Clary Frayplayed by Katherine McNamara
Clary Fray is a flame-haired heroine who finds out on her 18th birthday that all is not as it seems. Clary is catapulted in to a world of Shadowhunters, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, Seelies and Warlocks. When on a mission to rescue her mother, Jocelyn Fray, Clary must also bravely confront a few demons of her own.
Katherine McNamara, a Missouri native, was most recently seen in the second installment of "The Maze Runner" trilogy, "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," and is a recurring guest star on the hit drama "The Fosters." She will also be seen as Lilith in Universal's film by R.L. Stine, "MONSTERVILLE: Cabinet of Souls," later this year.
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. Her other roles include Esther Jane in the pre-Broadway world premiere of "A Christmas Story, the Musical!" as well as "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Crucible," "Inherit the Wind" and "Galileo."
McNamara now divides her acting talents between television and film. Notable television credits include "CSI," "Unforgettable," "Law & Order: SVU," "Drop Dead Diva," "30 Rock," "Late Night with David Letterman," "Good Morning America" and PBS's "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert." Most recently she starred in the MTV series "Happyland"(fall 2014), a dramedy, alongside Shane Harper, Josh Groban and Bianco Santos.
McNamara made her big-screen debut in Warner Bros.' "New Year's Eve." She also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Girl vs. Monster," as well as the independent film "Contest." Most recently she kept busy wrapping production on "A Sort of Homecoming," "Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?," "Natural Selection," "A Wife's Nightmare" and "Indiscretion."
At the age of 14, McNamara graduated with honors from high school and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business with an emphasis in Finance from Drexel University's Le Bow School of Business at the age of 17. She is now pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Economics at the John Hopkins University as part of their advanced academics graduate degree program.
McNamara has a passion for all forms of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, waltz and hula. She is a member of the Actors Equity Young Performers Committee and a reader for the Blank Theater's New Play Development Reading Committee. McNamara is committed to giving back to the community and is an ambassador for the United Nation's girl empowerment organization, Girl Up, a spokesperson for Stomp Out Bullying, an avid supporter of the MS Society and The Lollipop Theater Network, a lifetime Girl Scout and a volunteer for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She currently resides in Los Angeles.