Shipka at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring Mad Men
|Born||Kiernan Brennan Shipka
November 10, 1999
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Kiki Shipka|
Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and his wife, Erin Ann (née Brennan), a one-time queen of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade. She has been taking ballroom dancing classes since the age of five. Her family relocated to Los Angeles, California when she was six to support her acting career.
Shipka began doing commercial print modeling when she was a baby. As part of Mad Men's ensemble cast, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009.
Shipka's individual performance on Mad Men has been well received. In naming her as his dream nominee for the "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" Emmy Award, Austin American-Statesman critic Dale Roe remarked, "This 10-year-old actress was so affecting as troubled Sally Draper last season that it seems odd that she's only just been upgraded to series regular. If Shipka's upcoming Mad Men work—struggling with the broken marriage of her parents and entering preteendom in the tumultuous 1960s—remains as amazing as it was in season three, this is a ballot wish that could come true next year." Initially a recurring guest star, Shipka was upgraded to a series regular with the start of season four.
Shipka played Cathy in Flowers in the Attic, which premiered on January 18, 2014.
In 2014 Shipka was named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014" by Time magazine. 
|2009||Rag Doll Story, AA Rag Doll Story||Girl||Short film|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Tar Pits Kid|
|2009||House Broken||Tammy Tawber|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Little Girl|
|2010||Ryan and Randi Show, TheThe Ryan and Randi Show||Lala La Lala||Short film|
|2010||Squeaky Clean||Emily||Short film|
|2012||Empty Room, TheThe Empty Room||Juliet||Short film|
|2013||Very Good Girls||Eleanor|
|2013||We Rise Like Smoke||Young Kyler||Short film|
|2013||Child Star Psychologist 2 with Kiernan Shipka||Short film|
|2014||Edge of the Woods, TheThe Edge of the Woods||Alice||Short film|
|2015||One & Two||Eva|
|2006||Monk||Little Girl||Episodes: "Mr. Monk, Private Eye", "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink"|
|2006||Angriest Man in Suburbia, TheThe Angriest Man in Suburbia||Lola||Movie|
|2007||Cory in the House||Sophie's Classmate||Episode: "Mall of Confusion"|
|2007||MADtv||Upset Child||Episode: "Mad TV Ruined My Life"|
|2007||Heroes||Little Girl in Fire||Episode: "Four Months Ago..."|
|2007–2009||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Various||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2007–2015||Mad Men||Sally Draper||Regular role|
|2012||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Kiernan Shipka||Episode: "Parent Trap..."|
|2012–2014||Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of Korra||Jinora (voice)||Recurring role; 18 episodes|
|2013||Sofia the First||Oona (voice)||Episode: "The Floating Palace"|
|2014||Flowers in the Attic||Cathy Dollanganger||Movie|
|2015||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Kymmi||Episode: "Kimmy Has A Birthday!"|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Short Film - Young Actress||Squeaky Clean||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress||Carriers||Nominated|
|2011||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2012||Young Hollywood Awards||Scene Stealer Female||Mad Men||Won|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (Television) - Young Actress||The Legend of Korra||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress||Mad Men||Won|
- Ryan, Maureen (2012-08-13). "'Mad' tween takes drama in stride". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
- Rackl, Lori (2012-03-23). "Chicago girl goes from Kiddieland to Sterling Cooper". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
- "Erin Brennan, John Shipka". articles.chicagotribune.com. 1995-12-23. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
- Chang, Bee-Shyuan (23 March 2012). "Growth Spurts Considered: Kiernan Shipka of ‘'Mad Men’' — What I Wore". New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- Anthony McCartney (2010-01-24). "Stars of TV and Film Mingle at SAG Awards - ABC News". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
- Dale Roe. "Devoted TV watchers name their dream Emmy winners", Austin American-Statesman, July 4, 2010, page H-1.
- Hochberg, Mina. "Q&A with Kiernan Shipka", AMCtv.com, 21 September 2010.
- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
- Kiernan Shipka at SAG Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012
- 30th Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012
- 31st Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012
- 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012
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