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Mckenna Grace
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General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: June 25, 2006
Age: 10
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Nationality: ​1⁄8th Mexican
Other Information
Height: 4'10¼"
Occupation(s): Actress
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Friends: August Maturo
Series Information
Character: Young Emma
First appearance: The Dark Swan
Last appearance: The Song in Your Heart

Mckenna Grace is an American child actress known for playing the role of Jasmine Bernstein in the series Crash & Bernstein and Faith Newman in The Young and the Restless. As of 2016, she plays Penny Kirkman in the ABC television series Designated Survivor. McKenna was also in the hit T.V. show Once Upon a Time as young Emma.

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Biography

Grace was born in Grapevine, Texas and is ​1⁄8th Mexican. 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.

In 2013, Grace made her acting debut, playing Sydney in the television pilot Joe, Joe & Jane. Later she recurred on the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein. She had a recurring role, as Faith Newman, on The Young and the Restless between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, she had a recurring role on the CBS series CSI: Cyber. 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. Other early film roles include the drama film Mr. Church (2016), and the comedy film How to Be a Latin Lover (2017).

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

Grace's career has mostly consisted of portraying the "young version" of older characters. She learned ice-skating 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.

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. Also that year, she appeared in the Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel as a younger version of the titular character.

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.

Filmography

Year Title Type Role
2012 - 2014 Crash & Bernstein TV Series Jasmine Bernstein
2013 Joe, Joe & Jane TV Movie Sydney
2013 The Goodwin Games TV Series Even Younger Chloe
2013 Even Younger Chloe Hannah Palmer
2013 R Short Riley (Young)
2013 - 2014 Instant Mom TV Series Sam
2013 - 2015 The Young and the Restless TV Series Faith Newman
2014 Clementine TV Movie Lucy
2014 Suburban Gothic Zelda
2014 Gravity Falls TV Series Additional Voices
2014 The Bridge TV Series Girl
2014 Clarence TV Series Tinia
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Young Abby Fisher
2014 Love Is Relative TV Movie Casey
2015 K.C. Undercover TV Series Quinn
2015 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Young Caroline
2015 Russell Madness Lena
2015 Babysitter's Black Book TV Movie Cindy
2015 Frankenstein Molly (as McKenna Grace)
2015 Genie in a Bikini TV Movie Teresa
2015 Dog with a Blog TV Series Jules
2015 CSI: Cyber TV Series Michelle Mundo
2015 Pickle and Peanut TV Series Sugarbee / Cindy
2015 The Pearl Whale Short
2015 - 2017 Once Upon a Time TV Series Young Emma
2016 Marvel's Most Wanted TV Movie Zoe
2016 Teachers TV Series Avery
2016 The Lion Guard TV Series Kambuni
2016 Mr. Church Izzy (as McKenna Grace)
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Ella Bird (voice, as McKenna Grace)
2016 JoJo's Juice TV Series Mckenna
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Daisy (as McKenna Grace)
2016 Bizaardvark TV Series Didi
2016 Marvel's Most Wanted TV Movie Zoe
2016 - 2017 The Lion Guard TV Series Kambuni
2016 - 2018 Elena of Avalor TV Series Bella
2016 - 2019 Designated Survivor TV Series Penny Kirkman
2016 - 2019 Fuller House TV Series Rose Harbenberger
2017 Gifted Mary Adler (as McKenna Grace)
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Arden
2017 Amityville: The Awakening Juliet
2017 I, Tonya Tonya (8-12 Yrs)
2017 - 2019 Mickey and the Roadster Racers TV Series Bitsy Beagleberg
2018 Lucky Penny Short Paige Murphy
2018 Ready Player One Elementary Kid
2018 The Bad Seed TV Movie Emma
2018 The Haunting of Hill House TV Series Young Theo
2018 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV Series Young Sabrina Spellman
2018 - 2020 Young Sheldon TV Series Paige
2019 Troupe Zero Christmas Flint
2019 Captain Marvel Young Carol (13 Years Old)
2019 Annabelle Comes Home Judy Warren
2020 Scoob! (post-production) Young Daphne (voice)
2020 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (post-production) Phoebe
2020 Malignant (post-production)

Trivia

  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Favorite song is Imagine by John Lennon.

Accolades

Year Association Category Work Result
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
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