Mckenna Grace, born on June 25, 2006, has built a remarkable reputation for herself amongst the Hollywood movie stars. Since the young age of six, Grace has become a Disney XD star and has moved on to a more mature level of acting — she starred in several horror, comedy, and drama films and television series. The young actress won her first award in 2018 — at 12 years old — after her commendable performance in the 2017 film “Gifted,” where she played the lead role of Mary Adler. Grace has recently embarked on her singing career and released her first single in 2021, ‘Haunted House,’ after signing with Photo Finish Records in 2020. Celebrate her birthday with us as we highlight her notable career accomplishments.
Mckenna Grace — a young award-winning actress — has made a big impression on the big screen since the young age of six years old. The young movie star was born on June 25, 2006, in Grapevine, Texas, and has always known she wanted to become an actress. Starting her career in 2012 a Disney XD star, her first acting role was the recurring role of Jasmine Bernstein in the sitcom “Crash & Bernstein,” which aired from 2012 to 2014. In the following year, she landed another recurring role as Faith Newman in the renowned television series “The Young and the Restless,” which aired from 2013 to 2015. When “The Young and the Restless,” ended, she went on to star in the popular CBS series “CSI: Cyber.”
After gaining remarkable recognition from her recurring television roles, she starred in her first film, “Goodbye World” a 2013 apocalyptic film and the 2014 “Suburban Gothic” comedy film. In 2016, she starred in a sci-fi thriller film “Independence Day: Resurgence” and the drama film “Mr. Church” alongside Eddie Murphy. She became a first-time award winner following her performance in the film “Gifted,” where she played the lead character, Mary Adler. Her performance earned her the ‘Best Performance by a Youth’ and the ‘Breakthrough Performance’ awards in 2017, and a nomination for the ‘Best Young Actress’ and the ‘Best Youth Performer’ awards in 2018. Within the same year, and in 2019, she was listed in “The Hollywood Reporter” magazine under their ‘Top 30 Stars Under 18.’ In 2017, the young actress played the role of young Tonya Harding in the film “I, Tonya.” Her remarkable performance in this film made her the recipient of the ‘Hollywood Ensemble Award’ in 2018.
Grace landed the main role in the popular horror film “Annabelle Comes Home” as Judy Warren in 2019, and in the same year, she starred in the Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” The talented teenage actress’s most recent film is her role as Phoebe in the 2021 “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” film and she also starred in the fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which earned her a nomination for the ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series’ award. In addition to her busy acting career, Grace has pursued her career as a singer and signed with Photo Finish Records in 2020.
She stars as Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD sitcom “Crash and Bernstein.”
Grace stars in “The Young and the Restless” in a recurring role as Faith Newman.
Grace stars in her first film — an apocalyptic one — called “Goodbye World.”
Grace wins her first two awards, the ‘Best Performance by a Youth’ and the ‘Breakthrough Performance’ awards following her performance in the film “Gifted.”
Grace signs up with Photo Finish Records in pursuit of her singing career.
Grace releases her debut single called ‘Haunted House,’ which is later used on the “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” film’s soundtrack.
Why We Love Mckenna Grace
She’s an animal lover
Grace is a huge animal lover. She is a supporter of the Farm Sanctuary animal protection organization and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) animal rights organization.
She’s a rising star
Grace’s career grew at an unstoppable pace and it continues to grow as she recently began releasing her own music. She’s a rising star who is destined for greatness.
She’s an inspiration to kids her age
Grace’s career started earlier than most people and the reason for it is because of her talent. She serves as an inspiration to keep working on your talents and to pursue your dreams, no matter your age.
5 Surprising Facts About Grace
She’s a big 70s fan
As young as she is, Grace claims to be a big fan of the 1970s era — the music and the movies.
Captain America is her favorite superhero
Grace shares that her favorite superhero is Captain America.
She has numerous hobbies
Her favorite hobbies are walks in the rain, reading books, doing handcrafts, singing, and watching movies.
She sometimes sells cookies onset
Grace is a Girl Scout and enjoys selling cookies on set during ‘cookie season.’
She has two favorite actors
Her favorite actor is Tom Hanks and her favorite actress is Octavia Spencer.
Mckenna Grace FAQs
Are Mckenna Grace’s parent's actors?
No, Grace’s parents work regular jobs. Her mom is a housewife and her dad is a renowned orthopedic surgeon in Texas.
Are Mckenna Grace and Chris Evans friends?
In a YouTube video, Grace claims that Evans and herself are best friends after spending two weeks getting to know each other before filming “Gifted.”
Does Mckenna Grace go to school?
Grace completed her early schooling career at a local high school in Grapevine and is currently pursuing her higher education.
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