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Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee

Born in 1984 to a TV-producer father and a vocal-coach mother, Katharine McPhee was destined to be a singer and actress. The L.A. native started early, regularly performing in school productions before attending college as a musical-theater major. She dropped out to try her luck professionally, with minor success. McPhee finally got her big break in 2006, as a contestant on the fifth season of ‘American Idol.’ The striking brunette with the beautiful voice caused “McPheever” among her multitude of fans, but she finished second to that season’s winner, Taylor Hicks. Her ‘Idol’ single, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny,’ was the second-best-selling song of the year. Among her many TV and movie appearances, she starred as showbiz hopeful Karen Cartwright on the short-lived series ‘Smash.’

Selected discography: 'Katharine McPhee' (2007), 'Unbroken' (2010), 'Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You' (2010)
Related artists: Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks
Further reading: Katharine McPhee's Celebrity Look Alike, Then + Now: 'American Idol' Winners, Favorite 'American Idol' Winner Poll

Are Katharine McPhee + Husband Reuniting After Cheating Scandal?

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Former 'American Idol' and 'Smash' star Katharine McPhee grabbed headlines last fall when she was seen making out in public with 'Smash' director Michael Morris. Both McPhee and Morris were married to other people at the time. What's the latest?

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Michael Morris Kicked Out by Wife After Katharine McPhee Kissing Photos Surface

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There has been a development in the Katharine McPhee-kissing-her-married-director story that will shock absolutely no one.

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Katharine McPhee Separated From Husband, Dating ‘Smash’ Director

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Mark Davis, Getty Images

The Broadway-themed series 'Smash' was canceled after its second season, but that hasn't stopped the former cast member (and 'American Idol' alum) Katharine McPhee and the show's director Michael Morris from keeping things going...in real life, at least.

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Katharine McPhee Working on Columbia Records Debut

Katharine McPhee
Instagram

Katharine McPhee is a busy woman. In addition to starring on NBC's 'Smash,' the singer and actress is still working hard on her career as a solo artist. The former 'American Idol' contestant, who recently chopped off her hair into a shaggy lob which looks fab on her, is currently recording her Columbia Records debut.

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Katharine McPhee + Victoria Justice – Celeb Look-Alikes

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Dimitrios Kambouris / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Katharine McPhee and Victoria Justice are both triple threats. The former 'American Idol,'   contestant and Nickelodeon actress can sing, dance and act, so they have much more in common than their drop dead gorgeous looks.

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One Republic + Katharine McPhee Team Up for ‘If I Lose Myself’ on ‘American Idol’

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DailyMotion

It was a mashup of pop, rock and a former 'American Idol' contestant on tonight's (March 28) results episode of the show, as OneRepublic performed their latest single 'If I Lose Myself' with an assist from Katharine McPhee, late of Season 5.

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‘Smash’ Star Katharine McPhee Gets Comfortable on Russell Brand’s Lap During ‘Jimmy Fallon’ Interview

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NBC

Last night, Katharine McPhee was on hand at 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to promote Season 2 of her show 'Smash,' which debuts tonight (Feb. 5). Russell Brand was also a guest on Fallon's show and he proved to be very smitten with McPhee. Let's just say... Stuff. Got. Awkward.

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‘Smash’ Recap: Cast Endures ‘Tech’ Week from Hell

Smash
NBC

In this week’s episode of ‘Smash’, Tom (Christian Borle) and his new boyfriend Sam sing a song about opening night as the cast prepares for ‘Tech’ week, also known as hell week in the theatre world. Our New Yorkers travel to Boston where three weeks of preview shows will be performed. Ivy (Megan Hilty) helps Derek (Jack Davenport) figure out a set problem and he replies (seemingly) sincerely “And that’s why I love you,” leaving her speechless. Let the show begin!

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‘Smash’ Recap: Uma Thurman Gives Karen A Taste of Fame In ‘Publicity’

Smash
NBC

In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Publicity,’ Uma Thurman’s guest character Rebecca Duvall returns to cause more drama. The Hollywood actress continues to ask that musical numbers are removed in order to avoid the fact that she simply cannot sing. Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) write a new song, which would be performed by other member of the ensemble. In another twist of events, Rebecca asks Karen (Katharine McPhee) to hang out with her at a club, to which naïve Karen hastily agrees.

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Listen to Katharine McPhee’s Cover of Snow Patrol’s ‘Run’ From ‘Smash’

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NBC

Listen to Katharine McPhee's Snow Patrol Cover

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