Biography: "Catherine LaBelle Parks is one of the most beautiful ladies to ever surface in Tampa. She graduated from Leto High School in the 70's and attended the University of South Florida. She was both Miss Tampa and Miss Hillsborough County before becoming Miss Florida in her second try and was a runner up in the Miss America Pageant in 1978.
Just over a year later, she moved to Hollywood where she got feature roles on Love Boat, Hunter, Real People, and numerous soap operas. She developed a friendship with David Jacobs, creator of Dallas, who put her in the first nighttime soap opera. She has made a number of movies, including Looker, with Albert Finney, James Coburn and Susan Dey, and Friday the 13th, Part III in 3-D." - Tampa Bay Radio Site
Update: "After performing many roles in Los Angeles, I have come to the conclusion that I love acting with every fiber of my being.
Here are just a few things you might like to know. I'm a Tampa, Florida native where I won the Miss Florida title in the Miss America Pageant, winning 3rd runner-up and the top talent award, singing the Broadway song, "He Touched Me" in the national pageant.
Ever since I was a kid I've loved playing roles, and by the time I was 14 years old, I was singing and acting professionally in my home town.
As a theatre major at the University of South Florida, I landed my first agent by standing up in the audience the agent was speaking to, and belting out a blues classic, "Since I Fell For You."
During my considerable residence in California, I starred as a series regular in four network prime time television series. Tune in to my video clips and click on to my resume for additional information." - Bio from CatherineParks.com