Katie Stevens is best known for finishing in eighth place on the ninth season of American Idol and starring as Karma Ashcroft in the MTV series Faking It and Jane Sloan in Freeform The Bold Type.
Born Name Katherine Mari Stevens
Nick Name Katie
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2010–present
Born: December 08, 1992, 26 years and 7 months, Southbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Height 5 ft 2½ in or 159 cm
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Measurements 34-25-33 in or 86-63.5-84 cm
Bra size 32B
Genre Pop, country
Instruments Vocals, piano, cello, flute
Distinctive Features Mixed looks
In June 2010, she graduated from Pomperaug High School in Southbury.
Father – Mark Stevens
Mother – Clara (nee Francisco) Stevens
Siblings – Ryan Stevens (Brother)
Others – Rita Francisco (Grandmother)
Stevens grew up in Middlebury, Connecticut, to Mark and Clara (nee Francisco) Stevens. She graduated from Pomperaug High School in Southbury in June 2010. She was named the 2009 Westbury Outstanding Teen at the Greater Watertown Scholarship Pageant.
Stevens is of Portuguese descent on her mother side and speaks Portuguese. She was instrumental in the creation of the Evan Gagnon Memorial Scholarship Fund, which gives college scholarships to the seniors of Pomperaug High School (Evan Gagnon, who died in January 2009 at the age of two, was the son of Stevens’ Spanish teacher.) She was a member of Pomperaug High School varsity swim team for four years. Stevens first performed for an audience at the age of five years, when she sang the national anthem at a party for a politician in her hometown.
When she was seven years old, she sang From This Moment On at an aunt wedding. She has long been active in her local theater community. She played Dorothy in both BSS Children Theater and Main Street Theater production of The Wizard of Oz. At Main Street Theater Stevens also played the role of Sharpay in High School Musical and The Cat in Honk. She played Nellie Forbush in Pomperaug High School South Pacific alongside Gary Dwyer as Emile DeBeque. She performed at Carnegie Hall at the age of 13.
Career – 2009–2010: American Idol
On August 13, 2009, she auditioned for American Idol in Boston, Massachusetts and sang At Last, where all four judges (including guest judge Victoria Beckham) advanced her to Hollywood. At the Boston audition, judge Kara DioGuardi called her one of the most talented 16-year-olds she had ever seen. In Hollywood, DioGuardi made the prediction, You could be the potential winner. On March 24, 2010, Stevens landed in the bottom 3 during elimination night, along with Paige Miles and Tim Urban. She was proclaimed safe, giving her a spot on the American Idol summer tour.
Most of the critiques the judges gave her had been with regard to her pitch, age, and song choice. In her performance of Chain of Fools, DioGuardi told her she had found where she belonged: RandB-pop, but she needed to work on being younger. She landed in the bottom three the following night but was declared safe, putting her into the Top 9.
In her Top 9 performance of Let It Be, all of the judges thought it was a huge improvement. Ellen stated that she wouldn’t be in the bottom 3 after that performance. Simon said that she had done what she was told by being Country, while Kara and Randy disagreed, opining that she has more of an RandB sensibility. Nonetheless, her performance secured her a position in the Top 8. However, the Top 9 remained intact for another week due to the judges’ save of Michael Lynche. She was eliminated from American Idol the following week on April 14, along with Andrew Garcia. Her elimination came second on the double elimination night. From July 1 to August 31, 2010 Stevens toured with the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010. On tour, she sang Here We Go Again and Fighter.
2010–present: Faking It and The Bold Type
After her elimination, Stevens made several appearances on talk shows. On April 16, 2010, she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she performed Over the Rainbow. Stevens also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman along with Andrew Garcia, where they sang Superhuman by Chris Brown and Keri Hilson. She and Garcia appeared on the Wendy Williams Show where she performed Big Girls Don’t Cry.
As of early November 2010, she has written 9 songs. Stevens was a guest performer on Ídolos Portugal on December 12, 2010, where she sang All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. In June 2012, Stevens played the title role in Todrick Hall YouTube sensation Beauty and the Beat.
She won the role of Karma Ashcroft on the MTV scripted comedy, Faking It, which premiered on April 22, 2014. In 2015, Stevens was cast as Lindsey Willows in the CSI finale movie Immortality.
In 2016, it was announced that Stevens was cast as Jane Sloan in the Freeform show The Bold Type which premiered on June 20, 2017.
She is engaged to marry her longtime boyfriend, Paul DiGiovanni.
Katie has Portuguese ancestry on her mom side.
As a Singer
She has written many songs. Until November 2010, she had written 9 songs.
In 2013, she first appeared in the short drama film Running Up That Hill for her role as a “Girl at Party.”
First TV Show
As an actress, her first TV show was comedy series I’ll Bring the Awkward for her role as Alexis Martin in an episode entitled “The Hammer of Destiny.”
Her workout routine is not known. But, she has been an active runner and swimmer in high school. So, Katie has toned legs and even butt. She believes her booty nice and round shape is due to genetic reasons.
It seems she is more into Paleo diet.
Katie Stevens Favorite Things
Food – Sushi
Katie Stevens Facts
At Greater Watertown Scholarship Pageant, Katie received the title of 2009 Westbury Outstanding Teen.
She knows Portuguese and English and can also speak Spanish.
At an aunt wedding, she sang the Shania Twain‘s song “From This Moment On.” At that time, she was 7.
She started singing at the age of 3.
For four years, she was a part of her high school swimming team.
Katie Faking It co-star, Rita Volk also auditioned for the role of Karma Ashcroft in the MTV comedy, Faking It. But, as we know, the role went to Katie.
Talking about her style icons, Meryl Streep is one of them.
She is best friends with Rita Volk.
In the past, she has worked at the cupcake bakery chain, Sprinkles Cupcakes.
In August 2009, she participated in the 9th season of American Idol where she finally finished at #8 before getting eliminated. When she auditioned at the show, Victoria Beckham was the guest judge.
She wanted to be a chef and not a singer as she is really good at cooking.
She feels sexiest in underwear and a t-shirt.
She has a girl crush on Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, and Jennifer Aniston as she likes their bodies.