Kate French was born in Flemington, New Jersey, and raised on Long Island with her three siblings. Her parents, Joan and Rob French, were both fashion models and her stepfather is a fashion photographer. Following in her parents' footsteps, French pursued a career in modeling but always had a passion for acting. She first appeared on the big screen in 2006 with a small role in the film ACCEPTED and later had a starring role as Brooke Crawford in the primetime soap opera WICKED WICKED GAMES, which was her first appearance on the small screen. French attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, and is an aspiring writer in addition to her acting career.