What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ? Net Worth

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At the age of 18, Katherine moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She began her career appearing in several commercials and campaigns including the Our Lady Peace video entitled “Is Anybody Home?” She also worked for Fleet Bank as well as the Hurricane Katrina Red Cross campaign. Afterwards, she became a presenter at the 17th annual GLAAD awards, and then landed her first major role in the television series “Young Americans”, a spin-off from the series “Dawson’s Creek”, in which she played Jake Pratt. Soon, more opportunities would open up for Katherine to help increase her net worth including – as she is lesbian – more such roles, and was cast in the role of Shane McCutcheon for “The L Word”, in “Everybody’s Fine”, “Art School Confidential” and “Ray Donovan”. She also started to do transgender roles, including in “Boys Don’t Cry” as Brandon Teena. She also played a transgender woman in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

In 2006, Moennig then appeared as a part of the production of “Guardians” in her off-Broadway debut, which would be a part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won the Fringe First Award. The following year, she became a part of the documentary entitled “My Address: A Look at Gay Youth Homelessness” which revealed the tribulations of homeless gay youth. In 2009, she was cast in the television series “Three Rivers”, however the series was removed from the schedule of CBS, and there was no plans for it to return. She then appeared in an episode of “This Just Out”, so adding steadily to her net worth.

In 2013, Moennig became an ambassador for the clothing brand Wildfang which focuses on clothing for tomboys; she appeared in the launch video and also designed limited edition boots. Around the same time she was cast in the series “Ray Donovan”, playing the role of the assistant Lena. One of her latest projects is the audiobook “The Late Show”. All of these opportunities increased her net worth further.

For her personal life, it is known that Katherine had a relationship with Holly Miranda from 2008 to 2013, and then dated actress Evan Rachel Wood in 2014. Her mother was a Broadway dancer and her half-sister is actress Blythe Danner. She is also a cousin of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Katherine Moennig
  • Net Worth: $2 million
  • Date Of Birth: 29 December 1977
  • Place Of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Nationality: American
  • Parents: William Moennig, Mary Zahn
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/katemoennig
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateomoennig/
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595485/
  • Movies: The L Word, Everybody’s Fine, Love the Hard Way, Young Americans, Art School Confidential, The Lincoln Lawyer, My Dead Boyfriend
  • TV Shows: Ray Donovan


  • [on what she’s learned from playing the role of Jake Pratt on Young Americans (2000)] “The clothes are comfortable…but on a deeper level I learned that the competition between boys and girls isn’t as strong as between women”


  • Was roommates with Leisha Hailey and Mia Kirshner while filming The L Word (2004). Kirshner, Hailey, and Moenning lived down the street from Jennifer Beals’ house.
  • Currently lives in Los Angeles, California [2007]
  • Has German, Scottish and Irish ancestry.
  • Mother, Mary Zahn, is a Broadway dancer and father is a violin maker.
  • Has German and Irish ancestry.
  • She’s trained in fencing, and says that if she wasn’t an actress, she’d be a marine biologist or in the FBI. As a little girl, she wanted to be a doorman.
  • She is known for choosing non-traditional roles, usually those that involve gender-bending. These roles include Jacqueline ‘Jake’ Pratt in the television series Young Americans (2000), and a male-to-female transsexual in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) (Season 4, episode 21, “Fallacy”).
  • She has said that most of her friends growing up were boys, and that she was a huge tomboy. In her words: ‘I had the biggest big wheels’.
  • Best known as Shane McCutcheon in the The L Word (2004) and Jake Pratt in Young Americans (2000).
  • Her grandfather, William Moennig, hailed from Markneukirchen, a little German town famous for musical instruments.
  • Niece of producer Bruce Paltrow, actress Blythe Danner and actor Harry Danner. First cousin of director Jake Paltrow and actresses Hillary Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • Auditioned for Boys Don’t Cry (1999).
  • Had the central role in the music video for the Canadian band Our Lady Peace, the song was “Is Anybody Home”.


  • Black hair
  • Frequently plays androgynous characters
  • Deep, husky voice


Title Year Status Character
Lane 1974 2016 post-production Hallelujah
My Dead Boyfriend 2016 Zoe (as Kate Moennig)
Ray Donovan 2013-2016 TV Series Lena
Default 2014/I Juliana
Ray Donovan: Behind the Fix 2014 TV Mini-Series
Gone 2012/I Erica Lonsdale
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Gloria
Dexter 2010 TV Series Michael Angelo
Lez Chat 2010 Short Athletic Woman
Three Rivers 2009-2010 TV Series Dr. Miranda Foster
Everybody’s Fine 2009 Jilly
The L Word 2004-2009 TV Series Shane McCutcheon
CSI: Miami 2008 TV Series Mary Landis
Art School Confidential 2006 Candace
Invitation to a Suicide 2004 Eva
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 TV Series Cheryl Avery
The Shipping News 2001 Grace Moosup
Law & Order 2001 TV Series Melissa Cobin
Love the Hard Way 2001 Debbie
Slo-Mo 2001 Short Raven
The Ice People 2000 Short Wanja Kasczinksy
Young Americans 2000 TV Series Jacqueline ‘Jake’ Pratt
Title Year Status Character
Tegan and Sara’s Heartthrob: The Interviews 2013 TV Series short Herself
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2007 TV Movie Herself
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2006 TV Special Presenter
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett 2006 TV Series Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Shane McCutcheon
Dive Beneath the Surface of the Shipping News 2001 Video documentary short Grace Moosup (uncredited)


What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ? What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ?
What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ? What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ?
What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ? What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ?
What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ? What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ?
What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ? What’s “The L Word” Actress Katherine Moennig ?