Joy on “In the Dark”
In The CW’s highly anticipated drama “In The Dark,” Kathleen York plays Murphy’s (Perry Mattfeld) mother, Joy. Joy is frustrated with her daughter and would love nothing more than to find a way to repair their difficult relationship. She owns and runs a guide dog school with her husband Hank (Derek Webster).
Oscar nominee York started acting in her late teens and has since been seen and heard across a multitude of film, television and music platforms. Career highlights include her recurring role as Congresswoman Andrea Wyatt in six seasons of “The West Wing.” Her critically-acclaimed portrayal of Naomi Judd in the four-hour miniseries “Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge,” a comedic turn as Daphne Hightower opposite Diane Keaton in the feature film “Northern Lights,” as well as roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “True Blood.” She has also had recurring roles on “Desperate Housewives, “The O.C.,” “Jane The Virgin,” “Murder One” and “Outcast.”
York is also an accomplished songwriter and recording artist, garnering an Oscar nomination for her song “In The Deep,” in the Oscar winning film “Crash.” Her songs have also been heard as the main theme in “Seven Pounds,” “House,” “American Idol,” “CSI: NY” and “Nip/Tuck,” as well as numerous other film and television projects.
As a screenwriter, York, an alumni of the showrunners training program, has developed television pilots for Warner Bros, Sony, Paramount and Fox Television. As a recording artist, she has two records in release: the self-titled “Bird York” and “Wicked Little High.”
She currently resides in Los Angeles.