Kate Layden is a Yorkshire-born actress of both stage and screen who has played four roles on Coronation Street:

Other TV and film credits include roles in The Ritz, Dramarama, In Suspicious Circumstances, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, The Full Monty, City Central, Where the Heart Is, The Bill, Dalziel and Pascoe, The Royal Today and Innocent Crimes.

On stage she has performed in productions including To Kill a Mockingbird, Cinderalla, David Copperfield, Billy Liar, Twelfth Night, The Birthday Party, Hay Fever and Lady Windermere's Fan.