Kate Luyben was born on 30 June 1972, in Canada, and is an actress, best known from appearing in various films including “Shanghai Noon” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin”. She’s also appeared in numerous television shows throughout her career. She is the wife of comedian Jim Jefferies.
How rich is Kate Luyben? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She also collaborates with her husband in several projects, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Starting Her Career
Not much is known about Kate’s early years, except that she grew up with siblings in Canada. She started her career in 1998, when she became a part of the science fiction series named “The X-Files”, in which she played a nurse, a small role in the series that follows two FBI special agents as the try to tackle various paranormal phenomena. She then appeared in the movie entitled “Misbegotten”, followed by several small roles in the television series entitled “Millennium”, which is about how a former FBI agent is trying to tackle the mysterious Millennium group, and ran for 67 episodes but was later cancelled before it was able to be completed. Respects were later paid during the seventh season of “The X-Files”, in which an episode was dedicated to the cancelled show.
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The following year, she appeared in the television film entitled “First Wave”, but her rise to fame came when she was cast as a part of the film “Shanghai Noon”, a martial arts western comedy film starring Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Owen Wilson. The film was mixture of comedy, the “Buddy Cop” film genre along with Kung Fu and western elements, which proved to be a great idea as it received positive reviews from critics and fans, and was commercially successful, all of which led to more acting opportunities for Luyben.
She continued appearing in numerous films over the next few years, including “My 5 Wives” and “Road Party”. She was also a part of the romantic comedy film entitled “Intolerable Cruelty”, which starred George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cedric the Entertainer, and which focuses on lawyers and divorce in Los Angeles.. In 2005, Kate then became a part of the comedy sex film entitled “The 40 Year Old Virgin” which starred Steve Carrell and Seth Rogen, co-written by Carrell, and was the directorial debut of Judd Apatow. The film also proved commercially successful.
Luyben would then make guest appearances in various television series, including “Criminal Minds”, and “Two and a Half Men” which originally starred Charlie Sheen, and was a sitcom that ran for 12 seasons. In 2010, she then made a guest appearance in “True Blood” a television series starring Anna Paquin, focusing on a society which has discovered vampires living in society. Some of her other guest appearances include in “Miss March” and “Franklin & Bash”.
After her various television appearances, Luyben started appearing in television movies too; some of her projects in 2012 and 2013 include “Eagleheart”, “Legit” and “Femme Fatales”, since when she seems to be on something of an hiatus.
Kate was in a relationship with actor Nathan Fillion in 2010, confirming their relationship after being seen together at the American Music Awards (AMA). However, their relationship ended in 2011 after the couple announced that they split by mutual agreement. She then started dating comedian Jim Jefferies in 2011, and they would have a son together, before eventually deciding to marry. They reside in Los Angeles, California along with their son.
Despite some information being known about Kate’s life and career, she maintains that she wants to keep her personal life out of her spotlight. This is the very reason that she doesn’t disclose much information about her past, especially about her parents and her childhood.
Kate Luyben on Social Media
Kate is mainly active on the social media website Twitter, on which she does a lot of promotions on her husband’s work in his recent project the “Jim Jefferies Show”. She also reposts a lot of her tweets, as well as some of her daily thoughts, though she rarely posts any pictures of her husband or their family. Aside from Twitter, Kate has various fan pages on Facebook, due to her not having any profiles on that website.