Katie Leclerc grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, the youngest of 3 siblings in a close-knit family.  In grade school, Katie’s spunky personality and megawatt smile won her the lead role in a production of “Annie.” It was in this play that Katie discovered her passion for acting, while juggling other after-school activities such as basketball, choir, and dance. When her family moved to San Diego, Katie continued to pursue theatre at Valley Center High. She started booking commercials: Pepsi, Cingular, Comcast, GE; then she got her first big break - a role on the cult TV show, “Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell. Katie has continued to work in television. Her TV credits include The Riches, The Ex-List, and The Hard Times of RJ Berger. She starred in the feature film “The Inner Circle” and was also in the feature “Flying By” with Billy Ray Cyrus. At home, Katie loves to cook, and she’s quite excellent at it.  You can often find her hiking away the calories from her sinful concoctions on one of L.A.’s hidden trails. Katie can currently be seen in the role of Daphne Vasquez on ABC Family's Switched At Birth premiering Summer 2011.