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Birth Name: Catherine Tate
Born May 12, 1968 in Bloomsbury, London, England, Catherine Ford was the daughter of a florist. She never knew her father. Always determined to become a performer, Tate was a class clown in high school and transferred to a boys' Catholic school because the one she was attending did not offer drama classes. She left school early to audition for the Central School of Speech and Drama, which counted legendary comediennes Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French among its graduates, and finally made it in on her fourth attempt. After graduation, she began making a string of television appearances and performing stand-up, eventually putting together a showcase at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival, which earne... Continue Bio >>
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