|Born||Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe
July 5, 1965 
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Terry Kinney (m. 1993; div. 2006)|
My heart grows every day through struggling and love of my kids. It helps balance everything else – the work and the world. It helps keep me grounded and in perspective of what is really meaningful to me.
Being on a major network television show is like long-distance running: You have to pace yourself and maintain your energy level and your morale. There's the role you're playing on the show, and there's also your behind-the-scenes responsibility to the crew, the guest actors and the fans – not to mention your own life as a mom.
I think that I have never had the confidence to really aggressively get behind myself, and so what I do tends to be – I don't want to say 'sheepish,' but there is a sheepish quality to my ability to toot my own horn. I'm very Midwestern in that way. So I just do what I like to do, and what I think I do well is not very loud, necessarily.
'Yosemite' opened doors for me in the New York theater community in amazing ways. There's a whole world of fearless young theater makers here who put shows together on a shoestring budget and with gigantic hearts.
After 'Oz,' I've learned how to check out and not let that stuff get in.
I forgot how scary plays are. The audience is so much a part of the night – I know that a lot of it is trying to shut that out and just do your own thing.