T.J. Miller certainly has his hands full! Not only does he have a new HBO special, he’s also busy promoting some of the most anticipated movies of the year. But he’s not in it alone. He’s got his wife, Kate Gorney, by his side. We’ve got all the information you need to know about her, right here in our Kate Gorney wiki.
T.J. Miller is talking politics and making people laugh in Meticulously Ridiculous, his stand-up special on HBO. And he’s also traveling around the world promoting his upcoming The Emoji Movie. He’s creating quite a ruckus (and we mean it in a good way) with his beautiful wife on his arm. T.J. Miller and Kate Gorney are the picture perfect couple. Here’s more about T.J. Miller’s wife in our Kate Gorney wiki.
#1. She Loves All Kinds of Art
Kathryn Titus Gorney is an amazingly talented artist. Under the pseudonym Rose Petal Pistol, she creates art and poetry. The daughter of a poet, Gorney grew up on a thoroughbred race horse and organic asparagus farm. Now a mixed media artist, she has traveled all over the world for her work.
Her passion for culture and arts led her to learn acting, dancing, and singing, along with language studies and equestrian training as a child. With training in classical ballet, her high school life was spent dancing as a member of the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet Company.
She studied in Europe and Scandinavia before enrolling in The George Washington University on a Women in Power Scholarship in the Women in the Arts program, where she earned her liberal arts degree with a concentration in Italian.
#2. She Can Act
While we’re on the subject of Kate Gorney’s several talents, you should also know that she’s an actress, too! Though arts take up most of her time, she also does acting and modeling. Gorney was a model under mega talent management, FORD Models. Her acting credits include several short movies and stints, where she plays herself.
She had a few uncredited roles which include playing a barista several times on Gossip Girl. Her most recent work was in the short film, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. She’s also a singer and composes her own songs. Her net worth hasn’t been calculated, but we’re sure she doesn’t lose out to her husband’s wealth of $4.0 million.
#3. Art Brought T.J. and Kate Together
How does a poet and artist of suffering/rebuilding meet a stand-up comedian who can sing and act? Through a musical production of course! Gorney and Miller were both students at George Washington University, where Miller was part of the comedy group.
They both starred in the university’s production of the ‘70s musical, A Chorus Line. They clicked and started dating shortly after. The rest, as they say, is history.
#4. A Painful Proposal
Not everyone can get engaged unscathed. Miller told Conan O’Brien on his show about how difficult it is to pronounce “fiancée” (we’re with you on that) and spoke about the colorful socks given to him by Gorney. He also shared their proposal story that “hurt so much.”
The Silicon Valley star took Gorney to the sculpture garden at the LA County Museum of Art, where the famous Levitated Mass (a giant rock art installation levitated above a pedestrian walkway) was being featured. He took her there because he felt his wife-to-be was “work of art.” So, what happened?
“What they don’t tell you,” Miller said, “is that when you get down on your knee to propose, just don’t do it so quickly. I went down fast, and it really hurt my knee.” Which means his knee came crashing down on a concrete floor. Yikes!
Fortunately that didn’t kill the mood. In fact, Miller saved it with his humor adding a corny joke, “You’ve put me between a rock and a hard place, but Kate… will you…?” (Because the Levitated Mass is above and concrete floor… Get it?)
Gorney said yes and it was celebrated with her favorite truffle fries, balloons, and two cupcakes —one saying “Yes” and the other jokingly frosted with “No,” in case things didn’t go as planned. The man thought of everything!
#5. They Had an Art Deco Wedding
For the couple’s wedding in September 2015, they stuck to their whimsical nature. They had specialty cocktails —the bride’s signature drink was served in a squirt gun while the groom’s special was served in an old cologne bottle. A framed picture of Kate Gorney’s grandmothers was in her bouquet.
Besides sporting vintage earrings and having blue Swarovski crystals sewn into her dress, the couple exchanged vintage estate sapphire rings. The bride’s second look included an old-fashioned headpiece and a giant feathered collar.