Date Of Birth

September 31, 1981


Katie Cleary was born on September 31, 1981. Her mother brought her up in a Chicago suburb, but her father and grandparents lived nearby in order to make sure they were also a part of Katie’s life. Being the only child, Katie spent most of her time daydreaming about the glamorous life of a Hollywood celebrity. While studying in high school, Katie also took on small modeling jobs in Chicago. After graduating, she took advantage of a Track scholarship and attended a Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin, where she graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing. In 2004, she worked as a real estate agent and eventually took some acting classes in the hopes of developing her craft.

As a Finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1, Katie was criticized for appearing too sexual in her photos. The second challenge called for another swimwear photo shoot, this time for Stuff Magazine. Katie was the second to be eliminated because the judges felt her sexual appeal was detrimental for her career as a model.

After Top Model, Clearly appeared in movies such as The Break Up and The Lake House. She was also a model on Deal or No Deal. She was the one who held case number 11 permanently to replace Jill Manas who moved to case number 12 when Season 1 started. Since then, she has continued her appearances on movies and short films, in addition to landing a guest role on the TV series Chuck.

Place of Birth

Chicago, Illinois

Birth Name

Katie Cleary




2011: Palominas – Blue Velvet
2011: The Last Best Place – Dee
2011: Killing Angels – Catrina
2011: Shooting for Tomorrow (short) – Marisa Tomei
2011: Working Class (TV series) – Samantha
2010: Chuck (TV series) – Laura
2010: The Riverside Shuffle (short) – Jamie
2010: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV series) – Actress in Skit/Actress with Jay
2010: Iron Man 2 – Beautiful Girl
2010: Tosh.0 (TV series) – Katie
2010: Doheny Models (TV series) – Katie
2009: Fake or Real (TV movie)
2009: Heckle U (TV series) – Amanda Marsh
2009: Shipping and Receiving (short) – Sarah
2005-2009: Get Out (TV series documentary) – Herself – Host
2005-2008: Deal or No Deal (TV series) – Model
2008: CSI: NY (TV series) – Jessica Redi
2008: Rules of Engagement (TV series) – Bridesmaid
2007: Medium (TV series) – Deal or no Deal #11
2007: Stripper Academy (video) – Sleeping Beauty
2007: Entourage (TV series) – Receptionist
2007: Redline – Model
2005: Casting Ripe Live (TV series) – Host
2006: The Lake House – Christopher Plummer’s Student
2006: The Break-Up – Girlfriend
2006: Related (TV series) – Hostess
2006: Freddie (TV series) – Freddie’s Girlfriend
2006: Deal or No Deal (Video Game) – Model
2003: America’s Next Top Model (TV series) – Model
1999: MTV Fashionably Loud: Miami (TV movie) – Model
1993: Elite Model’s Look of the Year (TV movie) – Model


5′ 8 1/2″ (1.74 m)