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McPhee was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Daniel McPhee, was a television producer. Her mother, Peisha (née Burch) McPhee, has been a vocal coach on American Idol since 2011. The family moved to the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles when she was 12 years old. Peisha McPhee recognized her daughter's musical talent and decided to train her. McPhee's older sister, Adriana, has been a vocal coach on American Idol since 2012.McPhee is of English, Irish, Scottish, and German descent. McPhee attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, where she performed in school plays and musicals. She graduated in 2002. She attended Boston Conservatory for three semesters, majoring in musical theatre. She left college before graduation on the advice of her manager, and returned to Los Angeles to try out for television pilots. McPhee was cast (during the time she had dropped out of college and was auditioning in Los Angeles) in a mall-based MTV soap opera pilot,...
In 2005, McPhee was persuaded by eventual husband Nick Cokas and her parents to try out for the television series competition American Idol. She auditioned in San Francisco and sang "God Bless the Child", originally performed by Billie Holiday, and was selected to be a participant in the fifth season, which aired in 2006. After the first round of Hollywood week, she sang "I'll Never Love This Way Again" by Dionne Warwick, which earned favorable comments from the judges. During the second roun...
Performances and results
1. ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrestannounced the results that night, McPhee was placed in the top two. 2. ^Note 2 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results that night, McPhee was in the bottom two but declared safe when Chris Daughtrywas eliminated.
2006–08: Katharine McPhee and feature film debut
On June 6, 2006, Sony BMG announced that McPhee had signed to American Idol series creator Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and Sony BMG's RCA Records. Also in June, McPhee performed at the J.C. Penney Jam: Concert for America's Kids,soloing with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and performing a duet with Andrea Bocelli on "Somos Novios". McPhee's Idol single, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny" was released on June 27, 2006, by RCA Records. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" peaked at number 1...
After dating for three years, on February 2, 2008, McPhee married Nick Cokas at Beverly Hills PresbyterianChurch. In October 2013 she was photographed publicly kissing her married Smash director, Michael Morris. Morris was then and still is married to actress Mary McCormackand father of three daughters. On May 22, 2014, McPhee filed for divorce from Cokas, after "having been separated for the past year."Her divorce from Cokas was finalized on February 8, 2016. McPhee dated her Scorpion co-star Elyes Gabelfor almost two years. They split in 2016. She became engaged to record producer David Foster, 35 years her senior, in June 2018. They married a year later on June 28, 2019, at the St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church in Kensington, London.She gave birth to a boy on February 22, 2021.
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Today's Blind Items #1 This award winning B+ list television and film actress is having second thoughts about the whole marriage thing. Seems as if her significant other is dying to make it official and she used to be.
She's not a list, no matter how many hit series she's in. Claire Danes is NOT a television actress anymore. Jaime P. is engaged or married and has a little baby,. Teri H. doesn't have a boyfriend, Courtney Cox is married and lives in Malibu, and the accident he's referring to was the one on the I5, meaning the traffic was in the valley, or the 101.
NOT REESE - no longer married to baby daddy NOT KATE H - not married; partner not A-list POSSIBLY CTZ - some doubt because Michael has talked about kid's special needs but not much, and she never talks about it; Dylan's in a special school
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