Born Name

Katherine McNamara

Nick Name

Kat, Katie-Mac, Kat McNamara, Katie Mac

Katherine McNamara at MTV Movie Awards 2015

Sun Sign


Born Place

Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.


Los Angeles, California, United States



From high school, Katherine graduated with honors at the age of 14.

By next three years, by the age of 17, Katherine earned her bachelor’s degree in business via an online program from Drexel University‘s LeBow School of Business.


Actress, singer-songwriter, dancer


  • Father – Evan McNamara
  • Mother – Ursula McNamara
  • Siblings – Unknown


She is signed to United Talent Agency.




Vocals, piano, guitar


She is not signed to any record label




5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm


52 kg or 115 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Katherine McNamara dated –

  1. Joel Courtney (2011-2015) – In 2011, Katherine started dating actor Joel Courtney. They dated for almost 4 years before they separated in 2015.

Katherine McNamara and Joel Courtney

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Sex appeal


35-25-33 in or 89-63.5-84 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Katherine McNamara at Just Jared’s Throwback Thursday Party in Los Angeles in March 2015

Shoe Size

5.5 (US) or 36 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

She is an ambassador for Stomp Out Bullying.

Katherine has appeared in TV commercials on Mediacom Online, Belfonte Yogurt, etc.


Her religious beliefs are not known.

Best Known For

Playing Clary Fray in the Freeform television series Shadowhunters.

She is also known for playing Myra Santelli in the 2012 comedy horror Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster.

As a Singer

As a singer, she released a track titled “Chatter” from the 2013 comedy drama movie Contest.

First Film

Katherine first appeared in the 2007 film The Bride & the Groom for her role as a wedding guest. It was a short film.

First TV Show

In 2010, McNamara played the role as Jodanna in the horror-fantasy series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour in an episode entitled “Worry Dolls.”

Personal Trainer

To prepare for her role as Sonya for the 2015 movie Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, she hit the gym almost daily. Most of the times, she was doing workout with the entire cast of the movie, which made her exercise session a lot easier. She did pull-ups, crunches, squats, to name a few. It was difficult for her, but she did it with the support from others.

You may also want to check out these YouTube videos, where she is working on her fitness to prepare for the role as Clary Fray for Shadowhunters.

  • YouTube Video #1
  • YouTube Video #2
  • Food – Giordano’s Pizza in Chicago
  • TV Show – Pretty Little Liars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, unREAL
  • Movie – The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Cartoon (While Growing Up) – Scooby Doo
  • Pastime – Baking
  • Ice Cream Flavor – Cookie Dough
  • Disney Princesses – Mulan, Pocahontas
  • Book – The Mortal Instruments (By Cassandra Clare)
  • Flowers – Peonies, freesias
  • Play – Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA
  • Author – Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Cassandra Clare
  • Film Director – David O. Russell
  • Color – Blue
  • Emoji – ➰
  • Weapon – Seraph Blade
  • Band – Maroon 5
  • Hair Product – Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream

Source – ShadowHunters TV, ShadowHunters TV, StyleCaster

Katherine McNamara at 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles

  1. McNamara is a member of Actors Equity Young Performers Committee.
  2. On the occasion of Father’s Day (in June 2014), she sent an autographed picture of herself to her fans, who answered correctly to a question asked on Twitter.
  3. When McNamara was 13, she started her acting career via the Broadway production of A Little Night Music.
  4. As a dancer, she takes interest in a variety of dance forms such as ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hula, hip-hop, and waltz. She is a trained ballet dancer.
  5. On a rainy day, she likes to have a cup of coffee while reading a good book.
  6. She also loves classical music.
  7. If she were given a chance to be any animal / bird, she would like to be a bluebird.
  8. She loves poetry.
  9. Needles was her childhood fear.
  10. Being in the kitchen with her grandparents is her favorite childhood memory.
  11. If she is allowed to take 3 things while going to an island, she would take boat, sack of potatoes and a sunscreen with her.
  12. She likes salty foods more than sweet ones.
  13. If Katherine were a cartoon character, she would like to be Velma from Scooby Doo.
  14. As of July 2015, she already has shortlisted some names for naming her son or daughter.
  15. She learned how to make “Death By Chocolate Cake” from her grandmother. It is also her favorite thing to bake.
  16. She used to play softball while growing up.
  17. She believes in aliens.
  18. She has a celebrity crush on Ryan Gosling.
  19. On July 22, 2015, she had her first Portuguese tweet.
  20. Find Katherine on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube VEVO, and Google+ VEVO.

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Katherine McNamara was born on 22nd November, 1995 in Kansas City, Missouri. She is an American performing actress. Katherine McNamara was the single offspring of Evan McNamara, and Ursula. Her father, Evan McNamara, served in the United States military. Katherine was brought up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, however, in 2011, she shifted to Los Angeles, California.

Katherine McNamara was quite intelligent in specific subjects, that results in being part-self-taught at home as a student. At a very early age of 14, Katherine got her secondary school confirmation diploma. When Katherine was 17 years of age, she finished a lot of her course work online. From Drexel University, Katherine McNamara graduated summa cum laude in Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science certificate.

Later, Katherine attended the Johns Hopkins University where she pursued a master’s degree in applied economics in November 2015. Katherine McNamara started her acting profession on Broadway, showing up alongside Angela Lansbury, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in A Little Night Music. Further, Katherine started guest appearances featuring on TV arrangements such as 30 Rock, and Drop Dead Diva.

Katherine McNamara likewise showed up in showy theatre pictures, like New Year’s Eve, and further played the character role of Myra Santelli in the Disney Channel film Girl versus Monster. Katherine assumed the character of Becky Thatcher in the movie Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. In the Disney XD arrangement show Kickin’ It, she showed up in a repetitive role of Claire, who was Kim’s opponent in the series.

Later, she showed up in the Disney Channel arrangement Jessie, where she performed the character of Bryn Breitbart, who was an adversary to Emma Ross. She likewise showed up in the Nickelodeon arrangement The Thundermans in just a single episode. Katherine McNamara has played the role of Harper Munroe, who was an occupant of the recreation center and has been in a relationship with a guy yet still seeking after another boy in the MTV arrangement Happyland.

In 2015, she was cast in the TV show The Fosters as Kat in its 3rd season. It was reported that Katherine McNamara would perform in Shadowhunters, that was the adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s hit novel The Mortal Instruments in the leading role as Clary Fray on May 6, 2015. Katherine’s first melodic launch of a unique solo song Ember, was incorporated into the series finale.

Afterward, she showed up as Sonya in the sequential Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Later in 2018, Katherine repeated her role in the Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Recently, she was cast in the TV series Arrow where she played the reprising role of Mia Smoak, who was the little girl of Felicity Smoak, and Oliver Queen in September 2018.

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Qualification: High School Graduate

College: Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

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Katherine McNamara Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Harper Munroe

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film: Matchmaker Mary (2008)
TV Show: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2008)

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $3 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Evan McNamara

Mother: Ursula McNamara

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Unmarried

Husband/Boyfriend: Unmarried

Children: None

Ex Boyfriends:

Joel Courtney (2011-2015)

Katherine McNamara Favorites

Hobbies: Dance

Favorite Singer: Maroon 5

Favorite Food: Giordano’s Pizza, Cookie Dough

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, unREAL

Katherine McNamara is an American actress who began her acting journey at the of 13 when she was first starred in the Broadway production play, titled A Little Night Music where she essayed as Fredrika Armfeldt. Since then she never looked back and struggled a lot to established her career in the Industry. Here, we are going to share Katherine McNamara Height Weight, body states and other personal details. So scroll down the page and find the details.

She was born on November 22, 1995, in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. to Evan, who served in the U.S. military and Ursula McNamara. She is the only child of her parents. She was brilliant in studies, resulting in her being part-homeschooled; she got her high school diploma at age 14. Later on, she became graduate with a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She was just 17 years when she earned her degree. As of now, she is studying Applied Economics in order to earn a Master Science degree from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University.

Her acting career journey started with a Broadway production “A Little Night Music” when she was just 13. Following years, she did a few more Broadway production, including A Christmas Story, The Crucible, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird, Galileo, Annie, The Secret Garden and Inherit the Wind. It was her struggle time when she had to prove that she has the potential to become an actress.

Before getting the leading role in the Disney XD series titled “Kickin’ It“, she did many short films as well as supporting roles. During those years, she has done a few films where she got supporting roles, such as the Last Ounce of Courage and Contest.

She is best known for her works in the following series, as Harper Munroe on MTV series Happyland, leading role as Clary Fray on Freeform series Shadowhunters, and as Mia Smoak/Blackstar on The CW series Arrow.

Katherine McNamara Height Weight Body Stats Age Family Facts

Katherine McNamara Personal Details

  • Birth Name : Katherine Grace McNamara
  • Nick Name : Kat McNamara, Kat, Katie Mac, Katherine Grace McNamara, Katherine McNamara
  • Birthday : November 22, 1995
  • Age : 24
  • Birthplace : Kansas City, Missouri, US
  • Nationality : American
  • Build : Slim
  • Occupation : Actress
  • Ethnicity : White
  • Zodiac Sign : Sagittarius
  • Sexuality : Straight
  • Eye Color : Green
  • Hair Color : Dyed Red

Katherine McNamara Family

  • Father : Evan McNamara
  • Mother : Ursula McNamara
  • Siblings : She is the only child of her parents
  • Spouse : None
  • Children : None

Katherine McNamara Measurements

Katherine McNamara Dating History

Joel Courtney (2011-2015) – Beautiful actress, Katherine McNamara dated American actor, Joel Courtney. The duo was in a relationship for the around 4 years but the pair split up in 2015 and the reasons were unknown.

Katherine McNamara Distinctive Features’

  • Red Hair
  • She was raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
  • At the age of 14, she completed high school.
  • At the age of 17, she graduated from university.
  • Before moving into acting, she used to play softball.
  • She is a trained ballet dancer.
  • She loves classical music.
  • She loves salty foods more than sweet ones.
  • She gave her voice for the character of Priscilla Pynch.
  • As of now, her relationship status is single.
  • She is currently residing in Los Angeles.
  • Katherine is a brand ambassador for organizations such as The Lollipop Theater Network, Girl Up and Stomp Out Bullying.
  • She was having a celebrity crush on Ryan Gosling.
  • Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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Katherine McNamara Description

Full Name

Katherine McNamara









The Thundermans,

Kickin’it, Jessie. Girl Vs Monster

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Katherine McNamara is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing the roles of Clary Fray in the Freeform series Shadowhunters, and Myra Santelli in the Disney Channel original movie Girl vs. Monster.


Life and career

  • 2 Filmography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Life and careerEdit

McNamara guest starred on shows including Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock. She was also in some movies such as New Years Eve. She is also set to star in the “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” movie remake.

She appeared on the Disney XD show Kickin’ It, in which she had a recurring role as Claire, Kim’s rival, as well as appearing as Myra Santinelli in the Disney Channel movie Girl vs. Monster.

She also appeared in two episodes of Jessie, playing Bryn Brietbart, as well as an episode of the new Nickelodeon series The Thundermans. She also appeared in the independent movie Contest.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Bride & the Groom Wedding guest Short
2008 All Roads Lead Home Fair Goer uncredited
2008 Matchmaker Mary Mary Carver Main role
2009 Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency Emma Marsh Main role
2010 Template:The Nuclear Standard Penny Short
2010 Get Off My Porch Mary Short
2011 Last Will Wedding Guest uncredited
2011 Sam Steele and the Crystal Chalice Emma Marsh
2011 New Year’s Eve Lily Bowman Mother & Daughter Story
2012 Last Ounce of Courage Caroler
2012 Girl vs. Monster Myra Santelli TV Movie
2013 Contest Sarah O’Malley
2013 The Surgeon General Lily Sherman TV Movie
2013 Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Becky Thatcher Completed
2014 Little Savages Tiffany Pre-production

Year Title Role Notes
2010 R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour Jodanna Episode: Worry Dolls
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jasmine Episode: Flight
2011 30 Rock Meagan Episode: TGS Hates Women (uncredited)
2011 Drop Dead Diva Ann Logan Episode: Ah, Men
2012 Glee Bunhead #1 Episode: Makeover
2012 Sketchy Iris Episode: This Is 14
2012 Madison High Cherri O’Keefe Episode: Pilot
2012 Austin & Ally uncredited Episode: “Zaliens & Cloud watchers”
2012-2013 Kickin’ It Claire 3 episodes
2013 Touch Evie Woods Episode: Reunions
2013 Jessie Bryn Breitbart 2 Episodes
2013 The Thundermans Tara Campbell Episode: Dinner Party
2014 Happyland Harper Lead role, upcoming MTV series
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Angela Glenn/ Tangerine Episode: Long Road Home
2014 Workaholics Haley Episode: Beer Heist
2014 Transformers: Rescue Bots Priscilla Pynch

Widely recognized for her roles in television series Happyland, and Shadowhunters, Katherine McNamara started her acting career on Broadway and later turned towards the on-screen work. Her debut came in 2008 and after minor work for several years, she finally landed her breakout role as Harper Munroe in the comedy TV series, Happyland. After that, Katherine landed her next big gig as Clary Fray in the supernatural series, Shadowhunters that has met with both critical acclaim and commercial success. In addition to her huge success over the television, she has worked on several big-screen projects as well and has become known to the wider international audience by starring in The Maze runner film series. Now moving towards her dating life, McNamara had a long-term relationship with actor Joel Courtney which lasted from 2011 to 2015.

Katherine McNamara Personal Details:

  • Complete Name: Katherine McNamara
  • Nicknames: Kat, Katie Mac
  • Date of Birth: November 22, 1995
  • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Red

Katherine McNamara Body Measurements Height Weight Facts

Katherine McNamara Family Details:

  • Father: Evan McNamara
  • Mother: Ursula McNamara
  • Siblings: None
  • Spouse Name: Unmarried
  • Children Name: None

Katherine McNamara Relationships History:

  • Joel Courtney – Actor (2011-2015)

Katherine McNamara Career Highlights:

  • First Film: Matchmaker Mary (2008)
  • First TV Show: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2008)

Katherine McNamara Body Measurements:

Actress Katherine McNamara body measurements complete details are listed below including her weight, height, bra cup, shoe, bust, waist, and hips size.

  • Height in Feet: 5′ 5″
  • Height in Centimeters: 165 cm
  • Weight in Kilogram: 53 kg
  • Weight in Pounds: 117 pounds
  • Bra Size: 32C
  • Feet/ Shoe Size: 6 (US)
  • Body Measurements: 35-25-33

Katherine McNamara Interesting Facts:

  • She loves baking.
  • Blue is her favorite color.
  • Actor Ryan Gosling is her celebrity crush.
  • She is a classically trained ballerina as well.

Katherine McNamara Bio

Who is Katherine McNamara?

Katherine is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Harper Munroe on the MTV comedy series Happyland (2014). She is also popular for playing the character Clary Fray in the fantasy series Shadowhunters since 2016. In 2016, she was nominated for “Teen Choice Awards-Choice TV: Breakout Star” for her role in Shadowhunters.

Katherine McNamara’s Early life, childhood, and education

Katherine was born on 22 November 1995, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her full name is Katherine Grace McNamara. She is the only child of Ursula McNamara(mother) and Evan McNamara(father). Her nationality is American but her ethnicity is unknown.

While growing up, McNamara was an advanced student in certain subjects and received her high school diploma at age 14. At age 17, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University. Since 2016, she is studying for a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Katherine McNamara’s Career, Net Worth

Katherine began her acting career at the age of 13 on Broadway, appearing in A Little Night Music. Her first screen acting role was in The Bride & the Groom in 2007. After that, she had guest roles on television series including Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock.

She appeared in three episodes of the Disney XD series Kickin’ It in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, she played the lead role as Harper Munroe in the series Happyland. Since 2016, she portrays the character Clary Fray in the series Shadowhunters. For her role in Shadowhunters, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards in the category of Choice TV: Breakout Star in 2016. Besides acting, she is also a model. She is currently signed to United Talent Agency. She has a net worth of three million dollars.

Katherine McNamara’s Rumors, Controversy

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding her personal and professional life. It seems she is doing best job without harming others and has been a straight person in her life, for which she has not been in any controversy yet.

Katherine McNamara’s Body Measurements

She has a height of 5 Feet and 5 Inches (1.65 m) with a body weight of 52 kg. Her hair color is dyed blonde and her eye color is blue. She has a well-shaped body of 35-25-33 inches. Her bra size is 32C, her shoe size is 5.5 US and her dress size is 6 US.

Social Media Profile

She is active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has around 398k followers on Facebook, She has more than 1.25 million followers on Twitter and has around 2.2 million followers on Instagram.

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