Katherine McNamara is an American actress famous for her role in the MTV comedy series Happyland as Harper Munroe. Besides that, she is also popular as Clary Fray on the Freeform series Shadowhunters.
McNamara was born on November 22, 1995, in the Kansas City, Missouri, US. She was born as the only child of Evan McNamara and Ursula McNamara. She is of the American nationality and white ethnicity.
She grew up in Lee's Summit Missouri in her childhood days while 16 years' later, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. She achieved her high school diploma at the early age of 14.
At 17, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Drexel University. Since, 2015, she is enrolled at Johns Hopkins University for a master of science degree in Applied Economics.
The actress stepped into the field of acting, working in A Little Night Music with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. Later she made her guest appearance on the television series including Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock and also worked in the theatrical movie New Year's Eve.
After that, she worked in the Disney Channel original series Girl vs. Monster playing the character of Myra Santella and also appeared in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as Becky Thatcher.
Then, McNamara worked in the independent movie Contest and A Sort of Homecoming and also performed on three episodes of the Disney XD series Kickin It and in two episodes of the Disney Channel series Jessie as Bryn Breitbart.
McNamara also worked in an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans and she was cast in the MTV series happy land as Harper Munroe. It was declared that McNamara would perform the recurring role of Kat in The Fosters in 2015.
In 2015, McNamara appeared in the lead role of Clary Fray in Shadowhunters, the Freeform television modification of Cassandra Clare's the best book series The Mortal Instruments. Apart from that, she also released her first musical, Ember, which was included in Shadowhunters' second season.
Moving towards her personal life, currently, it seems she is single and not dating anyone, But previously she was in a relationship with boyfriend Joel Courtney, an American actor best known for his performance of Peter Moore on The CW’s series The Messengers.
Katherine has earned a huge amount of money from her professional career. As an American actress, she has several sources of income and is paid well in terms of salary. It is estimated that her current net worth is around $3 million.