EXCLUSIVE: Shadowhunters alumna Katherine McNamara has signed with Independent Artist Group for representation.
McNamara is maybe best known for her starring role as Clary Fray on all three seasons of Freeform’s Shadowhunters, based on the bestselling The Mortal Instruments novels. She most recently starred as the title character of Abby Walker in CW’s Walker: Independence and in Charlie Day’s directorial debut film Fool’s Paradise starring Day, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale and Adrien Brody.
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McNamara also starred in the CW’s Arrow as Mia Smoak Queen (aka Blackstar/ Green Arrow). She
was recently seen in Paramount+ miniseries The Stand, opposite James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgaard, as well as the independent feature Finding You opposite Vanessa Redgrave. She originated the role of Sonya in the second Maze Runner film The Scorch Trials, and she reprised the role in Maze Runner: The Death Cure alongside Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario for 20th Century Fox. She also starred in and executive produced the independent film Untitled Horror Movie, which was shot entirely during the Covid lockdown with writing, pre-production and the filming process taking place remotely, Pic also starred Kat Penn, Claire Holt and Aisha Tyler.
McNamara began her career on Broadway at the age of 13 as Fredrika in A Little Night Music, starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury as well as Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. She has also been cast in a number of Equity workshops/readings, including Pan, which was created by Jeffery Sellers, Alex Lacamoire, and Rajiv Joseph and the In the Heights creative team, as well as Little Dancer, the musical directed by Susan Stroman. McNamara made her big screen debut in Warner Bros.’ New Year’s Eve, directed by the late Garry Marshall.
Also a singer-songwriter who plays guitar and piano, McNamara wrote and performed “Making a Monster Out of Me” which can be heard in episode 1 of “The Stand.” She also released “Ember” (2017), featured in Shadowhunters Season 2 finale which hit the top 100 of iTunes the week of its release.
McNamara continues to be repped by Atlas Artists and Jackoway Tyerman.
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