Canadian-born Kat Barrell studied at the prestigious George Brown Classical Theatre School before embarking on her professional career. Having appeared on numerous television shows, Barrell is best known for playing the popular character Officer Nicole Haught in the Syfy drama “Wynonna Earp,” a role that has inspired fans to launch the prominent social media hashtag #wayhaught. Barrell is best known to Hallmark audiences for her role as Joy Harper in seasons six and seven of the Hallmark Channel original primetime series “Good Witch.” Last year, she starred “A Tale of Two Christmases” for Hallmark Channel and prior to that, in “A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Barrell also stepped behind the lens and directed this “Flipping for Christmas,” premiering this year during Hallmark Channel’s annual, #1-rated Countdown to Christmas programming event.
Her feature film credits include Universal’s The Scarehouse, Christopher Branch’s Definition of Fear and the indie film Girls’ Night Out and, most recently, Cabin Connection. Having studied at The Groundlings in Los Angeles, Barrell also has a strong love for comedy. She starred as the lead of the Netflix film My Ex-Ex, recurred on Catherine Reitman’s comedy “Workin’ Moms” and she produced and starred in the critically acclaimed comedy short Issues, which was subsequently optioned as a television series. In addition, Barrell wrote, directed and produced the short Cannonball and is in development on the television half hour comedy “The Officiants.”