Catherine Tate is an English comedian, actress, and writer. She was born as Catherin Ford to mother Josephine, a florist, on 12 May 1968. Catherine's father left her when she was very young and she was raised in a female-dominated environment. Tate's height is 5 feet and 5 inches. She was born under the sun sign Taurus. 49 years old Catherine has been active in the entertainment industry since 1991.
Catherine Tate attended St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Holborn, and Notre Dame High School, Southwark. She also attended Roman Catholic School, Salesian College, Battersea but never completed her A-levels. Tate joined Central School of Speech and Drama after her fourth attempt to enter the prestigious school where she studied for three years. Earlier Tate had joined Sylvia Young Theatre School, but after a week, she dropped out.
Catherine Tate started working in the entertainment industry when she was 23. Her first appearance on TV was in a guest role on the television sitcom Men Behaving Badly (1994). She is most renowned for her own sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show and as Donna Noble in popular Television series Doctor Who. Her other TV works are Big Train (1998-2002), Wild West (2002-2004), The Catherine Tate Show (2004-2007), Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution 2007 (was a TV film), Big School (2013-2014), and Catherine Tate's Nan (2014-2015).
She had her first movie role in Starter for 10 in 2006. The same year, she also appeared in two more movies: Sixty Six and Love and Other Disasters. Her other movies are Little Crackers (2010, short film), Gulliver's Travels (2010) and Monte Carlo (2011).
Catherine Tate has also been active in theatre since 1995. She started with a small role in The Way of the World from the Royal National Theatre. The following year, she played the role of Barmaid in The Prince's Play in the same theatre. She went on a UK tour portraying various characters for The Catherine Tate Show: Live in 2016.
Besides, she has also worked for radio. She has been the narrator for BBC Audio The Forever Trap (2008) and The Nemonite Invasion (2009). Likewise, she was also the guest DJ for BBC Radio 2 Jonathan Ross 2009-2010. Catherine also gave her voice to the character named Donna Noble in Doctor Who. She appeared in the television series for a total of 16 episodes from 2006-2010.
Tate has been nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTA Awards. In 2004, she won her first award, British Comedy Award- Best Comedy Newcomer for her comedy show. She has also received RTS Television Award (2006), British Comedy Award (2006), National Television Award (2007), TV Quick Award (2008), and Constellation Award (2009).
Catherine has not married any man so far, she has been linked with three men. Her first boyfriend was a stage manager Twig Clark. They dated from 2002-2011. Together they have a daughter named Erin Johanna Clark who was born in January 2003 from an emergency c-section.
She was also linked with singer Jason Orange for a short period from 2011-2012. Later, she also dated Adrian Chiles in 2012. Unfortunately, their relationship did not last long. She is reported to be single since 2012.
Talking about Catherine's earnings and salary, she earns a good sum. Her career as an actress has been a major influence on her net worth. If reports are to be believed, her net worth in 2018 is around $8 million.