New photos added to the Kate Walsh Fan Gallery – from this week’s Scary Movie V – Los Angeles Premiere.
The cougar, the witch and the wardrobe-loving doctor.
Toss in a fatally injured first lady and an eccentric computer whiz and lo, the motley casting crew sharing this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner table with USA TODAY: Courteney Cox, Kristin Chenoweth, Kate Walsh, Ashley Judd and Josh Gad.
Conan O’Brien is set to host the April 27 “nerd prom,” in which Washington politicos and journos annually glad-hand it up with Hollywood honchos — often with starry-eyed, sweaty-palmed, smartphone-snapped results.
Of course, Cox, Golden Globe-nominated star and executive producer of TBS’ Cougar Town, is best known for being a Friend, thanks to her decade-long run on the titular NBC megahit. Cougar is catching up though: It was just renewed for a fifth season.
These days, Judd, who currently stars in the political thriller Olympus Has Fallen opposite Morgan Freeman, is as well known for her work at the Democratic podium as on the silver screen. Life has been imitating art of late: After months of serious chatter, Judd announced last month that she would not run for a Senate seat in her home state of Kentucky.
After snagging a 1999 Tony as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Chenoweth parlayed her pioneering turn as Glinda the good witch in the megahit musical Wicked to the small screen, including a stint on The West Wing and, most notably, her Emmy-winning role on Pushing Daisies. An entertainment force, she also has released four solo albums. Her distinctive voice turns up next in 2014′s animated film Rio 2.
Walsh’s Dr. Addison Montgomery, of ABC’s long-running Grey’s Anatomy and the just-wrapped spinoff Private Practice, never sacrificed style for the blood-and-guts work of Seattle Grace. She toned down the flirty fire to play a mom in the Emma Watson movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Next up she tries her thespian hand with the horror spoof genre in Scary Movie V, out April 12.
Like Chenoweth, Gad is another theater-TV-movies triple threat. He earned a 2011 Tony nomination for his starring role in Broadway’s Book of Mormon before segueing to the small screen, with guest spots on Modern Family and New Girl. He’s also shown talent behind the camera, creating and executive producing (and acting in) the new NBC comedy 1600 Penn. But eyes are perhaps most eager to see his turn as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opposite Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs in the much-buzzed-about film Jobs, expected to be released this summer.
When actress Kate Walsh, star of ABC’s “Private Practice,” was not playing neonatal surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery, she was quite the traveler. Now that the show has finished its sixth and final season, Walsh is taking some time to travel the world.
Walsh traveled a lot when she was younger with her brothers and sisters, camping and going up and down the coast of California or Mexico. She’s been on a helicopter ride in Belize and a belly-dancing African safari.
She chatted with us about her favorite destinations, where she’s off to next and her travel-friendly Boyfriend fragrance line.
How long have you been traveling? I love traveling. I think it’s kind of a close tie between work and travel and I feel really lucky that I get to do both things that I love. As kids we would travel even just camping and going up and down the coast of California or Mexico. The whole family has kind of had this wanderlust and all my brothers and sisters. For me it’s in my blood. I just kind of want to see everywhere I can in my lifetime.
Favorite places you’ve traveled to? I love Italy, the Caribbean, Anguilla and St. Barts. I also love the Mediterranean and Greece. There is a really special island called Patmos that I just love and a boutique hotel I stay at called the Petra. I love all beachy places.