Everything to need to know about ‘Shadowhunters’ & ‘Arrow’ Star Katherine McNamara wiki, early life, net worth, education, dating.
Katherine Grace McNamara is an American actress who played Clary Fray in the supernatural drama television series “Shadowhunters” from 2016 to 2019. She also played Mia Smoak in the superhero series “Arrow“. She also played Julie Lawry in “The Stand”, Lily Bowman in the 2011 romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve”, Rosa in the 2015 drama “A Sort of Homecoming”, Sonya in the dystopian science fiction film series “Maze Runner”, and Amy in the 2021 thriller “Trust” are just a few of her notable film appearances.
Katherine McNamara Early Life and Education
McNamara was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 22, 1995. Ursula and Evan McNamara, both of whom served in the US military, raised her as their only child. She was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, before relocating to Los Angeles in 2011.
Little Katherine during Easter. (Source: Instagram)
McNamara was an exceptional student in several areas as a child, which led to her being partially homeschooled. She finished high school when she was just 14. McNamara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University at the age of 17, having completed the majority of her coursework online. She stated in July 2017 that she was enrolled in a Johns Hopkins University online master’s degree program in literature.
Katherine’s Journey to Fame and Rewards
McNamara began her acting career when she was 13 years old, in the Broadway version of ‘A Little Night Music.’ She played Fredrika Armfeldt opposite Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones in this production. ‘A Christmas Story, the Musical, ‘The Crucible’, ‘Galileo’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Inherit the Wind’ were among her Broadway credits.
McNamara and her weekend vibe. (Source: Instagram)
The actress starred in a series of short films between 2007 and 2010. She also appeared in a variety of television shows during that period, including ’30 Rock’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ McNamara made her big-screen debut in 2011 with the theatrical film ‘New Year’s Eve, in which she portrayed Lily Bowman.
The American beauty has a recurring role in the Disney XD sitcom “Kickin’ It” in 2012-13. In 2013, Katherine also appeared in two episodes of Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ and two independent films, ‘Contest’ and ‘Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn.’ McNamara was cast in the starring role of Harper Munroe in MTV’s ‘Happyland’ the following year. In the same year, she starred in the TV series ‘A Wife’s Nightmare’.
Moreover, she appeared in three films in 2015, including ‘A Sort of Homecoming’, ‘Natural Selection’, and ‘Maze Runner,’ as well as two television shows. In 2016, she received offers for roles in the films ‘Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?’ and ‘Little Savages.’ In the same year, she starred in an episode of the TV show ‘The Grinder’ and in the television movie ‘Indiscretion,’ as Lizzy.
In September 2018, McNamara was cast in the seventh season of Arrow as Mia Smoak, Oliver Queen’s daughter, and Felicity Smoak’s sister. For Arrow’s eighth and final season, McNamara was upgraded to a series regular. For her performance in the TV program ‘Shadowhunters’, McNamara was nominated for a ‘Teen Choice Award’ in the category ‘Choice TV: Breakout Star’ in 2016. She is also a member of the Young Performers Committee of SAG-AFTRA and the Young Performers Committee of Actors Equity. She is also a member of the New Play Development Reading Committee at Blank Theater.
McNamara’s Life Besides the Camera
McNamara is also fond of singing. She has sung songs that have been included in films or television programs in which she has appeared. She composed and performed the song “Chatter” for Contest, as well as appearing in a music video for it. McNamara created “My Heart Can Fly,” which her character performs in Little Savages during a talent show. She sang “Stay True”, the Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls end credits song. Her song “Ember” was included in the 20th episode of Shadowhunters’ second season.
By describing how she was bullied as a child, McNamara has worked to raise awareness about bullying. McNamara has also visited children who are confined to hospitals due to the severity of their diseases with the Lollipop Theater Network. She recorded “Glass Slipper” in 2017, which was utilized in a fundraising drive for the United Nations Girl Up initiative.
As part of the promotion, she also designed a t-shirt with the lyrics of “Glass Slipper.” She took part in the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in 2018 and 2019, which raises funds for the Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital. McNamara stated on March 31, 2020, that she was working on a song that will be released on April 8.
Is McNamara Dating Anybody?
McNamara describes herself as “old school” when it comes to dating. However, this does not rule out McNamara performed in a live reading of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice with Acting for a Cause on May 8, 2020. the possibility that the actress has previously been in a relationship. Katherine was linked to Joel Courtney, who co-starred with her in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, in 2011.
The actress, on the other hand, rejected all of the claims, claiming that he was nothing more than a close friend. Apart from that, McNamara was said to be dating Pierson Fode, the star of Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List. When Katherine shared photos of herself with him on Instagram, the suspicions spread quickly. McNamara and Fode, on the other hand, haven’t made any formal statements about their dating lives.
Networth in Millions
Katherine McNamara came to popularity as a result of her role in the supernatural drama series Shadowhunters. Aside from that, the actress has taken part in a number of charitable and humanitarian activities. McNamara’s current net worth is $3 million as of 2022. However, the 26 years old actress has the potential to even do better and add more capital to her wealth.
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