Katharine Isabelle

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Katharine Isabelle
Katharine Isabelle 2009 (cropped).jpg
Katharine Isabelle, 2009
BornKatherine Isobel Murray
(1981-11-02) November 2, 1981 (age 32)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesKatherine Isabelle
Katie Murray
Kate Murray
Katherine Isobel
Katharine Isobel
Katharine Isobel Murray
OccupationActress
Years active1989–present
 
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Katharine Isabelle
Katharine Isabelle 2009 (cropped).jpg
Katharine Isabelle, 2009
BornKatherine Isobel Murray
(1981-11-02) November 2, 1981 (age 32)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesKatherine Isabelle
Katie Murray
Kate Murray
Katherine Isobel
Katharine Isobel
Katharine Isobel Murray
OccupationActress
Years active1989–present

Katharine Isobel Murray (born November 2, 1981),[1][2] better known by her screen name Katharine Isabelle, is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Ginger Fitzgerald in the Ginger Snaps[3] trilogy, as Mary Mason in American Mary, and as Margot Verger in Hannibal.

Biography[edit]

Katharine Isabelle was born on November 2, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Katharine Isobel Murray, 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.[4] Her mother, Gail Murray, is an amateur Vancouver writer and producer. Katharine is the sister of journalist and former child actor Joshua Murray.[5]

In 1989, Isabelle broke into acting at an early age with parts in the films Cousins, Cold Front, and an episode of MacGyver.[6] 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).[6]

In 2000, Isabelle had the lead role in Ginger Snaps. Its popular indie sequels in 2004 gave her cult status among fans of the genre.[6] She followed up playing the role of Tia in Bones (2001), Paige Fleming in Turning Paige (2001), and Tanya Francke in the popular Insomnia (2002), playing opposite Al Pacino.[6]

Throughout the 2000s, Isabelle continued to appear in horror and slasher films, including Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004), Spooky House (2004), Ginger Snaps Back (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).[6] 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.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989CousinsChloe Hardy
1989Cold FrontKatie McKenzie
1989Last Winter, TheThe Last WinterWinnie Jamison
1989Immediate FamilyBirthday Girl Carrie
1992Knight MovesErica Sanderson
1996Salt Water MooseJosephine 'Jo' Parnell
1998Disturbing BehaviorLindsay Clark
2000Snow DayMarla
2000Ginger SnapsGinger Fitzgerald
2001Shot in the Face, AA Shot in the FaceErin
2001Josie and the PussycatsLaughing Girl
2001BonesTia
2001Turning PaigePaige Fleming
2002InsomniaTanya Francke
2003Freddy vs. JasonGibb Smith
2003Falling AngelsLou Field
2003On the CornerStacey Lee
2004The Last CasinoElyse
2004Ginger Snaps 2: UnleashedGinger Fitzgerald
2004Spooky HouseMona
2004Ginger Snaps BackGinger Fitzgerald
2004Show MeJenna
2006Everything's Gone GreenHeather
2008Another Cinderella StoryBree Blatt
2009Favourite People ListDenise MoynahanShort film
2009RampageBeauty Staff #2
2010Frankie and AlicePaige
2010Hard Ride to HellKerry
2012American MaryMary MasonSpecial 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
201313 EerieMegan
2013TormentSarah
2013Laurence & HollomanZooeyNominated: Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
2014See No Evil 2Tamara
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989MacGyverVioletEpisode: "The Madonna"
1990Last Train HomeSarah BradshawTV movie
1990Neon RiderMaxine 'Max' ForrestEpisode: "Running Man"
1990Burning BridgesEmily MorganTV movie
1991Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa ClausVirginia O'HanlonTV movie
1992Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury TheaterMinkEpisode: "Zero Hour"
1995Children of the DustYoung RachelTV miniseries
1995Lonesome Dove: The SeriesFrancis MaitlandEpisode: "Rebellion"
1996Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.FionaTV movie
1996GoosebumpsKat MertonEpisode: "It Came from Beneath the Sink"
1996TitanicOphelia JackTV miniseries
1997MadisonAllysia Long4 episodes
1997Married to a StrangerLacey PotterTV movie
1998X-Files, TheThe X-FilesLisa BaiocchiEpisode: "Schizogeny"
1998Voyage of TerrorAly TauberTV movie
1998Da Vinci's InquestAudreyEpisode: "Little Sister: Part 2"
Episode: "Little Sister: Part 3"
1998First WaveElizabethEpisode: "Book of Shadows"
1999First WaveDeniseEpisode: "The Channel"
1999Da Vinci's InquestMadeline MarquettiEpisode: "A Cinderella Story: Part 1"
Episode: "A Cinderella Story: Part 2"
1999Net, TheThe NetMalikaEpisode: "In Dreams"
2000Fearing Mind, TheThe Fearing MindJosie HoganEpisode: "Good Harvest"
2001Immortal, TheThe ImmortalTaurezEpisode: "Wired"
2001Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak ShowMelissaEpisode: "Smackdown"
2001Night VisionsVickiEpisode: "Rest Stop"
2002Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsTammy SinclairEpisode: "Dark Child"
2002MentorsAnne SullivanEpisode: "Breakthrough"
2002Due EastRebaTV movie
2002Secret Life of Zoey, TheThe Secret Life of ZoeyKaylaTV movie
2002John DoeShayne PickfordEpisode: "Blood Lines"
2002CarrieTina BlakeTV movie
2003SmallvilleSara ConroyEpisode: "Slumber"
2004Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourPetrelEpisode: "Stormy Peterel"
2004Last Casino, TheThe Last CasinoElyseTV movie
2004Life, TheThe LifeAmber ReillyTV movie
2004EarthseaYarrowTV movie
2005Young BladesCeleste La RueEpisode: "To Heir is Human"
2006Stargate SG-1ValenciaEpisode: "Camelot"
2006Eight Days To LiveLucindaTV movie
2006Engaged to KillMaddy LordTV movie
2006ReunionCourtneyEpisode: "1998"
2006Rapid FireAmberTV movie
2007SupernaturalAva WilsonEpisode: "Hunted"
Episode: "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 1"
2008PsychSigridEpisode: "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion"
2008OgreJessicaTV movie
2008Englishman's Boy, TheThe Englishman's BoyNorma CarlyleTV miniseries
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2008Another Cinderella StoryBreeVideo
2008SanctuarySophieEpisode: "Nubbins"
2008Mail Order BrideJenTV movie
2009HeartlandMindy FanshawEpisode: "Starstruck!"
2009L Word, TheThe L WordMarci SalvatoreEpisode: "Leaving Los Angeles"
2009Killer HairCheriseTV movie
2009Hostile MakeoverCherise SmithsonianTV movie
2009Assistants, TheThe AssistantsPaulette ReubinEpisode: "The Bully"
2009Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeCindy LewisEpisode: "Pilot"
2009Beyond Sherwood ForestAlinaTV movie
2010Sins of the MotherIvyTV movie
2010Hard Ride to HellKerryVideo
201030 Days of Night: Dark DaysStaceyVideo
2010Smoke ScreenWifeTV movie
2011Health NutzJenniferEpisode: "The Local Hero"
Episode: "The Sponsor"
2011EndgameDanni13 episodes
2012FlashpointMadelyn "Maddie"Episode "Run To Me"
2012Goodnight for Justice: Queen of HeartsLucy TruffautTV movie
2013–14Being HumanSusanna WaiteTV series
2013MotiveLiane HealeyEpisode: "Pushover"
Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
2013Cedar CoveCecilia RendallEpisode: "Pilot"
2014PsychPriscilla MorgansternEpisode: "Cloudy with a Chance of Improvement"
2014HannibalMargot VergerTV series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katie at Monster Mania 13 on YouTube
  2. ^ "Katharine Isabelle - Actress". Northernstars.ca. 1981-11-02. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  3. ^ "The Official Ginger Snaps Website | CAST |". GingerSnapsTheMovie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  4. ^ "GINGER SNAPS 2: UNLEASHED - the Sequel". Ginger-snaps.com. 2001-05-11. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  5. ^ Flashback Weekend 2009 Recap (2009-11-16). "Flashback Weekend 2009 Recap". Horror Society. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Katharine Isabelle". Filmbug. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Katharine Isabelle: Talented Actress Dedicated to Her Art". 

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