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Alex McKenna (born October 15, 1984) is an American actress and voice-over artist.[1] She gained fame by playing Petunia Stupid in The Stupids (1996) and Mickey Apple in You Wish (1997). She resumed her acting career with guest appearances in CW hit teen drama series 90210 in 2010. In 2012, she had recurring appearances in the television series, including Dallas, Guys with Kids and Two and a Half Men.[1]

Alex McKenna
BornAlex McKenna
(1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Known forAbby Macy -
Crossing Jordan
Spouse(s)Joshua Close (m. 2016)

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CareerEdit

McKenna began her career as a child actress, portraying Petunia Stupid in the adventure comedy film The Stupids (1996). She had roles as Amanda in the horror film Campfire Tales (1997) and as Linda Ross in Joey (1997).[2] In 1998, she was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series (You Wish) in Young Artist Awards. She had a small role as Alex's friend in the comedy film What Women Want (2000). The film earned $374 million worldwide, and received largely positive reviews. She portrayed a drug-addicted teenager Abby Macy in NBC's crime drama series Crossing Jordan.[3] She appeared in several guest starring television roles, including 90210, Malcolm In the Middle, Shake It Up, Common Law, Two and a Half Men, Guys with Kids and Boston Public.[1]

In 2009, she played the lead role of Megs in short film The City of Lights.[4] Next McKenna landed a recurring role in the TNT revival of the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas. In 2014, she appeared in the horror film Haunted along with Luke Kleintank and Lesley-Anne Down. She had a supporting role as Tammy in Bear with Us (2016). The film also earned McKenna numerous awards, including Jury Award for Best Supporting Actress at Sunscreen Film Festival.[5] She appeared opposite Josh Radnor in the drama film The Seeker (2016), portraying Grace.[6] In 2018, she was cast as the voice of Sadie Adler in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2, and she made a guest appearance on an episode of drama thriller television series Quantico in the episode "Heaven's Fall".[7]

Personal lifeEdit

McKenna married Canadian actor Joshua Close in August 2016 in Calistoga, California.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1996 A Woman Undone Jennifer
The Stupids Petunia Stupid
1997 Joey Linda Ross
Campfire Tales Amanda
Heart of Fire Katy Stoler
1998 Safety Patrol Hannah Zapruder Also known as Disney's Safety Patrol
2000 What Women Want Alex's Friend
2009 The City of Lights Megs Short film
2012 The Longer Day of Happiness Elizabeth
2013 Stand By Jenny Short film
The Freemason Rana Burkhalter
2014 Haunted Eve
2015 Single in South Beach Gina
Other People's Children Jillian
2016 Bear with Us Tammy
The Seeker Grace
Folk Hero & Funny Guy Stacy
Flatbush Luck Zoey
We Eleanor Short film
Julianne N/A
1, 2, 3... You Please. Jesse
2017 Sensum Dom
2018 Magnetic Plasma for mass(es) Enlightenment Crystals
Anthem of a Teenage Prophet Ms. Banks
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Middle Ages Hillary Cooper 3 episodes
1993 The Trouble with Larry Lindsay Flatt Recurring character
1994 Winnetka Road Leah Barker Series regular
1997–1998 You Wish Mickey Apple 13 episodes
1997 ABC TGIF Mickey Apple Episode: "Frightful Halloween Bash"
2000 Boston Public Melissa Episode: "Chapter Seven"
2001 Malcolm In the Middle Beth Episode: "Bowling"
2001–2006 Crossing Jordan Abby Macy 12 episodes
2010 90210 Cat 3 episodes
2011 Shake It Up Sarah Episode: "Review It Up"
2012–2014 The Legend of Korra Senna / Additional Voices Voice role
2012–2013 Dallas Rebecca Sutter 4 episodes
2012 Guys with Kids Megan Episode: "Pilot"
Two and a Half Men Michelle Episode: "That's Not What They Call It in Amsterdam"
Sketchy Rudolph / Little Boy / Ariel Episodes: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Christmas", "Prawn Stars"
Common Law Irene Episode: "Pilot"
2015 After Ever After Aurora Episode: "Aurora and Phillip"
The Following Jewel Episodes: "Demons", "Evermore"
2016 Code Black Caroline Stringer Episode: "Blood Sport"
2018 Quantico Jocelyn Turner Episode: "Heaven's Fall"
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Sadie Adler Voice Over, Body and Facial Capture

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Group Award Work Result
1998 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series–Supporting Young Actress You Wish Nominated
2016 Sunscreen Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Bear with Us Won
Orlando Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film (shared with the cast) Won
North Hollywood Cinefest Best Actress in a Feature Film Won
FilmQuest Best Supporting Actress Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Alex McKenna". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  2. ^ Filmography for Alex McKenna TV Guide. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Alex McKenna filmography[permanent dead link] Fancast. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Allow me to introduce Alex McKenna Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. The City of Lights film. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "Alex McKenna". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  6. ^ "The Seeker - A Cloud Cult Film". The Seeker. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  7. ^ Quantico: Heaven's Fall | TVmaze, retrieved 2018-08-23
  8. ^ "A Romantic Wedding Weekend at Calistoga Ranch - Green Wedding Shoes". Green Wedding Shoes. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2018-08-24.

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