A native of Rockville, MD, Paula Marshall maintained steady work on television starting at the beginning of the ’90s. She scored small recurring parts on The Wonder Years and Life Goes On and one-off appearances on a variety of shows including Seinfeld and Diagnosis Murder. After landing parts in films as diverse as Warlock: The Armageddon and The New Age, Marshall was cast as a regular in a string of television programs that failed to last beyond their initial seasons; Wild Oats, Cupid, Snoops, and Out of Practice were among these shows. She also appeared in multiple episodes of such series as Spin City, Sports Night, and Just Shoot Me. After landing a four-episode gig on Veronica Mars, Marshall appeared in a few episodes of Californication and Shark, as well as taking on a recurring role during the fifth season of Nip/Tuck. Her character on the salacious plastic surgery series, Kate Tinsley, was a formerly overweight television actress who served as a love interest for Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh).