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Kate Reinders

Kate Reinders is a promising and talented American actress and singer. Kate Reinders is best known for appearing as Miss Jenn in the Disney+ musical mockumentary series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” (2019-2023).

Early Life

Kate Reinders was born in Seattle, Washington, the United States, on the 1st of December 1980. According to the astrological chart, she has a birth sign of Sagittarius and is currently 42 years old. She holds US citizenship and her full name is Kate Annee Reinders.

Till now, this actress has not spoken about her family background such as her parent’s names and profession in any interviews. She was raised in Seattle by her parents. Similarly, she has not talked much about her sibling and is believed to be the only child of her parents.


While studying at a local elementary school, she became interested in acting. And, she also took part in many school plays as well as various performed at a local theatre. She completed her graduation from Western Michigan Christian High School, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in the year 1998.

Professional Career

While studying in high school, Kate Reinders made her film debut, playing the role of Beth in the 1995 critically acclaimed romantic comedy movie “While You Were Sleeping.” She shared the screen along with stars like Sandra Bullock, Peter Gallagher, and Bill Pullman.


Reinders chose to focus on her studies after this role, and she graduated in 1998. She also spent six years solely performing in stage plays. She made her Broadway debut in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

Additionally, she then appeared in the 2002 Broadway play “Into the Woods,” in June 2003 in “Gypsy,” and in 2005 in “Good Vibrations” as Caroline, her second lead character. Other plays in which she has appeared include “Wicked,” “The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero,” and “Meteor Shower.”


She appeared in Bill Condon’s hit biographical romantic drama “Kinsey” in 2004, alongside Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, and Chris O’Donnell. Moreover, she went on to appear in several short films, including “Transferants,” “Teachers,” and “Gerkie.”

In 2011, she played the supporting role of Mary in the drama “Certainty,” starring Robert Arensen, Jo Armeniox, and John Auer. She was cast in the hit sports comedy “Grudge Match” in 2013, alongside famous actors Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, as well as popular actress Kim Basinger.

This actress appeared as Chloe Jones in the mystery comedy “Such Good People” and as Alex in the romantic comedy-drama “#Stuck” in 2014. Her most recent film role was as Colleen in the 2015 family drama “Russell Madness,” which drew little attention and received mixed reviews.

TV series

This actress made her television debut as Kim Chenowith in the 2005 pilot of the mystery crime drama “Blind Justice.” In 2008, she played Ginger in two episodes of the popular romantic comedy “Ugly Betty.” She rose to prominence in 2009, when she played the supporting role of Paula in David Flebotte’s comedy “Sherri,” which starred Sherri Shepherd, Tammy Townsend, and Kali Rocha.

Later, she appeared in episodes of both the hit romantic comedy “Modern Family” and another romantic comedy “Anger Management.” She was cast as Kelly in the comedy “Work It” in 2012, alongside Benjamin Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco, but the show was canceled after 13 episodes.

Her most recent TV appearances were in the comedy “Convos with My 2-Year Old” episode “Dreams” in 2014, the mystery crime drama “Instinct” episode “Ancient History” in 2019, and the action-adventure comedy “Russell Maniac” episode “Ferraro Family Business” in 2020.

Caption: The Disney+ musical mockumentary series, High School Musical The Musical The Series (Source: Loyola Maroon)

She played the main role of Miss Jenn in the mockumentary musical TV series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” from 2019 to 2023.

Other appearances

Reinders has provided the voice for Jezebel in the video game “Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell” (2015). The actress has appeared as a guest on several talk shows, including “Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon”, “Show People with Paul Wontorek”, and “Broadway.com #LiveatFive”.


Reinders was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for her performance in the play “Wicked” in 2005. Additionally, she and the other half of the comedy sketch duo ‘TASTiSKANK’, Sarah Litzsinger, won a US Comedy Arts Festival Breakout Award in 2007.

She was nominated for a Behind the Voice Actors Video Game Voice Acting Award in 2016 for “Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell” for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role.

Net Worth 2023

Reinders’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million while her annual salary is estimated at around $67k. Moreover, the majority of her earning comes from her acting and singers.

Relationship Status

Caption: Kate Reinders family photo (Source: Instagram)

Kate Reinders married Andrew Samonsky on the 30th of May 2016. By profession, her husband is a theatre actor and singer. With the marriage, the couple has a child named Luke Samonsky. She has balanced her time with her family as well as her profession and lives a good lifestyle.

Kate Reinders – Body Measurements

Caption: Kate Reinders attending an award function (Source: Hollywood Life)

This beautiful actress has a pair of hazel eyes with blonde hair colour. In addition, she stands 5 feet 4 inches tall (162 cm). She has a weight of around 50 kg (110 lbs) while her other body measurements are under review.

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@katereinders’ there are over 114k followers. Likewise, there are over 12k followers on her Twitter page ‘@KateReinders’ and she is not present on Facebook.