Katherine Moennig's Biography
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is the daughter of Broadway dancer Mary Zahn and now deceased violin maker William Moennig. She is also the niece of actress Blythe Danner and cousin of Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow.
Katherine is of German, Scottish and Irish descent. She refuses to discuss her relationship preferences saying that in Hollywood it's important to keep your sexuality private.
However, Katherine, who is called Scout by her mother and close family, has been known to take on a lot of on-screen lesbian and genderqueer roles in TV and films.
She is well-known as Shane from Showtime's popular L Word series. her character of Shane was thought to loosely be written around a famous female celebrity hairdresser who is known for being a lesbian.
A rumour that Moennig dated Clementine Ford after their collaboration in The L Word was denied by Ford in a Diva Magazine interview in 2009.
Katherine Moennig has several tattoos: the number 2 (her life number in numerology) on her right ring finger, a small red square on her left hand, a "cross" on her left wrist (which was previously the letter "K"), a swallow on her right triceps (she got it after having a dream that she had a tattoo of a bird on her right triceps), audere est facere ("to dare is to do" in Latin) on her left triceps, what appears to be ivy along her right side, "Mary" (in honor of her mother) on her right inner forearm, and the outline of a violin with an "M" for Moennig inside (which she got the day after her father died, in his honor).
In the Fall of 2009 Katherine appeared on the new CBS TV series "Three Rivers" as an angst filled heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Miranda Foster. Unfortunately the series was cancelled. Katherine is also known for her short, edgy hairstyles which she wore on the L Word.