Katie Leclerc grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, the youngest of three siblings in a close-knit family. In grade school, her spunky personality and megawatt smile won her the lead role in a production of Annie. It was in this play that she discovered her passion for acting, while juggling other after-school activities such as basketball, choir and dance. When her family moved to San Diego, Leclerc continued to pursue theatre at Valley Center High. She started booking commercials including Pepsi, Cingular, Comcast and GE. Then she got her first big break, a role on the cult favorite TV show, “Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell.
Currently Leclerc stars in the hit ABC Family show "Switched at Birth." Her other TV credits include "CSI," “The Riches,” “The Ex-List” and “The Hard Times of RJ Berger.” She also starred in the feature films “The Inner Circle” and “Flying By,” with Billy Ray Cyrus as well as the independent film "Mesmerized." At home Leclerc can often be found hiking on one of L.A.’s hidden trails.