Catherine Kaine is an American actor, film-maker and activist in Los Angeles. She performs in digital shorts such as "The Paperclip" which is featured on WHOHAHA with Laughtivism Diversity along with other well known Youtube channels. She can be seen live on the main stage at iO West for the often SOLD OUT LaughtivismLA Diversity sketch and variety show once every six weeks on Sunday night at 10:30PM. She is a performer, director, and producer of LaughtivismLA, which toured six cities, fall of 2016. She is the Director of Diversity Outreach and co-founder of the inclusion shows at iO West. Kaine performs sketch and improv shows at theaters such as iO West, The Clubhouse, Impro Theatre, and Rogue Improv. Her work has been featured at multiple film festivals. She recently finished filming a lead role in a pilot and feature in February and March. She stars in I Do which releases in July 2017.
Previously, she founded, produced and hosted a live-streaming improv show called Hi Mom! Improv at Absolute Live Studios and co-produced We Call Her Yolanda, a documentary about Typhoon Yolanda directed by Anthony Bari. Her comedic short film, Double Date was accepted into the LAAPFF in 2015.
Kaine was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley as an only child. She grew up in a rough neighborhood, where performance, activism and art were her most cherished forms of escape. She worked her way up to VP of business development at an advertisement company before she left this position in 2014 to pursue acting and activism full-time. When she is not creating, she is volunteering her time at CSH Speak Up!
Catherine discovered her passion for storytelling and performance through her imaginary siblings and her family who immigrated to the USA, "Life of Pi" style.