Kate Ashfield (born 28 May 1972) is an award-winning English actress and comedienne, best known for her award-winning roles as Jody in the British-German film Late Night Shopping (2001) and as Sadie MacGregor in the British film This Little Life (2003). She is also known for her role as Liz in the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.
Ashfield was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, in the United Kingdom, and later attended King Edward VI Camp Hill, in Birmingham but later went to King Edward VI Five Ways also in Birmingham as one of the first girls to join the sixth form. Ashfield appeared in As You Like It and was involved in a number of local youth theatre groups. She trained at Rose Bruford College.
She has performed in numerous plays associated with the In-yer-face theatre movement, and was invited to speak on the subject at the University of the West of England's 2002 Theatre's Shock Therapy conference.
She has recently featured in The Diary of Anne Frank and will next work on the thriller Hush.
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