Mckenna Grace

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Mckenna Grace
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Grace at the premiere of I, Tonya at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival
Born (2006-06-25) June 25, 2006 (age 14)
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present

Mckenna Grace (born June 25, 2006)[1] is an American teen actress. She began acting professionally at the age of six, her earliest roles including Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD sitcom Crash & Bernstein (2012–2014) and Faith Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (2013–2015).[citation needed]

Grace is known for her role as Penny Kirkman in the ABC/Netflix show Designated Survivor. She is also known for portraying Rose Harbenberger in the Netflix comedy series Fuller House (2016–2020), Mary Adler in the Marc Webb drama film Gifted (2017) and young Theodora Crain in the Netflix supernatural horror series The Haunting of Hill House (2018). She starred as Christmas Flint in the movie Troop Zero (2019).

Life and work[edit]

Grace was born in Grapevine, Texas. One of her great-grandmothers was Mexican.[2] She is a vegetarian and has directed her affection for animals towards work with Farm Sanctuary and PETA, including appearing in a campaign asking people not to leave their dogs in hot cars.[3][4][5]

In 2013, Grace made her acting debut, playing Sydney in the television pilot Joe, Joe & Jane.[6] Later she recurred on the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein.[7] She had a recurring role, as Faith Newman, on The Young and the Restless between 2013 and 2015.[8] In 2015, she had a recurring role on the CBS series CSI: Cyber.[8] Grace played the role of Daisy in the science fiction thriller Independence Day: Resurgence; the film, directed by Roland Emmerich, was released on June 24, 2016.[9] Other early film roles include the drama film Mr. Church (2016), and the comedy film How to Be a Latin Lover (2017).[10]

In 2017, Grace played a lead role in the Marc Webb drama film Gifted, starring alongside Chris Evans.[11] She gained recognition for her performance in the role, being nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.[citation needed]

Grace's career has mostly consisted of portraying the "young version" of older characters.[12] She learned ice-skating[13] to portray the younger version of Tonya Harding in the biopic I, Tonya and also played the significant role of Juliet in the horror film Amityville: The Awakening along with Bella Thorne; Franck Khalfoun directed the film.[14]

Grace starred as Emma Grossman in the horror drama film The Bad Seed (2018)

Grace starred as Judy Warren, daughter of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, in the 2019 horror film Annabelle Comes Home.[15] Also that year, she appeared in the Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel as a younger version of the titular character.[16]

On November 28, 2018, Deadline Hollywood reported that Grace would appear as the younger version of Sabrina Spellman on the second season of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2012 R Young Riley Short film [citation needed]
2013 Goodbye World Hannah Palmer [18][19]
2013 Suburban Gothic Zelda [20]
2015 Russell Madness Lena [21][22]
2015 Frankenstein Molly [23]
2015 The Pearl Whale Granddaughter Short film [citation needed]
2016 Mr. Church Isabel “Izzy” Brooks [24][25][26][27]
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Ella Bird (voice) [citation needed]
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Daisy Blackwell [28]
2017 Gifted Mary Adler [29][30][31][32][33][34][35]
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Arden [36][37]
2017 Amityville: The Awakening Juliet Walker [38][39][40]
2017 I, Tonya Young Tonya Harding [41][42][43][44][45][46]
2018 Ready Player One Elementary School Kid [47]
2018 The Bad Seed Emma Grossman [48][49]
2019 Captain Marvel Young Carol Danvers (13 Years Old) [50]
2019 Troop Zero Christmas Flint [51][52]
2019 Annabelle Comes Home Judy Warren [53][54][55]
2020 Scoob! Young Daphne Blake (voice) [56][57][58]
2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Phoebe Post-production [59][60][61]
TBA Malignant Post-production [62][63]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2012–2014 Crash & Bernstein Jasmine Bernstein 15 episodes [citation needed]
2013 The Goodwin Games Even Younger Chloe Episode: "Hamletta" [64]
2013 Joe, Joe & Jane Sydney Unsold pilot [citation needed]
2013–2014 Instant Mom Sam 2 episodes [citation needed]
2013–2015 The Young and the Restless Faith Newman 50 episodes [65][better source needed]
2014 Clarence Tinia (voice) Episode: "Patients" [citation needed]
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Young Abby Fisher Episode: "Dead Woods" [citation needed]
2014 Clementine Lucy Television film [citation needed]
2014 Love Is Relative Casey Television film [citation needed]
2014 Gravity Falls Additional Voices Episode: "Sock Opera" [66]
2015 K.C. Undercover Quinn Episode: "Give Me A 'K'! Give Me A 'C'!" [citation needed]
2015 The Vampire Diaries Young Caroline Forbes 2 episodes [citation needed]
2015 Genie in a Bikini Teresa Television film [67]
2015 Dog with a Blog Jules Episode: "You're Not My Sister Anymore" [citation needed]
2015 Pickle and Peanut Cindy / Sugarbee (voice) 2 episodes [68]
2015 Babysitter's Black Book Cindy Television film [69]
2015 CSI: Cyber Michelle Mundo 3 episodes [citation needed]
2015–2017 Once Upon a Time Young Emma Swan 4 episodes [70]
2016 Teachers Avery Episode: "Drunk Kiss" [citation needed]
2016–2018 Elena of Avalor Bella (voice) 2 episodes [71]
2016 Bizaardvark Didi Episode: "Pretty-Con" [72]
2016 Marvel's Most Wanted Zoe Abel Unaired pilot [73]
2016–2017 The Lion Guard Kambuni (voice) 2 episodes [74]
2016–2020 Fuller House Rose Harbenberger 8 episodes [75]
2016–2019 Designated Survivor Penny Kirkman 21 episodes [76][77]
2017–2019 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bitsy Beagleberg (voice) 5 episodes [78]
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Young Theodora Crain 7 episodes [79][80][81]
2018 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Young Sabrina Spellman Episode: "A Midwinter's Tale" [82][83]
2018–2020 Young Sheldon Paige 4 episodes [84][better source needed]
2021 The Handmaid's Tale Mrs. Keyes Recurring [85][75]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes Ref(s)
2020 "Queen of Broken Hearts" Blackbear Lead [86][87]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref(s)
2017 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer Gifted (2017 film) Nominated [88]
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Youth Performance Nominated [89]
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Won [90]
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth Won [91]
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Young Actress Nominated [92]
21st Hollywood Film Awards for Hollywood Ensemble Award I, Tonya Won [93]
2019 Online Film & Television Association for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series The Haunting of Hill House (TV series) Nominated [citation needed]
2020 Hollywood Critics Association for next generation of Hollywood N/A Won [94]

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