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Born: July 17, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Katharine Towne on her starring TV debut in "M.Y.O.B.": "There's some horrible part of me that can't wait to see this show, even though I'm terrified. I mean, it's all me, all the time. You really have to like me, and I don't even like me all that much." --quoted in E! Online's "The Sizzlin' Sixteen of 2000".

Movieline's Jeffrey Lantos on Towne's childhood as the daughter of screenwriter Robert Towne: "Occasionally Dad's art intruded on his daughter's life. At Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, Kate was once asked if she was the model for Katherine, the child born of an incestuous coupling in 'Chinatown'. 'I said, "Listen jack ass, you wanna give me a complex?"', she recalls." --From the May 2000 issue.

Towne on finding the character of Riley ("M.Y.O.B.") within herself: "I didn't do any research. You find what is closest; you use those emotions that are the same or similar. I know what it feels like to not belong, or you can't be where you want and it's not your fault, or craving normality or non-chaos. I also understand channeling that into aggression and sarcasm. Where else are you going to go with that when you're not mature? To go, 'Let's just pick the flowers we have and go on' -- that's really hard to say when you're 14 and you're just a mess." --quoted May 31, 2000 on TV.

"I'd wanted to be a writer, which is understandable under the circumstances, but when I was 18 I realized I'd [only been] acting like a writer, which was discouraging in so many ways. I always thought actors were big fat morons obsessed with their own pretty faces. I was sort of ashamed to want to be an actress, because I'm not usually one to flock with groups. I sort of went to class, not to learn but just see if I could do it or not." --quoted to TV, May 31, 2000.

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