Kathleen "Bird" York is an actress, screenwriter and Oscar nominated songwriter-recording artist.
Musically, York achieved global recognition with her song "In the Deep", (co-written with Michael Becker) which appears on her album Wicked Little High and was written for the 2005 film Crash. "In the Deep" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song with York performing the song live at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. As an actress, York has starred in over a hundred film and television projects. Credits include six seasons of the multi Emmy Award winning series The West Wing as Andrea Wyatt, Northern Lightswith Diane Keaton, "Cold Feet" with Tom Waits, "A Season In Purgatory" opposite Patrick Dempsey, Charles Burnett's "Nightjohn" and Oscar winner Crash. York starred as a youngNaomi Judd in Love Can Build a Bridge, the four hour NBC miniseries about Judd's life. Independent film credits include Cries of Silence, The Big Day, Ball Don't Lie. York was a series regular in the ABC series Vengeance Unlimited as well as Aaron's Way for NBC. Recurring roles include Stephen Bochco's Murder One, The O.C and Desperate Housewives. She appeared on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm in the show's second season and currently was a series regular in season one of "The Client List (TV series)" York's other music credits include the main theme song in Sony Pictures Seven Pounds' as well as featured song placements in House, American Idol, Nip/Tuck, CSI: NY, In Justice, Jake 2.0 "Warehouse 13" and "So You Think You Can Dance. She was the featured musical artist for the CBS TV series Family Law writing and producing songs for numerous episodes and her song "Special Friend" was the title track for the 2010 Magnolia Pictures feature documentary "Dumbstruck". She was a featured artist alongside Joss Stone, Lindsay Buckingham and Babyface in the televised Sundance concert Where Music Meets Film airing on WE Television. Bird's earlier releases include the self titled Bird York. Her EPHave No Fear was released independently in 2008.
As a screenwriter, York developed projects for John Wells Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount and Fox Broadcasting Network. She is an alumnus of the Showrunners Training Program facilitated by the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
The song 'In The Deep' was used in the trailer for the programme 'Ocean Giants', which screened on BBC 1 in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 14 August,
- Bird York (Blissed Out Records 1999)
- The Velvet Hour (Blissed Out Records 2005)
- Wicked Little High (EMI 2006)
- Have No Fear (EP) (Blissed Out Records 2008)
-  Variety: Multihyphenate has knack for running show
- Official page
- Kathleen York at the Internet Movie Database
- Paste Magazine spotlight - 7/25 Band/Artist of the Week