Mary-Kate FitzPatrick was born in Walnut Creek, California, to Linda Walker (FitzPatrick), business owner, and Jerry FitzPatrick Jr., the owner of FitzPatrick Chevrolet. She is from Colombian, Irish, Scottish, and Portuguese decent. The family lived in Danville, California for 20 years before relocating to Palm Desert, CA. When FitzPatrick was 18, she moved to Los Angeles.
After graduating from Carondelet High School in Concord, FitzPatrick attended Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles where she received her Bachelor of Science in Film, Media, and Social Justice. She had taken acting classes starting at the age of 14, and continued to take them throughout her high school and college career. She was encouraged to compete for Miss Teenage California and won the pageant in 2010. By the age of 23, FitzPatrick had won several international and local pageant titles, and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Miss California USA pageant (2012). She began studying with the Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings, which has ranks of stars like Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrel, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow.
FitzPatrick made her first big debut to high praise as the campaign model for Benefit Cosmetics (2010). Additional credits include The Girlfriends Guide To Divorce (2015), 2 Broke Girls (2015), Blackish (2015), and Gorgeous Morons (2016).
FitzPatrick was hired by Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles in 2014 as the Department Specialist for the Film, Media & Communication Department, while working with prospective MFA Film & Television students. She won Outstanding Future Filmmaker (2012) and Excellence in Cinematography (2013) for documentaries, "Moose" and "Elephant Skin" which she Executively Produced.
Mary-Kate FitzPatrick is Commercially represented by Trio Talent Agency in Hollywood, CA.
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