Born on July 17, 1978 as Katharine Payne Towne in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, she is an American actress. She is also known by her nicknames Skip and Kate. She is a 5’7” tall sexy actress. She is best known for her performances in Mulholland Drive (2001), Evolution (2001) and What Lies Beneath (2000).
She had been married to Charlie Hunnam from 25 July 1999-2002 when they divorced. She had met her former husband Charlie Hunnam in the year 1999 while she was attending an audition for Dawson’s Creek. They dated only for three weeks before marrying. She is the daughter of famous screenwriter Robert Towne and Julie Payne, Grand-daughter of actors John Payne and Anne Shirley.
She is the ex-stepdaughter of Gloria DeHaven and Adrian Scott.
She also happens to be the step-granddaughter of Charles Lederer and a cousin of Holly Payne.