Biography of Catherine McNamaraKatherine Grace McNamara is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her roles in such films as «Happyland», «The Fosters», «Shadowhunters», «R.L.Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls», «Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials» and «Natural Selection».
Childhood & Early LifeKatherine was born on November 22, 1995, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the only child of Evan and Ursula McNamara. From early childhood, she practiced different forms of dance including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, hula, and waltz. Catherine also loved singing and took vocal lessons. Parents encouraged her enthusiasm in both choreographic and vocal art.
The development of the careerKatherine started her career when she was 13 years old, before graduating from high school. She participated in several Broadway productions including her first musical «A Little Night Music» about a boy, for whom the music became tangible while dreaming. At the same time, she was lucky to perform on the same stage with such recognized professionals as Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elaine Stritch and Bernadette Peters. After a successful start, she moved to Los Angeles and got small parts in TV series «30 Rock» и «Drop Dead Diva».
In 2014, the premiere of a fantasy comedy «Girl Vs. Monster» took place where McNamara got the role of Myra Santelli and sang songs «Had me @ hello» by Olivia Holt и «Nothing's gonna stop me» by Samantha Fox. A year later, she starred in an episode in the comedy «Kickin' It» and in the Disney series «Jessie».
In January of 2017, the second season of the series «Shadowhunters» started, which includes 20 episodes. The actress noted in an interview, that she was attracted by the versatility of her character's image, selflessly devoted to close people. She absorbedly participated in the action scenes with swords, staves, bow and arrows. She also performed most of the tricks on her own (including flips).