Katherine McNamara
Portrays Clary Fray
Katherine McNamara
Biographical Information
Born: November 22, 1995 (age 20)
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Series Information
Character portrayed: Clary Fray
Featured in: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
First appearance: The Mortal Cup

Katherine "Kat" McNamara is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She portrays Clary Fray in the TV series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.


After an extensive search for the character of Clary Fray for ABC Family's television adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, it was announced on May 6, 2015 that McNamara has been cast for the role.[1] She auditioned, read with Dominic Sherwood,[2] who had previously been cast as her primary love interest Jace Wayland, and had a screen test with Alberto Rosende,[3] also previously cast as her character's best friend, Simon Lewis.


Season One: 13/13
Episode Appearance Status
The Mortal Cup Appeared
The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy Appeared
Dead Man's Party Appeared
Raising Hell Appeared
Moo Shu to Go Appeared
Of Men and Angels Appeared
Major Arcana Appeared
Bad Blood Appeared
Rise Up Appeared
This World Inverted Appeared
Blood Calls To Blood Appeared
Malec Appeared
Morning Star Appeared
Season Two: 20/20
Episode Appearance Status
This Guilty Blood Appeared
A Door Into the Dark Appeared
Parabatai Lost Appeared
Day of Wrath Appeared
Dust and Shadows Appeared
Iron Sisters Appeared
How Are Thou Fallen Appeared
Love is a Devil Appeared
Bound By Blood Appeared
By the Light of Dawn Will appear
Mea Maxima Culpa Will appear
You Are Not Your Own Will appear
Those of Demon Blood Will appear
The Fair Folk Will appear
A Problem of Memory Will appear
Day of Atonement Will appear
A Dark Reflection Will appear
Awake, Arise, or be Forever Fallen Will appear
Hail and Farewell Will appear
Beside Still Water Will appear


  • Kat got kicked out from school in her first grade and was homeschooled afterwards.[4] She finished high school with honors at the age of 14.[5] At 17, she graduated with honors from Drexel University's Le Bow School of Business online program with her Bachelor's degree in Business.[6]


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