Character

Katie

Played by Briga Heelan

Actor Bio

Briga Heelan stars as Katie, a smart, ambitious millennial who works as a producer at the cable news show "The Breakdown," on NBC's new comedy series "Great News."

Katie has big dreams, but is not as far along as she'd like to be. She was raised by an overly involved mom (Andrea Martin), who always told her that she was destined for greatness. But now at age 30 and feeling stuck in her career, Katie is starting to wonder if this is true.

Heelan recurred on Judd Apatow's Netflix original series "Love" and starred in the TBS series "Ground Floor." Prior to that, she recurred on ABC Family's "Jane by Design" and guest starred on "Happy Endings," "Man Up!" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

On the big screen, she was recently featured in Demetri Martin's "Dean" for CBS films, which premiered in June 2017.

As the daughter of an actress and a prominent playwright/writing teacher, Heelan was steeped in the arts as a child growing up in eastern Massachusetts. After graduating from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, Heelan studied for a year at the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before transferring to the University of Southern California, where she graduated with a degree in theatre.

Heelan currently resides in Los Angeles.

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