Katharine McPhee

Highest Rated: 43% The House Bunny (2008)
Birthday: Mar 25, 1984
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

CREDIT
20% Bayou Caviar Shelly 2018
No Score Yet The Lost Wife of Robert Durst Kathie Durst 2017
No Score Yet In My Dreams Natalie 2014
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride Masha Nikitin 2012
30% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Sara $0.6M 2012
19% Shark Night 3D Beth $18.9M 2011
43% The House Bunny Harmony $48.3M 2008
No Score Yet Chris Botti in Boston Actor 2008
No Score Yet Crazy Actor 2000

TV

CREDIT
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Paige Deats Paige Dineen
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Harry
2016
Guest Performer
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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
67% Smash
2012-2013
Karen Cartwright
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
Reality cast member Appearing Performer
  • 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
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2012
  • 2007
88% Community
2009-2015
Amber
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Biggest Loser
2004-2016
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2008
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Herself
  • 2007
No Score Yet Dr. Keith Ablow
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2006

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