Mackenzie Foy

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Mackenzie Foy
Mackenzie Foy by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (2000-11-10) November 10, 2000 (age 14)
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2009–present

Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American child model and actress. She is best known for her role as Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film,[1][2] and as Murph in the 2014 space epic Interstellar.

Early life[edit]

Mackenzie Foy was born on November 10, 2000, to a homemaker mother and truck driver father. She grew up near Los Angeles, California,[3] and began modeling at a very young age. Mackenzie was around 9 years old when she wanted to become an atress.[4]


Foy began modeling in print ads in 2004, working for Garnet Hill, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Guess.[3][5][6] From there, she modeled for companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, and Gap.[7]

Foy's career as an actress started when she was nine years old, guest starring in television shows such as 'Til Death, FlashForward, and Hawaii Five-0. In 2010, she was cast as Renesmee Cullen in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's book Breaking Dawn, fourth and final of the Twilight saga novel series. The first movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, in which Renesmee is only shown in a flash forward, was released on November 18, 2011, while the second one, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, on November 16, 2012.

In 2014, Foy appeared in Erica Dunton's movie Black Eyed Dog. In February 2012, she joined the cast of James Wan's horror film The Conjuring.[8] Shooting started on February 21 in North Carolina, and the film was released in July 2013.[9] In February, she was also in the last episode of the second season of the horror TV series R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, in which she played Natalie, a girl who goes to live with her grandfather, finding out that one of the dolls is alive and has bad intentions.[10]

On October 10, 2012, Foy joined Wish You Well, the film adaptation of David Baldacci's book, where she plays the lead.[11][11] On 17 November 2012 Foy was in another episode of R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, playing Georgia Lomin.[12] Foy co-starred in Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar (2014).[13] She also provided the voice of Violet in The Boxcar Children (2014).[14]

Personal Life[edit]

Mackenzie lives in Los Angeles. Bill Condon inspired Foy to go to film school to become a director. Foy plans on winning 2 Oscars, one for acting, and one for directing. Foy has 2 pets, a cat named Luna, and a dog named FireFly.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Renesmee Cullen
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Renesmee Cullen
2013 The Conjuring Cindy Perron
2013 Wish You Well Lou Cardinal
2013 Ernest & Celestine Celestine Voice
2014 Interstellar Young Murph Cooper
2014 The Boxcar Children Violet Television film
2014 Black Eyed Dog Daisy
2014 The Cookie Mobster Sally Television film
2015 The Little Prince The Girl Voice
2016 The Great Wall


Year Title Role Notes
2009 'Til Death Little Girl Episode: "No Complaints"
2010 FlashForward Kate Erskine Episode: "Blowback"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Lily Wilson Episode: "Ho'apono"
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Natalie Episode: "The Return of Lilly D"
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Georgia Lomin Episode: "Red Eye"


Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Couple[15]
(shared with Taylor Lautner)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Won
2013 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Ensemble[15]
(shared with cast)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Won
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress[2][16] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Nominated
2014 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance[17] Interstellar Nominated
2014 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Interstellar Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Young Performer[18] Interstellar Nominated


  1. ^ "Breaking Dawn Filming News: Mackenzie Foy To Appear In Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2?". November 22, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Meet Renesmee! Mackenzie Foy of 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'". June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
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  5. ^ "Mackenzie Foy, 'Twilight' Star, On Shooting 'Breaking Dawn' And Her Favorite Scene". July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "'Twilight' Star Renesmee Revealed: 5 Things to Know About Mackenzie Foy". June 13, 2012. Archived from bella and edwards daughter Mackenzie_Foy_5_Things_to_Know_About_/30672701 the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Meet Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's baby (in Twilight)". January 27, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mackenzie Foy On For The Warren Files". Empire Online. February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Horror pic taps 'Twilight,' 'Dark Knight' kids". February 6, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ ""Twilight" star Mackenzie Foy battles an evil doll in "The Haunting Hour"". February 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Mackenzie Foy of ‘Breaking Dawn’ Joins Adaptation of ‘Wish You Well’". October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mackenzie Foy is Guest Starring in a Brand New 'Haunting Hour'". November 12, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Casting Net: Jessica Chastain in talks for 'A Most Violent Year'; Plus, Linda Cardellini, Anna Kendrick". July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
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  15. ^ a b "The 33rd Annual RAZZIE® Awards". Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Actress, Hoover native Savannah Lathem wins Young Artist Award for 'California Solo' movie". 5 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
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  18. ^ Siede, Caroline (December 15, 2014). "The Critics’ Choice Awards enjoyed Birdman and Boyhood as well". The AV Club. 

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