Catherine Mary Stewart’s career has spanned over a period of 30 years, and over 50 different productions from film to television to theater, in England, Canada and the United States. She was living in London studying dance, acting and singing, when she was cast in her first professional acting role as the lead in the rock musical “The Apple”. “The Apple” was chosen to open the Montreal World Film Festival in 1980 and has since developed a cult following and was screened last year at Lincoln Center in New York City. Due to popular demand it was screened again this year in August.
Catherine moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and soon after landed a contract with “Days of Our Lives” originating the role of “Kayla Brady”. During Catherine’s tenure with “Days” she was cast in the lead role of “Maggie” in “The Last Starfighter. Catherine found steady employment as an actor in movies, including the cult classic “Night of the Comet”, the 50’s teen comedy “Mischief” , as well as the female lead in the very popular “Weekend at Bernie’s”.
A variety of television features and miniseries have also given Catherine the opportunity to work alongside such luminaries as Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Robert Stack and Karl Malden. She co-starred with Charles Bronson and Christopher Reeve in the acclaimed TNT movie “The Sea Wolf”. She also starred along side Candice Bergen, Rod Steiger, Anthony Hopkins and Angie Dickinson in the widely publicized “Hollywood Wives”, and played the Joan Collins’ character as a young woman aging from early teens to mid-twenties in “Sins”. Stewart received accolades for her work on the mini-series “Passion and Paradise” with Armand Assante and Rod Steiger.
She has recently appeared in several TV movies for Lifetime, including “My Daughter’s Secret”, “Dead at 17” and “My Neighbor’s Secret” and on the Hallmark Channel, including “Sharp Shooter”, “Generation Gap” and “Class”. Catherine created the role of “Kathleen” in the feature film “A Christmas Snow” and reprised the character in the very successful stage version in Branson, Missouri in 2011. Most recently Catherine was featured as “Judge Clemmons” on the hit TV show “White Collar”.