Kate Harrison
Kate Harrison
Played by Malin Akerman

Character Biography

They say the third time's the charm, and reformed party girl Kate hopes that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete. They fall into each others' arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives.

Raised by a single mother, Kate enjoyed a wild and adventurous childhood growing up, but she'd always desired the stability and sense of belonging of a traditional family. Now she's got that and more, as she works to integrate herself into this big, messy family.

Kate must learn to be a parent on-the-fly, and she's eager to do so. Constantly battling an outside perception that she is a traditional "trophy wife," Kate is determined to become a part of this family that she loves. Her parenting style is fun-loving, impulsive, stubborn, and naïve—which can ruffle the feathers of the ex-wives, who have their own views on parenting. And while Kate may not be a traditional parent, she embraces her role as a step-parent. She's young, hip, and can navigate both the adult and kid worlds. Or, at least she thinks she can.