With her pretty blonde tresses and million-dollar smile, American actress Kaitlin Doubleday seemed a natural for on-camera talent, and launched her acting career during her late teens. Doubleday made a highly auspicious feature film debut as Joanna, one of the many (many) beautiful girls bedecking the cast of Steven Spielberg's Frank Abagnale biopic Catch Me if You Can. A romantic lead in Ryan Shiraki's gender-bending teen comedy Freshman Orientation followed, but marked something of a step backward, receiving as it did extremely limited theatrical distribution and a long-delayed U.S. video release. In 2005 and 2006, respectively, the actress essayed supporting parts in the workplace comedy Waiting and the teen comedy Accepted. She also signed for a very brief turn in Jake Kasdan's media satire The TV Set (2006), starring David Duchovny, and portrayed the romantic lead in the short-lived 2007 sitcom Cavemen, ostensibly a pointed commentary about race relations based on the famous Geico commercials. Though that show folded fairly quickly, Doubleday continued to work extensively in television, with guest spots on shows like Bones and CSI. Her next series regular role proved to be a smash, starring in the hit series Empire, playing Rhonda, the wife of eldest son Andre.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Was discovered by an agent while performing in a musical in high school.
- Made her acting debut in 2002 in an episode of Without a Trace.
- Made her feature film debut in Catch Me if You Can in 2002.
- Starred in the L.A. premiere of Nicholas Kazan's play A Good Soldier in 2005.