|Katharine McPhee Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||March 25, 1984|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Katharine McPhee is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and voiceover artist who rose to popularity as she was the runner-up on the 5th season of the singing competition series American Idol. Since then, she has released a number of songs and albums including Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, Unbroken, Katharine McPhee, I Fall in Love Too Easily, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (featuring Chris Botti), Night and Day, Over It, and My Destiny. In addition to that, the star has also branched out as an actress and has showcased her skills in shows and movies such as You May Not Kiss the Bride, Crazy, Bayou Caviar, Family Guy, Scorpion, and The Lost Wife of Robert Durst.
Katharine Hope McPhee
Kat, Katharine Foster
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
McPhee graduated from Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks in 2002. Post that, she enrolled herself in Boston Conservatory, where she went for three semesters and majored in musical theaters. She dropped out after that and went to LA to pursue her career in acting and singing.
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Daniel McPhee (TV Producer) (Died on July 15, 2018)
- Mother – Peisha (née Burch) McPhee (Vocal Coach on American Idol since 2011, Cabaret Singer)
- Siblings – Adriana McPhee (Older Sister) (Vocal Coach on American Idol since 2012)
- Others – Roger Dexter Fee (Paternal Grandfather), Danna Jeanne Atkinson (Paternal Grandmother), William Eugene “Bill” Burch (Maternal Grandfather), Marian/Marion “Mimi” Meyer (Maternal Grandmother)
She is represented by these agencies –
- MGMT Entertainment
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
19, RCA, Verve Forecast, Columbia Records, BMG
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Katharine has dated –
- Nick Cokas (2006-2016) – Katharine started dating actor Nick Cokas when they met in 2006. Nick, who is approximately 19 years older than her, engaged Katharine in March 2007. The couple married on February 2, 2008, at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church. In 2013, the couple split and by May 2014, she had applied for divorce from Nick. The divorce was finalized on February 8, 2016.
- Michael Morris (2013) – TV director and producer, Michael Morris was seen smooching Katharine publicly in late 2013 which made it clear that Nick and Katharine had called it quits.
- Elyes Gabel (2014-2016) – In August 2014, Katharine was seen dating actor Elyes Gabel. They remained an item for almost 2 years and separated in the summer of 2016.
- Nick Harborne (2017) – She had a short-lived romance with Nick Harborne in the year 2017.
- David Foster (2017-Present) – In May 2017, Katharine started dating record producer David Foster who was married 4 times before. His 4th wife was Yolanda Hadid. After dating for over a year, the couple got engaged in June 2018. On June 28, 2019, the couple got married at St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church. In October 2020, the couple revealed that they were expecting their first child together.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Irish, German, English, and Scottish ancestry.
34-25-36 in or 86-63.5-91.5 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
8.5 (US) or 6 (UK) or 39 (EU)
Best Known For
Appearing as a contestant (and finishing second) in the American Idol season 5 in 2006
On January 30, 2007, Katharine released her debut album titled Katharine McPhee under RCA Records. It gained the position of 2 at Billboard 200 and was able to sell 381,000 copies all over the world.
McPhee had a cameo role in the 2007 biographical musical/drama movie Crazy for her role as Paramount Girl.
First TV Show
She had guest appeared in the American comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty as herself in 2007 in the episode entitled “I’m Coming Out”.
Though, before this, Katharine also made a guest appearance in the web-based series called lonelygirl15 (also known as LG15).
Katharine takes help from personal trainer Oscar Smith. She does a lot of hard work while working out. Her trainer always tries to do changes in the exercises. Oscar focuses on variation. If an exercise works or not, don’t stick with it just make variations in it. McPhee does gymnastics, surfing, Muay Thai, and weight training too.
Oscar works with McPhee three to five times a week in New York, averaging 1 hour in a day. According to Oscar, it’s 50 percent exercise and 50 percent diet. And, typically, an individual will definitely see some results in 2-3 months of following his advice. If he/ she doesn’t, then they are doing it the wrong way.
Talking about the diet, McPhee is not a vegetarian. She eats lean chicken, fish, a lot of veggies, nuts, fruits. She tries not to eat too many carbs.
Katharine McPhee Favorite Things
- Album – 21 (By Adele)
Source – Idolator.com
Katharine McPhee Facts
- Her mother (goes with stage name Peisha Arten) has been a vocal coach since 2011 on American Idol.
- She had starved herself in the past when she was 13. She eventually became bulimic at 17.
- She used to have a dog named Nena of Chihuahua breed (these type of dogs holds the world record for being the smallest in size). Later, in 2020, she was having a dog named, Wilma.
- In 2007, she was ranked at no. 47 in Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
- She loves classical music.
- She played the role of Masha Nikitin, Bryan’s love interest and wife, in the 2011 romantic action comedy film, You May Not Kiss the Bride.
- From 2014 to 2018, she brought to life the character of Paige Dineen in the action drama television series, Scorpion, in which she co-starred alongside the likes of Elyes Gabel and Eddie Kaye Thomas.
- She won a black colored Ford Mustang during the American Idol finale.
- Her fans are known as “The Kat Pack” and “McPhans”.
- She co-starred as Shelly in the 2018 neo-noir drama film, Bayou Caviar.