|Portrayed by||Renee Lawless|
|First appearance||Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots|
Katheryn Cryer is a main character on the drama, Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots. She is portrayed by Renee Lawless
Katheryn is a high society socialite who enjoys playing her role as a wealthy housewife. She tries to manage the affairs of her household and her family. She has two children in their 20s, Amanda and Wyatt. She worries about her son who she and her husband had committed to a rehabilitation facility due to drug addiction.
Katheryn is the wife of Judge Jim Cryer, a highly powerful Savannah Criminal Courts Judge. She is also the mother of Amanda, a college student; and Wyatt, a former heroin addict, who has been through three stints of rehabilitation. She was born in a wealthy family and met Jim, over her father's strenuous objections. However, she was pregnant the first time, and so she and Jim were married.
When we first meet Katheryn, she is a woman who is living behind a facade. Her marriage to Jim is more or less a marriage of appearances. She knows about all his infidelities, and sees them as a long line of women who were pretty young and dumb. She also has not a lot of respect for Amanda and Wyatt. She sees Wyatt as a disappointment, due to his substance abuse issues, and sees Amanda as way too fragile. When she hires a new maid named Hanna Young, she sees something in this woman that she can trust. As time passes, Hanna and Katheryn forge a solid friendship.
Another secret that Katheryn is keeping from the family, is that she has breast cancer. Hanna finds out about it, and promises her employer and friend that she won't say anything about it. In fact, Hanna is by her side all the way through the surgery (though Katheryn tells her family she is going on a vacation).
When Candace Young, Hanna's estranged daughter, announces that she had an affair with Jim, Katheryn literally shamed her by calling her Nine, as in she was the ninth affair that she knew about.