Katia Leclerc O’Wallis was born in Paris. She studied in parallel drama classes at the theater Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées and a Master in mathematics at the University Paris 9 Dauphine. She took part as an actress in theatrical performances in Paris, in Avignon Festival In and throughout France, working with directors such as Pauline Bureau, Adrien de Van, Florian Sitbon, Ali Ihsan Kaleci. In the cinema she played in several short films, winning awards for her performances in Last cigarette and Lola Forever by Renaud Ducoing.
Then she turned to the international scene: in Portugal she appeared in the feature film Gloria by Manuela Viegas, in the Czech Republic she sang in German in the Cabaret Gogo by Michal Laznovsky, in England she joined the theatrical tour The three Musketeers, in Italy she worked with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, in Turkey she played in Sufi performances at the festival The Nights of Cappadocia.
Since 2009 she has been living and working in Athens. She played the main roles in the feature films Charlie’s son, Big Hit and Pedro Noula by Karolos Zonaras, Matriarchy and Destroying art by Nikos Kornilios. In the theater she worked with Nikos Fytas and Esther Andre.
In 2011 Katia founded the company Zonaras Productions with the director Karolos Zonaras.
Katia speaks fluent French, Greek, English, German.