Katy got her start as an actress at a very young age doing school plays and singing in the church choir. In middle school she asked her parents to audition for her first play and it was instant love. Early performing included a lot of musical theatre highlights include Anything Goes! and Cabaret. The 1996, her voice carried her to her first Olympic event, the Opening Ceremonies of the Games in Atlanta. Her early successes helped pave the way for her decision to persue acting as a career.
Upon graduating with Departmental Honors from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, Katy was offered an internship at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The theatre community as a whole has been incredibly supportive of Katy's desire of being more than just a performer with a disability.
Some of her favorite stage credits include: the title character in HEDDA GABLER, A CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN (Northlight Theatre), THE LONG RED ROAD (Goodman Theatre), WONDER OF THE WORLD (Timberlake Playhouse), A PIECE OF MY HEART (LA New Court) and most recently the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning play COST OF LIVING (Williamstown Theatre Festival - Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination and Critic's Choice Selection Best Female Performance 2016, Manhattan Theatre Club - NY Times Critic's Pick and Best Shows of 2017, Nominations for Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award).
Katy has appeared in numerous television shows and independent films including the award winning documentary, WALK ON. Katy has been seen on NBC’s MY NAME IS EARL and their pilot I'M WITH STUPID, ABC’s LAST MAN STANDING with Tim Allen, FX’s comedy LEGIT and CBS’ hit NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, among others.