Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee

Mar. 25th, 1984
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 8

Katharine McPhee's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Scorpion TV Show
Smash TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
2012 - You May Not Kiss the Bride
2011 - Shark Night 3D
2008 - The House Bunny

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Herself - Musical Guest
Odessa Shaw
Herself - Guest
Mother Maggie (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006, eventually finishing as the runner-up. In 2012, McPhee is one of the lead actresses on Smash.

Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200; it has sold 381,000 copies to date. The album's first single, "Over It", was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified gold in 2008.

Her second album, Unbroken, was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010 and debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the single "Had It All", which peaked at number 22 on the Billboard AC chart. It has sold 45,000 copies to date. Her third album, the holiday-themed Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, was released on October 12, 2010.

  • Grew up in the same neighborhood as The House Bunny co-star Anna Faris, but never met until filming began.
  • She came in second place on May 24, 2006, next to _"American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002)_ (qv) season 5 winner 'Taylor Hicks' (qv).
  • She won a car during the American Idol finale. It was a black Ford Mustang.
  • Before being on Idol, she was a struggling actress trying to get a break.
  • Her father's name is Daniel.
  • In the opening dates of "The American Idol Tour 2006", she suffered bronchitis, laryngitis, and broke her foot before an August 1 concert date.
  • Attended high school with 'Rachel Bilson' (qv).
  • She released her own version of "Over The Rainbow" along with her hit single, "My Destiny".

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