Kaitlin Doubleday Biography

Kaitlin Doubleday is an American actress who is best known for portraying the roles of Rhonda Lyon on the Fox musical drama series 'Empire'. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about

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Birthday: July 19, 1984

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Kaitlin Janette Doubleday

Born in: Los Angeles, California

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females

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Spouse/Ex-: Devin Lucien

father: Frank Doubleday

mother: Christina Hart

siblings: Portia Doubleday

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Music Academy at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles

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Kaitlin Doubleday is an American actress who is best known for portraying the roles of Rhonda Lyon on the Fox musical drama series 'Empire' and Jessie Caine on the CMT musical drama series 'Nashville'. Coming from a show-biz family, she learnt acting early on and began her career soon after completing her studies. However, despite working with some of the big names in the industry, she had to be satisfied with supporting roles mostly till she earned recognition for her recurring role on the comedy drama series 'Hung', in 2011. Throughout her career, she has worked in films like 'Catch Me If You Can', 'Waiting...', 'The TV Set', 'Accepted' and 'The Tomb'. Her much longer television credits include 'CSI: Miami', 'Brothers & Sisters', 'Bones', 'The Closer', 'Criminal Minds', 'Drop Dead Diva' and 'Witches of East End'. In 2017, she appeared as herself on the improvisational comedy show 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'

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Rise to Stardom
  • Kaitlin Doubleday began acting at the age of 18 when she bagged a role in an episode of the CBS police procedural drama series 'Without a Trace' in 2002. The same year, she had a small role in Steven Spielberg's biographical crime film 'Catch Me If You Can', starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Within a few years, she was cast in supporting roles in films such as 'Waiting...', 'The TV Set' and 'Accepted'. In 2007, she appeared as a series regular on the ABC sitcom 'Cavemen', which was unfortunately cancelled after a month due to negative reviews. In the following years, she continued to act in supporting roles in films and had guest appearances on a number of TV shows, including a recurring role on the 2011 HBO series 'Hung'. However, it was only after she landed the main role of Rhonda Lyon on Fox's 'Empire' in 2015 that she made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
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Harvey Weinstein Encounter
  • On December 8, 2017, Kaitlin Doubleday wrote a guest column in 'The Hollywood Reporter' to share the story of her own encounter with sexual abuse accused film producer Harvey Weinstein in 2009, when she 25 years old. She first met him at the premiere of his film 'Inglorious Basterds', which she attended with her sister Portia Doubleday, who had acted in another of his movies, 'Youth in Revolt'. Her initial impression of him was not bad, and he had also promised to give her a copy of her sister's film which she had not watched by then. However, taking this opportunity, he set up a couple meetings with her at the Montage Beverly Hills restaurant. Kaitlin, who had already heard 'whispers' about how he sexually harassed women, decided to meet him nevertheless because she was struggling for years in the industry and "wanted to believe he was just recognizing the talent I saw within myself." During their meal there, he offered her to come to his room to watch some footage and help him decide the appropriate ending to 'Nine'. In her article, she opened up about why she decided to go with him despite knowing what he wanted from her. According to her, women "have fewer opportunities", "don't make as much money", "are judged by our looks and are torn apart as we age" – which is why it "can be tempting to enter the one [door] that remains open." She detailed how after a small talk about movies and books, he continued to make vulgar requests like giving him a message after he showered. She eventually turned him down, but still jokes with friends how she would have 'Oscars' to display at her home had she said "yes" back then.
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Personal Life
  • Kaitlin Janette Doubleday was born on July 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California to Frank Doubleday and Christina Hart. She is the eldest of two daughters and has a sister named Portia Doubleday. Both her parents are former professional actors. Her father, who was primarily known for playing film villains, died from esophageal cancer at the age of 73 in March 2018. Her mother, a retired film actress, still works as a playwright and producer, and also teaches acting at the Hollywood Court Theater. Kaitlin attended a musical program at the Music Academy at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.
  • She had a very public affair with her 'Waiting...' and 'Accepted' co-star Justin Long from 2005 to 2007. She became engaged to DJ Devin Lucien in May 2015 in Paris. The couple finally tied the knot on May 6, 2016 at the Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California, in front of 137 guests. She made an Instagram post on October 30, 2018, to share with her fans that she is expecting a baby boy.

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