Kaitlin Hopkins

Actor, Film actor

1964 –


Who is Kaitlin Hopkins?

Kaitlin Hopkins is an American stage, screen, and television actress, the daughter of actress Shirley Knight and stage producer/director Gene Persson.

Born in New York City, Hopkins was raised in London by her mother and stepfather John Hopkins, but returned to New York at the age of twelve. The following year she began her career in a summer stock production of The Children's Hour starring her mother and Joanne Woodward. She attended the musical theater program at Carnegie Mellon University and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Hopkins' first television credit was an appearance on the soap opera One Life to Live, followed by a regular role on Another World. In 1993, she moved to Los Angeles, where she joined The Matrix Theatre Company. She spent weekends singing at The Pink in Santa Monica, and later performed at The Cinegrill, The Gardina, and At My Place. During this period, her television credits included Beverly Hills, 90210, Murder, She Wrote, The Practice, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spin City and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

In 1994, Hopkins was cast in the rock opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky by Peter Sellars. She spent the next year traveling the world with the production, performing in Paris, Hamburg, Helsinki, Montreal, and at the Edinburgh Festival, among other locales.

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Feb 1, 1964
New York City
Also known as
  • Kaitlin Persson
  • United States of America
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Lived in
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013


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