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McKenna Grace biography
NameMcKenna Grace
Date of BirthJune 25, 2006
Birth PlaceGrapevine, TX
Birth SignCancer
Current ResidenceDallas, Texas (USA).
Famous forPlayed the role of Jasmine Bernstein in the Crash & Bernstein

McKenna Grace Bio / Wiki

Mckenna Grace is an American Child Actress from Dallas, Texas. In fact, she started her acting career in 2012. Mckenna is famous for appearing in the role of Jasmine Bernstein in the Crash & Bernstein. She appeared in the pilot episode of Disney’s Joe, Jon & Jan. Now, she has roped in “The Haunting of Hill House” Netflix horror show.

Moreover, Grace played the role of Young Theodora Crain for ten episodes. The story of the show revolves in an old house. Lulu Wilson appears as Young Shirley and Victoria Pedretti as Eleanor “Nell” Crain in the show.

In the show, the house creates interest among the viewers. Actually, the plot of the show based on the same name book of the year 1959 by Shirley Jackson. Hugh and Oiliva Crain moves to a mansion with their five kids Theo, Nell, Steven, Shirley, and Luke. After the series of events, they realize the existence of supernatural powers in the house. Their kids separate due to the demons and reunite at last.

She has appeared in a host of television shows and movies, and boasts of an impressive portfolio that would put many adult actors to shame. In 2013, she landed a recurring role in the long-running television series ‘The Young and the Restless’, in which she portrayed the character of Faith Newman for 50 episodes. Over the years, she has made appearances on various television shows, such as ‘Instant Mom’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘K.C. Undercover’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Dog with a Blog’, and ‘Once Upon a Time’.

She is currently a regular cast of the ABC political drama series ‘Designated Survivor’, in which she plays Penny Kirkman. She has also acted in many Hollywood films like ‘Goodbye World’, ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Mr. Church’, and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’. She was cast in the lead role in the 2017 drama film ‘Gifted’, in which she worked alongside Chris Evans, who also plays Captain America, her favorite superhero, in Marvel movies.

Rise To Stardom

A big fan of yesteryear’s child actress Shirley Temple, McKenna Grace wanted to be an actor since she was a little child. She went to her first audition while spending a vacation with her family in Los Angeles. She debuted her acting career at the age of six, when she starred as Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD television series ‘Crash & Bernstein’ in 2012. Around the same time, she also acted in her first short film, ‘R’.

In 2013, she appeared in her first feature film, the post-apocalyptic movie ‘Goodbye World’, followed by another role in the comedy horror film ‘Suburban Gothic’. That year, she continued to appear on television in the series ‘The Goodwin Games’ and ‘Instant Mom’, and landed another recurring role in the CBS soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’. She was also cast in the pilot episode of the show ‘Joe, Joe & Jane’, which was cancelled later.

McKenna Grace went on to feature on almost every popular television series at least for one episode. She also drew attention for featuring in mainstream movies like ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and for lending her voice in ‘The Angry Birds Movie’. Currently, she has her hands full with roles in films such as ‘Gifted’, ‘How to Be a Latin Lover’ and ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ in 2017 and ‘I, Tonya’ in 2018, as well as the television series ‘Designated Survivor’ which has been renewed for a second season.

McKenna Grace Family Life

McKenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in Texas, United States. However, there is no information about her father, mother, brother, and sister. Her family relocated to Los Angeles after she landed a recurring role in the TV series ‘Crash & Bernstein’. None of her family members were from the film industry. While she is the only actor in the family, her mother supported her acting goals from the very beginning. She is homeschooled due to her busy schedule and is taught by tutors on the sets. She is very interested in singing and dancing, even though she has not taken professional lessons yet.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her pet dog. She supports PETA campaign not to keep dogs in hot cars. It is surprising to know that Mckenna is a vegetarian. Mckenna works for the Farm Sanctuary campaign.

What Makes McKenna Special

Despite her young age and charming appearance, McKenna Grace can often act like an old soul and is capable of mature thinking. This is one of the reasons she landed the lead role of a math genius in the film ‘Gifted’, in which actor Chris Evans plays the role of her uncle. The two also share their love for music and dance, and spent a lot of time together on the sets of their film, eventually becoming “best friends” despite their huge age gap.

They would often sing songs by the band the ‘Presidents of the United States of America’, her father’s favorite. She also put her love for singing to good use while filming the scenes from the movie: her mother turned her lines with complicated math equations into a song which she then sang repeatedly to memorize for the shoot. Already a professional actor, she also watched a number of films featuring child prodigies, following director Marc Webb’s advise, to portray her role properly.


YearTitleRole Notes
2012RYoung Riley Short film
2013Goodbye WorldHannah Palmer 
2013Suburban GothicZelda 
2015Russell MadnessLena 
2015The Pearl WhaleGranddaughter Short film
2016Mr. ChurchIsabel “Izzy” Brooks 
2016The Angry Birds MovieElla Bird (voice) 
2016Independence Day: ResurgenceDaisy Blackwell 
2017GiftedMary Adler 
2017How to Be a Latin LoverArden 
2017Amityville: The AwakeningJuliet Walker 
2017I, TonyaYoung Tonya Harding 
2018Ready Player OneElementary School Kid 
2018The Bad SeedEmma Grossman 
2019Captain MarvelYoung Carol Danvers (13 Years Old) 
2019Troop ZeroChristmas Flint 
2019Annabelle Comes HomeJudy Warren 
2020Scoob![17]Young Daphne Blake (voice) 
2021Ghostbusters: AfterlifePhoebe Spengler Post-production
TBAMalignant  Post-production

TV Shows

2012–2014Crash & BernsteinJasmine Bernstein15 episodes
2013The Goodwin GamesEven Younger ChloeEpisode: “Hamletta”
2013Joe, Joe & JaneSydneyUnsold pilot
2013–2014Instant MomSam2 episodes
2013–2015The Young and the RestlessFaith Newman50 episodes
2014ClarenceTinia (voice)Episode: “Patients”
2014CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationYoung Abby FisherEpisode: “Dead Woods”
2014ClementineLucyTelevision film
2014Love Is RelativeCaseyTelevision film
2014Gravity FallsAdditional VoicesEpisode: “Sock Opera”
2015K.C. UndercoverQuinnEpisode: “Give Me A ‘K’! Give Me A ‘C’!”
2015The Vampire DiariesYoung Caroline Forbes2 episodes
2015Genie in a BikiniTeresaTelevision film
2015Dog with a BlogJulesEpisode: “You’re Not My Sister Anymore”
2015Pickle and PeanutCindy / Sugarbee (voice)2 episodes
2015Babysitter’s Black BookCindyTelevision film
2015CSI: CyberMichelle Mundo3 episodes
2015–2017Once Upon a TimeYoung Emma Swan4 episodes
2016TeachersAveryEpisode: “Drunk Kiss”
2016BizaardvarkDidiEpisode: “Pretty-Con”
2016Marvel’s Most WantedZoe AbelUnaired pilot[18]
2016–2017The Lion GuardKambuni (voice)2 episodes
2016–2018Elena of AvalorBella (voice)2 episodes
2016–2019Designated SurvivorPenny Kirkman21 episodes
2016–2020Fuller HouseRose Harbenberger8 episodes
2017–2019Mickey and the Roadster RacersBitsy Beagleberg (voice)5 episodes
2018The Bad SeedEmma GrossmanTelevision film
2018The Haunting of Hill HouseYoung Theodora Crain7 episodes
2018Chilling Adventures of SabrinaYoung Sabrina SpellmanEpisode: “A Midwinter’s Tale”
2018–2020Young SheldonPaige4 episodes


2017Women Film Critics CircleBest Young ActressGiftedNominated
2017Hollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearI, TonyaWon
2018Online Film & Television Association AwardsBest Youth PerformerGiftedNominated
2018Critics’ Choice Movie AwardsBest Young PerformerGiftedNominated