Katherine "Kat" McNamara is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She portrays Clary Fairchild 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 Appeared
Mea Maxima Culpa Appeared
You Are Not Your Own Appeared
Those of Demon Blood Appeared
The Fair Folk Appeared
A Problem of Memory Appeared
Day of Atonement Appeared
A Dark Reflection Appeared
Awake, Arise, or be Forever Fallen Appeared
Hail and Farewell Appeared
Beside Still Water Appeared
Season Three: 10/22
Episode Appearance Status
On Infernal Ground Appeared
The Powers That Be Appeared
What Lies Beneath Appeared
Thy Soul Instructed Appeared
Stronger Than Heaven Appeared
A Window Into an Empty Room Appeared
Salt in the Wound Appeared
A Heart of Darkness Appeared
Familia Ante Omnia Appeared
Erchomai Appeared
Lost Souls Will appear
Original Sin Will appear
Beati Bellicosi Will appear
A Kiss From a Rose Will appear
To the Night Children Will appear
Stay With Me Will appear
Heavenly Fire Will appear
The Beast Within Will appear
Aku Cinta Kamu Will appear
City of Glass Will appear
Alliance Will appear
All Good Things... 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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