Katherine McNamara
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Born: November 22, 1995
Character: Kat
Occupation: Actress, Singer
Years Active: 2007–present

Katherine McNamara (born November 22, 1995) is an American actress and singer who portrays Kat in the Freeform series, The Fosters. She is known for her role as Harper Munroe on the MTV comedy series, Happyland, and for her lead role as Clary Fray on the Freeform fantasy series, Shadowhunters.

Life and CareerEdit

McNamara guest starred on shows including Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock. She was also in some movies such as New Years Eve. She is furthermore set to star in the Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn film remake.[1]

McNamara appeared on the Disney XD show Kickin' It, in which she had a recurring role as Claire, Kim's rival, as well as appearing as Myra Santelli in the Disney Channel movie Girl vs. Monster.

She also appeared in two episodes of Jessie, playing Bryn Brietbart, as well as an episode of the new Nickelodeon series The Thundermans. Afterwards, she appeared in the independent movie Contest.

Katherine McNamara 2014 (cropped)

McNamara in April 2014

McNamara was cast in the MTV series Happyland as Harper, a resident of the park who goes after Ian despite the fact that she has a boyfriend, Will (Moulene), a character performer at the park.[2]

On December 22, 2014, it was announced that McNamara had acquired a role in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials the upcoming sequel to The Maze Runner as Sonya, a co-leader of Group B.[3]

McNamara played Kat on the third season of The Fosters.[4]

On May 6th 2015 the producers announced that McNamara will be playing Clary Fray in Shadowhunters, the television adaptation of Cassandra Clare's best-selling book series, The Mortal Instruments.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Bride & the Groom Wedding guest Short
2008 All Roads Lead Home Fair Goer uncredited
2008 Matchmaker Mary Mary Carver Main role
2009 Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency Emma Marsh Main role
2010 The Nuclear Standard Penny Short
2010 Get Off My Porch Mary Short
2011 Last Will Wedding Guest uncredited
2011 Sam Steele and the Crystal Chalice Emma Marsh
2011 New Year's Eve Lily Bowman Mother & Daughter Story
2012 Last Ounce of Courage Caroler
2012 Girl vs. Monster Myra Santelli TV film
2013 Contest Sarah O'Malley
2013 The Surgeon General Lily Sherman TV film
2013 Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Becky Thatcher
2014 Little Savages Tiffany Pre-production
2015 A Sort of Homecoming Rose Beetee
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Sonya
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Sonya
Year Title Role Notes
2010 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jodanna Episode: "Worry Dolls"
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jasmine Episode: "Flight"
2011 30 Rock Meagan (uncredited) Episode: "TGS Hates Women"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Ann Logan Episode: "Ah, Men"
2012 Glee Bunhead #1 Episode: "Makeover"
2012 Sketchy Iris Episode: "This Is 14"
2012 Madison High Cherri O'Keefe Unsold TV pilot
2012 Austin & Ally uncredited Episode: "Zaliens & Cloud Watchers"
2012–2013 Kickin' It Claire 3 episodes
2013 Touch Evie Woods Episode: "Reunions"
2013 Jessie Bryn Breitbart 2 episodes
2013 The Thundermans Tara Campbell Episode: "Dinner Party"
2014 Happyland Harper Munroe Main role
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Angela Ward/Tangerine Episode: "Long Road Home"
2014 Workaholics Haley Episode: "Beer Heist"
2014 Transformers: Rescue Bots Priscilla Pynch (voice) 6 episodes
2014 Unforgettable Young Carrie Wells Episode: "Reunion"
2015 The Fosters Kat 3 episodes
2016-Present Shadowhunters Clary Fray Main Role