Katherine McNamara

Katherine McNamara

American actress
Date of Birth: 22.11.1995
Country: USA

Biography of Katherine McNamara

Katherine "Kat" Grace McNamara, the American actress, was born on November 22, 1995, in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in Lee's Summit. During an interview about her role in "Shadowhunters," she was asked to give advice on how to achieve goals and overcome self-doubt. She stated, "It's all about setting the goal and moving towards it. You think about the end goal you want to achieve in life and then look back and ask yourself, 'How do I get there?' You take small steps and little jumps, and it helps you feel successful because you know you're on track and making progress." McNamara added, "That's how you reach your goal, even if it takes 20-30 years. You have to believe in yourself and know that the goal is attainable if you remain dedicated and work hard. Believing in yourself is what truly matters."

Katherine McNamara

During her school years, McNamara excelled in many subjects, which led her to switch to partial homeschooling. She earned her high school diploma at the age of 14. At 17, she obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration from Drexel University with honors. As of November 2015, McNamara was pursuing a master's degree in applied economics at Johns Hopkins University.

Katherine McNamara

McNamara's acting career began on Broadway, where she appeared in the musical "A Little Night Music" alongside Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones. As a guest actress, she had roles in TV series such as "Drop Dead Diva" and "30 Rock." She also portrayed Lily Bowman in the romantic comedy film "New Year's Eve" and Mira Santelli in the Disney TV comedy "Girl vs. Monster." In 2014, she played Becky Thatcher, Tom's friend, in the adventure drama "Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn." McNamara also appeared in independent films such as Anthony Joseph Giunta's "Contest" and "A Sort of Homecoming" with Kathleen Wilhoite. She made guest appearances in episodes of "Kickin' It" and "Jessie" and in the TV series "The Thundermans."

Katherine McNamara

McNamara gained recognition for her role as Harper Munroe in the comedy series "Happyland." She appeared in the third season of "The Fosters" in 2015, portraying the character of Kat. She also played the role of Sonya in the film "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" alongside Dylan O'Brien. She was set to reprise this role in the sequel, "Maze Runner: The Death Cure."

Katherine McNamara

In 2016, McNamara was involved in three feature films: the comedy "Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?," the drama "Natural Selection," and the thriller "Indiscretion" with Mira Sorvino. She also starred in the short film "Horoscopes." In 2012, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of "Choice TV: Breakout Star" for her role as Clary Fray in "Shadowhunters."

Katherine McNamara

McNamara described her character Clary as a role model, stating, "I think Clary is an exemplary character. I look up to her! She is the embodiment of strength and vulnerability that transcends throughout the entire season. But the most amazing thing about Clary is that she never gets involved in the dark world..." McNamara continued, "Clary was already a strong and confident woman, but throughout the season, her inner strength serves her. She is insanely devoted to the people she loves and will do anything for them. She sacrifices anything and, without thinking about the consequences, rushes into battle, forgetting about herself, and guided by the sole desire to save and help those she cares about. I think that's the quality that people have forgotten about..."

Katherine McNamara

McNamara enjoys being an actress and playing challenging characters. She said, "I like getting into difficult situations because, in reality, nobody becomes an actor to play without tension and always portray only happy, bright things."

Katherine McNamara

"Actors are people who are drawn to dark places. We are the ones who want to feel emotions that no one else wants to deal with. And by experiencing and sharing this darkness and darkness with our audience, we show that sometimes such feelings are perfectly normal. Moments when you are scared, overwhelmed by doubts, are normal. But the most important thing is to get out of such a situation and keep moving forward; to return to production, start over, and continue living."

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