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. She also gained international attention for her starring role in Nicolas Sparks’ first television effort, the Civil War drama “Deliverance Creek” on Lifetime TV.

You can currently watch Katherine on season 2 of "Queen of the South" on USA Network, in the recurring role of DEA Special Agent in Charge Caryn Truesdale. She recurrs in the upcoming National Geographic miniseries, "The Long Road Home", based on the best selling book, retelling the story of an Army deployment in Iraq, premiering November 7, 2017.

Katherine started her acting pursuits in theater, and was a state and national campion in high school forensics & poetry reading, 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 tomboy with an edge. more on IMDb