Katie Elizabeth Walder is the youngest of 5 children - 2 brothers and two sisters. She started acting at a young age in musicals and plays in school, and did some print work as a young teen in such magazines as Teen and YM. She went on to study theatre in college, and upon moving to NYC after graduation, started working professionally in theatre with notable Broadway directors such as Michael Grief (original director for Rent), Keith Reddin and Daniel Aukin. Katie soon moved to Los Angeles and quickly landed her recurring role on the 5th Season of Gilmore Girls (2000) as the quirky/tough/athletic college roommate of Rory, Janet Billings. She has been working steadily in film & TV steadily ever since.