Born Katherine Borman in Dallas, Texas, Callan has had guest-starring roles on One Day at a Time, St. Elsewhere, Carnivàle, JAG, Coach and King of the Hill. She played a key role in the Emmy Award-winning episode "Cousin Liz" of All in the Family and has appeared on Desperate Housewives as Ilene Britt, the mother of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan) in the third season finale & Mrs Monroe(Gabe Duncan's Teacher) in Good Luck Charlie. She is also playing in the TV show Meet the Browns as Daisy LaRue. She played the mother of April Stevens Ewing in several episodes of the penultimate season of Dallas.
She has written several books, including Script Is Finished, Now What Do I Do? (ISBN 1878355082), Directing your directing career (ISBN 1878355112), and How to Sell Yourself as an Actor (ISBN 1878355218).
- Script Is Finished, Now What Do I Do?. Sweden Press. August 1993. ISBN 1878355007.
- Directing your directing career. ISBN 1878355112.
- How to Sell Yourself as an Actor. ISBN 1878355218.