Mackenzie Foy

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Mackenzie Foy
Mackenzie Foy Cannes 2015.jpg
Born (2000-11-10) November 10, 2000 (age 15)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2009–present
Known for
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)

Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American model and actress. She is best known for her role as Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film 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 the young Murphy in the 2014 space epic Interstellar, for which she received critical acclaim and several awards and nominations.

Early life[edit]

Mackenzie Foy was born on November 10, 2000 to Steven and Karrie Foy, a truck driver and a part-time worker. She was born and raised in Los Angeles.[3] Foy began modeling at age 3, and started acting at age 9.[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 acting career began when she was nine years old, when she guest-starred 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, the fourth and final novel in the Twilight saga series. The first movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, in which Renesmee is shown only in a flash forward, was released on November 18, 2011; while the second, 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 and discovers 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 played the lead.[11][11] On November 17, 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 Interstellar, about a team of explorers who travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. Her character as middle aged woman was portrayed by Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain.[13] Her character as an elderly woman was portrayed by Ellen Burstyn, who had played her grandmother the previous year in Wish You Well. She provided the voice of Violet in The Boxcar Children (film) (2014), and also provided the voice of The Little Girl in The Little Prince (2015).



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


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 / Georgia Lomin Episodes: "The Return of Lilly D", "Red Eye"
2014 The Cookie Mobster Sally Television Film
2015 Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise Jenny Television Film


Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Couple[14]
(shared with Taylor Lautner)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Won
2013 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Ensemble[14]
(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][15] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Nominated
2014 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance[16] Interstellar Nominated
2014 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Interstellar Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Young Performer[17] Interstellar Nominated
2015 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor[18] Interstellar Won
2015 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress - Sci-Fi/Fantasy[19] 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 March 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Meet Renesmee! Mackenzie Foy of 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'". Juvvgfne 15, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Mackenzie Foy stands out in 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'". Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mackenzie Foy, 'Twilight' Star, On Shootfhhfzing '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. 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. 
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  14. ^ a b "The 33rd Annual RAZZIE® Awards". Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Actress, Hoover native Savannah Lathem wins Young Artist Award for 'California Solo' movie". May 5, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ "D.C. Wants to Have a Talk About the Birds and the Boys" (PDF). The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. 8 December 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ Siede, Caroline (December 15, 2014). "The Critics’ Choice Awards enjoyed Birdman and Boyhood as well". The AV Club. 
  18. ^ "'Interstellar' sweeps Saturn Awards 2015". Business Standard. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  19. ^ Longeretta, Emily (June 9, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards Pit One Direction Against Zayn Malik". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 

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