Katie Amess

Katie Amess
Katherine Louise Diana Amess

(1985-07-19) 19 July 1985 (age 36)
Basildon, Essex, England
Alma materQueen Mary University of London
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present
AwardsMiss Essex 2008

Katherine Louise Diana Amess (/ˈmɪs/ AY-miss; born 19 July 1985) is an English actress and model. She has appeared in many British television commercials and has had several film and television roles.[1]

Early life and education

Amess was born on 19 July 1985 in Basildon, Essex,[2] the second of five children and the eldest of four daughters of Conservative MP David Amess and his wife Julia Arnold.[3]

She attended St Anne Line Primary School in Basildon before going to the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School in Brentwood, Essex, and finally St Bernard's High School in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. She went on to study Drama at Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.[4]


Amess competed in several British beauty pageants and won the title of Miss Essex 2008 for the Miss Earth 2008 contest.[5][6] In the same year she also became a finalist for the Miss England competition.[7]

She has appeared in a host of television commercials including for Nintendo, Premier Inn and News of the World. She appeared as Paris Hilton in two national commercials. She has appeared on various television shows in the UK including Funny Cuts on E4 and Dream Team.[8]

In 2013, Amess signed on to play a lead in the musical parody Miserable Lesbians in New York and Edinburgh. The show was adapted from the Oscar-winning Les Misérables and attracted global attention due to the issues of homosexual marriage and sex equality it raised. Amess reprised her role of Courgette (aka Cosette) from an earlier 2013 short-film version in support of homosexual rights of Miserable Lesbians for the "Toscars" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood which saw the film sweep the boards, winning 8 out of 10 awards presented by Eric Roberts.[9]

She was cast as Lulu in William Friedkin's version of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at The Geffen Playhouse alongside Tim Roth, Steven Berkoff, David O'Hara, Frances Barber and Nick Ullett.[10][11] She went on to play Ulcie in the closing week of Rolin Jones' These Paper Bullets at the same theatre in 2015.[12]

Amess played Brenda Dixon in Ray Cooney's Cash on Delivery, alongside Cooney himself in December 2015. The performance received positive reviews: "The ensemble [..] under Cooney's keen direction are all great [...] Katie Amess as Norman's innocent, confused fiancee Brenda. There is not a flaw, not a missed cue. No one stands above anyone else. Cooney as director has gleaned a perfect sense of timing from the entire cast".[13] "The equally looks-blessed Meire, Arcilla, and Amess prove themselves all three expert comediennes [...] Amess's delightful but dim Brenda match[es] the male costars every step of the way".[14]

In 2016, she appeared in the film Captain America: Civil War.[15] In 2017, she played Kendall Nagel in Bull on CBS and Sandy Weeks in Criminal Minds Beyond Borders Season 2 also on CBS.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Halal Harry Party Goer
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ravenclaw Student Uncredited
2007 Octane Katie Martinez
2011 Minds, Adolescents Patient Olivia
2016 Captain America: Civil War Woman in Lobby #1
2019 5 July Heather


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Dream Team Journalist Episode: "The Man in the White Suit"
2006 E4 Comedy Frau Heidi Episode: "The German Tourist Board"
2006 Bad Girls Cashier Episode #8.5
2011 America's Court with Judge Ross Janice Kutcher Episode: "I'm Gonna Sue You, Sister/Hang the DJ"
2012 The Good Drunk Farrah Olsen 3 episodes
2012 Massholes Bartender Episode: "Good Will Hollywood"
2012–2013 Big Ass Agency Alice Evans 3 episodes
2015 This Is Only Temporary Chantelle Episode: "Extra Extra"
2015 Lost Angels Kat Fisher Episode #1.1
2016 The Hotel Barclay Victoria Episode: "The Pin-Up"
2017 Bull Kendall Nagel Episode: "Bring It On"
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Sandy Weeks Episode: "Obey"
2018 We Are CVNT5 Receptionist Episode: "Crushed It"


  1. ^ Ben Welch (19 June 2008). "Hollywood or bust!". EDP24. London: Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Profile". Katie Amess official website. 2012. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  3. ^ "David Amess Official Website". David Amess Official Website. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  4. ^ "MP's daughter Katie Amess is now a Hollywood starlet". Basildon Echo. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Miss Earth Official Website". Miss Earth. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  6. ^ Alex Ellis (24 August 2008). "Beauties vying to be crowned Queen of Green". The Echo. Southend.
  7. ^ "MP's daughter Katie chases two crowns". The Echo. Southend, England. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  8. ^ George Thorpe (3 May 2012). "MP's daughter Katie Amess is now a Hollywood starlet". The Echo. Southend. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  9. ^ "'Les Miz' spoof sweeps Oscar parody awards". New York Post. 21 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Show Cast". Geffenplayhouse.com. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  11. ^ David Ng (1 February 2014). "Clash upends 'Birthday Party' at the Geffen Playhouse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  12. ^ Loewenstein, Melinda (17 September 2015). "#ICastIt How the Beatles Influenced Casting On "These Paper Bullets"". Backstage. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  13. ^ Don Grigware (7 December 2015). "BWW Review: Hysterically Funny CASH ON DELIVERY Rocks the El Portal". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  14. ^ "StageSceneLA". StageSceneLA. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Captain America: Civil War (2016) as Woman in Lobby #1". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Who is Katie Amess? What we know about the actress daughter of Sir David Amess MP". Northern Echo. 15 October 2021. Retrieved 15 October 2021.

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