Kate Sheffield - Julia Quinn
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Kate Sheffield

Kate Sharma

Portrayed on screen by: Simone Ashley

Falls in love with: Anthony Bridgerton (Viscount Bridgerton)

Featured in: The Viscount Who Loved Me

Appears in: Romancing Mister Bridgerton, When He Was Wicked, On the Way to the Wedding, The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton

Is also mentioned in: An Offer from a Gentleman, To Sir Phillip, With Love, It’s In His Kiss, What Happens in London, Just Like Heaven, Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

Character Notes:

  • "Lady Bridgerton" is mentioned in What Happens in London, but we can't be sure which Lady Bridgerton Olivia is referring to.
  • To be fair, it's "Lady Bridgerton's dog" who is mentioned in Lady Whistledown Strikes Back, but as Newton does not have a character profile, citing Kate will have to do.
  • Kate's last name was changed for Shondaland's series for Netflix from Sheffield to Sharma after the show's writers opted to give Kate an Indian background.

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Portrayed by: Simone Ashley
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Simone Ashley appears in Shondaland’s series for Netflix, Bridgerton, season 2

From the Show:
(L to R) Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

(L to R) Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

(L to R) Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma and Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

(L to R) Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma and Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Bridgerton. (L to R) Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Rupert Young as Jack in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

Bridgerton. (L to R) Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Rupert Young as Jack in Season 2 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

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