Full Name: Katie Lynn Leclerc
Conference: The BLESSED Conference, 7th seed
Birthday: Nov. 6, 1986 (age 26) | Height: 5’3″
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Katie Leclerc (pronounced Leh-Claire) is an actress who plays deaf teenager, Daphne Vasquez, in ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. She got her start in acting at an early age the hard way – doing commercial work – and later went on to have bit parts in hit shows such as The Big Bang Theory and one of my favorites, The Riches before getting her break on Switched at Birth.
Katie is the youngest of three siblings. Her oldest sister teaches American Sign Language, so Katie began learning it at age 17. At 20, Katie was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, an inner-ear disorder which causes vertigo and sporadic hearing loss. Katie loves to cook and her parents are restaurateurs and currently own a Chinese restaurant in San Antonio called Fire Wok.