Catherine Haun was born in Los Angeles to James and Diane Haun, the middle of six children. She grew up in Los Angeles, on Catalina Island and in other places in the southwest. She graduated from Pacific Palisades High School, Carnegie-Mellon University (Drama), and The Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City (MSW). She has been married to her physicist husband Art Edwards since 1989, and they have two children. In 2018-2019 she toured film festivals and won awards with her short Mrs. Murphy's Confession https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7208116/.