Katharine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle

Birth name: Katharine Isabelle Murray
Born: November 2, 1981
Age: 42
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Katharine Isabelle Murray (born November 2, 1981) is a Canadian actress. She made her film debut in the romantic comedy film 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. She is best known for her roles as Ginger Fitzgerald in the werewolf horror films, Ginger Snaps (2000), Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) and Margot Verger in the NBC psychological thriller-horror television series Hannibal (2014-15). Her other film credits include Disturbing Behavior (1998), Carrie (2002), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) and American Mary (2012), for which she earned several nominations for best actress, including the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

Isabelle was born on November 2, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father, Graeme Murray, is an art director and production designer who has won two Emmy Awards for his special effects work on the television series The X-Files.[1] Her mother, Gail Murray, is an amateur Vancouver writer and producer. Isabelle is the sister of journalist and former child actor, Joshua Murray.[2]



In 1989, Isabelle broke into acting with parts in the films Cousins, Cold Front, and an episode of MacGyver.[3] 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).[3]

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.[3] She also portrayed Tia in Bones (2001), Paige Fleming in Turning Paige (2001), and Tanya Francke in Insomnia (2002), opposite Al Pacino.[3]

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).

Isabelle 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).[3]

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.[3][4]

She portrayed Margot Verger in the second and third seasons of the NBC TV series Hannibal (2014-15). In 2015, Isabelle starred in the thriller film 88 and the horror film The Girl in the Photographs. That year she starred in the indie film How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town alongside Jewel Staite, Lauren Lee Smith, and Ennis Esmer.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Cousins Chloe Hardy
1989 Cold Front Katie McKenzie
1989 The 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 A 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 Direct-to-video
2009 Favourite People List Denise Moynahan Short film
2009 Rampage Beauty Staff #2
2010 Frankie & Alice Paige
2010 Hard Ride to Hell Kerry Direct-to-video
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Stacey Direct-to-video
2012 American Mary Mary Mason
2012 The Movie Out Here Danielle
2013 13 Eerie Megan
2013 Torment Sarah
2013 Lawrence & Holloman Zooey
2014 See No Evil 2 Tamara Direct-to-video
2015 88 Gwen/Flamingo
2015 The Girl in the Photographs Janet
2015 How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Alice Solomon
2016 Iteration 1 Anna Short film
2016 Countdown Julia Baker Direct-to-video
2016 A.R.C.H.I.E. Brooke Direct-to-video
2018 Bad Times at the El Royale Auntie Ruth


Year Title Role Notes
1989 MacGyver Violet Episode: "The Madonna"
1990 Last Train Home Sarah Bradshaw Television movie
1990 Neon Rider Maxine 'Max' Forrest Episode: "Running Man"
1990 Burning Bridges Emily Morgan Television movie
1991 Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Virginia O'Hanlon Television movie
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Mink Episode: "Zero Hour"
1995 Children of the Dust Young Rachel Television miniseries
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series Francis Maitland Episode: "Rebellion"
1996 Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. Fiona Television movie
1996 Goosebumps Kat Merton Episode: "It Came from Beneath the Sink"
1996 Titanic Ophelia Jack Television miniseries
1997 Madison Allysia Long 4 episodes
1997 Married to a Stranger Lacey Potter Television movie
1998 The X-Files Lisa Baiocchi Episode: "Schizogeny"
1998 Voyage of Terror Aly Tauber Television movie
1998 Da Vinci's Inquest Audrey Episodes: "Little Sister: Part 2", "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 Episodes: "A Cinderella Story: Parts 1 & 2"
1999 The Net Malika Episode: "In Dreams"
2000 The Fearing Mind Josie Hogan Episode: "Good Harvest"
2001 The Immortal Taurez Episode: "Wired"
2001 The Chris Isaak Show Melissa Episode: "Smackdown"
2001 Night Visions Vicki Episode: "Rest Stop"
2002 The Outer Limits Tammy Sinclair Episode: "Dark Child"
2002 Mentors Anne Sullivan Episode: "Breakthrough"
2002 Due East Reba Television movie
2002 The Secret Life of Zoey Kayla Television movie
2002 John Doe Shayne Pickford Episode: "Blood Lines"
2002 Carrie Tina Blake Television movie
2003 Smallville Sara Conroy Episode: "Slumber"
2004 The Eleventh Hour Petrel Episode: "Stormy Peterel"
2004 The Last Casino Elyse Television movie
2004 The Life Amber Reilly Television movie
2004 Earthsea Yarrow Television 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 Television movie
2006 Engaged to Kill Maddy Lord Television movie
2006 Reunion Courtney Episode: "1998"
2006 Rapid Fire Amber Television movie
2007 Supernatural Ava Wilson Episodes: "Hunted", "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 1"
2008 Psych Sigrid Episode: "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion"
2008 Ogre Jessica Television movie
2008 The Englishman's Boy Norma Carlyle Television miniseries
2008 Sanctuary Sophie Episode: "Nubbins"
2008 Mail Order Bride Jen Television movie
2009 Heartland Mindy Fanshaw Episode: "Starstruck!"
2009 The L Word Marci Salvatore Episode: "Leaving Los Angeles"
2009 Killer Hair Cherise Television movie
2009 Hostile Makeover Cherise Smithsonian Television movie
2009 The Assistants Paulette Reubin Episode: "The Bully"
2009 The Good Wife Cindy Lewis Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Beyond Sherwood Forest Alina Television movie
2010 Sins of the Mother Ivy Television movie
2010 Smoke Screen Wife Television movie
2011 Health Nutz Jennifer Episodes: "The Local Hero", "The Sponsor"
2011 Endgame Danni Main role, 13 episodes
2012 Flashpoint Madelyn "Maddie" Episode "Run To Me"
2012 Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts Lucy Truffaut Television movie
2013-14 Being Human Susanna Waite Recurring role; seasons 3-4
2013 Motive Liane Healey Episode: "Pushover"
2013 Eve of Destruction Calla Television miniseries
2013 Cedar Cove Cecilia Rendall Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Psych Priscilla Morganstern Episode: "Cloudy with a Chance of Improvement"
2014-15 Hannibal Margot Verger Recurring role; seasons 2-3
2015 Rookie Blue Detective Frankie Anderson Episodes: "Integrity Test", "Ninety Degrees", "74 Epiphanies"
2017 Rosewood Naomi Episode: "Puffer Fish & Personal History"
2017-2018 The Arrangement Hope Recurring role; 8 episodes
2017 Undercover Angel Robin Bladen Television film
2018 Little Dog Ginny Ross Main role; 7 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2008 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a
Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
The Englishman's Boy Won
2012 Fantastic Fest Special Mention in Horror Features American Mary Won
2012 Screamfest Horror Film Festival Festival Trophy Award for Best Actress American Mary Won
2012 Toronto After Dark Film Festival Special Award for Best Actress American Mary Won
2012 Fright Meter Award Best Actress American Mary Won
2012 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Leading Actress American Mary Won
2013 Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture Lawrence & Holloman Nominated
2013 Leo Awards Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Motive Won

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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