"...sheer perfection...magnificent performance..."
—Bob Leggett, Indie Voice Blog
"...Lidstone effectively conveys her character's physical and emotional desperation."
—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“the winning Catherine Lidstone...makes an appealing heroine”
—David C. Nichols, Backstage Magazine
"shining with innocent optimism...we are quite happy to hitch a ride on her journey"
—Ellen Dostal, Broadway World
Catherine knew from the age of 3 that she was going to be on TV. A versatile and intuitive actor & singer-songwriter, it wasn't long before she was performing regularly in professional productions throughout New England. This love of the arts followed her to Middlebury College, where she split her time between Orchestra, Quartets, Choirs and Dance; her International Studies year in Spain; and her passion for theater, which culminated in a rave-reviewed, scene-stealing senior thesis performance as suicidal alcoholic divorcée "Lois" in David Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of the World.
Her vulnerability and strength immediately garnered her several roles off-Broadway. The day after closing David Rabe's A Question of Mercy at the Atlantic, she hopped on a one-way flight to Los Angeles, with only a suitcase in tow. Within a year, Catherine landed roles on Lifetime's America's Most Wanted, Showtime's Weeds, and Nickelodeon's Victorious, sharing sets with the likes of Kevin Nealon and Ariana Grande. That same year Catherine also originated the title role in the world premiere of Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe, giving her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with Grammy award-winning rock legends Los Lobos. The following year, she booked a recurring role on CBS' The Bold & The Beautiful, and her festival-winning indie film Guardian Angel received theatrical distribution.
Catherine's return to the stage earned her even more critical acclaim as British jihadi schoolgirl "Samira" in Echoes by UK playwright Henry Naylor. The production was nominated for a total of 4 awards, winning Pick of the Fringe and Best of the Broadwater and enjoying the honor of a successful extension.
Next, Catherine will star in the titular role in Light Factory Productions' Alice in Photoland, a new media series lifting the veil off the secret lives of social media stars. Her latest film Hell Mountain enjoyed a theatrical run at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood, and she has had the pleasure of working with BYU TV in partnership with PBS on Dwight in Shining Armor, a new fantasy adventure series set to air in 2019. Her most recent role as devout Christian BFF "Ashley" in musical comedy series Super Single explores the tumultuous world of modern dating and has just celebrated its Youtube release. Catherine is currently working with Kelsey Grammer and Rachelle Lefevre on Proven Innocent, a new legal drama premiering Friday, February 15th at 9/8c on Fox.