About This Actress

I learned how to push comfort zones, how to bring happiness into my work, and how to encourage a state of playfulness that isn’t easily discovered elsewhere. I have to be honest. Honest with myself, my emotions, and my fears in order to create engaging, memorable work. Acting taught me to embrace my differences and my unique traits.

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Katie Dessin is an actress and writer. She grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia and began her career like a lot of actors do, on a grade school stage. Early on, she became obsessed with the rehearsal process and the necessary skill of improv. Letting loose, creating scenes and characters off the cuff, releasing yourself from limitations? It was love at first sight. And anyone who knows Katie knows, her two true loves are Films and Film, in that order.

Katie has been trained by some of the most talented and recognized coaches in their regions; While in Atlanta, Katie was trained by Dave Pileggi, she was coached on Character Development by Amelia Bahr, and after moving to Portland, she worked with actor and coach Tim True, and was a member of The Actors Lab Masterclass taught by Kristina Haddad.

Katie has also been a part of various comedy troupes all over the nation, and has co-founded two. You can currently find her as a student at Second City Hollywood where she will soon be completing the Improv program.

Current Projects:

Katie stars as the lead in a short thriller Directed by Jack Gastelbondo, co-starring Connor Fogarty. Premieres May 2019.

Katie is featured in a supporting role in Background Noise, Directed by Robert Brooks. This four-part feature film will premiere Fall 2019.




Portland Agent Contact:
Dangerfield Talent (818) 400-3348 //

Film & Television:

Background Noise - Supporting
PSU.TV Dir: Robert Brooks

All The Way Home - Principal
PSU.TV Dir: Matthew Hunsucker


Is It Too Ambitious? - Lead
The Hudson Theatre, Dir. Mandara Nott

What Every Girl Should Know - Lead
triangle productions!, Dir. Donald Horn

Over - Supporting
Fertile Grounds, Dir. Dave Chapman

Zombiella - Supporting
Fertile Grounds, Dir. Sally Stember

Macbeth - Witch 3
Performing Arts North, Dir. Marty Wallis


Silver Spork Comedy - Ensemble
triangle productions!, Dir. Donald Horn

Tangled Lines Improv - Ensemble
Resurrection Arts, Dir. Dan Olsen


Long Form Improv Andël Sudik
Short Form Improv Rich Baker
ADR Workshop Brett Rothfeld
Coaching & Training Kristina Haddad
On Camera Training Tim True & Eryn Goodman
On Camera Improv Dave Pileggi
Private Coaching Julie Albain
Character Development Amelia Bahr

Special Skills:

American Southern, Standard British

Yoga, Pull-ups, Dance

Other Skills:
Photography, Improvisation,
Stand Up Comedy, Mime




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