Katharine McPhee is an American actress, singer and songwriter. In May 2006, she was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies.

Birth Name

Katharine Hope McPhee




Actress, Singer, Songwriter


Pop, R&B




19, RCA, Verve Forecast, Columbia Records



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Katharine McPhee was born on 25 March 1984, in Los Angeles, California, United States.


She’s currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign




Her ancestry are Irish, German and Scottish.



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.

Family Details

  • Father – Daniel McPhee (TV Producer)
  • Mother – Patricia (née Burch) (Vocal Coach and cabaret singer)
  • Siblings – Adriana McPhee (Older Sister)

Marital Status


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.

  • 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.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 123 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Competing as a contestant in the American Idol Season 5 and starring as Karen Cartwright, one of the lead roles on Smash and as Paige Dineen in Scorpion since 2014.

Film Debut

McPhee had a cameo role in the 2007 biographical musical / drama movie Crazy for her role as Paramount Girl.

Television Debut

In 2006, McPhee appeared on the 5th season of American Idol as a contestant. She became runner-up of that season losing the title to Taylor Hicks. She then guest appeared in American comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty as herself in 2007 in the episode entitled “I’m Coming Out”.

Singing Debut

Katharine McPhee released her self-titled debut album on January 30, 2007. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies worldwide. The album’s first single, “Over It”, was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified gold in 2008.

Brand Endorsements

She has not endorsed any of the brands yet.

Awards & Nominations

2005Ovation AwardsLead Actress in a MusicalAnnie Get Your GunNominated
2006Fox Reality AwardsFavorite HottieWon
2006Teen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout Female ArtistNominated
2006VH1 Big in ’06 AwardsBig “It” GirlWon
2007Teen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout Female ArtistNominated
2007Young Hollywood AwardsExciting New VocalistWon
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star: FemaleSmashNominated
2012Women’s Image Network AwardsBest Actress in a Drama SeriesSmashWon

Katharine McPhee Favorites

  • Favorite Album – 21 (By Adele)

Katharine McPhee Net worth

Katharine McPhee net worth is estimated to be $7 million dollars as of 2019. She lives in a luxury house in Los Angles. She owns a black Ford Mustang which won at the American Idol finale.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Katharine McPhee

  • She had starved herself in the past when she was 13. She eventually became bulimic at 17.
  • She loves classical music.
  • She has a Chihuahua breed dog named Nena.
  • In 2006, Katharine McPhee won the Favourite Hottie award from Fox Reality Awards. Same year, she won the VH1 Big in ’06 Awards in the category Big ‘It’ Girl.
  • In 2007, she was ranked at no. 47 in Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
  • In 2007, she won the award for the Exciting New Vocalist at the Young Hollywood Awards.
  • In 2012, she won the Women’s Image Network Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
  • In September 2016, McPhee indicated she was working on her fifth album.
  • In December 2016, McPhee performed as the opening act at several stops on Andrea Bocelli’s tour.
  • In June 2017, McPhee began filming the independent film Louisiana Cavier in New Orleans, LA, directed by and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • In February 2018, it was announced that McPhee will make her Broadway debut playing lead female role of Jenna in Waitress.
  • Visit her official website @


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