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Katharine McPhee Net Worth

Katharine McPhee Net Worth is
$5 Million

Katharine McPhee Bio/Wiki 2017

American pop singer, songwriter, celebrity, model, and television personality, Katharine McPhee, has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Katharine McPhee’s classic good looks and voice and kinship for conventional pop made her a powerful competition throughout the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006. As well as releasing three records, McPhee has also created an acting career, the Season Five runner up has costarred in series “The House Bunny” and is set to costar in NBC’s “Smash”. Created Katharine Hope McPhee onMarch 25, 1984 in La, California. In 2006, McPhee founded a charity called McPhee Outreach, the reason for the charity would be to team up with other foundations or organizations and help in any manner possible.

Interesting Facts

1Filed for divorce from her husband of 6 years Nick Cokas following a 2-month-long separation. [May 2014]
2TV commercial: Hostess of an infomercial for the Neutrogena "SkinID" personalized acne solution.
3She has English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
4One of her personal American idols is Stevie Wonder.
5Loves classical music.
6She set-up "McPhee Outreach" to finance a school in Africa.
7Before being on American Idol (2002), she was a struggling actress trying to get a break.
8Grew up in the same neighborhood as her The House Bunny (2008) co-star Anna Faris, but they never met until filming began.
9Married 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]
10(September 28, 2007) Engaged to Nick Cokas.
11Battled with Bulimia eating disorder.
12Ranked #47 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
13Has a Chihuahua named Nena.
14In the opening dates of "The American Idol Tour 2006", she suffered bronchitis, laryngitis, and broke her foot before an August 1 concert date.
15Attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks with Rachel Bilson and Kirsten Dunst.
16She has a goddaughter who was born during her run in Hollywood.
17She won a black Ford Mustang during the American Idol (2002) finale.
18Her hit single is "My Destiny", to be released on June 20, 2006.
19She came in second place on May 24, 2006, next to American Idol (2002) season 5 winner Taylor Hicks.
20She performs the song "Think", originally sung by Aretha Franklin, on the "American Idol" top 12 CD.
21Her fans are known as "The Kat Pack" and "McPhans".
22Attended the Boston Conservatory of Music for three semesters.
23Her older sister's name is Adriana McPhee, who is a vocal coach like their mother, Peisha Arten.
24She sang "Since I Fell for You", "All in Love is Fair", and "Think" to advance to the top 12 of American Idol (2002).
25Was roommates with fellow American Idol (2002) contestant Kellie Pickler.
26Lives in California.
27Daughter of singer and vocal coach Peisha Arten and Daniel McPhee.


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.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearSmash (2012)Megan Hilty
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearSmash (2012)Raza Jaffrey
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Performance - FemaleSmash (2012)



Scorpion2014-2015TV SeriesPaige Dineen
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
Lonelygirl152007TV SeriesRandom Girl


Smash2012-2013TV Series performer - 30 episodes
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding2011performer: "Seems Like Yesterday"
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


Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
2015 Creative Arts Emmys2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Music Direction / Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) / Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
The Talk2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Scorpion
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Scorpion
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Police2015TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHerself
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
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Scorpion
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Music Awards
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 MovieHerself - 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
American Idol2006-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Performer
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 SpecialHerself
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
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesHerself
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 SeriesPerformer

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Scorpion

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