Catherine Tate is an English actress, comedian and writer. She has won numerous awards for her work on the BBC sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show, as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTAs. Catherine played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who, and later reprised her role, becoming the Tenth Doctor's regular companion for the fourth series.
Following the success of The Catherine Tate Show, she starred as Joannie Taylor in the BBC comedy series Catherine Tate's Nan. She has also starred in the US version of The Office as recurring role Nellie Bertram until the series ended. She played the role of Miss Sarah Postern in the BBC sitcom Big School and voiced the role of Magica De Spell in the DuckTales animated series.
Catherine has also appeared in films, including Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution, Gulliver's Travels, Monte Carlo and SuperBob.
In 2020, Catherine revived the character Lauren Cooper (from The Catherine Tate Show) for The Big Night In, a telethon held during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a skit which had her being schooled remotely by a teacher played again by David Tennant.