Mexican American bilingual actress Katie Barberi is notably one of the most recognizable telenovela stars of her time. Since beginning her career at 10 years old, Katie has enjoyed a successful career in both English and Spanish speaking television on a world-wide level.
At eight years old, Katie knew she wanted to be an actress and a singer. By the age of nine, Katie had appeared in “Macbeth” and “La Boheme” in the Children’s Chorus of The Nevada Opera Company.
At ten years of age, Katie quickly began acting professionally in Los Angeles in television, film and on stage, her first project being Lillian Hellman’s “Watch on the Rhine”. She subsequently had the opportunity to do starring roles in three Disney films: “Spooner”, “Appearances”, and “Not Quite Human II.”, opposite Alan Thicke and Robert Urich. She played Maria Delucci in a recurring role in the NBC series “The Bronx Zoo” and enjoyed lead and guest starring roles alongside Ricky Schroder, Jason Bateman, Carol Kane, Christina Applegate, Dennis Franz, Mackenzie Astin, Anthony Newley, Robert Englund and her now real- life love interest, actor/director/author Craig Hurley.
Katie went on to star in such record-breaking telenovelas as “Alguna Vez Tendremos Alas” opposite Kate del Castillo, “El Privilegio de Amar”, “Por Tu Amor”, and “Salome” for the Mexico City-based studio, Televisa. She then starred in such Telemundo mega hits as “Doña Barbara” opposite Edith Gonzalez, “Bella Calamidades”, and “Mi Corazon Insiste” opposite Jen Carlos Canela, shot in Colombia and Miami.
She has starred in several premiere stage productions in the United States and Mexico, including the rock opera “Dracula” “Equus”, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and in the critically acclaimed comedy “Sweet Fifteen” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.
Katie starred for three seasons and 200 Episodes as Úrsula in the hit Nickelodeon Latin America television series “Grachi”. She then completed four seasons of the hit Nickelodeon series, “Every Witch Way”, which aired on Nickelodeon prime time, reprising the role she made famous in “Grachi”.
Her most recent guest starring turns include the Mid-Season Finale episode of USA Network’s hit series, “Burn Notice”, opposite Sharon Gless, and “The Arrangement”, opposite John Pankow, as well as hosting Investigation Discovery’s “Soap Block” for the Discovery Channel.
Katie is proud to be one of the leaders in the movement with the prestigious actor’s union Sag Aftra to unionize Spanish speaking performers. Katie now enthusiastically forms part of the committee for contract negotiations for the union.