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Katharine Isabelle is a Actor Canadienne born on 2 november 1981 at Vancouver (Canada)

Katharine Isabelle

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Birth name Katharine Isobel Murray
Nationality Canada
Birth 2 november 1981 (42 years) at Vancouver (Canada)

Katharine Isobel Murray (born November 2, 1981), better known by the name Katharine Isabelle, is a Canadian actress best known as a scream queen for her roles in various horror films. Born Vancouver, British Columbia, she made her screen debut as a child in 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. As a scream queen, she has starred in the werewolf horror films, Ginger Snaps (2000), its sequel, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004), and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004). Her portrayal of the death-obsessed teen, Ginger Fitzgerald, became one her most notable roles. Additional roles in horror films include Disturbing Behavior (1998), Carrie (2002), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010), American Mary (2012), and See No Evil 2 (2014).

For her performance in the horror film, American Mary (2012), she earned several nominations for best actress, including Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Toronto After Dark Film Festival.


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

In 1989, Isabelle broke into acting at an early age with parts in the films Cousins, Cold Front, and an episode of MacGyver. 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).

In 2000, Isabelle had the lead role in Ginger Snaps. Its popular indie sequels in 2004 gave her cult status among fans of the genre. She followed up playing the role of Tia in Bones (2001), Paige Fleming in Turning Paige (2001), and Tanya Francke in the popular Insomnia (2002), playing opposite Al Pacino.

Throughout the 2000s, Isabelle continued to appear in 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). She 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). 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.

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Filmography of Katharine Isabelle (50 films)

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Bad Times at the El Royale, 2h21
Directed by Drew Goddard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman
Roles Auntie Ruth Pugh
Rating70% 3.5472453.5472453.5472453.5472453.547245
En 1969, sept étrangers, qui ont tous en commun un secret à enterrer, se retrouvent au El Royale, un hôtel miteux sur les rives du Lac Tahoe, à cheval entre la Californie et le Nevada. Ils ont une nuit pour se racheter... avant d'être envoyés en enfer.
Frankie & Alice, 1h41
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Halle Berry, Phylicia Rashād, Chandra Wilson, Adrian Holmes, Matt Frewer
Roles Paige
Rating63% 3.1961153.1961153.1961153.1961153.196115
The film primarily takes place in Los Angeles in 1973. Frankie, a black female gogo dancer, unknowingly suffers from dissociative identity disorder, caused by a traumatic incident from her childhood (the death of a white man she was in love with, and her mother murdering her newborn when she realized the child's father was her white lover), which she has repressed. The film begins with Frankie performing at a local strip club. She is one of the best strippers at the club, and often demands the attention of wealthy Wall Street businessmen. One night the club's female employees go out for a "Girls Night". As the girls observe all the men at the bar, Frankie gets the attention of a well-known bartender. She agrees to go to his home for casual sex. Before the two can engage in any sexual activity, Frankie switches to an alter ego and cracks the man's head open with a picture frame. Word of Frankie's violent activity spreads to the strip club quickly, and Frankie is fired from the needed job. The same manic episodes occur while Frankie is at the laundromat and a wedding. During a session with the psychiatrist Frankie learns that she has two alters: Genius, a seven-year-old child; and Alice, a Southern white racist woman, whom Frankie struggles to overcome. Through regular psychiatric sessions with her doctor, she begins to recall the traumatic events that led to her split personality. She realizes that a white man with whom she was in love died in a car accident while they were on the road. In the same session, she also uncovers the memory of the birth of her child. Moments after the birth, her mother realizes that the child is half-white and takes it away to kill it, thus triggering her personality to split.
88 (2015)
, 1h28
Directed by April Mullen
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Katharine Isabelle, Christopher Lloyd, Kyle Schmid, Michael Ironside, Jesse McCartney, April Mullen
Roles Gwen
Rating49% 2.4566852.4566852.4566852.4566852.456685
Confused and not sure where she is, Gwen comes out of a daze in a diner. She is surprised to find a pistol in her bag, and she accidentally shoots a waitress when the police confront her. Fleeing the diner, she returns to a hotel room that matches a key in her possession, though she can not remember any details of it. In her room, she finds a dead body, later revealed to be Winks, her best friend. A man shows up at the room and threatens to kill her, only to himself be killed by a man named Ty, who insists that they made plans to kill an underworld boss named Cyrus at the diner. Gwen, who does not remember Ty or their plans, denies that she would ever kill anyone, but she agrees to leave with him.
The Girl in the Photographs
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Christy Carlson Romano, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines
Roles Janet
Rating45% 2.2591952.2591952.2591952.2591952.259195
Big-city glamour clashes with small-town values — and a killer's knife — in The Girl in the Photographs, a bloody cocktail from director Nick Simon and executive producer/horror master Wes Craven that is in equal parts an homage to the slasher genre and a clever manipulation of its tropes.
See No Evil 2, 1h30
Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Katharine Isabelle, Danielle Harris, Chelan Simmons, Michael Eklund, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Jen and Sylvia Soska
Roles Tamara
Rating47% 2.3629452.3629452.3629452.3629452.362945
Amy (Danielle Harris), Seth (Kaj-Erik Eriksen) and their boss Holden (Michael Eklund) are working the graveyard shift at a local city morgue. As Amy is preparing to meet friends at a bar for her birthday, Holden receives news that a number of bodies are being delivered, the victims of a mass murder committed by Jacob Goodnight (Kane) at the Blackwell Hotel. Amy decides to cancel her plans and help her colleagues with the deliveries. Amy and Seth process the corpses, including that of Goodnight. As Amy leaves Seth to finish the work, she is startled to find Holden has allowed her friends Tamara (Katharine Isabelle), Kayla (Chelan Simmons), Carter (Lee Majdoub) and her brother Will (Greyston Holt) to throw a birthday party in the morgue. During the party, Will warns Seth to stay away from Amy, believing she deserves better than him, causing Seth to leave the party and return to work. Will tells Amy of his disapproval of her dropping out of Med School to work in the morgue, angering Amy who also leaves the party.
American Mary, 1h21
Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, Jen and Sylvia Soska
Roles Mary Mason
Rating61% 3.0999553.0999553.0999553.0999553.099955
The film begins as protagonist Mary Mason does surgery on a turkey. Mary is a medical student preparing to become a surgeon. She struggles to pay her bills and applies for work at a strip club. Before the job interview ends, she is taken to an underground room by the club's owner, Billy Barker, and presented with a man who has been tortured. She is asked to save the tortured man's life for $5,000. She does so, but returns home in panic and disgust.
13 Eerie
13 Eerie (2013)
, 1h27
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Katharine Isabelle, Michael Shanks, Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Jesse Moss, Nick Moran
Roles Megan
Rating45% 2.256592.256592.256592.256592.25659
Six forensic undergrads, Megan (Katharine Isabelle), Daniel (Brendan Fehr), Josh (Brendan Fletcher), Patrick (Jesse Moss), Kate (Kristie Patterson) and Rob (Michael Eisner), are assigned to complete a scientific field exam on a deserted island known as Eerie Strait, where life-term prisoners were once held and corpses lay dead. With cameras set up, Professor Tomkins (Michael Shanks) dispatches them into pairs to examine corpses in different areas as part of staged murders, restricting the pairs from interacting, only allowing their use of walkie talkies to report back to him. Unfortunately these have been accidentally damaged. He also monitors their activities from a surveillance cabin.
Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts, 1h27
Directed by Luke Perry, Martin Wood
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Luke Perry, Katharine Isabelle, Rick Schroder, Ryan Robbins, Ted Mann, Patrick Sabongui
Roles Lucy Truffaut
Rating62% 3.1486953.1486953.1486953.1486953.148695
Circuit judge John Goodnight (Luke Perry) travels throughout the western territory in the 1880s presiding over legal cases in small towns. An honorable man, Goodnight is dedicated to dispensing justice, one town at a time, and protecting the innocent from injustice. Con artist Lucy Truffaut (Katharine Isabelle) earns her money as a card sharp and sells unsuspecting investors fake money-printing machines. One victim of her confidence game, Colonel Cyril Knox (Ricky Schroder), catches up with her and prepares to take his revenge. Just as he's about to take her away, she surrenders to a Pinkerton detective who arrests her after he confirms that she is wanted for larceny and fraud. The detective informs Knox he's taking her to Fort Collins to be remanded to federal authorities.
Torment (2013)
, 1h20
Directed by Jordan Barker
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Actors Peter DaCunha, Katharine Isabelle, Stephen McHattie, Amy Forsyth, Robin Dunne, Noah Danby
Roles Sarah Morgan
Rating47% 2.355522.355522.355522.355522.35552
Sarah (Katharine Isabelle) and Cory (Robin Dunne) have decided to go on vacation, taking Cory's young son Liam with them. They're hoping that the vacation will help ease some of the issues that Liam has with Sarah, as he resents that his widowed father remarried. The destination seems ideal, a luxurious house in the middle of an idyllic wilderness, but upon their arrival they discover that someone has been living in the house. The local sheriff assures them that the intruders have probably moved on, but this soon proves to be false as Liam goes missing that same night. Sarah and Cory now have to try to fight an insane family for not only Liam, but also their very lives.
The Movie Out Here, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Katharine Isabelle, Karin Konoval, Garry Chalk, John Novak
Roles Danielle
Rating41% 2.0875652.0875652.0875652.0875652.087565
Adam (Robin Neilsen), a lawyer from Toronto, returns to his hometown of Fernie, British Columbia and discovers that a ski waxing business run by his friend Theo (James Wallis) is under threat by a real estate developer, prompting them to hold a party as a fundraiser.
Vampire (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Amanda Plummer, Yu Aoi, Trevor Morgan, Kristin Kreuk
Roles Lapis Lazuli
Rating52% 2.6125552.6125552.6125552.6125552.612555
Simon (Kevin Zegers) is a seemingly ordinary biology teacher that spends much of his spare time caring for his Alzheimers-ridden mother Helga (Amanda Plummer). This ends up not being the case, as Simon believes himself to be a vampire and spends much of his time looking at online sites for suicidal women who would make for easy prey. One such woman, Jellyfish (Keisha Castle-Hughes), is tricked into believing that she and Simon will both be killing one another, only for Simon to drink her blood after he administers sleeping pills and draws blood from her. Along with his vampiric hobby, Simon tries to keep his mother indoors by putting her in a straitjacket-esque contraption tied to several large balloons. It's when Simon meets Laura (Rachael Leigh Cook) that things begin to unravel, as she grows obsessed with him to the point where she breaks into his home. Things begin to further devolve when Renfield (Trevor Morgan), a man who also believes himself to be a vampire, emerges onto the scene and is far more violent than Simon ever dared to be.
La Loi de Goodnight
Directed by Jason Priestley, Martin Wood, Kristoffer Tabori
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Luke Perry, Ron Lea, Stefanie von Pfetten, Cameron Bright, Jim Byrnes, Eric Keenleyside
Roles Lucy Truffaut

Dans le premier épisode, John Goodnight est un avocat qui, en raison de ses frasques notoires dans la ville de Chicago, est nommé juge itinérant dans les territoires de l'Ouest. On apprend que ses parents ont été abattus par des bandits alors qu'ils quittaient leur terre trop aride. Il est le seul survivant. Suivant les traces du juge assassiné avec ses parents, il revient faire œuvre de justice. Il croise la route d'une femme que le destin lui interdit d'aimer.
30 Days of Night: Dark Days, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Vampires in film, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about school violence, Disaster films
Actors Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Mia Kirshner, Monique Ganderton
Roles Stacey
Rating44% 2.2122352.2122352.2122352.2122352.212235
A year after the Alaskan town of Barrow's population was decimated by vampires during its annual month-long polar night, Stella Oleson (Kiele Sanchez) travels the world trying to convince others that vampires exist. She is fully aware of the risk to the life that her work could bring, but does not care due to her grief over the death of her husband Eben.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, 4h
Directed by Daniel Farrands
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Serial killer films, Documentary films about films
Actors Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating85% 4.282544.282544.282544.282544.28254
Depuis des décennies, Freddy Krueger s'est frayé un chemin à travers les rêves d'innombrables jeunes, effrayant plus d'un demi-milliard de dollars au box-office à travers huit films terrifiants et spectaculaires.