Playmate of the Month
“I think a lot of people are miserable because they're not doing what they are supposed to be doing in life. When you start to accomplish your dreams, whether it be acting, singing, engineering, teaching or whatever you're supposed to be doing, that is when you find happiness.” Katie Lohmann
American model and actress Katie Lohmann is best known as a Playboy Playmate of the Month (April 2001). Previously, she had appeared in Playboy in the December 1999 issue. As an actress, Lohmann had bit parts in the motion pictures “AI: Artificial Intelligence” (2001), “Auto Focus” (2002) and “The Hot Chick” (2002). She also has roles in “7-10 Split” and “Love Shack” (both 2007). On the small screen, she has guest starred in such shows as “Nip/Tuck,” “Monk” and “According to Jim.” In an interview with Howard Stern, she declared she had breast implants. She stated she was always miserable with her appearance so her mother bought them as a gift for her high school graduation.
“I can honestly say that I'm still waiting for something that is recognizable enough to take me to the next level. There is only so much that you can do, take your acting classes, you network with people, try to go to a lot of Hollywood events like Oscar parties and movie premieres so that you can meet people. I'm still waiting and I'm working my butt off for it.” Katie Lohmann
Lohmann is a resident of Woodland Hills, California.
Childhood and Family:
Katherine “Katie” Lohmann was born on January 29, 1980, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is the youngest child of Dan, a successful accountant and businessman, and Sharon, who works for Citibank. Her parents divorced in 1992 when she was 12 years old. She has a brother named Michael and a sister named Christine.
After graduating high school, Katie left home for Los Angeles to pursue her career. She is known by the nicknames Supergirl, Mouse Butt and Tinkerbell.
At age 8, Katie made her first public appearance singing a song from the Walt Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” (1989) and earned a standing ovation. After the performance, she received a casting call from the new Disney show “MMC” (1989) and although she saw it as a good jumpstart, she had to decline the offer because of her mother's discouragement, who felt her daughter was too young and the job would interfere with her studies.
Ten years later, Lohmann graduated from high school and began modeling. She appeared in magazines, calendars and catalogs but did not hit the big time until Playboy spotted her and she appeared in the men's magazine in December 1999. In the summer of 2000, she made her way to Los Angeles to further chase her dreams and graced the cover of a number of magazines. Lohmann gained additional notice when in April 2001 she became the Playmate of the Month. She continued to appear in several of the company's publications and videos. The impressed Hugh Hefner commented, “I always knew she would make me proud.”
“I've always loved acting, so I am willing to put the work in. I always give 110 percent. Acting can be tough, but you must make sure to improve with every role you get.” Katie Lohmann
However, Lohmann's real desire was to become an actress. Making her acting debut in the 1999 film “Hot Club California,” she appeared in an episode of the Billie Frank comedy series “Rude Awakening” in 2000 and then landed soft-core roles in movies like “Dead Sexy” (2001), “Sex Court: The Movie” (2001) and “National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze” (2003), which starred Tatyana Ali and Danielle Fishel. She also appeared in the Gregory Poirier directed “Tomcats” (2001), Steven Spielberg's “AI: Artificial Intelligence” (2001), the Jake Gyllenhaal and Swoosie Kurtz adventure flick “Bubble Boy” (2001), the biopic “Auto Focus” (2002, starred Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe) and Tom Brady's comedy “The Hot Chick” (2002).
In 2003, Lohmann appeared in an episode of the comedy series “Monk,” starring Tony Shalhoub, and had a small role as a party girl in an episode of the hit drama “Nip/Tuck.” She reappeared on “Nip/Tuck” the following year, this time playing a supermodel. Other TV credits included “S Club 7 in Hollywood” (2001), “Reno 911” (2003-2005), “Creating America's Next Hit Television Show” (2004, 2005) and “According to Jim” (2005).
From 2005 to 2007, Lohmann could be seen acting in the films “Halfway Decent” (2005), the sport themed “Lingerie Bowl” (2006, TV), “Room 6” (2006), a horror movie directed by Michael Hurst that starred Christine Taylor and Shane Brolly, and the Tommy Reid directed comedy “7-10 Split” (2007), which starred Ross Patterson, Tara Reid and Clayne Crawford.
Lohmann has also continued her modeling career. In November 2006, she joined Tina Marie Jordan and Karen McDougal as one of a trio of Playmates that appeared on the “Celebrity Playmate Gift Guide” pictorial of a paintball magazine. She also modeled for Wicked Temptations Lingerie and appeared in a number of print ads for clients like Cadillac Ext, Sony, Toyota, and Windsor Pilates, among others. Her credits also include Body by Jake, Hot Cross Buns, MS Abdominal Trainer and Sealy Mattress. In 2007, she appeared in the Girls of Epic Calendar and the Swimwear Network International Calendar.
Lohmann completed the comedy “Love Shack” in 2007, where she portrayed Veronica Taint. Costars of the film included Diora Baird, Laura Silverman, Molly Hagan, Ian Gomez and Mark Feuerstein.