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Katherine Helmond was born on September 12, 1925 in Galveston, Texas. She starred in SOAP as Jessica Tate. SOAP was a situation comedy that mimmicked the drama in soap operas. Unfortunately, many people back then didn't appreciate some of the things that were involved in the series. The series is similar to The Bold and The Beautiful, since is has 30 minute episodes, and some of them are a full hour, although the episodes are sometimes divided in two parts. It ended in 1987.
Later, she starred in "Who's The Boss?" as Mona Robinson, who is the mother of Angela. The show is title is based on that there are three adults living in one house when one of them is working at an advertising agency. It took the entire show's run for Tony and Angela to form a relationship, and she was very impatient of how slowly things were going. She acts very young for her age, and is able to predict things before anybody tells her. For example, she looks at Tony and says to him "You got lucky last night". "Who's The Boss?" aired at the time that Katherine changed her hair style.
After That, she was Lois on "Everybody Love's Raymond" along with Robert Culp, who played Lois's husband who was named named Warren. She voiced a character on The Wild Thornberrys and also voiced a character named Lizzie in Cars, which is a PIXAR Animated film about cars, car races, and information about U.S. Route 66. Other films that she has starred in have been Brazil, Lady In White, and Time Bandits. She has been nominated for several awards, including Emmy and Tony awards, and has been listed as #9 TV's Best Nymphos by Maxim Magazine because of her role of Mona Robinson.
Katherine has several homes. She has a place in London, Long Island, New York City, and Los Angeles. She has been married to David Christian.