Katharine McPhee

Name: Katharine McPhee ( Katharine Hope McPhee Foster )
Born: March 25, 1984
Age: 39 years old
Height: 173 Feet
Occupation: singer, actress
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  • Horoscope: Aries
  • Net worth: $8 000 000
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Daniel McPhee
  • Mothers name: Patricia Burch McPhee
  • Education: Notre Dame High School
  • Hair color: Dyed Dark Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Lucky number: 1
  • Lucky stone: Diamond
  • Lucky color: Red
  • Match marriage: married
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    Katharine McPhee: biography

    Katharine Hope McPhee, a celebrity from the United States, has recorded several songs and starred in many movies and TV-shoes in her show-business career. Besides, in spring 2006, she took part in the season five of American Idol and finished second.

    Are you interested in Katharine’s creativity? Read below about her life and career!

    Childhood and youth

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    Katharine McPhee greets the press ahead of her return to Broadway’s "Waitress" at Sardi's

    Katharine McPhee's birthplace is Los Angeles, California, the United States. Her parents, Daniel McPhee, a professional in television production, and Peisha McPhee welcomed her on March 25, 1984. Interestingly, in 2011 her mom started coaching participants in vocal on the show American Idol. Katharine is not the only child in her family – she grew up alongside an elder sister named Adriana.

    As a 12-year-old girl, she alongside her family left for Sherman Oaks, city Los Angeles.

    As a kid, she often showed a talent for music, for writing lyrics. Studying at school, McPhee was a star of school performances, often was invited to perform at concerts. Her mother, Peisha, a professional musician, helped Katharine develop her abilities.

    2002 is the year of McPhee’s graduation from high school. She entered a university but dropped out and moved back to Los Angeles to pursue the dream of TV-star.

    Music career

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    Katharine McPhee attends Prostate Cancer Foundation's Dinner At Daniel

    June 2006 was marked by McPhee's contract with several recording companies, including Sony BMG's RCA Records. Besides, she was invited to the J.C. Penney Jam: Concert for America's Children to perform solo with the track 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' Shortly after, Katharine released the song. It got to the 12th place on the Billboard chart, advancing later to the 4th place and holding it for 60 weeks.

    In early 2007, the celebrity presented her first collection entitled 'Katharine McPhee.'. Its first track 'Over It' reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot chart.

    Two years later, she was seen performing at 'An Evening of Stars' concert arranged in honor of musician Lionel Richie.

    The next year, the musician's following collection under the name 'Unbroken' was presented. Its sells’ level was evaluated at 15,000 in the first 7 days. Katharine published its first song 'Had It All' on her MySpace page in late August 2009. Additionally, the collection’s track 'Everything Must Change' also brought the musician fame.

    In March 2010, in International Women's Day, McPhee sang 'Surrender' at the White House for Barack Obama and his spouse.

    In October 2010, Katharine McPhee pleased her fans by releasing the collection 'Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You'. The collection’s track 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' got positive reviews from fans and critics.

    In June 2011 the musician was signed to Columbia Records.

    In May 2015, the celebrity released the first single of 'Lick My Lips.' Some time later, she published 'Stranger Than Fiction. ' In September 2016 her McPhee’s fans could listen to her new album' Hysteria'.

    That year, McPhee became the winner of the Lip Sync Battle. Also, she contributed to the Andrea Bocelli's tour in December 2016.

    American Idol

    Katharine's relatives and former husband inspired her for trying out competing in season 5 of American Idol. The celebrity happened to pass the audition well and later became one of top 3 finalists of the show.

    The audition was held San Francisco - the judges saw her singing 'God Bless the Child'.

    TV shows

    Katharine McPhee American Idol

    At the beginning of her career, Katharine played an elder sister in You Are Here. However, the project was not shown on screen cause MTV refused to pick it up. Before fame, McPhee also appeared in several commercials.

    In 2005 McPhee played in Annie Get Your Gun– she had a role of Annie Oakley. The play was held in Cabrillo Music Theatre. For starring there, she got several awards and nominations.

    In 2007 the movie Crazy premiered – McPhee played there Paramount Girl.

    Having got involved in music, Katharine didn't neglect her acting career. So, that time she appeared as herself on Ugly Betty.

    In 2010 Katharine also took part in the shooting of 110 Stories. The money made of the picture was sent to help people who lost relatives or possession during the Haiti earthquake.

    That time McPhee also got the role in TV pilot Smash. Its plot was about people who wanted to star in a Broadway musical. The series was shown on NBC.

    In September 2011, she played in the indie movie 'Shark Night 3D' directed by David Ellis.

    2012 was full of successes for McPhee in terms of acting. A character of Family Guy told by her voice. Later, she played as a protagonist in the 'You May Not Kiss The Bride.' The woman performed its soundtrack 'Beautiful Stranger.'

    In 2014 she began appearing as a protagonist named Paige in Scorpion. Although the picture’s reviews were different – fans and critics were divided into two parts – its directors created a second season.

    Katharine McPhee’s net worth is $8 million.

    Personal life

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    David Foster and Katharine McPhee

    Katharine McPhee became a wife of her long-time boyfriend, Nick Cokas, on February 2, 2008. In 2014, McPhee filed for divorce, separating from Cokas for one year. Their relationship was officially ended on February 8, 2016.

    In October 2013 she was photographed publicly kissing her married Smash director, Michael Morris. Morris was then and still is married to actress Mary McCormack and father of three children.

    Katharine was romantically linked with her Scorpion co-star Elyes Gabel for almost two years. They parted ways in 2016.

    Later the woman got acquainted with professional in music production - David Foster - fans became a witness of their engagement ceremony in June 2018. American singer Josh Groban commented on their engagement: «I wish them nothing but happiness, and I hope it all works out.» They married on June 28, 2019, at the St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church in Kensington, London. McPhee's wedding gown was designed by Zac Posen. Their age difference is huge – McPhee is 35 years old nowadays, while Foster will soon turn 70. He already has two adult daughters – Erin Foster and Sara Foster who are older than their new stepmother.


    • Katharine McPhee (2007);
    • Unbroken (2010);
    • I Fall in Love Too Easily (2017).


    • Crazy (2007);
    • The House Bunny (2008);
    • You May Not Kiss the Bride (2011);
    • Shark Night 3D (2011);
    • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2012)
    • Bayou Caviar (2018)

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