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Date Of BirthNovember 2, 1981
FactDaughter of Graeme Murray and Gail Murray.

Katharine Isabelle is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Ginger Fitzgerald in the horror film Ginger Snaps.

Born on November 2, 1981, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Katharine Isabelle is the daughter of John Stewart, a producer, and Gail Harvey, an actress and director. She has two older sisters, Katie and Ashley. Her parents divorced when she was four years old.

Isabelle began her acting career at the age of nine, appearing in the television film The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1990). She went on to appear in various television series and made-for-television films, including Harrison Bergeron (1995), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), and So Weird (1999).

In 2000, Isabelle made her feature film debut in the independent film Ginger Snaps, which became a cult classic. She has since appeared in such films as Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Insomnia (2002), and The Last House on the Left (2009).

Isabelle has been nominated for several awards, including a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her work in Ginger Snaps.

As of 2021, Katharine Isabelle’s net worth is $3 million. She has been married to Mattia Dessi since 2017 and they have one child together.

General Info

Full NameKatharine Isabelle
Date Of BirthNovember 2, 1981
Height1.63 m


ParentsGraeme Murray, Gail Murray
SiblingsJoshua Murray


MoviesAmerican Mary, See No Evil 2, Ginger Snaps, Freddy vs. Jason, Another Cinderella Story, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, 88, Insomnia, Disturbing Behavior, 13 Eerie, Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, Torment, The Girl In The Photographs, Falling Angels, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Snow Day, Turni...
TV ShowsEndgame, The Englishman's Boy

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1[On why she didn't like Freddy vs Jason] I was expecting more from the film, but it's just the same old-same old. Running around and screaming "No Freddy, don't."
2[on 'American Mary']. I have some friends who are just too scared to see it. My brother has seen it at least six times and still can't watch one scene in particular, but my mother made it through the whole thing without any problem at all. My dad was the very first person I went to with the script - to make sure I wasn't crazy for loving this. I knew if my dad liked it, it was good.


1Her favorite film is Apocalypse Now (1979).
2She hated Freddy vs. Jason (2003).
3She is considered a modern day scream queen.
4She made guest appearances on all three of the longest running North American science fiction series: The X-Files (1993), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Smallville (2001).
5Both Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins (her co-star in the Ginger Snaps (2000) movies) have guest starred on Supernatural (2005) and Da Vinci's Inquest (1998); but in different episodes.
6In addition to the Ginger Snaps movie series, Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins have played sisters in Another Cinderella Story (2008).
7Worked 3 times with her brother Josh: Cold Front (1989), The Last Winter (1989) and Knight Moves (1992).
8Daughter of Graeme Murray and Gail Murray.
9Sister of former child actor and journalist Joshua Murray.
10Was originally asked to audition to play "Lori" in Freddy vs. Jason (2003), but when she arrived, director Ronny Yu asked her to audition for the role of "Gibb", claiming she would better suit a more liberal role. Katharine reluctantly accepted. Yu failed to tell her she would be expected to do the nude scenes, which would spark friction between the two during shooting when she made it clear she would not do the nude scenes.
11She said that when she went to a pharmacy after a day of shooting Ginger Snaps (2000), the people there thought she'd been beaten up since she was still covered in fake blood.
12Katharine refuses to do nude scenes, and has had a body double for every instance where such a scene exists, including the bed and shower scenes in Freddy vs. Jason (2003), the rising from the bed scene in Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004), and the bed scene in Engaged to Kill (2006), to name but three. The same woman body-doubled the latter two.




Killer Hair2009TV MovieCherise
The L Word2009TV SeriesMarci Salvatore
Heartland2009TV SeriesMindy Fanshaw
Mail Order Bride2008TV MovieJen
Sanctuary2008TV SeriesSophie
The Englishman's Boy2008TV Mini-SeriesNorma Carlyle
Ogre2008TV MovieJessica
Another Cinderella Story2008VideoBree
Supernatural2007TV SeriesAva Wilson
Rapid Fire2006TV MovieAmber
Reunion2006TV SeriesCourtney
Everything's Gone Green2006Heather
Engaged to Kill2006TV MovieMaddy Lord
Eight Days to Live2006TV MovieLucinda Klunn
Stargate SG-12006TV SeriesValencia
Young Blades2005TV Mini-SeriesCeleste Le Rue
Earthsea2004TV Mini-SeriesYarrow
Show Me2004Jenna
The Life2004TV MovieAmber Reilly
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning2004Ginger
The Last Casino2004TV MovieElyse
Bury the Lead2004TV SeriesPetrel
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed2004Ginger
Smallville2003TV SeriesSara Conroy
On the Corner2003Stacey Lee
Falling Angels2003Lou Field
Freddy vs. Jason2003Gibb
Carrie2002TV MovieTina Blake
John Doe2002TV SeriesShayne Pickford
The Secret Life of Zoey2002TV MovieKayla
Due East2002TV MovieReba
Insomnia2002Tanya Francke
Spooky House2002Mona
Mentors2002TV SeriesAnne Sullivan
The Outer Limits2002TV SeriesTammy Sinclair
Shot in the Face2001Erin
Turning Paige2001Paige Fleming
Night Visions2001TV SeriesVicki
The Chris Isaak Show2001TV SeriesMelissa
Josie and the Pussycats2001Laughing Girl
The Immortal2001TV SeriesTaurez
The Fearing Mind2000TV SeriesJosie Hogan
Ginger Snaps2000Ginger
Snow Day2000Marla
First Wave1998-1999TV SeriesDenise / Elizabeth
Da Vinci's Inquest1998-1999TV SeriesMadeline Marquetti / Audrey
The Net1999TV SeriesMalika
Disturbing Behavior1998Lindsay Clark
Voyage of Terror1998TV MovieAly Tauber
The X-Files1998TV SeriesLisa Baiocchi
Married to a Stranger1997TV MovieLacey Potter (as Katharine Isobel)
Madison1997TV SeriesAllysia Long / Alyssia Long
Titanic1996TV Mini-SeriesOphelia Jack (as Katharine Isobel)
The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.1996TV MovieFiona (as Katherine Isobel)
Salt Water Moose1996Josephine 'Jo' Parnell (as Katharine Isobel)
Goosebumps1996TV SeriesKat Merton
Lonesome Dove: The Series1995TV SeriesFrancis Maitland
Children of the Dust1995TV MovieYoung Rachel (as Katherine Isobel)
Knight Moves1992Erica Sanderson (as Katherine Isobel)
The Ray Bradbury Theatre1992TV SeriesMink
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus1991TV MovieVirginia O'Hanlon (as Katherine Isobel)
Burning Bridges1990TV MovieEmily Morgan (as Katie Murray)
Neon Rider1990TV SeriesMaxine 'Max' Forrest
MacGyver1989TV SeriesViolet
Last Train Home1989TV MovieSarah Bradshaw (as Katie Murray)
Immediate Family1989Birthday Girl Carrie (as Katie Murray)
The Last Winter1989Winnie Jamison (as Kate Murray)
Cold Front1989Katie McKenzie (as Katie Murray)
Cousins1989Chloe Hardy (as Katie Murray)
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town2016completedAlice Solomon
The Girl in the Photographs2015post-productionJanet
Hannibal2014-2015TV SeriesMargot Verger
Rookie Blue2015TV SeriesDetective Frankie Anderson
See No Evil 22014Tamara
Being Human2013-2014TV SeriesSuzanna Waite
Psych2008-2014TV SeriesPriscilla Morgenstern / Sigrid
Torment2013Sarah Morgan
Lawrence & Holloman2013Zooey
Cedar Cove2013TV SeriesCecilia Rendall
The Spirit Game2013ShortKate Fox
13 Eerie2013Megan
Eve of Destruction2013TV Mini-SeriesCalla
Motive2013TV SeriesLeanne
Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts2013TV MovieLucy Truffaut
Random Acts of Romance2012Bud
The Movie Out Here2012Danielle
Flashpoint2012TV SeriesMaddie
American Mary2012Mary Mason
Endgame2011TV SeriesDanni
Health Nutz2011TV SeriesJennifer
Vampire2011/ILapis Lazuli
Smoke Screen2010TV MovieWife
30 Days of Night: Dark Days2010VideoStacey
Hard Ride to Hell2010VideoKerry (as Katherine Isabelle)
Frankie & Alice2010Paige
Sins of the Mother2010TV MovieIvy
Favourite People List2009ShortDenise Moynahan
Beyond Sherwood Forest2009TV MovieAlina
The Good Wife2009TV SeriesCindy Lewis
The Assistants2009TV SeriesPaulette Reubin
Rampage2009Beauty Staff #2
Hostile Makeover2009TV MovieCherise Smithsonian


Arts in Context2012TV Series documentaryHerself
An American Mary in London2012Video documentary shortHerself
WiH Massive Blood Drive PSA 20112011ShortHerself (uncredited)
The 6th Annual Leo Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Filmography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHerself
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche2004TV Movie documentaryGinger


Won Awards

2016Best EnsembleCanadian Filmmakers' FestivalHow to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2015)
2014Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressAmerican Mary (2012)
2014LeoLeo AwardsBest Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesMotive (2013)
2013Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest ActressAmerican Mary (2012)
2012Special MentionAustin Fantastic FestHorror FeaturesAmerican Mary (2012)
2012Festival TrophyScreamfestBest ActressAmerican Mary (2012)
2012Special AwardToronto After Dark Film FestivalBest ActressAmerican Mary (2012)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Englishman's Boy (2008)

Nominated Awards

2015LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion PicturePrimary (2014)
2015LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion PicturePrimary (2014)
2014Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActressSee No Evil 2 (2014)
2014LeoLeo AwardsBest Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion PictureLawrence & Holloman (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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