- Birth Name: Katharine Hope McPhee
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
- Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/25/1984, Aries
- Profession: Singer; reality-show contestant
Katharine Hope McPhee is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, model, and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006, eventually finishing as the runner-up.
Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200; it has sold 378,000 copies to date. The album’s first single, “Over It”, was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified gold in 2008. She has also established an acting career, for example co-starring in The House Bunny in 2008 as the hippie sorority sister Harmony.
Her second album, Unbroken, was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010 and debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200. The album features the single “Had It All”. Her third album, the holiday-themed Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, was released on October 12, 2010. The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart and sold 1,000 copies in its first week.