Katherine Mcnamara began her acting career on the Broadway and later moved on to screen acting and appeared on various TV series. She became popular after playing Harper Munroe on Happyland (MTV comedy series) and taking the lead role on Shadowhunters (Freeform fantasy series) for which she won a People’s Choice Awards for Female TV Star in 2018.
Below is every other thing you should know about the beautiful actress; ranging from her bio to her net worth, height, family, etc.
The Hollywood actress was born as Katherine Grace McNamara on the 22nd day of November 1995 to Ursula and Evan McNamara. Her father severed in the U.S military. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri before she moved to California in 2011.
McNamara was partly homeschooled; at the age of fourteen, she received her high school diploma and at age seventeen, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.Sc Business Administration from Drexel University. In 2015, she went back to school, this time to Johns Hopkins University for a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics.
Although studying business courses at the University, Katherine Mcnamara had a flair for acting and she was determined to pursue her passion irrespective of what she studied in school. She began her acting career on the Broadway appearing in A Little Night Music alongside Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and English-American actress Angela Lansbury.
She later moved on to screen acting appearing on TV series such as 30 Rock and Drop Dead Diva as a guest actress. Katherine has also appeared in theatrical movies such as 2011 romantic comedy film New Year’s Eve; as well as on Disney Channel’s original movie Girl vs. Monster where she portrayed Myra Santelli. In 2014, she played Becky Thatcher (Tom’s girlfriend) in the movie Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, she also starred in A Sort of Homecoming.
Mcnamara was in three episodes of martial arts-inspired comedy TV series Kickin’ It, which originally aired on Disney XD playing a recurring role as Claire (Kim’s rival), she was also on the series Jessie as Bryn Breitbart. Katty also starred in an episode of The Thundermans (Nickelodeon series).
She gained popularity playing Harper Munroe on MTV comedy series Happyland. It would later be announced that she would be playing the recurring role of Kat in season three of The Fosters in 2015. That same year, it was in the news that the actress will be taking on a lead role in Shadowhunters, a Freeform TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling book series The Mortal Instruments. She would later play Sonya – a co-leader of Group B in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner film sequel) a role she reprised in 2018 sequel, Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
In September 2018, it was announced that Katherine Mcnamara was cast in Arrow season seven as Maya, a disorganized street fighter and thief. She has also done a little bit of music; she released an original single titled “Ember”, which was included in Shadowhunters’ second-season finale.
Her role in Shadowhunters has earned her two Teen Choice Awards nomination; two TV Scoop Awards and a People’s Choice Awards for Female TV Star in 2018.
Net Worth – How Much is Katherine Mcnamara Worth?
In less than a decade in the industry, the net worth of this beautiful and talented actress is estimated at $3 million, which are earnings from her acting career. The figure will definitely increase in a few more years as she takes up more roles in commercially successful works.
Katherine Mcnamara is the only child of her parents (Ursula and Evan McNamara). She is not married and thus has no family of her own. However, there were rumors that Katty was dating Dove Cameron back in 2017. The rumor began making waves after Cameron posted her Red carpet picture from the ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’ and tagged Katherine with the caption “Date me: Dove remark”, Katty response I’m all your Babe! Thought you would never ask” set the whole internet on fire.
Dove further fueled the rumor by addressing Katty as her girlfriend and the next day Mcnamara posted a pic of her kissing Dove, with this everyone concluded the pair are an item until Dove burst the bubble by announcing her relationship with actor Thomas Doherty.
In 2011, she was also rumoured to be dating Joel Courtney, but they denied the claims and stated they were just best of friends and nothing more. The actress is yet to confirm any relationship at the moment, she is probably taking her time and focusing more on building her career.
Her Height and Other Facts
Katherine Mcnamara cannot be considered as one of the tallest in Hollywood, standing at a height of ‘5’4, she can’t also be said to be disadvantaged height wise.
With her height, she spots a beautiful body which weighs about 52 kg.
Her other body measurement (bust, waist and hip) are 35-25-33 inches or 89-63.5-84 cm.
Her bra size is 32C; shoe size 6 (US) and dress size 5.5 (US).