Katy Colloton is a writer, actor and executive producer highly acclaimed for her comedic skills. Her role on the TV Land sitcom Teachers as an unintentional narcissist teacher, Ms Chelsea Snap is beloved by many fans and followers. She is part of the critically acclaimed comedy ensemble, The Katydids, the team behind the Teachers.
Katy Colloton’s Bio
The American actress, Katy Colloton was born in Chicago, the United States on the 11th day of October 1984. She was, in turn, raised an only child by her parents, Patrick and Pat Colloton in Leawood, Kansas, the United States. Her father worked in life insurance while her mother served as a Kansas state representative from 2004 until 2013. She now works as a director of the anti-human trafficking unit for the Office of Kansas Attorney General.
Colloton completed her high school education at Blue Valley North High School in 2001. She then went to Vanderbilt University’ College of Arts and Science, Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated a few years later with a BA in theater and psychology, following in the steps of her mother who obtained a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.
Reaching into her acting potentials, Katy Colloton has forged a successful career in the entertainment industry, a far cry from her psychology background. She is also a writer, producer, and improviser.
Some of her famous works include the TV Land sitcom Teachers. She acted in the series as well as co-wrote and executive produced the project. Her role as Ms. Chelsea Snap, an extremely narcissistic teacher brought her to the threshold of fame and she has been on the rise since then. Her other works include Vimeo series Break-ups: The Series – Katy & Ted (2010) and the comedy film, Just Friends (2005) co-starring , , and .
In 2017, she developed TV for NBC Universal as well as a feature with Bluegrass Films and Scott Stuber.
6 Quick Facts About the Actress and TV Producer
- She is an acclaimed improviser
Following her graduation from college, Katy Colloton moved to Chicago where she joined and performed with various improv comedy ensemble including the Second City House Ensemble, iO Chicago, The Playground Theater and The Annoyance Theatre.
Eventually, she was selected to perform her solo material at Just For Laughs Chicago and she landed a spot on the Vimeo series, Break-ups thereafter. TimeOut Chicago named her the breakout performer at the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.
- Katy Colloton is a Katylid
Besides improvisation, Katy is also a part of the critically acclaimed comedy group, The Katydids, a six-member ensemble whose names all happen to be derived from Katherine. The Katylids are creators, executive producers, writers and actors of the sitcom Teachers.
Some of their popular videos have been featured in top media publications such as The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Perez Hilton, MTV, College Humor, Laugh Spin, and Italy’s Vanity Fair. Also, they have performed for The Second City Touring Company, Broadway in Chicago, as well as TBS’ Just for Laughs.
Katy is not married and is probably not dating. However, there is no dearth of love in her life as she is blessed with an inspirational family and colleagues. She floods her Instagram page with beautiful pictures of her colleagues and parents. There are none suggestive of a boyfriend or of her being in a relationship.
Katy Colloton resides in Los Angeles with her dog.
- Colloton cites her mother as her greatest inspiration
This could explain her following in the older woman’s footsteps to major in psychology in college. As earlier mentioned, both women graduated with degrees in Psychology from the respective institutions they attended.
Katy cites her mother as the force behind her success. While her mother is seemingly at the forefront of her success story, she is also grateful to her father for his unconditional love, for believing in and supporting her.
- She is active on social media
Katy is active on several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, where she has thousands of followers. She also has her own website.
- Her height, weight, and body measurements
The Teacher actress cuts a chic look at her height of 5 feet and 8 inches and a matching weight of 55 kg. Her brown hair and blue eyes further add charm to her striking physique. Her other body measurements are not known.