Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath, born January 3, 1983, is an Irish actress best known for playing the role of Morgana Pendragon in the British fantasy-adventure drama series, “Merlin.” Although she originally planned to work as a fashion journalist, she even took a job at a fashion magazine before becoming a wardrobe assistant on the set of the historical fiction T.V. series, “The Tudors.” McGrath got her first acting role in “Damage”, an Irish movie, in 2007. She has since appeared in several movies and television series. We are excited to celebrate her right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Katherine Elizabeth McGrath



Birth date:

January 3, 1983



Zodiac Sign:



5' 5"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$5 million


Katherine Elizabeth McGrath was born on January 3, 1983, in Ashford, Ireland. Her parents are Paul and Mary McGrath. She was raised with two older brothers, Sean, an online media manager, and Rory, a post-production producer.

McGrath attended St. Andrew’s College and then Trinity College, both in Dublin. She graduated from the latter with a degree in Russian history. While in college, McGrath took on several jobs to make ends meet. She worked as a salesperson, makeup artist, tattoo artist, and so on. She later got a job as a wardrobe assistant on the set of the historical drama “Tudors,” which was where she developed an interest in acting. McGrath got her first acting role in “Damage,” an Irish movie, in 2007. She also appeared in the films “Eden,” “The Roaring Twenties,” and “Freakdog” in 2008.

In 2008, she was cast as Morgana in “Merlin,” which gave her her breakthrough role. McGrath portrayed a young Princess Margaret in the docudrama “The Queen,” which she starred in 2009. She also participated in the comedy-drama film “A Princess For Christmas,” starring Roger Moore, and she had a supporting role in the science-fiction picture “Jurassic World.”

McGrath has appeared in several television shows, including “The Tudors,” “Labyrinth,” “Dates,” “Dracula,” “Slasher,” “Supergirl,” and more. She’s also appeared in films such as “Buttons,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” “The Throwaways,” “Leading Lady,” “W.E.,” and “Pebble.”

McGrath keeps most of her personal life private and isn’t even on social media. She was in a romantic relationship with Jonathan Meyers, which ended in 2007.

Career timeline

McGrath Makes Her Acting Debut

She makes her acting debut in “Damages.”

She Lands Her Breakthrough Role

McGrath gets cast as Morgana in “Merlin,” a role that launches her career.

McGrath Receives an Award Nomination

She’s nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “Merlin.”

She Features in “Jurassic World”

She has a supporting role as Zara Young in the commercially successful Sci-Fi movie.

She gets cast in “Supergirl”

She gets a recurring role in the CW series, “Supergirl.”

Why We Love Katie McGrath

  1. Her beautiful eyes

    McGrath has a unique condition called ‘heterochromia,’ which gives her different shades of colors in both eyes. These features make her stand out and are a sight to behold.

  2. She is a mental health advocate

    McGrath prioritizes mental health. She talked about the importance of mental health on the “Piece of My Mind” podcast in 2021.

  3. She practices self-care

    She believes self-care is important. She lists baking, reading, and tapestry as activities to engage in to take her mind off things.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She has a rare condition

    She has a condition called ‘heterochromia,’ which is so rare, it only affects 1% of the world’s population.

  2. She loves Bryce Dallas Howard

    McGrath’s favorite actress is Howard, with whom she featured in “Jurassic World.”

  3. She has a tattoo

    She has the word ‘purity,’ which means ‘Katie’ in Greek, tattooed on her waist.

  4. She did not intend to be an actor

    McGrath did not intend to pursue an acting career, she was a fashion journalist before being encouraged to begin acting.

  5. She worked many jobs

    She worked as a salesperson, makeup artist, and tattoo artist before becoming an actor.

Katie McGrath FAQs

Is Colin Morgan married to Katie McGrath?

No. The two of just very close friends.

Is Katie McGrath rich?

Katie McGrath has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Does Katie McGrath have social media?

Katie McGrath leads a very personal life and does not own any known social media account.

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