Scream Queen Profile: Katharine Isabelle

Katharine IsabelleKatherine Isobel Murray, better known by her screen name Katharine Isabelle, is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Ginger in the Ginger Snaps trilogy and as Gibb in Freddy vs. Jason. She was born on November 2, 1981.

A native of Vancouver, Katharine Isabelle began acting at an early age. Her big screen debut came in Joel Schumacher’s critical success, Cousins, starring Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini, as Rossellini’s daughter.

Memorable guest appearances in such television series as The X-Files, DaVinci’s Inquest, Smallville and Supernatural followed. American audiences began to take notice of Isabelle after her performance in the teen thriller, Disturbing Behavior, and a memorable turn opposite Al Pacino in Christopher Nolan’s suspense hit, Insomnia.

As time went on, Isabelle won bigger roles which would eventually build up to a lead role in Ginger Snaps acting alongside her friend and co-star Emily Perkins, who was actually born in the same hospital and attended the same schools, albeit 5 years behind Perkins.

In 2008, Isabelle was the recipient of the Gemini Award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series” for her role in the critically acclaimed The Englishman’s Boy.

An avid competitive rider since childhood, Katharine still counts her two horses among her closest friends.