Mackenzie Davis

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Mackenzie Davis
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Davis at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Mackenzie Rio Davis

(1987-04-01) April 1, 1987 (age 34)
Alma materMcGill University
Years active2011–present
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]

Mackenzie Rio Davis (born April 1, 1987)[2] is a Canadian actress, producer, and model. She made her feature film debut in Smashed (2012), and later appeared in Breathe In (2013), The F Word (2013), for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination, That Awkward Moment (2014), The Martian (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and Happiest Season (2020). From 2014 to 2017, she starred as computer programmer Cameron Howe in the television series Halt and Catch Fire.[3] She also co-starred in the "San Junipero" episode of the television series Black Mirror. In 2019, she starred as the augmented super-soldier Grace in Terminator: Dark Fate opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Early life[edit]

Davis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to Lotte, a British graphic designer from South Africa, and John Davis, a hairdresser from Liverpool, England.[4] Her parents own AG Hair. She graduated from the private Collingwood School in the exclusive suburb of West Vancouver in 2005 and then attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She went on to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.[5][6]


Davis at TIFF 2015

Davis's first feature film was Smashed. In 2015, Davis appeared in The Martian as a NASA satellite communications engineer named Mindy Park. From 2014 to 2017, she played programming prodigy Cameron Howe in Halt and Catch Fire for the duration of its four-season run.[7][8]

In 2016, she starred as Yorkie in "San Junipero", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[9] In June 2016, Davis was cast as Mariette in Blade Runner 2049.[10]

In 2019, she headlined as one of the newest cast members to join in Terminator: Dark Fate. In the film, Mackenzie stars as an augmented super soldier from the future who is sent back in time to protect Dani Ramos. In October 2019, she was cast as one of the lead roles in the HBO Max miniseries Station Eleven.[11]

In 2020, Davis starred as Kate in The Turning, opposite Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince. The film is a modern adaptation of the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. She also starred as Diana Hastings in Irresistible, a film by Jon Stewart about the outsized influence of money on the American electoral system. She also starred in the 2020 rom-com Happiest Season co-starring Kristen Stewart.[12][13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Alex Terri Short film
2012 Smashed Millie
2012 The Hat Goes Wild Cathy Credited as Mackenzie Rio Davis
2013 Breathe In Lauren Reynolds
2013 The F Word Nicole Alternative title: What If?
2013 Bad Turn Worse Sue
2013 Plato's Reality Machine Sophia
2013 Moontown Shayna Short film
2014 That Awkward Moment Chelsea
2014 Emptied Charlotte Laurence Short film
2015 Freaks of Nature Petra Lane
2015 A Country Called Home Reno
2015 Memory Box Isabelle Short film
2015 The Martian Mindy Park
2016 Always Shine Anna Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress[15]
Monster Fest Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Female)[16]
2017 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Izzy Special Jury Award - Best Breakout Performance Napa Valley Film Festival
Tacoma Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Performance
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Mariette
2018 Boomerang Jenifer Short film
2018 Tully Tully
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate Grace Harper
2020 The Turning Kate Mandell
2020 Irresistible Diana Hastings
2020 Happiest Season Harper Caldwell


Year Title Role Notes
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Lucie Episode: "Safety Nets"
2014–2017 Halt and Catch Fire Cameron Howe Main role; 40 episodes
2016 Black Mirror Yorkie Episode: "San Junipero"
2017 No Activity Patricia / "Pat the Rat" Episode: "The Witness"
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride Princess Buttercup Episode: "The Shrieking Eels"[17]
2021 Station Eleven Kirsten Upcoming miniseries


  1. ^ Zhong, Fan (March 2013). "On the Verge: Mackenzie Davis". W. Sebastian Kim (photography). Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Olsen, Mark (September 21, 2013). "'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' actress Mackenzie Davis breaks out". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mackenzie Davis on her Black Mirror tech fears and Blade Runner reboot". Toronto Star, November 1, 2016. Page E4. Cassandra Szklarski.
  4. ^ "10 things you need to know about AG Hair Cosmetics". Behind the Chair. 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mackenzie Davis". Interview Magazine. June 2, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Smith, Krista. "Mackenzie Davis Talks The Martian, Halt and Catch Fire, and More". Vanity Fair. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  7. ^ "Mackenzie Davis on Halt and Catch Fire and Blade Runner 2049". Collider. September 16, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Fetters, Ashley. "Mackenzie Davis, the Girl Genius of 'Halt and Catch Fire'". GQ. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  9. ^ "'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy'". Deadline. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (June 7, 2016). "'Martian' Actress Mackenzie Davis Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Mackenzie Davis & Himesh Patel To Star In 'Station Eleven' HBO Max Limited Series". Deadline. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "Like Everyone Else, Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron Discuss "Happiest Season"". Interview Magazine. December 2, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  13. ^ Halliwell, Kate (November 27, 2020). "An Ode to the Height Difference in 'Happiest Season'". The Ringer. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  14. ^ Specter, Emma. "Mackenzie Davis on "Happiest Season," Working With Clea DuVall, and That One Black Mirror Episode". Vogue. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  15. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival Announces 'Dean,' 'Junction 48' and Other Award-Winners". Indiewire. April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "MONSTER FEST Announces 2016 Award Winners". Monster Fest. November 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 26, 2020). "Watch the Celebrity-Filled Fan-Film Version of The Princess Bride". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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