Kiernan Shipka

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Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan Shipka at PaleyFest 2014 HQ.jpg
Shipka at PaleyFest 2014
Born Kiernan Brennan Shipka
(1999-11-10) November 10, 1999 (age 15)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Website kiernanshipka.com

Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for playing Sally Draper on the AMC series Mad Men and voicing Jinora in the Nickelodeon series The Legend of Korra.

Early life[edit]

Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and his wife, Erin Ann (née Brennan).[1][2][3] She has been taking ballroom dancing classes since the age of five.[4] Her family relocated to Los Angeles, California when she was six to support her acting career.[2]

Career[edit]

Shipka at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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.[5]

Shipka's received accolades for her individual performance on Mad Men. 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."[6] Initially a recurring guest star, Shipka was upgraded to a series regular with the start of season four.[2] She got the part after two auditions.[7]

Shipka's post-production Mad Men credits include Flowers in the Attic as Cathy and Kat in the Oz Perkins horror film, February.[8]

In 2014, Shipka was named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014" by Time magazine.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Shipka names Grace Kelly as an inspiration.[10]

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 Uncredited
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
2014 Edge of the Woods, TheThe Edge of the Woods Alice Short film
2015 One & Two Eva
2015 When Marnie Was There Marnie English voice dub
2015 Fan Girl Telulah Farrow
2015 February Kat

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Monk Little Girl 2 episodes
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: "Madtv Ruined My Life"
2007 Heroes Little Girl in Fire Episode: "Four Months Ago..."
2007–09 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Various 6 episodes
2007–15 Mad Men Sally Draper Main role
2011 Smooch Zoe Cole Movie
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Kiernan Shipka Episode: "Parent Trap..."
2012–14 Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of Korra Jinora (voice) 25 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!"
2015 Project Runway Herself Episode: "Fashion Flip"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice
2014 The Legend of Korra (video game) Jinora

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 Satellite Awards Best Cast – Television Series Mad Men Won [11]
2009 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Won [12]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress Mad Men Nominated [13]
2010 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Won [12]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Short Film – Young Actress Squeaky Clean Nominated [14]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Carriers Nominated [14]
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated [12]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Nominated [14]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Mad Men Nominated [14]
2012 Young Hollywood Awards Scene Stealer Female Mad Men Won [15]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Smooch Nominated [16]
2013 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated [17]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (Television) – Young Actress The Legend of Korra Nominated [18]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress Mad Men Won [18]
Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Lucy Award Mad Men Won [19]
2014 Young Hollywood Awards You're So Fancy Nominated [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ryan, Maureen (August 13, 2012). "'Mad' tween takes drama in stride". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Rackl, Lori (March 23, 2012). "Chicago girl goes from Kiddieland to Sterling Cooper". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Erin Brennan, John Shipka". articles.chicagotribune.com. December 23, 1995. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Chang, Bee-Shyuan (March 23, 2012). "Growth Spurts Considered: Kiernan Shipka of ‘'Mad Men’' — What I Wore". New York Times. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Anthony McCartney (January 24, 2010). "Stars of TV and Film Mingle at SAG Awards – ABC News". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved March 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Dale Roe. "Devoted TV watchers name their dream Emmy winners", Austin American-Statesman, July 4, 2010, page H-1.
  7. ^ Galanes, Philip (March 26, 2015). "Growing Up on ‘Mad Men’: A Conversation With Matthew Weiner and Kiernan Shipka". The New York Times (New York: NYTC). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Trail of Blood In ‘February’". Bloody Disgusting. BD. October 13, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014". Time. Time Inc. October 13, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
  11. ^ "2007 12th Annual SATELLITE Awards". International Press Academy. Retrieved December 21, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b c Kiernan Shipka at SAG Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  13. ^ 30th Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  14. ^ a b c d 31st Annual Young Artist Awards, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  15. ^ Jon Weisman. "CW to Broadcast Young Hollywood Awards Aug. 1". Variety. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Young Artist Awards – President's Message". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  17. ^ "'Lincoln,' 'Silver Linings' top SAG film noms". Variety.com. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Crystal + Lucy Awards 2013". Women in Film Los Angeles. April 29, 2013. 
  20. ^ Douglas Cobb. "2014 Young Hollywood Awards Show Nominees". Guardian Liberty Voice. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 

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