Katharine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle

Born: November 2, 1981
Age: 42
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Katharine Isabelle (born November 2, 1981) is a Canadian actress best known as a scream queen for her roles in various horror films. Born Vancouver, British Columbia, she made her screen debut as a child in Cousins (1989), followed by supporting roles in numerous films and television series. Initially credited as Katie Murray, she later began using the name Katherine Isobel and subsequently Katharine Isabelle. As a scream queen, she has starred in the werewolf horror films, Ginger Snaps (2000), its sequel, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004), and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004). Her portrayal of the death-obsessed teen, Ginger Fitzgerald, became one of her most notable roles. Additional roles in horror films include Disturbing Behavior (1998), Carrie (2002), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010), American Mary (2012), and See No Evil 2 (2014).

For her performance in the horror film, American Mary (2012), she earned several nominations for best actress, including Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Toronto After Dark Film Festival.


Early life

Katharine Isabelle was born on November 2, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the daughter of Graeme and Gail Murray. Graeme Murray is an art director and production designer who has won two Emmy Awards for his work on the television series The X-Files, for which he created special effects. Her mother, Gail Murray, is an amateur Vancouver writer and producer. Katharine is the sister of journalist and former child actor Joshua Murray.


In 1989, Isabelle broke into acting with parts in the films Cousins, Cold Front, and an episode of MacGyver. In 1992, she played the role of Erica Sanderson in Knight Moves. American audiences took notice of her performance as Lindsay Clark in the teen thriller, Disturbing Behavior (1998).

In 2000, Isabelle had the lead role in Ginger Snaps. Its popular sequels in 2004 gave her a cult following among fans of the genre. She also portrayed Tia in Bones (2001), Paige Fleming in Turning Paige (2001), and Tanya Francke in Insomnia (2002), opposite Al Pacino.

Throughout the 2000s, Isabelle appeared in several horror and slasher films, including Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004), Spooky House (2004), Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004), Rampage (2009), and Hard Ride to Hell (2010). She also appeared in several independent films, including Falling Angels (2003), On the Corner (2003), The Last Casino (2004), Everything's Gone Green (2006), the short film Favourite People List (2009), and Frankie and Alice (2010).

In 2012, Isabelle starred in the popular horror film American Mary, which earned her special mention at the Austin Fantastic Fest, Festival Trophy Award for Best Actress, Special Award for Best Actress, Fright Meter Award for Best Actress, and Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading Actress. More recently she has appeared in 13 Eerie (2013), Torment (2013), and Laurence & Holloman (2013) which earned her a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture. In 2014, she starred in See No Evil 2.

Isabelle has appeared in numerous television series throughout her career, including The X-Files (1998), Da Vinci's Inquest (1998), Smallville (2003), and Supernatural (2007). In 2008, Isabelle received the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for her role in the critically acclaimed The Englishman's Boy. She portrayed Margot Verger in the second and third seasons of the NBC TV series Hannibal (2014-15).


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Cousins Chloe Hardy
1989 Cold Front Katie McKenzie
1989 Last Winter, TheThe Last Winter Winnie Jamison
1989 Immediate Family Birthday Girl Carrie
1992 Knight Moves Erica Sanderson
1996 Salt Water Moose Josephine 'Jo' Parnell
1998 Disturbing Behavior Lindsay Clark
2000 Snow Day Marla
2000 Ginger Snaps Ginger Fitzgerald
2001 Shot in the Face, AA Shot in the Face Erin
2001 Josie and the Pussycats Laughing Girl
2001 Bones Tia
2001 Turning Paige Paige Fleming
2002 Insomnia Tanya Francke
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Gibb Smith
2003 Falling Angels Lou Field
2003 On the Corner Stacey Lee
2004 The Last Casino Elyse
2004 Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Ginger Fitzgerald
2004 Spooky House Mona
2004 Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning Ginger Fitzgerald
2004 Show Me Jenna
2006 Everything's Gone Green Heather
2008 Another Cinderella Story Bree Blatt Video
2009 Favourite People List Denise Moynahan Short film
2009 Rampage Beauty Staff #2
2010 Frankie & Alice Paige
2010 Hard Ride to Hell Kerry Video
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Stacey Video
2012 American Mary Mary Mason Special Mention at the Austin Fantastic Fest
Festival Trophy Award for Best Actress
Special Award for Best Actress
Fright Meter Award for Best Actress
Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading Actress
2013 13 Eerie Megan
2013 Torment Sarah
2013 Laurence & Holloman Zooey Nominated: Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
2014 See No Evil 2 Tamara Video
2015 88 Gwen/Flamingo
2015 The Girl in the Photographs Janet
2016 Countdown Julia Baker Video
Year Title Role Notes
1989 MacGyver Violet Episode: "The Madonna"
1990 Last Train Home Sarah Bradshaw TV movie
1990 Neon Rider Maxine 'Max' Forrest Episode: "Running Man"
1990 Burning Bridges Emily Morgan TV movie
1991 Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Virginia O'Hanlon TV movie
1992 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Mink Episode: "Zero Hour"
1995 Children of the Dust Young Rachel TV miniseries
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series Francis Maitland Episode: "Rebellion"
1996 Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. Fiona TV movie
1996 Goosebumps Kat Merton Episode: "It Came from Beneath the Sink"
1996 Titanic Ophelia Jack TV miniseries
1997 Madison Allysia Long 4 episodes
1997 Married to a Stranger Lacey Potter TV movie
1998 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Lisa Baiocchi Episode: "Schizogeny"
1998 Voyage of Terror Aly Tauber TV movie
1998 Da Vinci's Inquest Audrey Episode: "Little Sister: Part 2"
Episode: "Little Sister: Part 3"
1998 First Wave Elizabeth Episode: "Book of Shadows"
1999 First Wave Denise Episode: "The Channel"
1999 Da Vinci's Inquest Madeline Marquetti Episode: "A Cinderella Story: Part 1"
Episode: "A Cinderella Story: Part 2"
1999 Net, TheThe Net Malika Episode: "In Dreams"
2000 Fearing Mind, TheThe Fearing Mind Josie Hogan Episode: "Good Harvest"
2001 Immortal, TheThe Immortal Taurez Episode: "Wired"
2001 Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak Show Melissa Episode: "Smackdown"
2001 Night Visions Vicki Episode: "Rest Stop"
2002 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Tammy Sinclair Episode: "Dark Child"
2002 Mentors Anne Sullivan Episode: "Breakthrough"
2002 Due East Reba TV movie
2002 Secret Life of Zoey, TheThe Secret Life of Zoey Kayla TV movie
2002 John Doe Shayne Pickford Episode: "Blood Lines"
2002 Carrie Tina Blake TV movie
2003 Smallville Sara Conroy Episode: "Slumber"
2004 Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh Hour Petrel Episode: "Stormy Peterel"
2004 Last Casino, TheThe Last Casino Elyse TV movie
2004 Life, TheThe Life Amber Reilly TV movie
2004 Earthsea Yarrow TV movie
2005 Young Blades Celeste La Rue Episode: "To Heir is Human"
2006 Stargate SG-1 Valencia Episode: "Camelot"
2006 Eight Days To Live Lucinda TV movie
2006 Engaged to Kill Maddy Lord TV movie
2006 Reunion Courtney Episode: "1998"
2006 Rapid Fire Amber TV movie
2007 Supernatural Ava Wilson Episode: "Hunted"
Episode: "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 1"
2008 Psych Sigrid Episode: "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion"
2008 Ogre Jessica TV movie
2008 Englishman's Boy, TheThe Englishman's Boy Norma Carlyle TV miniseries
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2008 Sanctuary Sophie Episode: "Nubbins"
2008 Mail Order Bride Jen TV movie
2009 Heartland Mindy Fanshaw Episode: "Starstruck!"
2009 L Word, TheThe L Word Marci Salvatore Episode: "Leaving Los Angeles"
2009 Killer Hair Cherise TV movie
2009 Hostile Makeover Cherise Smithsonian TV movie
2009 Assistants, TheThe Assistants Paulette Reubin Episode: "The Bully"
2009 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Cindy Lewis Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Beyond Sherwood Forest Alina TV movie
2010 Sins of the Mother Ivy TV movie
2010 Smoke Screen Wife TV movie
2011 Health Nutz Jennifer Episode: "The Local Hero"
Episode: "The Sponsor"
2011 Endgame Danni 13 episodes
2012 Flashpoint Madelyn "Maddie" Episode "Run To Me"
2012 Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts Lucy Truffaut TV movie
2013-14 Being Human Susanna Waite TV series
2013 Motive Liane Healey Episode: "Pushover"
Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
2013 Eve of Destruction Calla
2013 Cedar Cove Cecilia Rendall Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Psych Priscilla Morganstern Episode: "Cloudy with a Chance of Improvement"
2014-15 Hannibal Margot Verger TV series
2015 Rookie Blue Detective Frankie Anderson TV series

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