Katharine McPhee was born on March 25, 1984, in California. She is a singer, a songwriter, model, and an actress. McPhee is mostly known for her second place on the fifth season of a popular TV show American idol and for such hits as “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Over it”.
Katharine started singing when she was just two years old. Her mother Patricia Burch McPhee, known as Peisha Arten, noticed her daughter’s talent and started working on her career.
Katharine graduated from high school in 2002. During her time at school, she enjoyed swimming and had a few roles in the school’s drama theater. McPhee performed with her younger sister Ariadne. After finishing high school McPhee enrolled to Boston Conservatory. She studied and performed at the theater simultaneously. McPhee also landed a few roles in local musicals. When she was still in school, she already signed a contract with a producer, who eventually invited Katharina to Los Angeles, where she attended various castings.