Katie Cleary

Inside Biography


Katie Cleary is an American actress and model, who is best known to TV Game show audiences as Briefcase Model #11 on NBC-TV Game show and former contestant from season one on a reality show America's Next Top Model

Early life and Education

Katie Cleary was born on September 21, 1981. She was born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago by her mother. Her father, Thomas Cleary and her grandparents also lived nearby to let her know that they were also part of Katie's life. Katie spent most of her time daydreaming about a top model and having a Hollywood celebrity life. 

Katie Cleary was very determined about her dreams since childhood, her strength, confidence came from her mother's heavy struggle and love. Without her mother, Katie would never have aimed to move to LA to pursue her career in acting and modeling.

After several years of evenness in high school and her modeling career in Chicago, Katie joined Liberal arts college in Wisconsin on a track scholarship. Later she graduated from Carthage University College with a degree in business and marketing while working as a part-time model. 


Katie Cleary, took a real state position in Chicago, in the summer of 2004. Meanwhile, she joined acting cla s ses and worked on four different movie sets while continuing her modeling.

Katie's first break in media came from hit reality show America's Next Top Model season 1 while she was still in college. After the show, She returned to Wisconsin to finish her degree and make enough money selling real estate to move to Los Angelos.

After making her arrival in Los Angelos and within in weeks, Katie Cleary, landed the role of Briefcase Beauty #11 in NBC's hit show Deal or No Deal!, where she worked for four years. Katie has also worked on several movies such as The Break-Up, Lake House, and her last film project Iron Man 2

Personal life

Flashing back towards her personal life, Katie Cleary was married to her late husband, Andrew Stern on July 31, 2010. However, the couple could not last longer. Katie's husband Andrew Stern committed suicide on June 22, 2014, at a shooting range in Saint Fernando Valley. Now she is living her life happily without any involvement in love affairs with any boyfriend.

Before the incident, Katie's late husband Andrew filed up for divorce after she was seen pictured with Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier in Cannes in May.

Katie was caught cozying up to Leonardo and Adrian and with some friends believing of her flirtations frustrated her husband over the edge. Whereas a source close to Leo tell us Katie and the actor never got into any kind of affairs. 

'Last 5 years we spent together have been some of the best and most challenging time of our lives. Spending life with Andrew has given me a perspective that shows how life is so precious; says Katie.  

Social activities and Charity

Katie Cleary's another biggest pa s sion is rescuing animals. Katie has helped find homes for thousands of unwanted animals. Katie volunteers at various animal rescue groups, one of them are Tippi Hedren's Sanctuary for exotic bog cats, " Wildlife Way Station, and Shambala".

Katie has been working with these organizations over eight years. One of her many accomplishments was gathering 10 humane organizations in Chicago and producing for a fundraiser which raised money to help support animal rescue and abuse centers in Chicago. 

Net worth

Katie Cleary earns good amount from her acting and modeling career which adds up to her total net worth. The net worth of the actress is estimated to be $250 thousand.  

by Bchrome, 19 Mar, 2017

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