Katharine McPhee

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Katharine McPhee is a singer, songwriter, and actress, from the United States. Moreover, Katharine McPhee rose to fame as the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol.

Early Life

Katharine Hope McPhee best known as Katharine McPhee was born on the 25th of March,1984, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. According to her birth date, she is 38 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, this singer has a birth sign of Aries and believes in Christianity. She is the daughter of Daniel McPhee (father) and Peisha Arten (mother). Professionally, her father was a vocal coach while her mother was a singer. She grew up with her sister, Adriana McPhee.

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Caption: Katharine McPhee with her father and sister (Source: Daily Mail)


Talking about her academic career, she studied at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. She used to perform in her sand musicals.

She received her degree in 2002. Moreover, she attended Boston Conservatory for three semesters after graduating. Later, she dropped out of college to pursue a career as a television pilot.

Professional Career

Talking about her professional career, Katharine McPhee began her career as a singer. She took a part in American Idol. Before American Idol, she was a struggling actress looking for a break.

She damaged her legs and had bronchitis and laryngitis while traveling. Her self-titled first album was released on January 30, 2007, by RCA Records and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies (as of December 2010).

“Over It” the album’s first song, reached the Pop Top 30 and was certified gold in 2008. On January 5, 2010, her second album, Unbroken, was released on Verve Forecast Records and debuted at No. 27 on the “Billboard 200.”

The album’s lead song, “Had It All” reached number 22 on the AC chart. As of January 2011, it has sold 45,000 copies. On October 12, 2010, her third album, the holiday-themed Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, was released.

The album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums list, and the single “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” reached number 16 on the Billboard AC chart. This album had sold 23,000 copies as of January 2011.

On September 18, 2015, She released Hysteria, her fourth studio album.  Later, on November 17, 2017, she released I Fall in Love Too Easily, her fifth album of jazz standards.

She has also built a career as an actress, appearing in Shark Night 3D and The House Bunny together. On Smash, she portrayed Karen Cartwright, as one of the main characters. She played Paige Dineen on CBS’ Scorpion from 2014 to 2018.


Katharine McPhee received the Fox Reality Awards’ Favourite Hottie award in 2006. She won the Big “It” Girl category at the VH1 Big in ’06 Awards the same year. Later, she received the Exciting New Vocalist Young Hollywood Award in 2007.

She took up the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2012 Women’s Image Network Awards. Likewise, she earned Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Replacement (Female).

Net Worth

As a singer, songwriter, and actress, she has a net worth of $14 million and she has not yet disclosed her salary and income.

Relationship Status

She married Canadian composer, David Foster on June 28, 2019, at the St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church in Kensington, London. She previously married Nick Cokas in 2008. With marriage, the couple has a son whose name is Rennie David Foster.

Katharine McPhee

Caption: Katharine McPhee with her family (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, she was seen in public being kissed by her husband, Smash director Michael Morris, in October 2013. After “having been separated for the past year” She filed for divorce from Cokas on May 22, 2014.

On February 8, 2016, she and Cokas divorced legally. For over two years, she dated Elyes Gabel, her Scorpion co-star. They broke up in 2016. She has donated to Republican politicians, namely Donald Trump.

Katharine McPhee – Body Measurements

This lady stands 5 feet 8 inches tall with weighs around 56 kg. She has dark brown hair with dark brown eyes and she wears a shoe size of 8.5 US and a dress size of 6 US. Likewise, her body measurement measures 34-25-36 inches.

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Caption: Katharine McPhee posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Katharine McPhee – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 903k followers. Likewise, there are more than 264.4k followers on Twitter and more than 455k followers on Facebook. Likewise, she has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are more than 139k subscribers.