Kiernan Shipka

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Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan Shipka.jpg
Shipka at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Born Kiernan Brennan Shipka
(1999-11-10) November 10, 1999 (age 14)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Kiki Shipka
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Website
kiernanshipka.com

Kiernan Brennan "Kiki" Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American child actress noted for playing Don and Betty Draper's daughter Sally on the AMC series Mad Men, and for voicing Jinora in The Legend of Korra.

Career[edit]

Shipka began doing commercial print modeling when she was a baby.[1]

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.[2]

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."[3] Initially a recurring guest star, Shipka was upgraded to a series regular with the start of season four.[4]

Shipka played Cathy in Flowers in the Attic, which premiered on January 18, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

She 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.[1][4][5] The family relocated to Los Angeles when she was six to support her acting career.[4] Kiernan got her black belt in taekwondo in June, 2012.

Shipka's hobbies include golf and cooking. She enjoys watching Barefoot Contessa and Good Eats on the Food Network[6] and she has been taking ballroom dancing classes since age 5.[7] She claims Grace Kelly as an inspiration.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dimension Molly
2008 Lower Learning Sarah
2009 Rag Doll Story, AA Rag Doll Story Girl Short film
2009 Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid
2009 Carriers Jodie
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 TV film
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)
2007-2014 Mad Men Sally Draper Regular role (83 episodes)
2011 Smooch Zoe Cole TV film
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 TV film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards[9] Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Won
Young Artist Awards[10] Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress Mad Men Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards[9] Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Won
Young Artist Awards[11] 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[9] Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated
Young Artist Awards[12] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ryan, Maureen (2012-08-13). "'Mad' tween takes drama in stride". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Anthony McCartney (2010-01-24). "Stars of TV and Film Mingle at SAG Awards - ABC News". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  3. ^ Dale Roe. "Devoted TV watchers name their dream Emmy winners", Austin American-Statesman, July 4, 2010, page H-1.
  4. ^ a b c Rackl, Lori (2012-03-23). "Chicago girl goes from Kiddieland to Sterling Cooper". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Erin Brennan, John Shipka". articles.chicagotribune.com. 1995-12-23. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Hochberg, Mina. "Q&A with Kiernan Shipka", AMCtv.com, 21 September 2010.
  7. ^ Chang, Bee-Shyuan (23 March 2012). "Growth Spurts Considered: Kiernan Shipka of ‘'Mad Men’' — What I Wore". New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
  9. ^ a b c Kiernan Shipka at SAG Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  10. ^ 30th Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  11. ^ 31st Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  12. ^ 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 

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