EXCLUSIVE: Katie Cleary To Appear in Multi-Episode Arc

Katie Cleary to guest star on Chuck season 4
Katie Cleary guests as a spy on Chuck

ChuckTV.net has confirmed that supermodel/actress Katie Cleary will appear in the first few episodes of Chuck season 4 in a small but juicy role. She’ll play Laura, but we can’t say much more than that without revealing a pivotal part of the show. Instead, let’s meet Katie via this exclusive Q&A we had with her recently:
ChuckTV.net: Chuck fans will probably recognize you as a supermodel. How did you get started as a model?
Katie Cleary: I actually got started at the ripe age of 12 years old. I was at a festival with my mom in Chicago and was discovered by a scouting agent from Elite who signed me to their kids division. From that point on, I worked as a model part time while attending school. Fast forward to college where I landed on Season 1 of America’s Next Top Model which changed my modeling career forever.

CTV: You started moving from modeling to acting a few years ago; what inspired you to make that change?

Katie: I love modeling and still do it, but it’s not the type of job you can do forever. With acting, I really enjoy playing a character and telling a story and it’s a craft that never gets old. It is challenging and very rewarding at the same time and I always love a challenge!

CTV:  Tell us how you came to be a part of Chuck. Were you already a fan of the show or did you take a crash course in Chuck after landing the role of Laura?
Katie: I am a fan of the show but it’s hard to keep up with Tivo with my crazy schedule so I definitely had to play catch up before I went in to read for the role. I actually read for a completely different role and they brought me back for the character of Laura instead.

CTV: Who IS Laura?
Katie: Laura is a flight attendant who works for Marco, Dolph Lundgren’s character. She may be a little more than just a flight attendant, though!

CTV:  You’re passionate about helping animals; is there a particular organization we can promote for you? How did you get involved with the organization?
Katie: Yes, I have a minor obsession with animals and feel like my life wouldn’t be complete without them. I currently have three rescued dogs, two rescued cats and several Koi fish. I am involved with Tippi Hedren’s Big Cat sanctuary called Shambala. Tippi has over 65 tigers, leopards, lions…. you name a big cat – it’s there! I started working with exotic cats in college at a sanctuary called Valley of the Kings and when I moved to California someone told me about Tippi’s sanctuary and I signed up to volunteer. I also work with the dog and cat rescue groups Last Chance for Animals and CAPS.  I can definitely be found around town protesting pet stores who get their dogs from puppy mills. We help “convince” the stores to go humane and only sell rescued animals which relieves the over-population in shelters and all the poor animals that have to get euthanized because they can’t find homes.

Watch for Katie in the Chuck season premiere on Monday, September 20 at 8/7c on NBC. You can also watch her webisodes at http://bigisgood.tv/users/katie-cleary.

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  1. Phew, for a moment I thought TPTB had royally screwed up in their word NOT to have another PLI one the show. I think they’d have a riot on their hands if they did.

    I’m betting she’s in league with the BG russian dude, who’s name escapes me. This could be interesting.

  2. Oh, so the picture of Sarah and Casey on a plane could be on Marco’s plane (that would explain the very serious faces), and Kate Cleary would be the kick-ass armed to the tooth flight-attendant…That’s why they had no idea where they were then they “woke up” in Russia.

    SO this Laura is also a Volkoff Ind. employee (apparently).

    • Totally agree with you. Also is she the receptionist whom Chuck and Morgan encounter while introducing themselves as the Carmichael brothers. I went back and watched the sneak peek – looks like her, although I could be wrong.

  3. If she turns out to be a long lost half Bartowski, I will shoot something.

    • I bet Laura’s Marco’s lover… it could be. At least that’s what I think the article was implying, I might be wrong.

    • I remember coming across a spoiler about a long lost Bartowski sibling, but I thought it was a joke. I guess I was wrong. Why are the writers doing this?

    • Oh heaven forbid that. A long lost Bartowski sibling? Would they really try to pull a fast one on us? That’s Soap material. I hope not.

      • Long lost sibling… who so happens to have…. (wait for it)… an intersect in their head as well… (gasps!).. 😉 lol

        I think Fedak would get hate-mail from that. We have all of our primary players in place so no need to introduce “that” into the show. Unless Casey’s daughter turns out to be Morgan’s long lost sister, well, then we would “really” have problems… hehehe

  4. I remember Katie was on deal or no deal. She held case #11. 🙂

  5. Seems to love animals I’m sure she and Yvonne will hit it off. Interesting role.

  6. Katie Cleary is the most beautiful woman in the world! I hope they keep her on Chuck and don’t kill her off!

  7. Even if it’s a small role I hope to see more of her on Chuck and that they build a new character. The show needs more intriguing beauties.

  8. Anyone want to bet she originally read for the role of Greta?

  9. I’m going to guess that she really works for MEB and is undercover. She’ll end up exposing herself by helping Team Bartowski, which may help Chuck find MEB sooner. Just spitballing here!

    • You might be on to something there amyabn, TPTB said in a spoiler those who find out Chuck’s secret aren’t long for the world. If she does end up to be working for MEB, it could be dangerous.

  10. I totally agree with KJ…guarantee she read for the role of Greta!

  11. I hope they bring Katie back! Her role was small but it would make sense to bring her back next time. I want to see more of her!

  12. Smokin Hot! I remember Katie, she’s been in a ton of things, “ANTM” she should have won… Why didn’t she get the part of Greta? Olivia did not do a great job on the show in my opinion how can you beat a supermodel like Katie? Doesn’t anyone know if she’ll be back for the season as a spy?