Katharine McPhee is a pop singer, songwriter, and actress from America. McPhee was a contestant of “American Idol” in 2006. She came in second place on the show and released studio albums later on. McPhee has been a part of many famous movies that include NBC’s “Smash” (2012–2013) and CBS “Scorpion” (2014–2018).
Katherine McPhee has a net worth of $14 million dollars. Her net worth comes from her acting and singing career. She has released 5 successful studio albums and has also appeared in commercially successful movies. All these successful ventures in the music and film industry have contributed to her net worth.
Katharine McPhee was born Katharine Hope McPhee on March 25, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a TV producer, and her mother was a vocal coach. Katharine’s older sister and her mother are vocal coaches on American Idol. McPhee received training from her mother from a young age. Katharine studied at the Boston Conservatory and her major was musical theatre. She dropped out of college and focused on her career.
Katharine auditioned for “American Idol” and performed the song “God Bless the Child“. She was a favorite of the judges on the show and ended up as a runner-up to Taylor Hicks. McPhee’s signed a deal with the RCA Records and released her first single, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny. McPhee released her debut album in January 2007, and it sold over an impressive 116,000 copies. Katharine released four more albums:
- “Unbroken” (2010)
- “Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You” (2010)
- “Hysteria” (2015)
- “I Fall in Love Too Easily” (2017)
McPhee starred in ABC’s “Ugly Betty” and was also a part of the web series “lonelygirl15. She appeared in films like “The House Bunny,” “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” and “Shark Night 3D.” She appeared in the musical television series “Smash,” which aired for many seasons. McPhee played a single mother on the show “Scorpion,” and was a part of all 93 episodes of the series. Katharine has also been a part of TV shows that include:
- CSI: NY” (2009)
- Community” (2010)
- Family Guy” (2012)
- The Lost Wife of Robert Durst
Katharine got married to actor Nick Cokas and the couple got a divorce in May 2014. A few months later photographs of McPhee kissing “Smash” director Michael Morris were published by TMZ. McPhee was linked to Elyes Gabel. She was also rumored to be dating record producer David Foster. David proposed to her in June 2018, and they got married on June 28, 2019. Katharine is the founder of the McPhee Outreach charity and collaborated with the Lollipop Theater Network. She was reportedly getting treated for an eating disorder as she became anorexic at the age of 13. McPhee underwent treatment after the completion of the “American Idol” audition.