Entertainment Network:

Kate Linder Bio

(Esther, Y&R)


the 411

BIRTHDATE: November 2
YEARS ON SHOW: April 1982-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Ronald Linder, a health care administrator/addiction specialist since February 14, 1976

Kate Linder first joined Y&R as a nameless day player in 1982. However, she kept getting invited back and the audience soon fell in love with the wacky maid she played, who co-star Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) had named "Esther."

Linder, a Pasadena, CA native, started dancing when she was 3 1/2. Her interest in acting began in high school, where she participated in several productions, including Three Penny Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Her first line on Y&R was "Dinner is served."
  2. Esther also happens to be the name of Linder's grandmother, which co-star Cooper didn't know when she named the character.
  3. In 1991, Linder was held at knifepoint in her own home by a burglar.
  4. Linder is the celebrity spokesperson for the ALS Association.
  5. She is 5' 4".
stories featuring
Kate Linder
Maid To Order   Mar 13, 2013

As part of Y&R's 40th anniversary, Kate Linder (Esther), who has been playing...

Tea Toddlers   Sep 20, 2010

Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R)...

Kiss Me, Kate!   Jan 27, 2006

Valentines are lucky for Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R). Not only has she been playing Katherine's wacky maid, Esther...

On The Web: Keeping Up With Kate   Jun 17, 2003

Kate Linder's (Esther, Y&R) new Web site offers everything from news to jewels, and this is just the beginning...

tweet ticker

Other Roles

TV Roles

Film Roles
Cotillion '65 (2000)
One Good Cop (Social Worker, 1991)

Theater Roles
Bee-Luther-Hatchee (1999)

Subscribe to Soap Opera DigestSubscribe Give a Gift Renew Customer Service Subscribe

get sod everywhere