November 2, 1981 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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), and American Mary (2012).
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.
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).
|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||Ginger Snaps||Ginger Fitzgerald|
|2001||Shot in the Face, AA Shot in the Face||Erin|
|2001||Josie and the Pussycats||Laughing Girl|
|2001||Turning Paige||Paige Fleming|
|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||Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning||Ginger Fitzgerald|
|2006||Everything's Gone Green||Heather|
|2008||Another Cinderella Story||Breeanna "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||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||The Girl in the Photographs||Janet|
|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|
|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||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||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||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"
|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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- Flashback Weekend 2009 Recap (2009-11-16). "Flashback Weekend 2009 Recap". Horror Society. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
- "Katharine Isabelle". Filmbug. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Katharine Isabelle: Talented Actress Dedicated to Her Art".
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