Kate Jenkinson graduated from WAAPA in 2004 winning the Nigel Rideout Award. In 2005 Kate was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for her role as Julia in Zastrozzi for Black Swan Theatre Company. She was then a regular on the Channel 10 comedy series The Wedge from 2005 to 2007. Since then she has appeared on Thank God You’re Here, Canal Road, Forgotten Cities, Newstopia, Bogan Pride, Rush, Satisfaction, Tangle, Whatever Happened to that Guy?, Wilfred II, Lowdown and City Homicide. Kate also played lead roles in the hit series Killing Time and The Straits.
On stage Kate has appeared in Don Juan in Soho for MTC and Secret Bridesmaid’s Business (Kay & McLean Productions) and in 2010 played Elaine Robinson opposite Jerry Hall in The Graduate.
2012 saw Kate in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Agony Aunts and House Husbands. She also continued her roles on Offspring and Lowdown, and filmed Time of Our Lives for ABC as well as shooting the feature film Fatal Honeymoon directed by Nadia Tass. In 2013 and 2014 Kate continued her role in the fourth and fifth series of Offspring, shot a leading role in the feature film The Heckler and relocated to Los Angeles to film ABC/Warners’ Super Fun Night as core cast playing the role of Kendall. In 2015 Kate played the lead role of Bec/Maree in the ABC series Hiding and plays Carol in Shaun Micallef’s most recent comedy series The Ex-PM.
In 2016 Kate joined the cast of Wentworth playing Allie Novak.
Following the completion of season five of Wentworth Kate filmed a support role in the much anticipated Olivia Newton John biopic mini-series playing the Australian icon’s best friend Pat Carroll.