Mia Mckenna-Bruce

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Mia Mckenna Bruce
Born Mia Sasha Mckenna Bruce
(1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 17)
Bexley, London
Nationality British
Education Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Mia Sasha McKenna Bruce (born 3 July 1997) is an English teen actress, best known for her roles as Tee Taylor in the BAFTA winning British children's television series, Tracy Beaker Returns and in spin-off series The Dumping Ground, as Penny Branning, the daughter of Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and Selina Branning (Daisy Beaumont), in EastEnders, and as Ashley Tyler in 2009 film The Fourth Kind.


Mia's first role was a ballet girl in the West End production of Billy Elliot.[1][2] Her first TV role was the minor role of Ester aged 6 in the TV short, Small Dark Places. She then almost immediately starred in Holby City as Abi Taylor for one episode. Mia then appeared in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders as Penny Branning. She had a two episode guest in in January 2008 and then another three episode guest stint April 2008. Mia next starred in The Bill in 2009 as Keira Curtis for one episode. She then moved on to Doctors for a slightly longer stint of three episodes. Later in 2009, Mia starred in her first film role, The Fourth Kind, playing Ashley Tyler. Her next role was as main character Tee Taylor in Tracy Beaker Returns for three years from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, Mia appeared in the TV series Spy for 1 episode and in 5 episodes of The Tracy Beaker Survival Guide. Since 2013, she has appeared as Tee Taylor[3] again in BAFTA winning The Dumping Ground a spin - off of Tracy Beaker Returns. The Dumping Ground has aired for two series, and a third series has been confirmed to be broadcast in early 2015. Mia also played Tee in 'The Dumping Ground Survival files', which aired on CBBC in early 2014.


Year Title Role Notes Refs
2008 Small Dark Places Ester - Aged 6 1 Episode
Holby City Abi Taylor
EastEnders Penny Branning 5 Episodes
2009 The Bill Keira Curtis 1 Episode
Doctors Pearl Snow 3 Episodes
The Fourth Kind Ashley Tyler Film role
2010–12 Tracy Beaker Returns Tee Taylor Regular Role
2011 Spy Ashley 1 Episode
2011 The Tracy Beaker Survival Files Tee Taylor 5 Episodes
2013— The Dumping Ground Tee Taylor Regular role


External links[edit]

Mia McKenna Bruce at the Internet Movie Database