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Katie Leclerc

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Katie Leclerc
as Daphne Vasquez
• ◦ • ◦ •


November 6, 1986




2005 — Present


Katie Lynn Leclerc is an American actress who plays Daphne Vasquez.


Personal Life

She was born on November 6, 1986 in Texas.[1] She is the youngest of three siblings.[2] However, she grew up a hearing person until she lost her hear sense to Ménière's disease at the age of 20.[3] At 17, she was interested to learn American Sign Language, besides Leclerc does use the Deaf accent for her character for Switched at Birth later. On September 2014, she married to her boyfriend, Brian Habecost, that they were together for long time.[4]


She started doing the acting in her seventh grade when she got her lead role in a production of Annie.[5] She then continued her work in some commercials and many TV shows. Her first main acting role was Switched at Birth where she plays her teenager character, Daphne Vasquez. (See below for Filmography.)


  • Despite the fact that Katie plays a teenager on Switched at Birth, she is actually 28 years old.
  • Much like Daphne on Switched at Birth, Katie loves to cook. Her parents even own a Chinese restaurant in San Antonio, Texas called "Fire Wok".[6][7]
  • Katie often posts behind the scenes photos of Switched at Birth on her Instagram account katieleclerc.
  • Katie adopted a dog she named Gus, an Australian Cattle Dog, who is deaf. She taught him how to understand sign language.[8]
  • In November of 2013 Katie became engaged to her long-time boyfriend, real-estate agent Brian Stuart Habecost.[9]
  • Katie is involved with many charities, including the Meniere's Disease Resource Foundation.[10]
  • Katie was bullied in school and often discusses it in interviews. She even joined ABC Family's Digital Drama campaign along with other ABC Family stars including her Switched at Birth co-star Vanessa Marano.[11][12]


Year Title Role
2006 Gravy Train Lydia Faye
2009 Flying By Ally
2009 The Inner Circle Claire
2012 Seven Lanterns Rachel Hawthorne
2013 The Confession Katie Lapp
2014 The Ones Katie
2014 Caffeinated Coffee Lover

Television Shows

Year Title Role Episode
2005 Veronica Mars Crystal Silence of the Lamb
2006 Fashion House Sara Recurring role (4 episodes)
2007 The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show Tokersville Queen Salute to America
2007 Saints & Sinners Bride Dance, Dance Revolution
2008 The Riches Teen Girl Friday Night Lights
2008 The Ex List Mila Protect and Serve
2010 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Deaf Girl Lily Pad
2011 The John Kerwin Show Herself (guest) Katie Leclerc
2011 The Big Bang Theory Emily The Wiggly Finger Catalyst
2011-Present Switched at Birth Daphne Vasquez Lead role
2012 The Chew Herself (guest) Extra Value Friday
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Christine Play Dead
2013 Teens Wanna Know Herself (guest) LA Times Festival of Books
2013 Good Day L.A. Herself (guest) March 4, 2013
2013 My Synthesized Life Amanda Amanda, A Disturbance Force
2014 Community Carol Analysis of Cork-Based Networking

Appearances in Switched at Birth


See the Katie Leclerc and her character article for more pictures...

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