Catherine Kamau-Karanja or as Kenyans commonly know her as Kate Actress is one of the most popular actresses in Kenya.
This past week, the mother of two had a comprehensive interview with comedian Mc Jessy where she spoke about her life as a teenager, a young mom, her career and meeting the love of her life.
Kate revealed that she was once expelled from school, because of her character and love for drama, at the expense of her studies.
The actress went on to attend 2 high schools and 3 Universities, leaving each one for myriad reasons but thank God for a parent such as Kate’s mother.
Her mom was a rock for her daughter spending KSh400k to take her to an International University in Uganda, after studying at KCA proved difficult, only for her daughter to return home 3 months later, pregnant.
She would later get into Multimedia University after giving birth and leaning in as a new mother but was very lucky to later land her role at Mother-in-law which was the big break that she needed.
But that wasn’t the end of her big blessings. She would later on meet her now-husband film industry heavyweight, Phil Karanja.
Funny thing is that Kate wasn’t a fan of Phil’s but slowly came to appreciate him as they worked more and more together.
But since she was a package deal coming along with her son, his opinions about her new man were extremely important. The boy at the time didn’t like Phil from the beginning, but after some time, the two became close friends.
Just like a Disney fairy tale, her son Leon Isaac would come to call Phil dad just before the couple had their wedding.
“On our wedding day, my son read a speech telling Phil thank you for stepping in. Thank you for being my dad, you earned it”.
The rest has been history. Have a listen;