TV & Movies

As an actress, Katharine McPhee has starred in various TV shows and movies. Click here for the latest news on Katharine’s projects or browse through her filmography below, which includes Smash, ScorpionThe House Bunny, and more.

TV Shows

Scorpion: Season 4 (2017)


Role: Paige Dineen

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham, and Robert Patrick

Genre: Drama, Action

Plot: Scorpion is a quirky adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank to deal with the complex threats of the modern age, but these socially awkward misfits can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to life outside the lab.

Scorpion: Season 3 (2016)

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Role: Paige Dineen

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham, and Robert Patrick

Genre: Drama, Action

Plot: Scorpion is a quirky adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank to deal with the complex threats of the modern age, but these socially awkward misfits can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to life outside the lab.

Scorpion: Season 2 (2015)

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Role: Paige Dineen

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham, and Robert Patrick

Genre: Drama, Action

Plot: Scorpion is a quirky adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank to deal with the complex threats of the modern age, but these socially awkward misfits can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to life outside the lab.

Scorpion: Season 1 (2014)

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Role: Paige Dineen

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham, and Robert Patrick

Genre: Drama, Action

Plot: Scorpion is a quirky adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank  to deal with the complex threats of the modern age, but these socially awkward misfits can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to life outside the lab.

Smash: Season 2 (2013)

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Role: Karen Cartwright

Showrunner: Josh Safran

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Anjelica Huston

Genre: Drama, Musical

Plot: Broadway-bound musical Bombshell has competition on its heels in the form of Hit List. As tension mounts on the road to Broadway, new romances are formed, loyalties are betrayed, and rivalries are reignited, all leading up to theater’s biggest night — The Tony Awards.

Smash: Season 1 (2012)

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Role: Karen Cartwright

Showrunner: Theresa Rebeck

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston

Genre: Drama, Musical

Plot: Talented newcomer Karen Cartwright is up for the role of a lifetime in a new Broadway musical Bombshell based on the iconic Marilyn Monroe. The only thing standing in her way is Ivy Lynn, a seasoned theater veteran who is determined to land the part herself and will stop at nothing to realize her own dreams of fame.


Movies

Bayou Caviar (2018)


Role: Shelly

Director: Cuba Gooding Jr.

Writers: Eitan Gorlin, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Lia Marie Johnson, Katharine McPhee

Genre: Drama

Plot: A former boxing champion dreams of reclaiming glory from his dull life as a bouncer. Instead, he finds himself pulled into the criminal underworld when he witnesses a murder.

You May Not Kiss the Bride (2011)

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Role: Masha Nikitin

Director: Rob Hedden

Writers: Rob Hedden (screenplay)

Stars: Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Rob Schneider, Mena Suvari

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: An unassuming pet photographer is thrown into serious action, adventure and romance when he’s forced to marry a Croatian bride and spend his honeymoon at a remote tropical resort where she is kidnapped.

Shark Night 3D (2011)

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Role: Beth

Director: David R. Ellis

Writers: Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg

Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Plot: A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

The House Bunny (2008)

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Role: Harmony

Director: Fred Wolf

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith

Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

TV Movies

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (2017)

Role: Kathie Durst

Director: Yves Simoneau

Writer: Bettina Gilois

Stars: Katharine McPhee, Daniel Gillies

Genre: Drama

Plot: Young and wide-eyed Kathie falls in love with charming, yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. But when Kathie disappears in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn’t taken seriously by police.

In My Dreams (2014)

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Role: Natalie Russo

Director: Kenny Leon

Writer: Teena Booth

Stars: Katharine McPhee, Mike Vogel, JoBeth Williams, Jessalyn Wanlim

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: After Natalie and Nick each throw a penny into the local fountain (fabled for bringing lovers together), they start having dreams about each other, during which they fall in love and long to be together. The problem is, how do they find the person of their dreams–literally–in real, waking life?


Cameos

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)

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Role: Sara

Director: Bruce Beresford

Writer: Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski

Stars: Catherine Keener, Joseph Dunn, Ann Osmond, Teri Gibson

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Plot: An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Crazy (2008)

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Role: Paramount Girl

Director: Rick Bieber

Writer: Rick Bieber, Jason Ehlers, Brent Boyd

Stars: Waylon Payne, Ali Larter, Lane Garrison, Scott Michael Campbell

Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

Plot: Inspired by the life of Hank Garland, CRAZY is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950’s.