Katharine McPhee High School:
|Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California|
Katharine McPhee College:
|Boston Conservatory, dropped out after three semesters.|
Katherine Hope McPhee was born in Los Angeles, California on March 25th, 1984. She attended Notre Dame high school, where she performed in many plays and was active in the music department. For as long as she can remember, acting was what she wanted to do. With that in mind, and the support of her family, McPhee attended the Boston Conservatory, majoring in musical theater. After three semesters, she dropped out on the advice of her manager to move back to LA and try out for television pilots. In 2005, after attending a rehab center for her struggles with an eating disorder, she was on American Idol, where she finished as runner up to winner Taylor Hicks. Due to her popularity known as, “McPheever”, she was able to launch into her musical and television career.