Meet the multi-talented singer, songwriter, and actress, Katie Garfield. Katie is taking over Hollywood and Nashville with her incredible talent in both acting and music. You may recognize Katie from some TVs hottest shows like ‘Nashville’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Under the Dome’; but when Katie isn’t busy doing her acting gigs she is following her other passion as singer/songwriter.
Katie has been super-busy lately promoting her film ‘The Birth of a Nation’ (Mandalay Pictures, 2016), and she recently signed her first publishing deal with to Young Guns Publishing (Nashville), where she had been writing songs for TV and film opportunities.
We caught with Katie to get the 411 on everything going on and what next for this triple-threat talent. Check it out and she why she is so awesome.
1.What gets you up in the morning? A good cup of coffee and an exciting day of work ahead gets me up in the morning.
2. Your biggest virtue? I think honesty is one of my biggest virtues- it’s something that I strive to keep in tact every day. Communicating honestly and openly with the people in my life is really important to me.
3. Your biggest vice? My biggest vice would have to be binge-watching TV shows. I sometimes find myself being sucked into hours of watching a great show- right now I’m watching “Dexter” and CAN’T get enough of it.
4. Do you have a party trick? Actually, I’m pretty double-jointed. I can do weird things with my hands, and I remember kids used to ask me to show them in school all the time. It’s been awhile since I’ve brought out any of those weird tricks though- thank goodness.
5. How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as edgy-but-feminine. I love strong lines and great pants with a cool blouse and motorcycle jacket. I’m also a sucker for great bags and shoes, and I try to incorporate statement pieces into my daily looks.
6. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A perfect day for me would start with a cup of coffee and a great breakfast, then ideally heading to a songwriting session and finishing up with a night in with friends drinking wine and playing board games.
7. What would your very last meal entail? Probably anything fried- I’m from the South and LOVE fried chicken. We have a restaurant in the southeast called ‘Bojangles’, and if I had to choose my last meal, it would be that.
8. Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner? I’d invite Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Freddy Mercury. That would be an interesting dinner.
9. Turn ons? Intelligence and humor.
10. Turn offs? Someone who takes themselves too seriously and doesn’t know how to have fun.
11. Tell us a secret. Sometimes when I’m alone in public, I talk in a British accent. Don’t judge!
12. Your favorite quote? “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” – Last line of The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald.
13. An embarrassing moment? Last week I fell UP the stairs walking to an audition room on the second floor of a building, and everyone in the waiting room saw it. I’m VERY clumsy, and I fall a lot.
14. Your proudest moment? A few years ago I got to perform an original song at a HUGE charity event called WeDay in Minnesota. I got to perform for 18,000 people and being on that stage was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.
15. Could you tell us more about some of the projects you are working on? Well I just signed my first music publishing deal as a songwriter and an artist, so I’m headed to Nashville to work on some new music, which I’m really excited about. I play ‘Catherine Turner’ in the incredible film “The Birth of a Nation” which is out in theaters now, and I’m really looking forward to pilot season early next year.