Kate Lyn Sheil (born June 13, 1985) is an American actress. She is primarily known for her roles in independent films You're Next, V/H/S, The Color Wheel, The Sacrament, and the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards.
Sheil was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. She studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2006 with a B.F.A. in acting. She also studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Movies & TV shows
She Dies Tomorrow
Amy is devastated by the thought that she is going to die tomorrow. Jane and Amy began strange journeys through what might be the last day of their lives after Amy was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Jean, a VR software developer, encounters real-life consequences while working in virtual reality; Mona, a struggling actress from Harlem, tries to reconcile with her estranged Jehovah’s witness mothe...
A story of a young woman, Carla, and her relationship with her inner power. Carla’s mystical beliefs are a metaphor for the talents and powers we think we possess, how we garner them, what we do with ...
Two adult cousins have different views on a secret sexual encounter from their youth.
The Sound of Silence
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem that he can't solve.
Margaret Rockland is depressed when she returns to the Washington DC suburb she grew up in for a Christmas reunion. She has settled into a respectable family life. Adding insult to injury, her former ...
INTERVENE is a surreal, hypnogogic parable about an unstable young man whose family feeds his madness by staging religious visions.
A rollerblading drug dealer runs into trouble when one of his customers dies.
After sequestering herself to a small mountain town, an aging actress calls her estranged daughter and granddaughter home for reconciliation and one final celebration.
An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.
An audience can watch a show. James wants to finish the story himself after the show is over.
Buster's Mal Heart
An eccentric mountain man on the run from the local sheriff recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his present fugitive state.
Thank You for Your Service
People are outside. While living with the memories of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield, soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family ...
Mary (Kate Lyn Sheil) lives alone. She is waiting for something to happen in her life. Riding the elevator to work, a strange man, Hayward, grabs her shoulder and speaks to her telepathically. “Do you...
4 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Girlfriend Experience
The relationship between exclusive escort and their clients is explored. It costs a lot to be in a relationship.
A series of short films following the interconnected lives on Crosby street, New York City.
This eclectic, star-studded anthology follows diverse Chicagoans fumbling through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. First dates, friends with benefits, couples with kids. Whatever ...
Talk About Your Dreams
Locked out of her apartment and on a pill that turns anxiety-triggering situations into acceptable hallucinations, a virtual reality porn star and her dejected assassin get drunk, sing karaoke, and ea...
Kate Plays Christine
Follow actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares for her next role: playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. As Kate investigates Chubbuck’s story, unco...
Men Go to Battle
Kentucky was founded in 1861. Francis and Henry are dependent on each other to keep their estate afloat during the winter. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night, ...
The Network Diaries: Octopus is based on true events and tells the story of a girl named Olivia, some real life Octopuses, and how they saved one another thanks to the help of the AT&T Network.
Tears of God
Tears of god is an upcoming atmospheric feature-length fable about possession, death, and mourning in a rural community.
A Wonderful Cloud
When Eugene’s ex-GF Katelyn lands in LA to disband their business, the two of them must negotiate between past tensions and future possibilities, in this raw bittersweet rom-com that walks the line be...
A love story is set in a world where emotions are eradicated.
Kiss Kiss Fingerbang
A nice guy learns his dark side when his girlfriend reveals her weakness.
Queen of Earth
Two women retreat to a lake house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world, only to realize how disconnected from each other they have become, allowing their suspicions to bleed into rea...
Listen Up Philip
Philip waits for the publication of his second novel. The constant crowds and noise, a deteriorated relationship with his photographer girlfriend, and his own indifference to promoting the novel pushe...
Young Bodies Heal Quickly
Two brothers are fleeing arrest for the "accidental" killing of a young girl. Their destination is their estranged father's desolate compound on the sea shore.
Marie takes a break from her own heartache to help her best friend Sally Blue Frankenfrass find her missing boyfriend, but the duo keeps getting distracted along the way.
The Heart Machine
A man begins to suspect that his long-distance girlfriend, whom he met online but has never met in person, has been living in the same city the whole time and sets out to find her.
Alex and Amy are in love. Alex's plans to marry his girlfriend were disrupted by Will, who was introduced as Amy's brother. Alex confronted Will's true identity after they hiked together. Alex's futur...
A collection of three strange and comedic short stories examining the perils of artistic expression.
6 Movies · 1 TV show
House of Cards
In the present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of a ruthless and cunning politician and his wife who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. There is a dark world of greed, sex ...
Left reeling by his latest catastrophic breakup, Dylan retreats to Minnesota for a family reunion featuring firearms, heavy metal and unwelcome questions. Amongst the throng of relatives, he discovers...
Aspiring but less than ambitious photographer Nate clumsily navigates the New York City art world in a post-grad haze, waiting for his breakthrough project to fall into his lap. During a drug-fueled w...
Four uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea for how to spend their Saturday afternoon.
A fashion photographer is going to meet his sister. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the inhabitants of the Parish. The setting is peaceful but there is a sinister edge to it.
Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. liberators are what they are called. The nation was torn apart by the abolitionists. In the most important civil rights crusade in American history, the anti-slaver...
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Thirty-five years in the life of Max, his best friend, and a woman they both adore. The trio stumbles through mandatory but seemingly unfulfilling engagements at weddings, funerals, hospitals, eaterie...
The Unspeakable Act
17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of r...
Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those a...
A short film by Joe Swanberg included on the DVD of Silver Bullets. "footage from the first month of shooting a film that became Silver Bullets "several of the actors from Silver Bullets are playing...
Open Five 2
A relationship drama set amid a winter van trip from New York to New Orleans. A loose continuation of the 2010 film.
Cat Scratch Fever
Two young women discover a way to view parallel universe versions of themselves via the internet, and rapidly become obsessed with watching the alternate paths that their lives might have taken.
Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby. her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime at the park. When she inherits a cabin in Monta...
When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to break into a desolate house and steal a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stress...
Sun Don't Shine
Crystal and her boyfriend Leo embark on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida.
A young couple and their friend have a mysterious visitor stay at their apartment. He sleeps with all three of his roommates and then disappears, leading to conversations about God, life and film.
One of the victims of the attack has a talent for fighting back.
Autoerotic follows four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration. Through a unique blend of outrageous comedy and in-your-face sex, Autoero...
The Color Wheel
JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one ano...
An actress and her filmmaker boyfriend experience turbulence in their relationship when she accepts a role in a werewolf film.
New York Tunez, an all techno record store, is going under. The owner, Keith, a down and out trance DJ, struggles to cope with the changing cultural climate. In a final effort to save the store he org...
A New Yorker moving to the country with her boyfriend causes a problem as her partner also takes an interest in her.
A young man, reeling from a long-distance romance gone awry, spirals increasingly deeper into depression and desperation as he video chats with his close friends and gets involved with a New Age, Righ...
Gabi on the Roof in July
An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.
A traveling knife salesman is offered a ride on their way through upstate New York by an evangelical family.
Impolex tells the story of Tyrone S., a United States soldier in Operation Paperclip, the mission to locate and retrieve German rockets and rocket science after the end of World War II. Tyrone is task...
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