Kathleen "Bird" York is an actress, screenwriter and Oscar nominated songwriter-recording artist who achieved global recognition with her song In the Deep, which appears on her album Wicked Little High and was written for the 2005 film Crash.
In the Deep was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song with York performing the song live at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006.
York's acting highlights include her role as Andy Wyatt on the The West Wing, her critically acclaimed portrayal of Naomi Judd in the NBC biopic Love Can Build A Bridge, and roles in Diane Keaton's Northern Lights, Front of the Class, the Lifetime Original Movie Fatal Desire, A Season in Purgatory and Charles Burnett's Nightjohn.
Her film credits include the Academy Award-winning film Crash and independent films The Big Day, Ball Don't Lie, Checking Out, Sister Island and Cold Feet.
York was a series regular on ABC's Vengeance Unlimited, Aaron's Way for NBC and The Client List for Lifetime, and has recurred on Murder One, The O.C. and Desperate Housewives.
Her guest spots include Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI, Body of Proof, Chase, The Glades, Shark, Ghost Whisperer and NCIS.
A musician since 15 years of age, Bird York composes and sings, as well as produces music. She achieved global recognition with her Academy Award-nominated song In the Deep, (co-written with Michael Becker) from the 2005 Oscar-winning film Crash, and performed the song on the 78th Annual Oscar Awards.
York's song Have No Fear was the main theme in the Sony feature film Seven Pounds, (and also heard in Lifetime's Army Wives season five promos and the episode Firefight).
Her other music credits include songs in House, American Idol, CSI: New York, Nip/Tuck, Everwood and Stand Off. York also composed and sang the songs for the entire second season of the CBS drama Family Law.
York has a number of CDs in release including the self-titled Bird York, Wicked Little High (EMI), and the EP Have No Fear.
As though two careers weren't enough, York launched a successful screenwriting career and has kept busy developing projects for Warner Bros, Sony, Paramount and the Fox Broadcasting Network.