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Katharine McPhee Biography

Birth Name:
Katharine Hope McPhee
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Singer, reality-show contestant

Fast Facts

  • Mother is a cabaret singer and vocal coach who helped Katharine hone her craft
  • At her initial audition for American Idol, sang "God Bless the Child
  • " Her Idol fan frenzy was branded "McPheever" but wasn't enough to lift her to the title; she placed second behind Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks
  • Appeared in 2008's The House Bunny, playing a pregnant hippie sorority sister
  • Also sang the single from the film, a cover of the Waitresses' "I Know What Boys Like
  • " Was among the galaxy of stars who sang on the remake of the charity song "We Are the World," retitled "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti," which raised funds for victims of the January 2010 earthquake in that country


  • Nick Cokas -- Ex-husband
  • Daniel McPhee -- Father
  • Patricia Burch McPhee -- Mother
  • Peisha McPhee -- Mother
  • Adriana -- Sister
  • Adriana Burch McPhee -- Sister