• Kate Luyben is an actress born in Canada on June 30, 1972
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million
• She started her career in 1998 with the science fiction series “The X-Files”
• She rose to fame with her role in the film “Shanghai Noon”
• She is married to comedian Jim Jefferies, with whom she has a son, and resides in Los Angeles, California

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
FactOn November 7, 2012, she gave birth to son, Hank, with boyfriend Jim Jefferies.

Who Is Kate Luyben?

Kate Luyben was born on 30 June 1972, in Canada, and is an actress, best known from appearing in various films including “Shanghai Noon” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin”. She’s also appeared in numerous television shows throughout her career. She is the wife of comedian Jim Jefferies.

The Net Worth of Kate Luyben

How rich is Kate Luyben? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She also collaborates with her husband in several projects, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Starting Her Career

Not much is known about Kate’s early years, except that she grew up with siblings in Canada. She started her career in 1998, when she became a part of the science fiction series named “The X-Files”, in which she played a nurse, a small role in the series that follows two FBI special agents as the try to tackle various paranormal phenomena. She then appeared in the movie entitled “Misbegotten”, followed by several small roles in the television series entitled “Millennium”, which is about how a former FBI agent is trying to tackle the mysterious Millennium group, and ran for 67 episodes but was later cancelled before it was able to be completed. Respects were later paid during the seventh season of “The X-Files”, in which an episode was dedicated to the cancelled show.

The following year, she appeared in the television film entitled “First Wave”, but her rise to fame came when she was cast as a part of the film “Shanghai Noon”, a martial arts western comedy film starring Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Owen Wilson. The film was mixture of comedy, the “Buddy Cop” film genre along with Kung Fu and western elements, which proved to be a great idea as it received positive reviews from critics and fans, and was commercially successful, all of which led to more acting opportunities for Luyben.

Further Work

She continued appearing in numerous films over the next few years, including “My 5 Wives” and “Road Party”. She was also a part of the romantic comedy film entitled “Intolerable Cruelty”, which starred George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cedric the Entertainer, and which focuses on lawyers and divorce in Los Angeles.. In 2005, Kate then became a part of the comedy sex film entitled “The 40 Year Old Virgin” which starred Steve Carrell and Seth Rogen, co-written by Carrell, and was the directorial debut of Judd Apatow. The film also proved commercially successful.

Luyben would then make guest appearances in various television series, including “Criminal Minds”, and “Two and a Half Men” which originally starred Charlie Sheen, and was a sitcom that ran for 12 seasons. In 2010, she then made a guest appearance in “True Blood” a television series starring Anna Paquin, focusing on a society which has discovered vampires living in society.  Some of her other guest appearances include in “Miss March” and “Franklin & Bash”.

After her various television appearances, Luyben started appearing in television movies too; some of her projects in 2012 and 2013 include “Eagleheart”, “Legit” and “Femme Fatales”, since when she seems to be on something of an hiatus.

Dating and Relationships

Kate was in a relationship with actor Nathan Fillion in 2010, confirming their relationship after being seen together at the American Music Awards (AMA). However, their relationship ended in 2011 after the couple announced that they split by mutual agreement. She then started dating comedian Jim Jefferies in 2011, and they would have a son together, before eventually deciding to marry. They reside in Los Angeles, California along with their son.

Despite some information being known about Kate’s life and career, she maintains that she wants to keep her personal life out of her spotlight. This is the very reason that she doesn’t disclose much information about her past, especially about her parents and her childhood.

Kate Luyben on Social Media

Kate is mainly active on the social media website Twitter, on which she does a lot of promotions on her husband’s work in his recent project the “Jim Jefferies Show”. She also reposts a lot of her tweets, as well as some of her daily thoughts, though she rarely posts any pictures of her husband or their family. Aside from Twitter, Kate has various fan pages on Facebook, due to her not having any profiles on that website.

General Info

Full NameKate Luyben
Net Worth$3 million


ChildrenHank Jefferies
PartnerJim Jefferies


MoviesFrankie Go Boom, Miss March, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bad News Bears, Intolerable Cruelty, My 5 Wives, Shanghai Noon, The Big Bad City

Social profile links


1On November 7, 2012, she gave birth to son, Hank, with boyfriend Jim Jefferies.




The Big Bad City2014Bo
Legit2013TV SeriesWendy
Femme Fatales2012TV SeriesMary Mason
Eagleheart2012TV SeriesTrish
3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom2012Dharma
Franklin & Bash2011TV SeriesLisa Marriet
True Blood2010TV SeriesNatalie
Miss March2009Mrs. Biederman
Semi-Pro2008Staci Moon (uncredited)
Two and a Half Men2007TV SeriesWoman
Killer Yacht Party2006Monica
Criminal Minds2006TV SeriesNatalie Ryan
Arrested Development2006TV SeriesWoman in Negligee
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005Woman Buying Videotapes
Bad News Bears2005Daisy
Going the Distance2004Josephine
Intolerable Cruelty2003Santa Fe Tart
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesMarla
Normal, Ohio2000TV SeriesLisa (original pilot)
Dark Angel2000TV SeriesBlonde at Party
My 5 Wives2000Virginia
Shanghai Noon2000Fifi
Secret Agent Man2000TV SeriesDate
First Wave1999TV SeriesMimi
Harsh Realm1999TV SeriesMay
Max Q1998TV MovieRuby
Millennium1996-1998TV SeriesEva O'Malley / Marta Danbury / Tuesday
Misbegotten1998Myrna Casey
The X-Files1998TV SeriesNurse Nancy
Dead Man's Gun1997TV SeriesPeggy Brolin
Police Academy: The Series1997TV SeriesSarah Snodin
Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger1997TV MovieMichelle
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesCandy

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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