THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS - Esther Valentine
Kate Linder was a young struggling actress with only a few television credits to her name, when The Young and the Restless came calling with a one-day role and one line of dialogue.
She was asked back the next day and the next. Now, over 30 years later she remains a key member of the top-rated daytime drama's cast.
In 2005, Linder was elected to two terms as Governor of Daytime Programming Peer Group for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. On April 10, 2008, Linder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a longtime board member for SAG-AFTRA, Linder has had roles in the feature films Hysteria, Erased, and Miss Meadows starring Katie Holmes, followed by another two features, Stereotypically You and Voices from the Stone.