Mia McKenna-Bruce

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Mia McKenna-Bruce
Born Mia Sasha McKenna-Bruce
(1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 19)
Bexley, London, England, UK
Nationality British
Education Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Mia Sasha McKenna-Bruce (born 3 July 1997)[1] is an English actress, best known for her roles as Tee Taylor in Tracy Beaker Returns and in spin-off series The Dumping Ground; as Penny Branning in EastEnders; and as Ashley Tyler in 2009 film The Fourth Kind.


McKenna-Bruce's first role was a ballet girl in the West End production of Billy Elliot.[2][3] Her first TV role was the minor role of Ester aged 6 in the TV short, Small Dark Places. She then starred in Holby City as Abi Taylor for one episode.[4] McKenna-Bruce then appeared in EastEnders as Penny Branning. She had a two episode guest in January 2008 and then another three episode guest stint April 2008. McKenna-Bruce next starred in The Bill in 2009 as Keira Curtis for one episode.[5] She then moved on to Doctors for three episodes.

Later in 2009, McKenna-Bruce starred in her first film role, The Fourth Kind, playing Ashley Tyler. Her next role was as main character Tee Taylor in Tracy Beaker Returns for three years from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, McKenna-Bruce appeared in the TV series Spy for 1 episode and in 5 episodes of The Tracy Beaker Survival Guide.[6] McKenna-Bruce reprised the role of Tee Taylor and since 2013, has appeared in The Dumping Ground.[7] McKenna-Bruce played Tee Taylor in a The Dumping Ground spin-off, The Dumping Ground: I'm..., a webisode series.[8] McKenna-Bruce was then cast in the upcoming show The Marshlands.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Small Dark Places Ester 1 episode
Holby City Abi Taylor
EastEnders Penny Branning 5 episodes
2009 The Bill Keira Curtis 1 episode
Doctors Pearl Snow 3 episodes
The Fourth Kind Ashley Tyler Film role
2010–12 Tracy Beaker Returns Tee Taylor Regular role
2011 Spy Ashley 1 episode
2011 The Tracy Beaker Survival Files Tee Taylor 5 episodes
2013– The Dumping Ground Regular role
2014 The Dumping Ground Survival Files
2016 The Dumping Ground: I'm...
TBA The Marshlands TBA


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