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The 7 Faces of Mean Girls' Kate Rockwell

Playbill News

Those who've seen Mean Girls on Broadway have witnessed Kate Rockwell's comedic excellence. Teetering in too-high heels and a too-short skirt, her Karen Smith is perhaps the dumbest character you will ever meet—and also one of the funniest. Rockwell has been stealing scenes since the world premiere in Washington, D.C., last fall, and she's proven again on Broadway that she's not afraid of taking big swings to get a laugh.

Rockwell, a Broadway vet seen previously in Rock of Ages, Bring It On, and Legally Blonde, walked us through some of her favorite funny women inspirations—and though some big hitters are on her list (Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball), there are some idiosyncratic choices as well (Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus, anyone?)... READ MORE.