From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kathleen Bird York is an actress, screenwriter and Oscar nominated songwriter-recording artist. As a screenwriter, York has written projects for John Wells Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount and has just completed a one hour pilot for Fox Television Studios. She is a recent alumni of the prestigious Showrunners Training Program facilitated by the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. York achieved global recognition with her song In the Deep, (co-written with Michael Becker) which appears on her album Wicked Little High and was written for the 2004 film Crash. In the Deep was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song with York performing the song live at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. Her self titled debut record was released in February 1999. As an actress, York has starred in over a hundred film and television projects. York starred as a young Naomi Judd in Love Can Build a Bridge, the four hour NBC miniseries about Judds life (the second highest rated event on NBC that year). Other credits include six seasons of the multi Emmy Award winning series The West Wing as Andrea Wyatt, Northern Lights with Diane Keaton, Cold Feet with Tom Waits, A Season In Purgatory opposite Patrick Dempsey, Nightjohn opposite Beau Bridges, and Oscar winner Crash. Independent film credits include Cries of Silence, The Big Day, Ball Dont Lie. York was a series regular in the ABC series Vengeance Unlimited as well as Aarons Way for NBC.