Bio / Info
Born in Los Angeles, California to two vocal coaches, Katharine McPhee got her big break when she appeared on the fifth season of "American Idol" and placed second, losing out to Taylor Hicks. In 2007, McPhee released her self-titled debut album, following it three years later with the 2010 album, "Unbroken." In 2008, Katharine was cast as a ditzy, knocked-up sorority girl in the movie THE HOUSE BUNNY. More recently she has appeared in the movies SHARK NIGHT 3D and PEACE, LOVE & UNDERSTANDING. Currently at work on the second season of the NBC show, "Smash," as of August 2012.