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Kate Walsh: Life in pictures

Kate Walsh
Curtain up!

Before she lit up the small screen as Dr. Addison Montgomery on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Kate Walsh was a woman of the theater. She performed in off-Broadway shows and radio plays on NPR. (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images)
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Model behavior

The leggy redhead with the porcelain complexion spent the ‘80s modeling in Japan. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
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Big screen beginnings

Kate played a bank robber’s sister in “Normal Life” in 1996 and a kleptomaniac in “Peppermills” in 1997. She also acted in “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2” in 1998. (Mark Davis / Getty Images)
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Kate goes chubby

To play Drew Carey’s formerly chunky girlfriend on “The Drew Carey Show” in 1997, the svelte actress sometimes donned a fat suit. (Mark Davis / Getty Images)
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Big break

When Kate was cast as Dr. Addison Montgomery on “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2005, she shot into the public consciousness overnight. (Karen Neal / AP)
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Spin-Off, STAT!

Rumor has it that the redheaded new girl got more than a few jealous glares when she was given her own series called “Private Practice.” (ABC)
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Where there’s a Will, there’s a Kate

Kate acted with Will Ferrell in “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie” in 2004, and in “Kicking & Screaming” and “Bewitched” in 2005. (Matt Sayles / AP)
Sweetest Thing

Kate is best friends with Nancy Pimental, writer of 2002’s “The Sweetest Thing.” Rumor has it that the movie is based on Nancy and Kate’s friendship. (Suzanne Tenner / Columbia Pictures)
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Smell like me

Kate lends her famous face to Caress Exotic Oil Infusions. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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Sorry fellas, she’s taken

“I’m engaged,” Kate told People in 2007. “Alex asked me to marry him and I said yes. We were in San Francisco last week and I’m very, very, very happy.”

Kate’s “Alex” is Alex Young, a production co-president at 20th Century Fox. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)