Mackenzie Foy

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Mackenzie Foy
Mackenzie Foy by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mackenzie Foy at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012 on the The Twilight Saga panel
Born Mackenzie Christine Foy
(2000-11-10) November 10, 2000 (age 14)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2009–present
Height 5'1

Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American child model and actress. She is best known for her role as Renesmee Cullen, the daughter of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Mackenzie Foy was born in Los Angeles, California,[3] to a homemaker mother and a truck driver father.[4] She is homeschooled. She has an older brother.[3] She began modeling in print ads in 2004, working for Garnet Hill, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Guess (Kids).[3][5][6] From there she modeled for several companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, and Gap.[7]

Her career as an actress started when she was 9, guest starring in several television shows such as 'Til Death, FlashForward, and Hawaii Five-0; in 2010, she was cast in the role of Renesmee Cullen in the movie 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 along with Chandler Canterbury. In February 2012, Foy joined the cast of James Wan's horror film The Conjuring, initially titled The Warren Files.[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 Foy was 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] The movie, directed by Darnell Martin, also stars Josh Lucas, Ellen Burstyn, Ned Bellamy, Laura Fraser, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Alano Miller and JP Vanderloo.[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), which also stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Matthew McConaughey, and Casey Affleck.[13] She also starred as the voice of Violet in 'The Boxcar Children' in 2014.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 'Til Death Little Girl TV series (1 episode: "No Complaints")
2010 FlashForward Kate Erskine TV series (1 episode: "Blowback")
Hawaii Five-0 Lily Wilson TV series (1 episode: "Ho'apono")
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Renesmee Cullen
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Natalie TV series (1 episode: "The Return of Lilly D")
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Renesmee Cullen
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Georgia Lomin TV series (1 episode: "Red Eye")
2013 The Conjuring Cindy Perron
Wish You Well Lou Cardinal
Ernest & Celestine Celestine Voice
2014 Interstellar Young Murph
The Boxcar Children Violet TV movie; post-production
Black Eyed Dog Daisy Post-production
The Cookie Mobster Sally TV movie; post-production
The Little Prince The Girl Voice; post-production


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


  1. ^ "Breaking Dawn Filming News: Mackenzie Foy To Appear In Breaking Dawn Part 1?". November 22, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Meet Renesmee! Mackenzie Foy of 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'". June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  4. ^
  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 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. ^ "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. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ Siede, Caroline (December 15, 2014). "The Critics’ Choice Awards enjoyed Birdman and Boyhood as well". The AV Club. 

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