revenues of her profession as an English actress, comedian, as well as a writer. As of 2022, Tate’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.