|Date of Birth||June 25, 2006|
|Birth Place||Grapevine, TX|
|Current Residence||Dallas, Texas (USA).|
|Famous for||Played 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.
|2012||R||Young Riley||Short film|
|2013||Goodbye World||Hannah Palmer|
|2015||The Pearl Whale||Granddaughter||Short film|
|2016||Mr. Church||Isabel “Izzy” Brooks|
|2016||The Angry Birds Movie||Ella Bird (voice)|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Daisy Blackwell|
|2017||How to Be a Latin Lover||Arden|
|2017||Amityville: The Awakening||Juliet Walker|
|2017||I, Tonya||Young Tonya Harding|
|2018||Ready Player One||Elementary School Kid|
|2018||The Bad Seed||Emma Grossman|
|2019||Captain Marvel||Young Carol Danvers (13 Years Old)|
|2019||Troop Zero||Christmas Flint|
|2019||Annabelle Comes Home||Judy Warren|
|2020||Scoob!||Young Daphne Blake (voice)|
|2021||Ghostbusters: Afterlife||Phoebe Spengler||Post-production|
|2012–2014||Crash & Bernstein||Jasmine Bernstein||15 episodes|
|2013||The Goodwin Games||Even Younger Chloe||Episode: “Hamletta”|
|2013||Joe, Joe & Jane||Sydney||Unsold pilot|
|2013–2014||Instant Mom||Sam||2 episodes|
|2013–2015||The Young and the Restless||Faith Newman||50 episodes|
|2014||Clarence||Tinia (voice)||Episode: “Patients”|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Young Abby Fisher||Episode: “Dead Woods”|
|2014||Love Is Relative||Casey||Television film|
|2014||Gravity Falls||Additional Voices||Episode: “Sock Opera”|
|2015||K.C. Undercover||Quinn||Episode: “Give Me A ‘K’! Give Me A ‘C’!”|
|2015||The Vampire Diaries||Young Caroline Forbes||2 episodes|
|2015||Genie in a Bikini||Teresa||Television film|
|2015||Dog with a Blog||Jules||Episode: “You’re Not My Sister Anymore”|
|2015||Pickle and Peanut||Cindy / Sugarbee (voice)||2 episodes|
|2015||Babysitter’s Black Book||Cindy||Television film|
|2015||CSI: Cyber||Michelle Mundo||3 episodes|
|2015–2017||Once Upon a Time||Young Emma Swan||4 episodes|
|2016||Teachers||Avery||Episode: “Drunk Kiss”|
|2016||Marvel’s Most Wanted||Zoe Abel||Unaired pilot|
|2016–2017||The Lion Guard||Kambuni (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016–2018||Elena of Avalor||Bella (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016–2019||Designated Survivor||Penny Kirkman||21 episodes|
|2016–2020||Fuller House||Rose Harbenberger||8 episodes|
|2017–2019||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Bitsy Beagleberg (voice)||5 episodes|
|2018||The Bad Seed||Emma Grossman||Television film|
|2018||The Haunting of Hill House||Young Theodora Crain||7 episodes|
|2018||Chilling Adventures of Sabrina||Young Sabrina Spellman||Episode: “A Midwinter’s Tale”|
|2018–2020||Young Sheldon||Paige||4 episodes|
|2017||Women Film Critics Circle||Best Young Actress||Gifted||Nominated|
|2017||Hollywood Film Awards||Ensemble of the Year||I, Tonya||Won|
|2018||Online Film & Television Association Awards||Best Youth Performer||Gifted||Nominated|
|2018||Critics’ Choice Movie Awards||Best Young Performer||Gifted||Nominated|