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Katherine McNamara was born on November 23, 1995, in Kansas City, Missouri. Kat worked on the Disney pilot Madison High where she portrayed resident Queen bee ‘Cheeri O’Keefe’. Her character in the show used to be a shy girl but developed into a confident young woman, the resident fashionista who gained popularity with her gossip blog. She is currently working on the DCOM, "Girl Vs. Monster," in Vancouver.
Though quite young, Katherine is not a stranger to acting. She has a string of Broadway appearances and has already starred in a number of films. She started her career on Broadway at 13 playing the role of 'Fredrika Armfeldt' in A Little Night Music which starred Hollywood A-listers Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury. She stayed on with the role after ALNM had a new set of lead cast with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. Her other roles on theater include 'Esther Jane' in the pre-Broadway world premiere of A Christmas Story, the Musical! , To Kill a Mockingbird, Inherit the Wind, The Crucible, The Secret Garden, Annie, and Galileo.
On the big screen, Katherine made her blockbuster debut as ‘Lily’ on Warner Brothers Picture’s New Year's Eve in 2011. She is also set to star as 'Becky Thatcher' in the latest reincarnation of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn which has a 2013 play-date. Before all that, Katherine appeared in independent films, as Mary in Matchmaker Mary in 2008, Emma Marsh in Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency in 2009 and again in Sam Steele and the Crystal Chalice in 2011.
On television, McNamara has made guest appearances in Law and Order: SVU, Late Night with David Letterman, Drop Dead Diva, Good Morning America, PBS's Sondheim! The Birthday Concert and 30 Rock.
In March of 2010, after six months of voting, with 50 contestants and 2 million total votes, Katherine won an online contest to play ‘Mackenzie’ or ‘Zee’ in a webisode series based on the book, Mackenzie Blue, by Tina Wells. In the story ‘Zee’ writes her inner thoughts and feelings on her diary. The webisode was shot like a video diary, documentary style and premiered in the summer of 2010 on YouTube.
Though busy with her acting job, Katherine finds time for her studies. At 14, Katherine graduated from high school with honors. She is now pursuing her degree in Business majoring in Finance at Drexel University's Le Bow School of Business online program.
She is also a well-rounded and multi-talented young lady, excelling in sports, dance and music as well as in academics. Before getting the acting bug, she was into softball and ballet. She is also passionate about all forms of dancing such as jazz, tap, hip hop, waltz, lyrical and hula. Aside from that she plays the piano and the guitar. You can add singing and songwriting among her many talents.
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