Kate Maree Hoolihan graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2000 and was immediately cast to understudy the lead role of Sophie in the original Australian cast of Mamma Mia!. She has appeared in numerous shows since. Highlights include working with Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, and starring roles in Little Women, and A Little Night Music, alongside Anthony Warlow. She played Scaramouche in the worldwide musical hit, We Will Rock You.

Kate Maree has received many nominations and awards including a Sydney Theatre Award, a Green Room Award, and a prestigious Helpmann Award, which she won for her role in We Will Rock You.