Inspiring your life and career for significance in Hollywood!

Kathleen grew up in “Sin City”–Las Vegas, Nevada–seeing life as transient and shallow. The daughter of a championship basketball coach and Bible toting mom, Kathleen’s brother’s death at age 5 left her feeling that she needed to be a perfectionist and replacement to her parents to stop their pain. She learned at a tender age how to encourage and champion others rather than herself and to be an influencer in the shadow of the designated leader.

Entering college in Oklahoma she was an overachiever and pursued teaching to please her parents. After becoming a mom and through the encouragement of her husband she began to pursue her real passion–acting. Through life’s twist and turns in 1991 she moved from Oklahoma to California with her husband, Phil, and their two daughters and began their media production company–Cooke Pictures, in Burbank.

Kathleen’s had multiple careers as an elementary/special education teacher, a businesswoman, award winning Hollywood actress, co-director of the nation’s largest conference for Christians working in secular media/entertainment, and a university media adjunct. All while managing a home, marriage, and raising two remarkable daughters.

Today Kathleen continues as a media and entertainment executive at Cooke Pictures, supervises media interns, serves as Regional Director of Christian Women In Media Hollywood, writes and speaks nationally and internationally on matters of faith, family, media and entertainment. Kathleen is a founding partner and Vice President at Cooke Pictures where she is a key creative leader. She is an adjunct university professor focusing on developing a media and entertainment industry internship programs for various universities. She’s on the advisory board for the Hollywood Prayer Network, and Hollywood Connect. She speaks nationally and internationally on issues of faith, media, family, and culture.

Kathleen’s background and experiences have given her a unique vantage point. She understands the impact of media on today’s global culture. Her passion is to raise up a new media-wise generation and inspire and equip professionals working in media and entertainment to engage their community or the larger culture with a message of hope and significance.


Introducing Kathleen Cooke
Inspiring your life and career for significance in Hollywood!
Area of Expertise Faith, Media, Culture
Genre Hollywood Media/Entertainment Communicator, Actress, Speaker and Teacher and Writer with 22 years of working experience in the Hollywood industry.
Offers Keynote, Panelist, Workshop, Host
Topics Living a Significant Life, Shifting Careers Midstream, Breaking into Hollywood, Building a successful Family in Hollywood.
Suitable Events Christian and Corporate Conferences, Retreats, Seminars, Workshops.
Suitable Audiences Women’s groups, mother/daughter
Travels From Los Angeles, CA  (LAX) and Burbank (BUR)
Fee Range
Single Message:
Multiple Messages:
Major Conference:
$250 – 1,000
1,200 – $10,000


What Others Say

Kathleen is an inspiration to me. She is passionate about God, about the entertainment industry and about being used by the Lord to make an eternal difference in the world. She has a heart for other people and wants to see everyone reach their greatest potential. I listen closely to what Kathleen has to say and so will you!” Karen Covell, Author/Speaker, Founding Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network

“Kathleen Cooke has served as a workshop and general session panel speaker at the One Hope Young Creative Leaders Conferences in Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, India. The organizers, including myself, and workshop participants have repeatedly commended her for investing her time and talents before, during and after the conference to mentor young, upcoming actors in India. Kathleen’s insight and perspective expand the possibilities for these talented, yet inexperienced youths. She conveys her message effectively to her audience, i.e.,sponsors, colleagues in and/or out of the field, acting talent, board members, etc. Kathleen energetically engages her listeners to take the conversation past the initial discussion to practical application and further exploration.” George Hoskins, Vice President External Business Development, One Hope International

“Kathleen Cooke’s passion for women to be agents for good in the entertainment industry shines through whenever she speaks. Her preparation and knowledge are evident as she enlightens her audience with timely and relevant information—delivered in a direct and engaging style. Her tone is always caring and encouraging. She is a real, servant-hearted motivator. Book her if you can!” Deborah Smith Pegues, International Speaker, Bestselling Author of 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue.


Sample Prior Bookings

Corporate:   Asbury University Communication’s Hollywood Program, Bel Air Presbyterian Church Beacon Entertainment Fellowship & Actor’s Boot Camp, International Events: International Media Ministries (Spain), South African Broadcasting Conference (Johannesburg), Christian Media Association of Australia (Sydney), Young Creative Leaders Conference (India).

Christian:   National Events: National Religious Broadcasters Conference, Biola Media Conference, Christian Women in Media Conference and Regional Events, Daily Disciples Conference, Biola University’s Studio Task Force, Hollywood Presbyterian Faith Lift Women’s Conference.


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