Katharine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle


11/2/1981, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Birth Name

Katharine Isabelle Murray



Also Known As

Katherine Isabelle, Katie Murray, Katherine Isobel, Katharine Isobel Murray, Katharine Isobel Murray, Kate Murray, Katharine Isabelle (as Katie Murray), Katharine Isobel
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User Rating
80 votes


Her fan base is as diverse as the roles she plays. From the aggressive teenage Ginger in the movie Ginger Snaps, to the charming but unpredictable Ava in the television series Supernatural, to the very reflective and sensitive Paige in Turning Paige, Her performances tend to elevate her…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Katharine broke into acting act an early age winning parts on films such as Cousins, Cold Front and shows like MacGyver. As time went on Katharine won bigger roles which would eventually build up to a lead role in Ginger Snaps acting alongside her friend and co-star Emily Perkins. It would seem that Katharine has been stalking Emily, being born in the same hospital, attending the same schools albeit 5 years behind Emily.

    • Katharine's father Graeme Murray was the Production Designer for the movie Elektra.

    • Katharine had a body double for the shower scene in Freddy Vs. Jason.

    • Katharine refuses to do nude scenes.

    • Katharine is sister of actor Joshua Murray. Both acted together in The Last Winter, Cold Front and Knight Moves (produced by their dad Graeme Murray).

  • Quotes

    • Katharine: I have some friends that made movies like that when they were eight, nine years old, and they got stressed out, their hair and eyelashes fell out and they had to go into therapy. Kids kind of know 'the movie' isn't real, but at the same time.

    • Katharine: Everyone loves to tear down an actor. It'll be on the front page: 'Look how big her feet are! Isn't she disgusting!'

    • Katharine: At Shepherd Park is my favourite movie so far. It's funny, sad and dramatic.

    • Katharine: I've only done one day with [Al] Pacino and all he had to do was make eye contact with me from about 15 feet away. I could swear his eyes were burning into me.

    • Katharine: In both scenes he's [Al Pacino] screaming at me so I'm certain I won't have any problem working up the tears I'm supposed to.

    • Katharine: There's something quite surreal about calling Al Pacino a ************* ******** to his face.

    • Katharine: I never really planned it this way. I don't really even watch horror movies that much. In fact, I'm quite pathetic when watching one: the suspense kills me! I just have to watch through my fingers.

    • Katharine: It's hard to build your career when you keep on having to backtrack to do crappy things to pay for what your doing. So it's kind of a weird situation.

    • Katharine: I think I've done one or two movies in the past six years where they haven't tried something slimey to get me naked.

    • Katharine: You do these Canadian independent movies, you build a name, and then you've gotta do shitty TV episodes just to pay your bills.

    • Katharine (about Freddy vs Jason): I hate to say it, but I was really expecting a little bit more. It's just the same old, same old. There's nothing to it - it's all about running around and screaming, 'No Freddy, don't!'

    • Katharine: I love working, I love meeting cast and crew, but I wish the film would burn and no one would see it and I wouldn't have to do any of the stuff that comes along with the industry.

    • Katharine: All of our transport vehicles were minivans. When a white minivan pulled up, I just jumped in, they all screamed. I screamed and jumped out of the van and the mother tore off down the road. I guess I can put on my resume that I've traumatized children.

    • Katharine: I would go home at night with [fake] blood encrusted in my ears, my eyes, and around my nose. I'd be standing in a shop asking for Tylenol and people would look at me with an expression of "We can't help you... I think you need to go to the hospital".

    • Katharine: It was exhausting because we were working 18 to 20 hour days, six days a week, and a lot of it outdoors.

    • Katharine: Every scene seemed to be screaming and yelling, and very physical.

    • Katharine: It's not very glamorous when it's three in the morning and you're soaking wet, covered in blood, and being dragged along the forest floor by your ankles by two grips running as fast as they can.

    • Katharine: You do these Canadian independent movies, you build a name, and then you've gotta do shitty TV episodes just to pay your bills. It's hard to build your career when you keep on having to backtrack to do crappy things to pay for what your doing. So it's kind of a weird situation.

    • Katharine: I hate to say it, but I was really expecting a little bit more. It's just the same-old, same-old. There's nothing to it, it's all about running around and screaming, 'No, Freddy, don't!'

    • Katharine: I'm always cast as the super-bitch murderer.

    • Katharine: It's a sleazy business. You're selling the idea of sex, not sex, but the idea of it. Not in Falling Angels, but in a lot of other things, I'm basically thinking: 'Yeah, I'm a high-class prostitute right now.' It's just the way they treat you, it's not even what you're doing.

    • Katharine: I did a Lauryn Hill song and I was shaking. It took me, like, two drinks, and I went to the bathroom for an hour to practice by myself.

    • Katharine: There's not been an ongoing aim in my career towards horror movies. It just came up. People are asking me if I wanna audition for, like, Halloween 8 (laughs). If you do one that's popular, everyone assumes that you wanna do a lot of them. It's kind of weird, and I'll try not to get stuck into that.

    • Katharine: I have a few girlfriends but nearly all my friends are guys. I don't think I ever wore girl clothes. I wore baggy jeans, baggy T-shirts, sweaters, just to avoid the looks that everyone gives you when you're a young female in the world. It's just really hard to be a woman growing up in these days, what with all the media and all the images of sexuality that are forced on you. You know, Britney Spears, these little outfits. I can't stand it.

    • Katharine: I might have broken the stunt girl's nose by accident. I had this hood on, and it flipped over my head, and I cracked her in the nose with my elbow. I felt so bad. But it looked good.

    • Katharine: I remember once being in full make-up, five hours worth, and this mini-van pulls right up outside my trailer. I go outside, open the door and leap in, only to find a soccer mom and her three kids. There I am, covered in blood, and they are screaming. I start screaming, leap out again, and the car goes tearing off down the road. It was horrible. So there's like three totally traumatised children out in Toronto somewhere.

    • Katharine: If I get nightmares it's stuff like the bubbles in the bathtub are getting too high and I'm panicking.

    • Katharine: I'm auditioning at the moment. There's no piles of scripts lading on my door yet. So It's back to auditioning, and trying to pay for my horses. I've got a five year old horse in training so I have to get jobs to pay for her, very expensive.

    • Katharine: I saw a UFO. I was in Alberta in the mountains and we were looking into the sky and there was this star that kept changing colors. And then it started just tripping out, going all over the sky really, really quickly in different colors. Then is disappeared. A few years later I met a friend of mine, and her mom had seen the exact same thing in Boston, on the same day, and had written it down in her journal.

    • Katharine: I don't know about the Loch Ness monster. I like to think that's around. And the Sasquatch too. I think there are vampires in the world. Maybe they don't quite follow the Hollywood rules as much as we think they do, but they're probably out there.

  • A beautiful and talented actress, she is a must see.

    Katharine Isabelle is a talented and versitile actress with many movie roles under her belt inclusing the title character Ginger in the"Ginger Snaps" trilogy. (A must see for any werewolf movie fan)

    Katie, as she is known to her fans, has been acting since childhhood and virtually grown up in the business. Some of her TV credits include, The X-Files, Stargate SG1, Psyche, and Sanctuary just to name a few. She can be seen in movies such as "Insomnia", "Freddy vs Jason", "Another Cinderella Story" (alongside her Ginger Snaps costar Emily Perkins), and the remake of "Carrie". She has done many Canadian films as she hails from Vancouver B.C. All are worth watching.

    Katie was recently greeting fans and signing autographs at MonsterMania 13, a monster movie convention held at The Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. August 21-23 2009. Katie was so warm and sweet, talking with her fan as if they were personal guests in her own home. This beautiful actress has a very successful future in store for her. Checkout her movies and TV appaerences for a better look at an up and coming star.moreless
  • She tends to steal the show in every movie she performs in. She does a great job of playing both nice girls and bad girls (especially bad girls!). I first saw her in Insomnia and I've been hooked on her since.moreless

    She has been in all types of movies from Drama to Comedy to Horror. If you want to see Katharine Isabelle in top form you should watch either Ginger Snaps, or if you are not into horror, you should definitely watch The Last Casino! She also is in some very serious movies such as Falling Angels, On the Corner and Show Me. She has also performed on stage in the performance entitled This I Our Youth. Also on her list of performances are appearances on Television episodes of programs such as Smallville, Supernatural, and most recently Psych. She also gave a somewhat comedic performance (ala "Buffy") in the TV movie Ogre on the Sci-Fi channel.moreless