Professional since 2005, the American actress and producer Katie Leclerc made her TV debut & grabbed fan attention with guest roles in Veronica Mars (2005). Best known for playing Daphne Vasquez in the teen/family drama Switched at Birth (2011- 17), Leclerc, over the years, has worked in notable TV series: Fashion House, The Big Bang Theory, Confess, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Indeed, her acting prominence & career journey from commercials to a TV career has attracted worldwide attention. But also, fans are much more curious about Katie's relationship status after filing a divorce from her husband of 3 years.
Hearing Loss Due To Ménière's disease
Born on November 6, 1986, in San Antonio, Texas, the USA, Katie Lynn Leclerc is the youngest of 3 children. She grew up in Lakewood, Colorado; holds an American nationality, and is of French-Canadian descent.
Reportedly, at the age of 17, Leclerc began learning American Sign Language and later founded out that she is diagnosed with Meniere's disease that causes hearing loss. Moreover, her father and older sister (who teaches ASL) are diagnosed with the disease too.
Is Katie Really Deaf?
The American actress is not really deaf but portrays a deaf character in Switched at Birth. As reported, her hearing loss does fluctuate, however, she doesn't identify as deaf. On the other, Katie's Switched at Birth co-star Ryan Lane plays a deaf character in the series & is also hearing-impaired in the real life.
What Is Katie Leclerc's Age and Height?
Katie Leclerc is 34 years old as of November 2020 and has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm).
Career As An Actress- TV Series and Movies
While in the 7th grade, Leclerc got a lead role in a production of Annie that inspired her to pursue an acting career. After moving to San Diego, she attended Valley Center High School and studied theatre. Along with stage works, Katie appeared in commercials of Pepsi, Cingular, Comcast, and GE.
In 2005, she made her TV debut as a guest role Crystal in Veronica Mars and subsequently worked in stage drama Away Team (2006) and short-film Gravy Train (2006). Her first-ever notable TV role came in Fashion House (2006, 4 episodes) where she portrayed recurring cast Sara.
Katie Leclerc's lead role as Daphne Vasquez, a deaf character in the ABC TV series Switched at Birth (2011- 2017) proved to be her career breakthrough. She worked throughout all 5 seasons & appeared in 104 episodes alongside Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Constance Marie, and Lea Thompson.
In 2017, the American actress portrayed Auburn Reed in the TV series Confess (7 episodes).
Throughout these years, Katie Leclerc made brief appearances in several TV series such as Saints & Sinners (2007), The Riches (2008), The Big Bang Theory (2011 & 2017), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2012), and My Synthesized Life (2013), Noches con Platanito (2015- 2017), The Filth (2019) and NCIS (2020).
Leclerc has majorly worked in TV series but has grabbed some stints on big screens as well. She made her feature film debut in 2009 from Flying By starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Locklear, Olesya Rulin, and Patricia Neal. The same year, she also worked in The Inner Circle (2009).
Her TV film credits include The Confession (2013), Cloudy with a Chance of Love (2015), and The Reckoning (2015), Party Boat (2017), Psycho In-Law (2017), and A Bride's Revenge (2019).
She was in 2 feature films in 2016 and 2019 respectively:
- The Reckoning (2016)
- Stars Are Already Dead (2016)
- Round of Your Life (2019)
- Christmas a la Mode (2019)
Aside from acting, Katie has worked as an associate producer of films: Stars Are Already Dead, Round of Your Life, A Deadly Lullaby, and The Ones.
Current Career Update
According to IMDB, after her most recent work in thriller-drama A Deadly Lullaby (2020), Katie is set to appear in The Ones. The Texas-born actress' upcoming projects under post-production are:
- Mesmerized as Kate Hawthorne; starring Elyse Levesque and Miracle Laurie
- Blue Call as Haylee Green alongside Jack McGee, Thomas Dekker & Jonathan Bennett
Split With Husband Of 3 Years- Does Katie Has Children?
Katie Leclerc was in a marital relationship with then-husband Brian Habecost, a real estate salesman. Reportedly, she got engaged with her longtime boyfriend (now ex-spouse) Brian in November 2013. On September 6, 2014, the duo married in Palm Springs in the presence of 165 guests, family members & relatives.
However, after 3 years of marriage, Katie filed for divorce in July 2017, without revealing the reason. Moreover, as per TMZ, the American actress asked the court to cancel any spousal support request of Habecost. The IMDB reports that the duo divorce later in 2017.
The now-former couple didn't share any children.
As of late 2020, no official report of Katie Leclerc's dating life or boyfriend is out and lives in Los Angeles, California. On her Instagram (@katieleclerc) with over 263K followers, the American actress shares post of her projects & moments shared with family & friends. Her Twitter account (@katieleclerc, joined in April 2009) has over 108.9K followers.
Net Worth In 2020
According to online tabloid sources, Katie Leclerc has a net worth of $6 million as of November 2020. Her major source of income is acting & records 32 acting credits so far including notable roles in Fashion House (2006), Switched at Birth (2015-17), and Confess (2017). Moreover, her upcoming film works (under post-production) is likely to increase her fortune even more in the near future.
Allegedly, Leclerc's annual salary from her acting career is in a massive 6-digit figure, thanks to her acting prominence & career journey of over 15 years. On average, an actor in the USA earns $57,000 per year.