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.|
|Alma mater:||Sarah Lawrence College|
|Spouse(s):||Ken Jenkins (m. 1970)|
|Parent(s):||Ellsworth Grant, Marion Hepburn|
|Relatives:||Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (grandmother), Katharine Hepburn (aunt), Schuyler Grant (niece)|
|IMDb:||Katharine Houghton's IMDb|
About Katharine Houghton
Actress who starred in the groundbreaking, interracial-dating-themed 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
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.
Her maternal aunt was the renowned actress Katharine Hepburn . Hepburn played Houghton's character's mother in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.