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Katherine Barrell
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Barrell in July 2016
BornFebruary 12[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
Years active2011–present
Known forWynonna Earp
Ray Galletti (m. 2017)

Katherine Barrell is a Canadian actress, writer, producer, and director. She is known for her role as Officer Nicole Haught[2][3][4] on the Syfy television series Wynonna Earp.[5][6][7][8]


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Filmography
    • 4.1 Film
    • 4.2 Television
    • 4.3 Music video
  • 5 Other work
  • 6 Notes
  • 7 References
  • 8 Further reading
  • 9 External links

Early life[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[9] Barrell attended Assumption Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, Ontario, where she had a lead role in two school plays, in addition to collaborating with a friend on a play in which they wrote, directed and acted together.[10] She directed her high school's production of The Wizard of Oz and was a member of Burlington Student Theatre for two years.[11] She started studying musical theatre at Sheridan College[10] then transferred to George Brown College to study filmmaking and acting at the School of Media & Performing Arts, graduating in 2010.[12][13][14] She also did some training at The Groundlings comedy school.[15]


Barrell's television work includes made-for-TV movies Poe (2011) as Rowena, and Girls Night Out (2017) as Sadie. Guest appearances include Lost Girl in the episode "Table for Fae" (2012) as Maisie; Murdoch Mysteries in episodes "Murdoch in Toyland" (2012) as Marley Rosevear, and "The Murdoch Appreciation Society" (2014) as Ruby Rosevear; Saving Hope in the episode "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" (2015) as Dixie Kolesnyk. Along with her role in Wynonna Earp, Barrell appears in Workin' Moms in the recurring role of Alicia Rutherford.[16]

Film roles include Jaqueline Gill in The Scarehouse (2014),[17][18] Mary in My Ex-Ex (2015),[a][20] and Victoria Burns in Definition of Fear (2015).[21]

In 2018, she and the cast of Wynonna Earp received the People's Choice Award for best Sci-Fi show. The show won as a write-in canidate due to the show's fandom known as "Earpers".

Her production company, Kit Media, produced several short films[22] and her 2013 comedy short Issues was recognized as one of the top short films of the year by Richard Crouse.[23] Kit Media was rebranded as Blue Eyed Bandit in 2018.[24]

Barrel's ensemble film Dissecting Gwen won the 2017 Best Screenplay Award by Women in Film & Television – Toronto,[25][b] and was awarded Best Comedy Short by the 2017 Canadian Diversity Film Festival.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Barrell is an advocate for the "Pink Box Program" by GIRL TALK Empowerment,[19] a Canadian organization that "inspires, empowers and mobilizes girls to become world-changers".[28]

She is married to actor Ray Galletti, whom she met on the set on My Ex Ex.[29][30]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Queen of Clubs Joker Short film
2013 Lost and Found Ellen Short film
The Ties Between Us Amy
Issues Rachel Stephens
2014 The Scarehouse Jaqueline Gill
2015 Canadian Star Herself Documentary
My Ex-Ex Mary
Definition of Fear Victoria Burns


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Poe Rowena TV film
2012 Lost Girl Maisie Episode: "Table for Fae"
Murdoch Mysteries Marley Rosevear Episode: "Murdoch in Toyland"
Off2Kali Comedy Various Episode: "Indian Guy + White Name = PROBLEM!"
2014 Reign Pretty Servant Girl Episode: "Long Live the King"
The Listener Alya King Episode: "Dancing with the Enemy"
Murdoch Mysteries Ruby Rosevear Episode: "The Murdoch Appreciation Society"
2015 Saving Hope Dixie Kolesnyk Episode: "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?"
2016–present Wynonna Earp Nicole Haught Recurring role, seasons 1–2; Main role, season 3
2016 A Nutcracker Christmas Beth James TV film
2017–present Workin' Moms Alicia Rutherford Recurring role
2017 Girls Night Out Sadie TV film
Star Trek: Discovery Stella Grimes Episode: "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad"
2018 Lake Placid: Legacy Jade TV film
Private Eyes Whitney Malone Episode: "Brew the Right Thing"

Music video[edit]

Year Title Role Artist Notes
2017 "Something About Your Love" Backup vocalist ColinResponse [31]

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Director Writer Producer Notes
2011 Queen of Clubs Joker Yes Short film
2012 Roomies Yes Short film
2013 New Domain Co-producer Short film
2013 Issues Rachel Stephens Yes Short film
2013 The Change First assistant Short film
2014 The Truth About Rainbows Co-producer Short film
2015 Mature Young Adults Post-production Yes Short film
Completed by Katherine Barrell after death of director Kent Nolan.[32]
2015 The Offer Production coordinator Short film
2016 Dissecting Gwen Yes Story by Yes Short film
Winner, Best Screenplay, Women in Film & Television – Toronto[25]
Winner, Best Comedy Short, Canadian Diversity Film Festival[27]
2016 Cannonball Yes Yes Yes Short film[33]
2017 Breakdown Yes Story by Short film


  1. ^ My Ex-Ex became available on Netflix and Amazon in 2017.[19]
  2. ^ The screenplay of Dissecting Gwen is based on a story by Katherine Barrel.[26]