Katharine McPhee Profile:
Katharine Hope McPhee best known as Katharine McPhee was born March 25, 1984 (astrological sign/star sign (zodiac): Aries) at her hometown in Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United State of America (USA). Katharine McPhee is a beautiful American female (Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock) singer-songwriter (top musician), television personality, (film, movie, television) actress, female model (top and popular model, cosmetic model, commercial model, beauty model, international model, star model, bikini (beachwear) model, swimsuit (swimwear) model, fashion model, magazine cover model, cover girl model, supermodel), Hollywood star (superstar), and brunette women celebrity. She has a hair color: sexy dark brown (brunette), eyes color: chic dark brown, height: 5′ 7″ (170 cm), measurements: 36-23-33, assets: flawless beauty, super beautiful face, sexy dark brown (brunette) hair, chic dark brown eyes, super strong voice, extremely flexible, near perfection, charming smile, great musical talent, and her name popular and famous after gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006 (eventually finishing as the runner-up), music genres: Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, music styles: Contemporary Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Teen Pop, Pop Idol, Pop, music moods: Innocent, Cheerful, Sweet, Sentimental, Earnest, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Rousing, Gentle, Yearning, Smooth, Ambitious, Bright, Lively, Warm, Soft, Light, claim to fame: American Idol Runner Up in 2006, labels: RCA (2006 until 2008), Verve Forecast Records (2009 until present), associated acts: Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, and hobbies: swimming sport, musical theater, singing, songwriting, watching movie/film, listening music, movie/film acting, photography acting, pose in front of the camera, and active in the world of international music, entertainment, and modeling.
Katharine McPhee Biography:
In her early life, Katharine McPhee was born March 25, 1984 with brith name is Katharine Hope McPhee at her hometown in Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United State of America (USA). Katharine McPhee moved with her family to Sherman Oaks at age 12. Katharine McPhee has been singing since the age of two. Katharine McPhee’s mother, Patricia Burch McPhee (stage name Peisha Arten), a vocal coach and accomplished cabaret singer, recognized her daughter’s musical talent and decided to train her. Katharine McPhee’s father, Daniel McPhee, is a television producer. Katharine McPhee has an older sister, Adriana. Katharine McPhee is of Irish, Scottish and German descent. Katharine McPhee attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, where Katharine McPhee performed in school plays and musicals. Katharine McPhee graduated on 2002. Katharine McPhee attended Boston Conservatory for three semesters, majoring in musical theater. Katharine McPhee left college on the advice of her manager and returned to Los Angeles (LA) to try out for television pilots.
Katharine McPhee has struggled with eating disorders in the past. Katharine McPhee told People magazine that at age 13 she began starving herself and exercising compulsively, and she became bulimic at age 17. Katharine McPhee gained weight in college due to her binging. After seven years of illness, Katharine McPhee finally entered a three-month rehabilitation program after successfully passing her American Idol audition; her rehab stint ended just before the Idol semifinals started on February 2006. Katharine McPhee during her run on American Idol was lost 30 lb (14 kg) due to eating better as part of her treatment. Now, as Katharine McPhee told Teen Vogue on May 2007, “I eat whatever I crave-I’m just really careful about portions”. Katharine McPhee and her sister appeared on debut of The Dr. Keith Ablow Show on September 18, 2006, to discuss her struggles with bulimia and her childhood fear of her father. Katharine McPhee on the show stated that she was misdiagnosed with a learning disability during her middle school years but was finally correctly diagnosed with a vision problem that caused her to have trouble reading in class. Katharine McPhee claimed she was known as the “pretty, but stupid” girl in school because she had trouble reading.
In her music career, Katharine McPhee gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006, eventually finishing as the runner-up. Katharine McPhee’s self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at #2 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. Katharine McPhee has also established an acting career, for example co-starring in The House Bunny in 2008 as the hippie sorority sister Harmony. Katharine McPhee’s second album, Unbroken, was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010 and debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the single “Had It All”, which peaked at #22 on the Billboard AC chart. It has sold 45,000 copies to date. Katharine McPhee’s third album, the holiday-themed Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, was released on October 12, 2010. The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart while the single “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” peaked at #16 on the Billboard AC chart. The album has sold 23,000 copies to date.
In her acting career, Katharine McPhee was cast (during the time she had dropped out of college and was auditioning in Los Angeles) in a mall-based MTV soap opera pilot, You Are Here, playing the older sister of a more popular younger sister. MTV never aired the pilot and did not pick up the series. Katharine McPhee had a small role as Paramount Girl in the 2007 musical film Crazy, based on the life of Hank Garland. Katharine McPhee filmed the role on early 2005, before Katharine McPhee auditioned for American Idol. Katharine McPhee on early 2007 guest-starred in the web series, lonelygirl15 as an unnamed character in the episode “Truth Or Dare”. Katharine McPhee made a cameo appearance as herself on the ABC show Ugly Betty in the episode “I’m Coming Out”. The episode was broadcast Feb 1, 2007. Katharine McPhee made her studio acting debut in the comedy The House Bunny (working title I Know What Boys Like), co-starring as one of the few members of a misfit sorority. The movie starred Anna Faris as a Sweet Bunny. It was directed by Fred Wolf for Columbia Pictures and produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions. The film was released on August 2008 and also co-starred Emma Stone and Rumer Willis.
Katharine McPhee on 2009 landed a lead role in the indie romantic-comedy You May Not Kiss the Bride. The budget was set at $6 million. The movie filmed for 5 weeks on March and April 2009 in Oahu, Hawaii. Katharine McPhee played the role of Masha, alongside Dave Annable. The release date for the film is currently unknown. Katharine McPhee guest starred on the CBS show CSI: NY in the episode “Prey” as a singer and stalker victim who murdered her stalker. The episode was broadcast April 8, 2009. Katharine McPhee guest starred on the NBC comedy Community in the episode “Basic Genealogy” as Chevy Chase’s character’s ex-stepdaughter and potential love interest for Joel McHale’s character. The episode was broadcast March 11, 2010. Katharine McPhee made a TV pilot for a new comedy series for NBC called The Pink House. Katharine McPhee played Emily, a down-to-earth Midwestern girl new to Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles (LA). The pilot was shot as a possible pickup for the Fall 2010 season and was produced by Conan O’Brien’s production company, with O’Brien as executive producer. Shooting took place April 9, 2010. The pilot was not picked up by NBC.
Katharine McPhee on May 2010 was featured on MTV’s new show When I Was 17 (the episode premiered on May 22 and was repeated throughout the week). The show is a documentary about how life has changed since people were seventeen. Jonas Brother Kevin Jonas and Poison vocalist Bret Michaels were also featured on the episode. Katharine McPhee on July 31, 2010 tweeted to her fans that she had been in upstate New York working on the feature film Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding which stars Jane Fonda. At this time, there are no details on what role she’s playing (though it’s likely a small one since she’s not currently listed on the cast list on IMDB). Katharine McPhee appears to have completed filming her part after about a week according to a follow-up tweet, though filming continued through the end of August. The movie is set to come out on 2011. Katharine McPhee will co-star in director David Ellis’ shark thriller indie film (working title was Shark Night 3-D; currently untitled), which filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana for about eight weeks from early September to the end of October 2010. The movie is about a group of college friends who spend a weekend at a lake house, only to find dangerous sharks lurking beneath the surface. The film stars Sara Paxton. The budget is $28 million, and it is scheduled to be released September 2, 2011. It was announced on February 13, 2011 that Katharine McPhee had landed a co-starring role in the NBC TV pilot “Smash”, also starring Debra Messing and Megan Hilty. The pilot, set as a musical, follows a group of characters who come together to put on a Broadway musical inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Steven Spielberg will be an executive producer. The idea was originally developed at Showtime by NBC chief Bob Greenblatt. There is no word yet on when the pilot will be filmed.
(Katharine McPhee Profile and Biography source: MadeMan.com, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)
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