Makenzie Vega

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Makenzie Vega
Born (1994-02-10) February 10, 1994 (age 24)
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Blair Norfolk (m. 2017)
RelativesAlexa Vega (sister)

Makenzie Vega (born February 10, 1994[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Grace Florrick on The Good Wife and as the 11-year-old counterpart of Nancy Callahan in Sin City.

Life and career[edit]

Vega was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] Her father is Colombian[2][3] and her mother, Gina Rue, is an American former model.[4][5] She is the younger sister of actress Alexa Vega.[6]

At the age of five, Vega played one of the children of Teddie Cochran (Geena Davis) in The Geena Davis Show.[6] In 2000, she was cast as Annie, the Campbells' precocious daughter in The Family Man.[7] The following year, Vega was seen again playing Chloe in Made which starred Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Famke Janssen.[6] In 2004, she played Diana Gordon, daughter of Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) and Alison Gordon (Monica Potter) in the horror film Saw.[3][8] Her next movie was Sin City,[3] in which she played young Nancy Callahan, alongside Bruce Willis. Vega then appeared in Just My Luck as Katy, starring Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine, and also in the summer blockbuster X-Men: The Last Stand[3] as the Prison Truck Little Girl, which was one of the forms that the shapeshifter Mystique took in the film.

Vega played Grace Florrick, the daughter of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), in the CBS drama The Good Wife; she was a regular cast member through six of the show's seven seasons, and was recurring cast member in the seventh and final season, with Grace providing critical plot elements to the series' finale.[9] In 2015, Vega was cast in the lead role in the thriller film Fender Bender, which premiered on the Chiller channel in June 2016.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Vega married Australian model Blair Norfolk on February 4, 2017 in a secret wedding which the couple announced publicly three weeks after.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Film Role Notes
2000 The Family Man Annie Campbell
2001 Made Chloe
2004 Saw Diana Gordon
2004 Chestnut: Hero Of Central Park Sal
2005 Sin City Young Nancy Callahan
2006 Just My Luck Katy Hardin
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Prison Truck Little Girl
2007 In the Land of Women Paige Hardwicke
2016 Fender Bender Hilary
Television roles
Year Film Role Notes
1999 Dr. Quinn: Revolutions Maria Television film
2000–01 The Geena Davis Show Eliza Ryan Main role
2006 Justice Mary Nicks Episodes: "Wrongful Death", "Crucified" (uncredited[citation needed])
2007 Ghost Whisperer Becca Cahill Episode: "All Ghosts Lead to Grandview"
2009 ER Vera Episode: "I Feel Good"
2009–2016 The Good Wife Grace Florrick Main role (seasons 1–6); recurring role (season 7)
2014 The Assault Sam Gleason Television film
2016 Pretty Little Dead Girl Emma Miller Television film
2016 Heartbeat N/A Episode: "The Inverse"
2017 Tomboy Tori Television film
2018 The Beach House Toy Sooner Television film
2018 13 Reasons Why Sarah Carlin Episodes: "Smile, Bitches", "The Missing Page"
2018 Love, of Course Cara Andolini Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Makenzie Vega". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ Gerardo Reyes (September 7, 2009). "Ex-spy has price on head, ache in heart". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2011-03-08. Alexa Vega 21 is his oldest daughter with former Miami model Gina Rue With about 40 films in her career Alexa is mostly known for her role in the Spy Kids ...
  3. ^ a b c d Amaris Castillo (November 7, 2011). "Introducing Makenzie Vega from 'The Good Wife'". Latina. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  4. ^ "RE: Questions for Miss Alexa Vega". alexa-vega.com. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2006. My father's side is Colombian (Bogota)... and I don't know why they said my mom was Italian. lol... She's not. My family and I were trying to figure out what my mom was, but we can only go back to 5 generations and they were all from Florida. haha. so .. Floridian? ahhah... my moms last name is French though.
  5. ^ "Alexa Vega Biography". Film Reference.
  6. ^ a b c Cynthia Loggia (May 23, 2000). "Alexa and Makenzie Vega". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  7. ^ Joe Leydon (December 10, 2000). "Review: 'The Family Man'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  8. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 158.
  9. ^ Kate Stanhope (May 9, 2016). "'The Good Wife': What's Next for the Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-16. Makenzie Vega (Grace): A series regular for six of the show's seven seasons, the younger (fictional) Florrick child still played an important role in the finale...
  10. ^ Clark Collis (November 4, 2015). "The Good Wife actress Makenzie Vega joins cast of horror-thriller Fender Bender". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  11. ^ "Makenzie Vega and Blair Norfolk get married". Brampton Guardian. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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