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Keri Lynn Pratt (images | Web site | Twitter)
Hometown: Concord, N.H., according to her Wikipedia profile. She graduated from the Pinkerton Academy (America's largest independent academy, according to Wikipedia) in Derry, N.H., whose other famous alumni include astronaut Alan Shepard and crushworthy Travel Channel host Samantha Brown, and where the English faculty once included poet Robert Frost.
Best Known For: Keri is a frequent guest star on a variety of dramas, often as comic relief -- even if she ends up being a criminal. Her wide-eyed innocent look and youthful appearance (having played a 17-year-old on Pamela Anderson's comedy Stacked when she was 27) have helped carve out that niche, I guess; her characters are sometimes irritating to the leads, but with a daffy charm that makes it possible to resist complete loathing.
Erica Durance) as Daily Planet cub reporter Cat Grant, who became Lois and Clark's frenemy and a Superman skeptic who eventually (spoiler alert!) realized he might be a hero after all; a regular role on Greg Berlanti's sadly short-lived drama Jack & Bobby (alongside fellow crush Jessica Paré); a recurring role on Brothers & Sisters (which had Berlanti as show-runner) playing an aide to Calista Flockhart's character; and two appearances on CSI, in its first and sixth seasons, playing one of a pair of young women who stumble into crime scenes.
Her first credit was in the Melissa Joan Hart comedy Drive Me Crazy, followed a little while later by a guest appearance on Hart's TV comedy Sabrina, the Teenage Witch after it entered its college years. (She also played a sorority sister on a couple of episodes of Veronica Mars in its final season. And the backstory for pretty much any of her adult characters would probably include a sorority, come to think of it.)
|As a teen pop star on short-lived comedy The Help. |
Why no photographer has dolled her up in a vintage
pin-up girl-style shoot yet, I have no idea.
She'd seem to be a natural for it.
Amy Adams; given that the movie was pieced together from footage for Fox's aborted Manchester Prep drama (with nudity added -- neither of them, though, as far as I know), one is led to assume she'd have been in that show's cast if it had happened.
Other guest appearances include the usual suspects (various police procedurals, 7th Heaven, and House), the American remake of Life on Mars, Julia Sweeney's short-lived sitcom Maybe It's Me, and a 2001 drama called Going to California starring future True Blood shape-shifter Sam Trammell which only lasted one season but has turned up in a lot of these celebrity crush entries lately.
Berlanti and Brad Meltzer about a pair of brothers -- one of whom would become president of the United States in the future) should have made stars out of a lot of people, and it should have lasted a lot longer than it did. Though Pratt's own schedule would have been free after the first season for reasons I won't discuss further in case you're lucky enough to get to see the series sometime in the future, it was -- like Berlanti's Everwood or Jason Katims' Friday Night Lights and Parenthood -- the sort of richly emotional family drama that's been far too rare on television.
(Even Lois Lane and Clark Kent learned to find some amusement in Cat Grant by the end of Smallville, after all.)
The fact she's also very pretty -- the sort of beauty who would have been at home in the heyday of Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lana Turner, and that sort -- adds to her appeal, of course, but looks don't equal charm. And charm, she has -- like Reese Witherspoon with a champagne sparkle.
|As Cat Grant on Smallville.|
TV and Web series Credits: Smallville, season 10 (Amazon | iTunes) * The Mentalist, season 3: "Pink Chanel Suit" (Amazon | iTunes) * Life on Mars (2009): "Coffee, Tea, or Annie" (Amazon | iTunes) * Criminal Minds, season 4: "52 Pickup" (Amazon | iTunes) * CSI: New York, season 4: "Personal Foul" (Amazon | iTunes) * Crossing Jordan, season 6: "In Sickness & in Health" (Amazon | iTunes) * Veronica Mars, season 3 (Amazon | iTunes) * Brothers & Sisters, season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * Bones, season 2: "The Truth in the Lye" (Amazon | iTunes) * CSI, season 6: "Spellbound" (Amazon | iTunes) * House, season 2: "Sex Kills" (Amazon | iTunes) * Stacked, season 2: "iPod" (Amazon | iTunes) * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 7: "Rockabye" (Amazon | iTunes) * Jack & Bobby (Amazon | iTunes) * The Help (2004) (Amazon | iTunes) * 7th Heaven, season 8 (Amazon | iTunes) * Joan of Arcadia, season 1: "Bringeth It On" (Amazon | iTunes) * Nip/Tuck, season 1: "Montana/Sassy/Justice" (Amazon | iTunes) * Boston Public, season 4: "Chapter Sixty-Eight" (Amazon | iTunes) * The Pitts (2003): "Miss American Pipe" (Amazon | iTunes) * Maybe It's Me (2001): "The Quahog Festival Episode" (Amazon | iTunes) * Going to California (2001): "The Big Padoodle" (Amazon | iTunes) * CSI, season 1: "Evaluation Day" (Amazon | iTunes) * That '70s Show, season 3: "The Trials of M. Kelso" (Amazon | iTunes) * ER, season 7: "Benton Backwards" (Amazon | iTunes) * Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, season 5: "House of Pi's" (Amazon | iTunes)
(I TOLD you she'd been busy on TV. That's not even listing unsold pilots.)
Voice Work: Family Guy, season 7: "Peter's Progress" (Amazon | iTunes)