Catherine Lloyd Burns

Catherine Lloyd Burns

Catherine Lloyd Burns
Born (1961-04-19) April 19, 1961
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, Writer
Years active 1991–present
Known for Role in Malcolm in the Middle
Spouse(s) Adam Forgash
Children 1

Catherine Lloyd Burns (born April 19, 1961)[1] is an actress and writer, living in Brooklyn with her family.[1][2]


  • Acting 1
  • Writing 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
    • Films 4.1
    • Television 4.2
  • Bibliography 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


She has appeared in multiple television shows, and was a regular on Partners and LateLine.[3] She played Caroline Miller, Malcolm's "overly earnest" teacher, in Malcolm in the Middle.[4] Burns has appeared in numerous feature films and the independent film Everything Put Together. Along with her role, she was a cowriter of the independent film Everything Put Together.[5][6] She has also worked in theater with New York's Naked Angels.[3]


The film Everything Put Together was written by a number of authors, including Catherine and her husband. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festivals in 2000. In 2001, it was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as the best feature made for under $500,000. Director Marc Forster won Independent Spirit's Someone to Watch Award.[7]

Her first[2] book is It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks, which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2007. The book is a biography, from the point of view of the author's mother. It centers around personal memoirs, and family relationships.[8][9]

Personal life

Burns was born in New York City. She is married to Adam Forgash, with one daughter.[1][2] They both live in New York. Her father, Lloyd Burns, works in entertainment, and her mother, Red Burns, founded the Interactive Telecommunications Program(NYU); her husband is a writer and producer.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Night We Never Met Deli Customer
1996 Michael Evie
1997 The Second Civil War Amelia Sims
1998 Mafia! Woman in Vegas Show
1999 Pushing Tin Tanya Hewitt
Everything Put Together Judith nieves Cowriter
Keeping the Faith Debbie
2003 Disposal Sandra
2005 The Baxter Stella
2006 The Last New Yorker Hostess
2012 Adult World Sheryl


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Law & Order Sheila Herlihy Also "Law & Order Prime". One appearance
1994 All American Girl Tipsy One episode
Party of Five Jeannie One episode
1995 Dad, the Angel & Me Fan #1
ER Amy One episode
Partners Heather Pond
1996 Public Morals Jackie
Seinfeld Heather The Chicken Roaster episode
1997 Ned and Stacey Cynthia One episode
1998–99 LateLine Mona Guillingsvard 17 episodes
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Caroline Miller 15 episodes
2006 Drive/II
2007 Dedication Mother in Bookstore


  • It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter, North Point Press, 2006, ISBN 978-0-86547-708-7
  • The Good, the Bad & the Beagle, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014, ISBN 978-0-374-30039-5


  1. ^ a b c d "Catherine Lloyd Burns Biography (1961-)". filmreference. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "Catherine Lloyd Burns". Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Catherine Lloyd Burns". Charleston-Huntington, WV: WVAH-TV Fox 11. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  4. ^ Lloyd, Robert (2000-02-24). "Kids in the Hall". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (2001-11-09). "Film Review; Losing Her Child to a Mysterious Killer". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  6. ^ Fuller, Graham (2001-11-13). "Requiem Suite Marc Forster’s Symphonies of Sorrow". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  7. ^ "Awards for Everything Put Together". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  8. ^ Rand, Naomi (2006-06-04). "On families, happy and unhappy in their own ways". The Boston Globe 2006-06-04. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  9. ^ It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter. Google Books. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 

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