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Katharine McPhee

Highest Rated:   42% The House Bunny (2008)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
A household name to fans of the reality series American Idol, Katharine McPhee participated as a contestant in that program's 2006 season, drawing recognition and widespread praise for the range and mellifluousness of her classically trained voice within the context of traditional pop. Though the young diva officially lost the competition to vocalist Taylor Hicks, the accolades she garnered from hypercritical judge Simon Cowell (in particular) served as a testament to her ability and made viewers sit up and take notice, while the extent of her popularity on Idol promised a long and viable career as an entertainer.A native of Sherman Oaks, CA, McPhee was born in 1984 and received extensive formal training as a vocalist under the aegis of her mother, established singer Peisha McPhee. Musical performance and drama characterized Katharine's childhood and adolescent years, but she first began to take serious career interest in the arts while enrolled as a musical theater major at the esteemed Boston Conservatory. Within a few semesters, however, the blossoming performer grew restless and dropped out of school, taking off for the film studios and theaters of Los Angeles. She landed a role in the 2006 musical biopic Crazy, participated in an MTV series that failed to make it to the air, and essayed roles in productions of Annie Get Your Gun and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Idol, of course, represented McPhee's breakthrough, and shortly thereafter (fall 2006) the young diva began recording her eponymous debut album, which hit shelves in early 2007. Meanwhile, roles in such features as The House Bunny, Shark Night 3D, and Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding found the emerging songstress branching out into acting, and in 2012 she seemed to find a happy middle ground with her role on the musical television series Smash, which followed a group of ambitious Broadway performers as they prepared to stage a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Seemingly finding her niche in TV, once Smash wrapped up, she joined the cast of CBS' Scorpion.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet In My Dreams
  • Natalie
2014
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride
  • Masha Nikitin
2012
28% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
  • Sara
$0.6M 2012
18% Shark Night 3D
  • Beth
$18.9M 2011
42% The House Bunny
  • Harmony
$48.3M 2008
No Score Yet Chris Botti in Boston
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Crazy
  • Actor
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Paige Deats Paige Dineen
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Performer
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Karen Cartwright
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2013
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Odessa Shaw/Dana Melton
  • 2012
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2012
  • 2010
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Amber
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Biggest Loser
2004-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • 2008
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Herself
  • 2007

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