Katharine Houghton

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth March 10, 1945
Place of Birth Connecticut
Age 75 years old
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Katharine Houghton is an American actress and playwright. She portrayed Joanna "Joey" Drayton, a white American woman who brings home her black American fiancé to meet her parents, in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Katharine Hepburn, who played the mother of Houghton's character in the film, was Houghton's aunt.

Born: Katharine Houghton Grant, March 10, 1945, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation: Actress, playwright
Years active: 1966–present
Spouse(s): Ken Jenkins (m. 1970)
Parent(s): Ellsworth Grant, Marion Hepburn
Relatives: Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (grandmother), Katharine Hepburn (aunt), Schuyler Grant (niece)
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About Katharine Houghton

Actress who starred in the groundbreaking, interracial-dating-themed 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Before Fame

She studied art and philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.


She starred in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions and also wrote and produced over ten original plays.

Family Life

She married fellow actor and writer Ken Jenkins, in 1970. Her niece, Schuyler Grant (of Anne of Green Gables miniseries fame), also became an actress.


Her maternal aunt was the renowned actress Katharine Hepburn . Hepburn played Houghton's character's mother in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

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Latest information about Katharine Houghton updated on January 16, 2021.

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