Katharine McPhee is an American singer and actress. She first rose to fame after competing in the American Idol. She released her first album soon after that. She has since released five albums since then. She soon started an acting career, too. Her first movie was in the 2008 comedy film The House Bunny. She also made guest appearances on some shows as lonelygirl15, CSI: NY, and Community. In the 2010s, she had roles in the movies You May Not Kiss the Bride, Shark Night 3D and In My Dreams. From 2012 to 2013, she played lead role Karen Cartwright in Smash. Since 2014, she’s been starring as Paige Dineen in the television series Scorpion.