When fans of the British medical comedy-drama Doc Martin think of the TV show that has been broadcast since 2004, they usually think of Caroline Catz and Martin Clunes, a couple on screen, who come to mind mainly because of their flawless performance as Louisa Glasson and Dr. Martin respectively. But even outside of this role, Caroline Catz has proved to be a brilliant start when it comes to English film, television, theatre, and radio acting. Here is everything we know about the actress.
Who Was Caroline Cartz Before Fame?
Before Caroline Cartz gained her glowing reputation in the English entertainment industry, she was just a young girl with many ambitions. However, she chose to keep her early life and even her educational history a secret. A lot is known about this aspect of her life, including that she was born Caroline Caplan on October 19, 1970. Records also show that she has Polish and Latvian Jewish roots, but nothing is known about her parents.
As an adult, the actress adopted the name Catz, a name inspired by her contact with a cat doodle, although ironically she is extremely allergic to cats. With this, she did not want to be confused with another actress wearing Caplan.
Career Rise and Achievements
Caroline has been active in acting since 1992 – when she made her acting debut that year by appearing in the TV movie “The Guilty”. Two years later she grabbed the lead role as Dawn Lomax in “All Quiet On The Preston Front”, which was broadcast on BBC. With the role of Rosie Fox in “The Bill”, she consolidated her place in international fame. The show celebrated its premiere with worldwide success and was acclaimed by fans and critics. The actress gave a commendable performance as Detective Inspector Kate Ashurst in Murder in Suburbia, PC Cheryl Hutchins in The Vice and Detective Inspector Helen Morton in DCI Banks. Her breakthrough came in 2004, however, after she appeared on the television series Doc Martin.
After appearing regularly on British television, the actress made her directorial debut in 2014 with the documentary A Message to the World…What has become of Jesse Hector? The documentary, which the actress directed brilliantly, offered the actress several other opportunities, including the narrative of the BBC television documentary Ebola – The Search for a Cure. The actress’s star power grew from there, and many fans now know her as Bex in the BBC One sitcom series I Want My Wife and also as the narrator of documentary Britain’s Biggest Warship, which was about the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
In addition to her repertoire of television commentary, Catz also starred in Déjà Vu – a radio play broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in February 2009. After casting this role, Catz played a puppeteer in the stage production On Emotion. Her other stage appearances include – Out of Joint/Royal Court Theatre production of Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking, Caryl Churchill’s play Top Girls directed by Max Stafford-Clark in 2012.
What We Know About Her Family Life
Caroline Catz is happily married to her long-time friend Michael Higgs. Michael Higgs is also an English actor who fell head over heels in love with her on the set of the TV show The Bill in the 90s. The couple began dating shortly after their meeting and later decided to merge their lives as husband and wife. They made the bond in an elaborate wedding ceremony in 2007 when they already had children together.
Certainly, they kept each other company – because until today there seems to be no drama with their romantic relationship or any rumor of the couple’s divorce. When Catz talked about their marriage in an interview, he remarked that being married to another actor means that there is no need to explain what she does, which is quite refreshing for anyone in a commitment.
Just like Catz, her husband has cast a number of roles. He is a familiar face on popular television shows like The Bill and EastEnders. He also appeared in a popular commercial for Booking.com in 2015.
How Does She Expertly Balance Family Life and Work?
Behind the scenes, things seem to be rosy for the beautiful Catz, as the remarkable actress masters her family and professional life perfectly. She is the mother of two children. Her children are her son Sonny (born 2001) and her daughter Honour (born 2006).
As a mother, wife, and actress, Catz juggles motherhood, married life, and work like a professional. But this does not prevent her from realizing that this is not such an easy task for everyone. In an interview, she noted that most parents would admit that combining work and parenthood is one of the most difficult tasks there is.
How Much Caroline Catz Is Actually Worth
Caroline Catz has worked hard enough to earn a place for herself in the English entertainment scene. Although she found it difficult to find work by taking on only small roles in the early stages of her career, she stuck with it, and today her star strength is certainly on the rise. This obviously means good things for her bank account. Reports estimate that Caroline Catz is sitting on about $1.2 million – an amount that only some of her colleagues in the industry can imagine.
Quick Facts About Caroline Catz
|Date of Birth:||9 October 1970|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Name||Caroline Caplan|
|Birth Place/City||Manchester, Greater Manchester|
|Net Worth||$1.2 million|
|Famous for||Doc Martin, Murder in Suburbia|
|Married to||Michael Higgs|
|TV Show||Doc Martin, Murder in Suburbia|