Making the fateful decision to dedicate her life to acting at the tender age of eight, young Katie Stuart began the long climb from her earliest performances with the Vancouver Youth Theater to appearing in such big-budget Hollywood fare as X2. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 22, 1985, it was in the third grade that Stuart became involved with the Vancouver Youth Theater. Subsequently receiving early coaching at Vancouver's Tarlington Training center, Stuart soon had an agent and began to gain experience in addition to her training. Early roles in such television series' as Poltergeist: The Legacy were soon to follow, and with her role in 1997's Masterminds, Stuart kicked off a career in features. Though Stuart would gain positive notice for her role in the 1996 miniseries Intensity, it was the following year that found the burgeoning actress experiencing breakout success in the wake of Canadian television's Summer of the Monkeys. Following up with appearances in the series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven and Stargate SG-1, Stuart next appeared in the BBC's The Magician's House (1999) and its sequel before taking on a challenging role as a pregnant teen in the made-for-television feature Too Young to Be a Dad. Her role as Shadowcat in X2 hinting at positive things to come, Stuart could next be found preparing for her role in the television adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time in 2003. Following A Wrinkle in Time, Stuart would to put her acting career on hold in favor of graduating from high school and continuing her education. Stuart enjoys partaking in athletics such as ice hockey and basketball in her spare time, and her hobbies include mountain biking and rock climbing.