About Katie Peabody

Katie Peabody is an Actor and Producer from Seattle, Washington.  She is passionate about telling stories she believes in and can be found acting and producing towards that goal.

Katie attended the University of Southern California and graduated from the School of Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting.  At USC, Katie was awarded the school’s two largest acting awards.  She was the female recipient of the James and Nancy Doolittle Award for Best Cumulative Theatrical Work from 2011-2015, a faculty awarded scholarship given to the acting student whose work over her four years at USC shows the greatest artistic accomplishment.  In 2014, Katie was awarded the Ruth and Albert McKinlay Award for the faculty selected Outstanding Performer of the Year.  Katie performed in many main-stage productions at USC, while studying acting for the stage, acting for the camera, producing, directing, and more. 

After graduating, Katie continues to live and work in Los Angeles.  She now works for Eleven Arts in Creative Development and has Associate Produced shows for ABC, SONY, and NHK Japan, as well as Produced films for the festival circuit.  She acts regularly and has appeared in the feature films, Lear’s Shadow, Eminence Hill, Straight On Till Morning, Krampus: Origins, the album videos, Blue Room, Dizzy and Evermore, the short films, Watermark (Best Actress at the Alternative Film Festival), See You Later, The Lake, Natural Disasters, Clean & Serene, and others.  She is a member of the California Shakespeare Company and performs regularly with E3W Productions.  Katie has been seen in live performances including: Creep LA: AWAKE, In Another Room (Los Angeles run and Overlook Film Festival run), The Game (Overlook Film Festival, 2019), A Piece of My Heart, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and Rose Queen.


The creation of stories is how we understand our history, our selves and our future.

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Winner Best Actress


Alternative Film Festival . 2019

Katie Peabody was awarded Best Actress at the Alternative Film Festival for her performance in Watermark.

Best Actress Nomination


Rendezvous Film Festival +

Southern States Indie FanFilmFest


Katie Peabody was nominated for Best Actress in a short film at the Rendezvous Film Festival and Best Actress in a Feature/Featurette at the Southern States Indie FanFilmFest for her performance in Watermark.



Best Cumulative Theatrical Work

James + Nancy Doolittle Award


This scholarship is given to two acting students in the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dramatic Arts whose work over the last 4 years of school shows the greatest artistic accomplishment. The funds go toward encouraging these two students to go out into the theater world and begin their careers.

Outstanding Performer of the Year

Ruth + Albert McKinlay Award

USC . 2014

This scholarship is awarded to the USC School of Dramatic Arts student who performed the faculty selected "Best Performance of the Year."  



Watermark - Multiple festival screenings and awards

Lead Actress in Watermark 

. Alternative Film Festival - Winner - Best Actress

. Southern States Indie FanFilmFest - Nominated - Best Actress in Feature/Featurette, Best Featurette, Best Featurette Director, Best Cinematography

. Rendezvous Film Festival - Winner - Best Statement Film, Nominated - Best Actress, Best Short, Best Director

. Atman Award for Diversity - Nominated

. Around International Film Festival, Berlin, November - Winner - Best Cinematography

. Borrego Springs Film Festival

. Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

. Vegas Cinefest International Film Festival

. LA Women in Film Festival

. REEL Recovery Film Festival in LA and NYC

. Summer in the South Film Festival


Blue Room - Best Musical Short 

Independent Filmmakers Showcase

IFS Film Fest . Los Angeles

Lead Actress in Blue Room - the short film awarded Best Musical Short at IFS Film Fest, 2017.  The film screened at Pacific's The Grove Stadium 14.

Lear's Shadow - Pasadena Film Festival

Lear's Shadow premiered in Los Angeles at the Laemmle 7 in Pasadena, March 2018 at the Pasadena International Film Festival.

Nominated for:

Best Feature . Best Director . Best Actor


Fred Cross . Best Actor