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Kaitlin Hopkins

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Kaitlin Hopkins
Born Kaitlin Persson
(1964-02-01) February 1, 1964 (age 53)
New York City, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989-2009
Known for Succubus in the film Spirits
Spouse(s) Daniel Passe
Jim Price

Kaitlin Hopkins (born February 1, 1964) is an American stage, screen, and television actress, the daughter of actress Shirley Knight and stage producer/director Gene Persson. She has played the role of a Succubus once in the movie Spirits.


Born in New York City, she was raised in London by her mother and stepfather John Hopkins, but returned to New York at the age of twelve. The following year she began her career in a summer stock production of The Children's Hour starring her mother and Joanne Woodward. She attended the musical theater program at Carnegie Mellon University and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Her first television credit was an appearance on the soap opera One Life to Live, followed by a regular role on Another World. In 1993, she moved to Los Angeles, where she joined The Matrix Theatre Company. She spent weekends singing at The Pink in Santa Monica, and later performed at The Cinegrill, The Gardina, and At My Place. During this period, her television credits included Beverly Hills, 90210, Murder, She Wrote, The Practice, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spin City and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

In 1994, Hopkins was cast in the rock opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky by Peter Sellars. She spent the next year traveling the world with the production, performing in Paris, Hamburg, Helsinki, Montreal, and at the Edinburgh Festival, among other locales.

In 2002, Hopkins made her Broadway debut in Noises Off. She has also appeared in the Lincoln Center benefit performance of Anything Goes with Patti LuPone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Hopkins has performed in numerous live radio plays for LA Theater Works, including Proof with Anne Heche and The Heidi Chronicles with Martha Plimpton.

Hopkins teaches master classes in acting, musical theater performance, on-camera auditioning, and vocalizing at performing arts high schools and colleges throughout the US and coached students privately in New York City, where she lived with her husband, playwright/actor/composer Jim Price. She previously was married to actor/director Daniel Passer and was engaged to actor Judge Reinhold. They currently live in San Marcos, Texas as Kaitlin Hopkins was named the new Head of Musical Theatre at Texas State University under Department Chair, Dr. John Fleming. Along with Head of Musical Theatre Dance, Robin Lewis (Broadway: The Producers, Fosse and A Chorus Line national tour).

Succubus Character

She played the role of a Succubus in the 1990 American horror film Spirits.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Event Planner
2007 The Nanny Diaries Bitsy
2003 The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke Kippy Tyson TV Movie
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Miss Mathis
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Victoria
1998 The Ransom of Red Chief Agnes Dorset TV Movie
1998 Ted Hussy
1997 As Good as It Gets Woman in Lobby
1997 Breast Men Becca
1997 Little Boy Blue Young Doris Knight
1990 Spirits Succubus / Mrs. Heron
1989 Runaway Dreams Francine

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Law & Order (TV series) Cahill's Attorney Episode: "Bottomless"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) Mrs. Hoffman Episode: "Maltese Cross"
2006 Six Degrees (TV series) Kate Episode: "A New Light"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) Pamela Hunter Episode: "Blast"
2004 Rescue Me (TV series) Jennifer's Mom Episode: "Immortal"
2002 The Division (TV series) Ms. Henning Episode: "Secrets, Lies and Weddings"
2002 Providence (TV series) Episode: "Gotcha"
2001 Spin City (TV series) Ann Bondek Episode: "The Image Maker"
2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV series) Sophie Foster Episode: "By Reason of Insanity"
2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV series) 'Kathryn Janeway' / Dala Episode: "Live Fast and Prosper"
2000 The Practice (TV series) Karen Mills 2 Episodes
1998 Promised Land (TV series) Connie Petrie Episode: "Purple Heart"
1997 Jenny (TV series) Bride Episode: "A Girl's Gotta Love a Wedding"
1997 JAG (TV series) Doctor Episode: "Code Blue"
1997 Wings (TV series) Beth Episode: "Ms. Write"
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series) Kilana Episode: "The Ship"
1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV series) Lillian Cooper Episode: "Cooper vs. Quinn: Part 1 &2"
1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV series) Marcie Stone Devon Episode: "An Egg to Die For"
1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series) Lisa Murchinson Episode: "Intervention"
1992-1994 Another World (TV series) Dr. Kelsey Harrison
1991 Veronica Clare (TV series) Episode: "Slow Violence"
1991 My Life and Times (TV series) Celia Episode: "Our Wedding"
1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV series) Chanteuse Episode: "The Descent"


Year Nominated work Award Result
1991 Golden Globes
Miss Golden Globe
1993 Another World Soap Opera Digest Award
Outstanding Female Newcomer

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