For someone who has never studied acting and has hardly had a career as an actress, Katie McGrath has somehow managed to secure some iconic roles on popular television. She played Morgana in the series, Merlin, Lucy Westenra in Dracula and now she plays Lena Luthor in Supergirl.
The actress has described that her career is full of happiness, and although this might diminish her talent and hard work, we don’t think she is wrong. Apart from a lack of acting background, there are a few other things to know about the Merlin star.
McGrath’s Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
The woman who played the Morgana in the British fantasy series actually started as a fashion journalist and costume assistant and worked as such. Yes, Katie, born in 1983 and raised in Ashford, County Wicklow in Ireland, began her career as a fashion journalist for Image magazine. After working briefly for Image magazine, she became a costume assistant on the set of The Tudors.
Apparently, Katie was advised to try acting while working as a costume assistant, and she sent headshots of herself. You don’t know exactly how a costume assistant who was doing her job got to inspire another person to suggest actions to her, but that’s the story of Katie McGrath, if it could have happened to anyone, it probably would have happened to her.
Before Katie McGrath stumbled into film and television star status, her early life was the daughter of Paul and Mary. Her father works with computers and her mother works for an Irish designer. She has two older brothers, Sean and Rory. Sean is an online media manager and Rory is a post-production producer. As for her education, she has a degree in history from Trinity College Dublin. Before that, she was a student at the International Baccalaureate at St. Andrew’s College.
After following the advice to pursue an acting career, it didn’t take long before she got her first role on screen. Katie first appeared in the Irish TV movie Damage in 2007. The same year she had her first stage appearance at the Dublin Theatre Festival, followed by an appearance in the feature films Eden and Freakdog in 2008, all within a year of sending out headshots and without any formal acting experience. In the same year, she was cast for her first leading role in Merlin.
Within a short time, Katie McGrath appeared in several projects and built up her acting resume. In 2009 she played the lead role in a docudrama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen. The following year (2010) she played Lady Furness in W.E., a biography of Edward VIII. In 2011 she appeared in the comedy-drama A Princess at Christmas. She also acted as a voice actress in the animated film Trid a Storm.
Perhaps as a result of her first major role, she spent the early years of her acting career typified as a figure of British high society. She is still struggling with it, as shown by her recent role in Guy Ritchie’s 2017 King Arthur film. In 2016, however, she got a break from this and was cast for the role of Lena Luthor in the CW Network Arrowverse TV show Supergirl. During her career, she has appeared in seven films and 14 television shows. Katie also appeared in Hozier’s 2014 music video “From Eden” and has been nominated for several awards for her overall work, including two nominations at the Monte Carlo TV Festival as an outstanding actress in a drama series for Merlin. For her work on Supergirl, she was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Scene Stealer.
Her Net Worth
For the many television appearances and modest appearances that this actress has made in feature films, she has accumulated a considerable fortune, with the total value of her assets estimated at around $3 to $4 million. Beyond acting, it is assumed that the majority of her value is derived from income from sponsorship contracts.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is Katie Mcgrath Married?
So far there is only one confirmed story in Katie McGrath’s relationship history – her former relationship with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The couple split up shortly after the beginning of their relationship in 2007, and since then there have been few confirmed rumors about the actress’s dating life. Meanwhile, there are strong rumors that she is in a relationship with Colin Morgan, her former co-star from the series Merlin, but so far nothing has been confirmed by either party.
Height, Weight, and Body Stats
The Irish actress is 1.68 m tall and weighs 61 kg. With dark brown hair and green eyes, Katie McGrath measures 36-25-37 inches.