Katherine McNamara is our first guest for Forsaken
Katherine McNamara is an accomplished actress, singer, dancer, songwriter, and an avid student. Although now more focused on film and television, McNamara began her career on Broadway, at the age of 13, as “Fredrika Armfeldt” in “A Little Night Music”, starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. Her other theatre roles include “Esther Jane” in the pre-Broadway world premiere of “A Christmas Story, the Musical!”, as well as “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “The Crucible”, “Inherit the Wind”, “Annie”, “The Secret Garden” and “Galileo”. She has also been cast in a number of Equity readings, including “PAN”, which was created by the “In the Heights” creative team.
McNamara’s love for acting stretches beyond the stage, with credits in television and film productions. Television credits include Glee (2009), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Drop Dead Diva (2009), 30 Rock (2006), Late Show with David Letterman (1993), Good Morning America (1975) and PBS’s “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert”.
Kat can be seen this summer in the bullying film, Contest (2013) with Kenton Duty. McNamara starred in Disney Channel’s Girl Vs. Monster (2012) and has a recurring role on Jessie (2011) as “Bryn Breitbart” and on Kickin’ It (2011) as the mean girl from Swathmore Academy, “Claire”. She filmed the new Disney pilot, Madison High (2012), where she portrays “Cherri O’Keefe”, resident fashionista and creator of Madison High’s popular gossip blog.
She plays Clary Fray in Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.