Kether Donohue plays “Lindsay,” who is down for literally anything, making her the perfect wing-woman and – more often than not – enabler. The Thelma to Gretchen’s Louise (although she has no idea who those people are), Lindsay is a chronic over-eater who was desperately trying to fit in with the skinny Westside L.A. housewife crowd. That is, until her husband, Paul, left her for another woman. But now that Lindsay has found herself pregnant and back together with Paul, she’s more confused than ever, trying to make her relationship work while longing for single life.
A proud native New Yorker and coined “the unstoppable Kether Donohue” by Variety, Donohue has received critical acclaim for her fearless performances in film, television and theatre. She has worked with a remarkable list of Oscar®, Emmy®, and Tony Award-winning and nominated directors including Barry Levinson, Sam Mendes, Jason Moore, James Burrows, Stan Lathan, and Paul Feig.
Donohue is consistently praised for her performance on You’re the Worst and was recently nominated for a 2016 Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. Donohue also just wrapped production on FOX’s live musical presentation of Grease Live, in which she starred as “Jan,” one of The Pink Ladies, opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens.
She previously starred in Barry Levinson’s sci-fi thriller, The Bay, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. She’s also played sharp-tongued “Alice” in Pitch Perfect and “Lizzy” in the emotional crime drama, Boy Wonder. Additionally, Donohue was a series regular on the sitcom pilots Open Books and Saving Jason, and has made guest star appearances on The Carrie Diaries, Royal Pains, The Mindy Project, Ringer, Perfect Couples, I Just Want My Pants Back and Hope & Faith.
A graduate of Fordham University with a concentration in Film, Donohue has also co-produced several films that she’s also starred in including Over the GW. After making its world premiere at Slamdance Film Festival, Over the GW had a limited theatrical release and was used to promote social change when it was cited in a United States Congressional Hearing on Child Abuse and Deceptive Marketing by Residential Programs for Teens. She went on to co-produce and star in the indie sci-fi thriller, Altered States of Plaine; write, direct and star in the short film, The Babydaddy, an autobiographical narrative about the relationship between a sixteen-year-old girl and her ill Vietnam Veteran father; and co-produce and star in the short Aaron Bacon.
Honing her craft in the New York theatre, Donohue made her Off-Broadway debut at Ensemble Studio Theatre with a lead role in Taylor Mac’s, Okay, followed by starring in Kate McGovern’s Blue Before Morning.
Donohue is also an accomplished and passionate voice-actress known for her remarkable range of unique character voices. Her voice has been heard on several animations as well as television and radio commercials/promos.
Donohue currently resides in Los Angeles.
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