A few actors in Fox’s drama series Empire did not really need the success of the series to boost their careers. However, Kaitlin Doubleday does not belong to this elite, as she is not as well known as Taraji Henson and Terrence Howard. Nonetheless, she has used her time on the show efficiently to shape a larger part of her career, a role that has opened doors for her since the series began.
The American actress has been playing professionally since 2002 and is especially known for her work in Catch Me If You Can, Empire, Waiting, and other movies. and Nashville.
Kaitlin Doubleday: Biography and Early Life
Kaitlin Janette Doubleday did not have to move to Los Angeles to make a career in Hollywood like many actors and actresses; she was born in the entertainment capital of the world. Not surprisingly, she gets her acting genes from her father, actor Frank Doubleday, and her mother, filmmaker Christina Hart. She also has a sister, the actress Portia Doubleday.
Born on July 19, 1984, the actress received her high school education at Hamilton High School, where she was enrolled at the institution’s music academy.
The actress comes from a show business family, and the two have always supported each other in their individual careers. Sadly, her father Frank died in 2018 at the age of 73.
Her Personal Profile
Kaitlin Doubleday married Devin Lucien, a DJ from Paris, in May 2016. It is not clear where and how they met. However, at some point in 2015, the couple began to meet. The wedding ceremony had a rustic, romantic theme and took place outdoors at the Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur, California. The ceremony began at 6 pm and continued well into the night. It was a small ceremony with family and friends, including some of the Empire cast.
In 2002 the actress made her acting debut in an episode of the CBS series Without a Trace. This was followed in the same year by a feature film role in Catch Me If You Can, where she played Joanna.
She continued to play smaller roles in films and series such as Strong Medicine (2003), Cold Case (2004), and Freshman Orientation (2004). In 2005 she was cast as Amy in her first supporting role in Waiting…(2005), followed by The TV Set (2006) and Accepted (2006).
The following year Kaitlin Doubleday played Kate McKinney in the ABC comedy series Cavemen. This was her longest ongoing participation in a television series at the time. She had a short nine-part stint in the series, mainly due to the negative reviews and subsequent cancellation.
In the years that followed, the actress continued to appear in some television series. Some of these were Brothers & Sisters (2009), Criminal Mind (2010), Bones (2009), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011), Hung (2011), Drop Dead Diva (2011), Witches of East End (2013), Mixology (2014) and Scary Endings (2017).
In 2015, she joined the cast of the first season of Empire. She played Rhonda Lyon, wife of Lucius Lyon’s first son, André, played by Trai Byers. Other stars of the show include Jussie Smollett in the role of Jamal, Bryshere Y. Gray in the role of Hakeem, Gabourey Sidibe in the role of Becky, Taraji Henson in the role of Cookie, Malik Yoba in the role of Vernon Turner, Seraya Ranee McNeill in the role of Tiana, Terrence Howard in the role of Lucius and Grace Byers in the role of Anika.
During the ultra-successful series, Kaitlin Doubleday took the time to participate in other projects. She was Amy in John Asher’s A Boy Called Po (2016). The film was the moving story of a single father raising his son, who suffered from autism. In the same year, she also had a guest appearance in the improvisational comedy “Whose Line Is It Anyway”.
In 2017, the actress began work on CMT’s music drama Nashville as the character is Jessie Caine, the musician, and songwriter. Her character was introduced in the fifth season of the series. The series features an ensemble cast of actors and actresses including Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor), Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley), and Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott).
Her non-acting appearances have also included guest appearances in shows such as Masterchef (2016), Dish Nation (2016), Fashion Police (2016), The 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards (2015), The 47th NAACP Image Awards (2016), Entertainment Tonight (2015, 2016) and NashChat (2017).