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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)
Kate Walsh
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
Friendship

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)
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