American actress Kathy Brier was born on March 10, 1975 in Staten Island in New York, where she was raised. She attended Moore Catholic High School, where she developed an interest in the field of acting. She later went on to study theatre and business at Wagner College, where she graduated with a degree in Arts Administration.
Kathy Brier began acting in theatre. She earned numerous regional credits, as she starred in productions like Funny Girl and I Oughta Be in Pictures. She also gained fame for playing Joy in Cinderella and Rizzo in Grease. She also appeared off-Broadway. Her credits there include roles in Bat Boy The Musical at Union Square Theatre, The Prince and the Pauper at The Lamb’s Theatre and O’Casey Knock at The John Houseman Theatre. She also starred in the production Tango Ballad at The Actors’ Studio and in A Broadway’s Diva Christmas at the Julia Miles Theatre.
In 2002, Kathy Brier created the role of Marci Walsh McBain in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. She was originally cast as a recurring character, but was soon put into contract in December that year. In 2004, Kathy Brier was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Supporting Actress category. Her portrayal of Marcie also marks her first major television role. Received warmly by fans, Kathy was encouraged to appear on other TV productions. She was seen in a 2008 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and worked in two episodes of the Playhouse Disney animated series JoJo’s Circus. Kathy has also appeared as Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, taking on two jobs while on One Life to Live. She has also lent her voice to the Grammy-nominated Hair: The Actor’s Fund Benefit.
Aside from acting, Brier enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with her One Life to Live cast-mates. Furthermore, she has helped organize the non-profit organization known as MusiKids, which aims to support the nurturing of musically talented children.