Birth Date: November 2, 1950 / Age: 65
Birth Place: Pasadena, California, USA
Lives Today: Los Angeles, California, USA
Biography: Kate Linder joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in April 1982 as Esther Valentine, confidante and housekeeper to Katherine Chancellor.
A native of Pasadena, California, Linder attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a B.A. in theater arts. Linder has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
She is active with the Make-a-Wish foundation and LA Shanti, among other charities, and has visited troops on USO tours to Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Korea in addition to military bases in the United States. Linder is a founding member of TV Cares, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences AIDS awareness and fundraising arm. She was also the only daytime actress to be featured in "Portraits of Life, with Love," a coffee table book published to raise funds for various AIDS organizations.
In addition to her role on the daytime drama, Linder also works as a United Airlines flight attendant, flying mostly on weekends.
She is married to Ronald Linder, a health care administrator and a leading expert and author on drug abuse. The couple, married on Valentine's Day in 1976, lives in Los Angeles.