Alex McKenna

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Alex McKenna
Born Alex McKenna
(1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present

Alex McKenna (born October 15, 1984) is an American television and film actress. She gained fame by playing Petunia Stupid in The Stupids (1996) and Mickey Apple in You Wish (1997). She resumed her acting career with guest appearances in CW hit teen drama series 90210 in 2010. In 2012, she had recurring appearances in the TV series, including Dallas, Guys with Kids and Two and a Half Men. She served as a voice actress in the The Legend of Korra (2014) and appeared in the horror film Haunted (2014).

Early life[edit]

McKenna was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is American and her mother is American of French and Scandinavian provenance. She attended Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

McKenna started out as a child actress, who had small roles in movies and television shows.[1] She is known for her roles as Amanda in the horror movie Campfire Tales and as Linda Ross in Joey.[2] She also played Petunia Stupid alongside Tom Arnold in the 1996 movie The Stupids. In 1998, she was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series (You Wish) in Young Artist Awards. She was recognized when she started making guest appearances in popular television series such as Malcolm In the Middle and Boston Public. She landed herself in the role of Abby Macy in NBC's crime drama Crossing Jordan. She played a teenager, who became addicted to heroin upon dropping out of college. McKenna appeared in 12 episodes.[3]

She took a few years break from acting to attend a university. In 2009, she played the lead role of Megs in short film The City of Lights.[4] In September 2010, she appeared in three episodes of the CW hit teen drama series 90210, a spin-off of the 1990s Fox series Beverly Hills, 90210. In February 2012, McKenna landed a role in the TNT revival of the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas. She also made guest appearances in Two and a Half Men, Sketchy and Guys with Kids. In March 2014, she appeared in the horror film Haunted along with Luke Kleintank and Lesley-Anne Down.

Personal life[edit]

She is dating actor Josh Close.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1996 A Woman Undone (TV) Jennifer
The Stupids Petunia Stupid
1997 Joey Linda Ross
Campfire Tales Amanda
Heart of Fire (TV) Katy Stoler
1998 Safety Patrol (TV) Hannah Zapruder Also known as Disney's Safety Patrol
2000 What Women Want Alex's Friend
2009 The City of Lights Megs Short film
2012 The Longer Day of Happiness Elizabeth
2013 Stand By Jenny Short film
The Freemason Rana Burkhalter
2014 Single in South Beach Gina
Other People's Children Jillian
Haunted Eve
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Middle Ages Hillary Cooper 3 Episodes
1993 The Trouble with Larry Lindsay Flatt Recurring Character
1994 Winnetka Road Leah Barker Series Regular
1997–1998 You Wish Mickey Apple 13 Episodes
1997 ABC TGIF Mickey Apple Episode: "Frightful Halloween Bash"
2000 Boston Public Melissa Episode: "Chapter Seven"
2001 Malcolm In the Middle Beth Episode: "Bowling"
2001–2006 Crossing Jordan Abby Macy 12 Episodes
2010 90210 Cat 3 Episodes
2011 Shake It Up Sarah Episode: "Review It Up"
2012–2013 The Legend of Korra Senna / Additional Voices Voice Role
Dallas Rebecca Sutter 4 Episodes
2012 Guys with Kids Megan Episode: "Pilot"
Two and a Half Men Michelle Episode: "That's Not What They Call It in Amsterdam"
Sketchy Rudolph, Little Boy / Ariel Episodes: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Christmas", "Prawn Stars"
Common Law Irene Episode: "Pilot"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex McKenna filmography Lucy Who. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  2. ^ Filmography for Alex McKenna TV Guide. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Alex McKenna filmography Fancast. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Allow me to introduce Alex McKenna The City of Lights film. Retrieved April 5, 2010.

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