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Quiz actress Kate Walsh

April 21st, 2011
02:33 PM ET

Kate Walsh first captured the world's attention as a tough physician in the hit show "Grey's Anatomy."  Afterwards she went on to star in her own show, "Private Practice."

She's also written a book and created her own perfume line.

But today the hollywood fashion-icon is teaming up with environmental organization, Oceana, to the make the case against the expansion of offshore drilling.

April 20 marked the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill and Walsh is in Washington DC to advocate her cause.

This is your chance to send in your questions for Kate.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Keira


    I'd like to ask Kate the following: there's a very strong 'relationship' between government and oil companies. How can Oceana (or any other organization) create a sense of awareness in govt when so many oil dollars go to re-elect politicians? How do we change their minds?



    Keira, NYC

    April 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  2. Chocolatema19

    Kate: What drives you to be so selfless and caring, and give you precious time to charities and events such as helping Oceana prevent off sure drilling... it's commendable, especially when you could be vacationing during your hiatus! What keeps you fighting?

    April 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  3. Laree

    If the US agree to stop off shore drilling, then a myriad of down the line jobs will be lost. In the current economic climate how can this be good for the American economy??

    April 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  4. Laree

    Carrying on from first question......

    If the drilling is ceased it will be perceived as a huge victory for the environment, however there will be less funds in the governments coffers, thru less taxes paid by the workers who have lost their jobs, by the companies who have closed down etc.... This in turn will affect funding for projects, many of which will be vital environmental projects. Are we cutting off our nose to spite our face here?

    April 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  5. kristin kelley

    Did you always have an interest in environmental affairs or was this something that came later? Did you always plan to use your celebrity status for this cause, or another?

    April 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  6. Elvis

    MY dear.
    you are as always ' exceptionally sweet '..Thanks for being here.
    Many roses to you and family.


    April 22, 2011 at 12:44 am | Reply
  7. Scarpetta fan

    My user name says it all 🙂

    Would love to see you play Patricia Cornwell's character,
    Kay Scarpetta, I feel this is a role you will deliver with great finesse!

    If such a role was indeed presented to you, whom would you
    choose for Marino's & Lucy's character roles?

    Keep up the great work you do, best of health and happiness.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:06 am | Reply
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  9. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Kate Walsh and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Kate Walsh on the following questions:

    – How will Oceana Improve our World Against the expansion of offshore drilling in The Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire, which is an Area where Large Numbers of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions Occur in the Basin of the Pacific Ocean?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Kate Walsh’s replies.
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    May 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Reply

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