It was in 2008 that Hollywood actress Katherine McNamara started her acting journey. Her first television appearance was in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. She also acted in a few independent films during her beginnings. Her career became more productive in the 2010s. At first, she made one-episode roles in numerous shows. Her first recurring role was as Claire in Kickin’ It. Her first role in a major film was as Lily Bowman in New Year’s Eve.
She later portrayed Becky Thatcher in the movie Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn. She then landed her first starring role on television as Harper Munroe in Happyland. Her first lead role in a movie was in 2015’s Natural Selection. She also played Sonya in the film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. She recently reprised her role in the upcoming sequel Maze Runner: The Death Cure. She’s also now best known for her lead role of Clary Fray in the Freeform series Shadowhunters.
The actress revealed that she underwent vigorous physical training to prepare for her role in Shadowhunters. She said: “We had quite a bit of training during the process of the first season. We had a personal trainer who kicked our butts so we could look like the warriors we play on screen. We also had gymnastics training because we all wanted to be able to do our own stunts, and weapons training with the myriad of demon-killing devices we use on the show. It was a cast bonding experience for us — getting to train together and teach each other how to use all the weapons.”
But when she’s not shooting or working, how does she stay fit? She revealed: “I don’t really have a day-to-day workout routine. I like to switch it up! That way I’m always entertained and motivated and looking forward to my workout. I love boxing, cardio, dance, and spin class. Spin classes have become my favorite as of late. It’s a fun way to work out with great music, good friends, hard work, and total body results.”