In a relatively short time, Katherine Ryan – a Canadian born actress, television personality, comedian, presenter, and writer, has achieved an outstanding level of success in her comedy career. She was brought to the limelight through BBC’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2013 where she finished in the fourth position. Since then, she has gone on to build a pretty impressive and enviable career as a humor merchant. But there is more to her.
Who is Katherine Ryan?
Katherine Louise Ryan was born on the 30th of June 1983 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada where she grew up alongside two younger sisters. The trio spent a better part of their childhood in Cork on frequent visits to their grandparents. Katherine’s father, Finbar Ryan, is an Irish-immigrant to Canada who earns a living as an engineer and an architect. Her father owns an engineering company while her mother owns an IT consulting firm.
When she was 15 years old, her parents separated; and at 18, she went to The University of Toronto to study city planning. She took-up employment as a waitress at Hooters where she trained other waitresses but unfortunately got fired from the job. As an alternative form of personal entertainment, the emerging comedian took up open mic nights at her spare time and by the time she graduated, she had already developed a basic comedic routine.
Katherine made her professional debut on television with an appearance on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats which got other opportunities knocking at her door. Some of these other opportunities include a role in Channel 4’s popular sitcom, Campus.
Katherine was also was on BBC Two’s sitcom Episodes and was part of Don’t Sit in the Front Row with Jack Dee. She later became the presenter of Hair, replacing Steve Jones. The multi-talented entertainer is a resident of the United Kingdom and as a result, has made several appearances on British panel shows like Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You? Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and A League of Their Own. Katherine Ryan has also appeared in Have I Got News for You, Safeword as well as Just a Minute.
The stand-up comedian possesses all it takes to impress an audience which became very apparent when she was on BBC’s Live at the Apollo in her capacity as a lead act and as a feature act. She has also performed at Yuk Yuk’s ventures all over Canada, at world famous comedy clubs in Los Angeles, in clubs all over England and on the Last Comic Standing of the NBC. Netflix released Katherine Ryan: In Trouble, in February 2017 featuring a live stand-up performance she did in the United Kingdom.
The popular actress and television presenter has a successful professional life, Katherine has earned both fame and name in standup comedy as well as in acting. Her hard work and dedication are reflected in her net worth which is believed to be $1 million.
Does She Have a Husband or Boyfriend and Who is Her Daughter?
As opposed to her career, Katherine’s love life did not take a successful path. From all indications, Katherine Ryan is single, but she likes to keep her love life away from prying eyes. She was in a relationship in the past which failed because of infidelity, after the actress found a naked selfie of a girl in her ex-boyfriend’s phone, and had to break-up with him after that. However, before the breakup, the couple already had a daughter named Violet who was born in the year 2010. The actress currently resides at Crouch End, London with her daughter.
After the birth of her daughter, barely 21 days after giving birth, she resumed work with her tot on stage to do a stand-up performance.
Katherine Ryan made an announcement at the first season of the sixth episode of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle that she is in a relationship with one of the contestants Alex Edelman who is a fellow comedian. The pair have allegedly been on and off for over three years. Katherine admitted that they don’t see each other nearly enough due to the fact that Alex lives in Los Angeles.
Who is Her Sister?
As previously mentioned, Katherine has two younger sisters; however, there is limited information available about the sisters online. Nonetheless, it is known that her sisters are named Joanna and Kerrie. Kerrie is currently a Medical Aesthetician while Joanna is known to reside in Kelowna, Canada.