Kathryn Joosten Biography

Published On May 09, 2016
Facts of Kathryn Joosten
Date of Birth: 1939 , December-20
Date of Death: 2012 , June-2
Birth Nation: United States
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Kathryn was married to George Joosten. George Joosten was a psychiatrist and together they had two children. As a loving spouse, they have also been parents twice and they got divorced in 1980. Besides this married life there is no any information about her love affairs and boyfriend.

Kathryn began her acting career after she dissolved her married life with her ex husband George Joosten. Before that she was a psychiatric nurse and pursued this career till she was in her early 40s. In 1987, she portrayed the role of a waitress in the YV series Sable. In 1995, she appeared in the TV series like Pointman, Family Matters, Picket Fences and Grace Under Fire. She got her rise in game after she began starring the role of Dolores Landingham in the TV series The West Wing. Her breakthrough role as an actress came in 2004 when she began portraying the role of Karen McCluskey in the TV series Desperate Housewives. She earned the lucrative amount of salary as an actress and her net worth was 1.5 million before her death.

Kathryn was diagnosed of lung cancer in the late 1990s and she underwent surgery in 2001. She was found dead on 2nd of June 2012 and the cause of her death was lung cancer.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

December 20 , 1939

Kathryn Joosten was born as Kathryn Rausch and she was also popular by the name Kathy. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America in the late 1930s to Dutch-German parents. She was an American.

Divorced with George Joosten

1980

Kathryn was married to George Joosten. George Joosten was a psychiatrist and together they had two children. As a loving spouse, they have also been parents twice and they got divorced in 1980. Besides this married life there is no any information about her love affairs and boyfriend.

Worked as a psychiatric nurse

1975

Kathryn began her acting career after she dissolved her married life with her ex husband George Joosten. Before that she was a psychiatric nurse and pursued this career till she was in her early 40s. 

Appeared in the television series, Sable

1987

She was active as an actress from her early 40s. In 1987, she portrayed the role of a waitress in the YV series Sable. In 1995, she appeared in the TV series like Pointman, Family Matters, Picket Fences and Grace Under Fire.

Appeared in the television series, Desperate Housewives

2004

Kathryn Joosten was an actress from United States and she was popular for her role in several TV series. She got her rise in game after she began starring the role of Dolores Landingham in the TV series The West Wing. Her breakthrough role as an actress came in 2004 when she began portraying the role of Karen McCluskey in the TV series Desperate Housewives.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2005

She was famous for starring the role of Karen McCluskey in the TV series Desperate Housewives. For this role she got her first nomination in Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005 and she won this award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Won Character and Morality in Entertainment Award

2005

For starring her role in Secret Santa, she got her first nomination in Character and Morality in Entertainment Award in 2005 and she won this award that year. She also got nominated in Online Film & Television Association that year. 

She died because of lung cancer

June 2 , 2012

Kathryn was diagnosed of lung cancer in the late 1990s and she underwent surgery in 2001. She was found dead on 2nd of June 2012 and the cause of her death was lung cancer. She fought lung cancer for more than a decade.