Katharine McPhee Net Worth

Katharine McPhee Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Katharine McPhee net worth is
$6 Million

Katharine McPhee Wiki Biography

Katharine Hope McPhee was born on the 25th March 1984, in Los Angeles, California USA of Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. She is a musician – pop singer, songwriter, widely recognised from being the runner-up on the fifth season of the FOX reality show “American Idol” in 2006. She is also known as an actress and TV personality, particularly for being a co-star in the TV series “The House Bunny” and “Smash”. Katharine’s career has been active since 2005.

Have you ever wondered how rich Katharine McPhee is? According to sources, it is estimated that Katharine’s overall net worth is $6 million as of early 2016. Her career in acting as well as her career as a singer has earned a big part of her wealth over time. Additional to this, she has appeared in various advertisements, and this has also added to her net worth.


Katharine McPhee Net Worth $6 Million

Katharine McPhee it the daughter of Daniel McPhee, who works as a TV producer, and Peisha McPhee, who works as a vocal coach on the TV show “American Idol”. She has an older sister, named Adriana, who has worked as a vocal coach on “American Idol” with their mother. As a very young girl, she showed her talent in music, which was spotted by Peisha, so she decided to train her. During her education at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Katharine performed in a number of school plays, although at the age of 13 she had problems with her weight, and suffered from bulimia, but managed to overcome those problems. After high school, in 2002 she started attending the Boston Conservatory, but soon decided to leave college and returned to LA to begin her acting career. Her first job was in the MTV series “You Are Here”, but this series has never been aired. In 2005, she portrayed Annie Oakley in the musical entitled “Annie Get Your Gun”, for which she was nominated in the category of Lead Actress in a Musical at LA Stage Ovation Award.

Katharine first introduced herself to the entertainment world in 2005, when she entered the talent competition show “American Idol”, over the course of the competition singing songs from famous pop and jazz musicians such as Billie Holliday, Dionne Warwick, and Four Tops.

After the show ended, Katharine signed a contract with the RCAA record label, and soon started to work on her debut album. Her first self-titled album was released in January 2007, and it peaked on the No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and so fat it has sold more than 378,000 copies, which considerably increased Katherine`s net worth.

Her next album was released three years later, entitled “Unbroken” (2010), however, the album wasn`t as successful as her debut release, reaching only 27th place on the Billboard 200 chart. Nevertheless, Katharine didn`t surrender, and continued to make music, releasing her third album in the same year, “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You”, as a holiday themed album. It struck the Billboard chart at No. 11, and in its first week sold over 1000 copies, increasing Katharine`s net worth further.

Her latest album was the 2015 release “Hysteria”, which was released as an independent album, and reached 37th place on the Billboard Independent albums list.

Apart from her musical career, Katharine has also a career as an actress, which began in 2007 with a cameo role in the TV series “Lonelygirl 15”. In 2008, she stared in the film “Crazy”, and appeared in the film “The House Bunny”, alongside Emma Stone and Colin Hanks. Furthermore, in 2011, Katharine was featured in the films “You May Not Kiss The Bride” and “Shark Night 3D”. The same year Katharine was cast in the film “Peace, Love And Misunderstanding”.

Her next appearance was in the TV series “Smash” (2012-2013), as Karen Cartwright, and in 2014, she was one of the lead stars in the action drama TV series “Scorpion” (2014-2016), in the role of Paige Dineen, alongside Eyles Gabel and Eddie Kaye Thomas.

Regarding Katharine’s personal life, she married Nick Cokas in 2008, but in 2014 they announced their divorce. Currently, she is in a relationship with Elyes Gabel. Katherine is a philanthropist, and in 2006,she founded the McPhee Outreach, a charity organization.

Full NameKatharine McPhee
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1984
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.727 m)
ProfessionSinger, Actor, Model, Songwriter
EducationBoston Conservatory, Notre Dame High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseNick Cokas (m. 2008)
ParentsPatricia Burch McPhee, Daniel McPhee
SiblingsAdriana McPhee
NicknamesKatherine McPhee , Katharine Hope McPhee , McPhee, Katharine , Kat
AlbumsChristmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, Unbroken, Katharine McPhee
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female
MoviesIn My Dreams, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, Shark Night, You May Not Kiss the Bride, Chris Botti in Boston, The House Bunny, Crazy
TV ShowsAmerican Idol, Smash, Scorpion
1Curly hair
1[Regarding school] If I had spent all that time actually studying and really learning it versus the time I spent planning to cheat, I probably would have done better.
2[I want to be] the Barbra Streisand of this generation. I want to be someone who is remembered as being great at all things.
3On [American Idol (2002)], I was very strategic with my look. I specifically wore very little makeup, did very little with my hair. I wore beat-up jeans and a simple jacket and I covered my body up because I knew that viewers like seeing transformation. As a viewer myself, it was one of those things I looked forward to. It's like when people watch Dancing with the Stars (2005): They love to see the stars lose weight and start to feel confident. So I wanted to create that story--actually to push the story that I had no idea about fashion--which was not actually true.
4All I know is that when the show [Smash (2012)] started and people were so excited about the pilot, I was excited to finally be a part of something that could showcase me.
5I'm kind of obsessed with the Kardashians.
6For me, with men, I will fixate on something. I'll say, "I'm obsessed with your chin". I'll kiss his chin and munch on it, and I think that makes people feel good.
7[Regarding problems getting her acting career started] Yeah, my thinking was, "I'm going to go on [American Idol (2002)] ­because that will give me exposure. I'll be the slightly chubby pretty girl they give a makeover to. I don't care if I win. I probably won't".
8Hillary [Hillary Clinton] is such an advocate for women and stuff like that.
9[on Marilyn Monroe] She got our attention initially, of course, because she was so effortlessly beautiful. We all have a fascination with beautiful women and the struggles they go through in a man's world.
10I love being a role model. It's still a man's world in society. Girls should keep working on themselves.
11When I turned 21, I thought it was a good age to explore. You're no longer a teenager, so it's okay [to date older guys]. I gravitated toward them, and I love them. They're just wiser, and they're less about themselves and more about you.
12I was prematurely developed, as a freshman, I looked like a junior; I had boobs. Some of the older kids saw me in the yearbook and said I was cute. I came from an all-girl school. I was determined to get a boyfriend!
13We had our first table read last week, and [producer] Adam Sandler was sitting right across from me making faces, I was nervous, [but] I love Adam. I've always been a big fan of his movies and that kind of comedy. I met Adam and was like, "This is so crazy!".
14I want to have, like, 15 babies. I've always wanted to be pregnant. One year for Halloween, I decided to be pregnant, so I got this nun costume, and I put a big belly under it. I showed my parents and said I want to go to school as a pregnant nun. My dad sat me down and said, "Katharine, you can't!".
15People made a big deal out of [my album cover being racy]. They said, "She's a slut, blah blah blah". But I'm really not showing that much skin. It's all suggested.
16When I made it onto American Idol (2002), I knew that food--my eating disorder--was the one thing really holding me back. I was binging my whole life away for days at a time. So when I got on the show, I said, "You know what? I can do well in this competition. Let me give myself a chance and just get a hold of this thing" . . . That's why I say "American Idol" saved my life, because if I hadn't auditioned I don't think I would have gotten a handle on food.
17[on coming second to Taylor Hicks on American Idol (2002)] I don't need sad faces or anyone to feel bad for me. I have got a record deal, pretty much. It wasn't about winning the title, I just wanted to give the best performance I could.
1Is a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan.
2Filed for divorce from her husband of six years, Nick Cokas, following a two-month-long separation. [May 2014]
3TV commercial: Hostess of an infomercial for the Neutrogena "SkinID" personalized acne solution. [2008]
4She has English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
5One of her personal American idols is Stevie Wonder.
6Loves classical music.
7She set-up "McPhee Outreach" to finance a school in Africa. [2010]
8Before being on American Idol (2002), she was a struggling actress trying to get a break.
9Grew up in the same neighborhood as her The House Bunny (2008) co-star Anna Faris, but they never met until filming began.
10Married Nick Cokas in Beverly Hills, McPhee's representative, Justin Grey Stone, told People Magazine. Former American Idol (2002) contestants Kellie Pickler and Mandisa Hundley were among the 305 wedding guests. [February 2008]
11(September 28, 2007) Engaged to Nick Cokas.
12Battled with bulimia eating disorder.
13Ranked #47 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
14Has a Chihuahua named Nena.
15During the opening dates of "The American Idol Tour 2006," she suffered bronchitis and laryngitis, and broke her foot before an August 1 concert date.
16Attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks with Rachel Bilson and Kirsten Dunst.
17She has a goddaughter who was born during her run in Hollywood.
18She won a black Ford Mustang during the American Idol (2002) finale.
19Her hit single, "My Destiny," was released on June 20, 2006.
20She came in second place on May 24, 2006, next to American Idol (2002) season 5 winner Taylor Hicks.
21She performs the song "Think," originally sung by Aretha Franklin, on the "American Idol" top 12 CD.
22Her fans are known as "The Kat Pack" and "McPhans".
23Attended the Boston Conservatory of Music for three semesters.
24Her older sister, whose name is Adriana McPhee, is a vocal coach like their mother, Peisha Arten.
25She sang "Since I Fell for You," "All in Love is Fair," and "Think" to advance to the top 12 of American Idol (2002).
26Was roommates with fellow American Idol (2002) contestant Kellie Pickler.
27Lives in California.
28Daughter of singer and vocal coach Peisha Arten and Daniel McPhee.


Scorpion2014-2017TV SeriesPaige Dineen
The 16th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays'2014TV Movie
It Could Be Worse2014TV Mini-SeriesLucy
In My Dreams2014TV MovieNatalie Russo
Smash2012-2013TV SeriesKaren Cartwright
Family Guy2012TV SeriesMother Maggie
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding2011Sara
Shark Night 3D2011Beth
You May Not Kiss the Bride2011Masha Nikitin
The Pink House2010TV MovieEmily
Community2010TV SeriesAmber
Tit for Tat2009TV SeriesKat
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesOdessa Shaw / Dana Melton
The House Bunny2008Harmony
Crazy2008/IIParamount Girl
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesKatharine McPhee
Lonelygirl152007TV SeriesRandom Girl
The 8th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays'2006TV Movie


Smash2012-2013TV Series performer - 30 episodes
I Don't Know How She Does It2011performer: "Love Story"
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding2011performer: "Seems Like Yesterday"
Shark Night 3D2011performer: "Shark Bite"
You May Not Kiss the Bride2011writer: "Beautiful Stranger"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Am2010/Iperformer: "Say Goodbye"
The House Bunny2008performer: "I Know What Boys Like"
Cover Art2007TV Series short performer - 1 episode
American Idol2006TV Series performer - 3 episodes


E! Live from the Red Carpet2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Rock the Troops2016TV MovieHerself
2016 Hero Dog Awards2016TV MovieHerself
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHerself - Performer: Over the Rainbow
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Idol2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Finalist / Herself - Guest Performer
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Scorpion
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) / Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) & Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
The Talk2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion Police2015TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20152015TV MovieHerself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
BELLOmag Presents: A Conversation with Katharine McPhee2015TV MovieHerself - Guest
Conan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Scorpion
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Quiet on the Set2014TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) / Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) / Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics & Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Rachael Ray2007-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
9th Annual Style Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
National Football League Honors2012TV MovieHerself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2011TV SpecialHerself - Special Guest
All American New Year 20112010TV MovieHerself - Musical Guest
When I Was 172010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Soup2010TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHerself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Biggest Loser2010TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Kaleidoscope2009TV MovieHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2009TV MovieHerself
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV MovieHerself
Great Performances2008TV SeriesHerself
The View2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video GameHerself (uncredited)
Kira Plastinina: In Her Own Words2008TV MovieHerself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2008TV SpecialHerself
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show2008Video documentaryHerself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video GameHerself (uncredited)
2008 FedEx Orange Bowl2008TV MovieHerself - Performer
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2007TV Special documentaryHerself
Mother Goose Parade2007TV MovieHerself - Performer
Access Hollywood2007TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2007TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cover Art2007TV Series shortHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Live2006-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video GameHerself (uncredited)
THS Investigates: Starving for Perfection2006TV SpecialHerself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Christmas Celebration at the Grove2006TV MovieHerself
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Dr. Keith Ablow Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
JCPenney Jam: The Concert for America's Kids2006TV SpecialHerself - Performer
American Idol Extra2006TV SeriesHerself
AOL Sessions2006TV SeriesHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Scorpion

Nominated Awards

2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearSmash (2012)
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearSmash (2012)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Performance - FemaleSmash (2012)

Known for movies

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