Moennig as Shane McCutcheon
|Born||Katherine Sian Moennig
December 29, 1977
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Other names||Kate Moennig|
|Relatives||Blythe Danner (aunt)
Gwyneth Paltrow (cousin)
Jake Paltrow (cousin)
My best friend growing up really put the bug in my ear about acting. We created this one hour-and-a-half improv play when we were 10 or 11 and performed it at the library. We just played off each other so well and had the best time doing it and the funniest part was, we wound up having packed houses, other people loved it too.
Stage is about imperfections and working with them, whether it be from you or the audience.
I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner. I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone. She enjoys it. I can relate to that.
My biggest challenge is trust, and really believing that trust, in letting things just happen personally and professionally and trust with myself. But I'm getting better at it.
What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you're not hovering or censoring yourself, you're just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person.
I like stories that are not normal, everyday lives. I don't personally seek them out, but they find me.
I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all-boys school, so we'd get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing.
I'm not thrilled that I have a tramp stamp. When you see people bend over in their really low-cut jeans, I'm like, 'Oh… that's what I have.'
I went to this tattoo parlor in the East Village and I got an outline of a violin on my lower back. They call them tramp stamps now.