Born in England and raised in Australia.
CONNOR (Kate) has steadily built an impressive body of work
that has garnered attention from some of the industry's most influential
filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg and John Woo. She has starred alongside
Jude Law in Spielberg's futuristic drama, "A.I.: Artificial
Intelligence" and in Woo's WWII film, "Windtalkers," opposite
Currently, she is filming "The Lazarus Child,"
written by Ronald Bass and co-starring Andy Garcia and Angela Bassett.
O'Connoi"s other film credits include "The
Importance of Being Earnest" with Reese Witherspoon and Cohn Firth,
"Bedazzled" with Brendan Fraser and "Mansfield Park," in
which she had the principal role as Fanny Price, one of Jane Austen's
classically, socially-repressed and independent-spirited heroines. Notably, she
has received critical praise for her roles in "Kiss or Kill," a crime
thriller directed by Bill Bennett, and in "Love and Other
On the small screen, O'Connor has received a Golden Globe
nomination for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries for PBS' highly acclaimed "Madame
Bovary." In Australia for
the TV movie "Halifax," her starring role was lauded by critics. This
year, she completed filming the historical drama about strong-willed American
suffragettes called Iron-Jawed Angels," with Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston
and Patrick Dempsey.
O'Connor currently resides in London.
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