Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee

TV Actress

Katharine Hope McPhee is an American singer-songwriter and actress. In May 2006, she rose to fame as the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. Her eponymous debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies.

Full Name
Mar 25, 1984
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Katharine McPhee was born on March 25, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. She is an American actress and singer who rose to fame after appearing as a contestant on "American Idol" in 2006. She has since gone on to star in various television series including the hit dramas "Scorpion" and "Smash."

McPhee began singing at an early age, performing with her mother's cabaret troupe and taking voice lessons. When she was 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She starred in several independent films before appearing as a contestant on "American Idol." In 2006, she placed second in the competition and released her debut album shortly after.

In 2009, McPhee made her Broadway debut as Jenna in "Waitress," earning rave reviews from critics. She also had a recurring role as Karen Cartwright on NBC's musical drama series "Smash" from 2012-2013. In 2014, she co-starred alongside Elyes Gabel and Robert Patrick in CBS' action drama series "Scorpion," which ran for four seasons until 2018.

McPhee has also appeared in several feature films such as “You May Not Kiss the Bride” (2011) and “The House Bunny” (2008). Her latest film project was the 2020 romantic comedy “Country Comfort” for Netflix. Aside from acting, McPhee is an avid philanthropist who supports several organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation and Best Friends Animal Society.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Katharine McPhee is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 25, 1984, McPhee was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">American Idol Top 12 Finalist</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McPhee places in the top 12 of the fifth season of American Idol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McPhee releases her debut album, titled "Katharine McPhee" on RCA Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Broadway Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McPhee makes her Broadway debut in the musical "The Spy Who Loved Me".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Smash</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McPhee stars as Karen Cartwright in the NBC television series Smash.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Nick Cokas</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McPhee marries Nick Cokas after a six year relationship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Waitress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McPhee takes a leading role as Jenna Hunterson in the Broadway production of Waitress.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Katharine McPhee is an incredibly talented actress, singer, and songwriter. She has shown her amazing range of talent throughout her career, on both the small and big screens, and in the music industry as well.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Katharine McPhee is an inspiration to many people. Her determination and resilience are qualities that many can look up to. Whether it’s overcoming hardships or bouncing back from setbacks, Katharine McPhee is a role model for many.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Beautiful</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Katharine McPhee is stunningly beautiful. Her beauty comes from within, radiating from her personality and charisma. Katharine McPhee is a beautiful person inside and out, which makes her even more attractive.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started on American Idol</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katharine McPhee first gained national fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the singing competition show "American Idol".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Broadway Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013, Katharine McPhee starred in the musical "Waitress" on Broadway. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for a Tony Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Married to David Foster</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katharine McPhee is married to music producer David Foster. The couple met in 2006 when she appeared on American Idol and they were married in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Music Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katharine McPhee has released five albums since 2006 and has had several hit singles, including "Over It," which reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> TV Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Katharine McPhee is an accomplished TV actress, appearing as a regular on shows such as "Smash" and "Scorpion" and also guest starring on multiple hit series.</p></div>


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