actress katherine willis

Actress Katherine Willis has built a career playing characters that are powerful, grounded and compelling. Kat is most commonly recognized for her work on NBC's "Friday Night Lights" where she played Joanne Street, the mother of paralyzed quarterback Jason Street.

Katherine recently grabbed attention for her starring role in Nicolas Sparks’ first television effort, the Civil War drama “Deliverance Creek” on Lifetime TV, and her recurring role on HBO’s “The Leftovers”.

Katherine started her acting pursuits in theater, and was a state and national campion in high school forensics, a division of speech and debate. She then studied Theater and Film at Brigham Young University.

Born on the South Pacific island of Tonga, and raised in rural Missouri on a 200 acre farm, Katherine considers herself a country girl with an edge. more on IMDb

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