Flannery at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
June 10, 1964|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Flannery was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Saint John Neumann School and Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She studied for two years at Shenandoah University and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is one of seven children in an Irish-American family. She is three minutes younger than her twin sister who is a social worker.
A former member of The Second City's National Touring Company, Flannery is an original member of Chicago's Annoyance Theater, where she created over 15 shows including "The Miss Vagina Pageant" and "The Real Live Brady Bunch".
The Lampshades, her comedy lounge act with veteran improviser Scot Robinson, has been running in Hollywood at the iO WEST stage for over four years and was seen at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The Lampshades was New York magazine's "LA Pick" for 2006 and was declared "Best Saturday Comedy Show of the Year" by LA Weekly.
Flannery played Neely O'Hara in Off Broadway hit Valley of the Dolls at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City and Los Angeles. Also in Los Angeles, she played the teen prostitute and Blair's sister in The Phacts of Life at the Renberg Theatre and in the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner production of Hildy, Hildy, Three Feet Under at The Evidence Room.
She is the musical director of the Los Angeles Drama Club, teaching Shakespeare to children and young adults.
Flannery was a member of the band Mono Puff using the stage name "Lady Puff". She toured with the band and sang on their second album, It's Fun to Steal.
Flannery appeared as the alcoholic, divorced, single mother Meredith Palmer on the television comedy The Office. Before The Office, she made appearances on The Bernie Mac Show, Boomtown, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Flannery also appeared as a judge in a 2009 episode of Iron Chef America.
She has also appeared on The Jay Leno Show portraying Wendy in a skit at the time of the burger chain's 40th anniversary, Mother Earth in a skit on the November 19, 2009 episode and Mrs. Claus on December 21, 2009.
In 2016, she played a janitor in an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
|1999||Can't Stop Dancing||Tonia|
|2000||Amy Stiller's Breast||Reporter||Short film|
|2002||Life Without Dick||Crampy Legs Partygoer|
|2005||Heir Apparent, TheThe Heir Apparent||Heidi||Short film|
|2005||I'm Not Gay||Secretary||Short film|
|2006||Danny Roane: First Time Director||Marla|
|2007||Jesus People||Sharon Nyenhuis||Short film|
|2007||Wild Girls Gone||Reading Circle #4|
|2009||Coco Lipshitz: Behind the Laughter||Reporter||Short film|
|2009||You||Airline Counter Girl|
|2010||Finger Babies||Teacher||Video short|
|2012||Love or Whatever||Rosemary|
|2014||Break Point||Commonwealth Rep||Post-production|
|2015||Dial a Prayer||Cora's coworker||Post-production|
|2016||4th Man Out||Karen|
|2001||Spyder Games||Bunny||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2002||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Cop #2||Episode: "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog"|
|2002||Saturday Night Live||Lucy (voice)||Episode: "Al Gore/Phish"|
|2004||Crossballs: The Debate Show||Episode: "Plastic Surgury: Nip-pocalypse?"|
|2004||Bernie Mac Show, TheThe Bernie Mac Show||Christopher's Mom||Episode: "Stiff Upper Lip"|
|2005–2013||Office, TheThe Office||Meredith Palmer||Main role (199 episodes)|
|2006||Office: The Accountants, TheThe Office: The Accountants||Meredith Palmer||Episode: "Meredith"|
|2008||Office: The Outburst, TheThe Office: The Outburst||Meredith Palmer||Episode: "The Explanation"|
|2009||Rise and Fall of Tuck Johnson||Nikki Strokums||TV series|
|2009||Office: Blackmail, TheThe Office: Blackmail||Meredith Palmer||TV series|
|2009||Jay Leno Show, TheThe Jay Leno Show||Wendy / Mrs. Claus||Episodes: "1.10", "1.69"|
|2010||Wizards of Waverly Place||Elaine Finkle||Episode: "Wizards vs. Finkles"|
|2010||Office: The 3rd Floor, TheThe Office: The 3rd Floor||Meredith Palmer||Episodes: "The Final Product", "Moving On"|
|2011||Soup, TheThe Soup||Brenna||Episode: "The Soup Awards"|
|2011||Christmas Pageant, TheThe Christmas Pageant||Beverly Simmons||TV film|
|2011||Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim||Irene / Jean Gillis (voice)||2 episodes|
|2013||Jessie||Corporal Cookie||Episode: "GI Jessie"|
|2015||Steven Universe||Barb Miller (voice)||Episodes: "The Return", "Love Letters", "Sadie's Song"|
|2015||Another Period||Anne Sullivan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||"Mean" Marge Bronigan||Episode: "Adrian Pimento"|
|2016||Disengaged||Chef||Super Deluxe web series. Episode "Food and Wine"|
|2016||American Housewife||Crossing Guard Sandy||2 episodes|
- "One on One with Kate Flannery".
- Tuesday 19 June 2012 episode of The Wendy Williams Show
- Abramovitch, Seth (2006). "Los Angeles Spring 2006 Travel Guide: Comedy". New York Magazine. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Battle: Skirt Steak, Episode IA0709". Iron Chef America. Season 7. Episode 15. 2009-05-31.
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- The Lampshades, Flannery's comedy lounge act