Alex McKenna

Alex McKenna (born October 15, 1984) is an American actress and voice-over artist.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] McKenna is also known for her role as Sadie Adler in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018).

Alex McKenna
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McKenna in 2019
Born (1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 37)
Years active1992–present
Known forAs Abby Macy on
Crossing Jordan
As Sadie Adler on
Red Dead Redemption 2
(m. 2016)
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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).[1] 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.[2] 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.[citation needed]

In 2009, she played the lead role of Megs in short film The City of Lights.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] She appeared opposite Josh Radnor in the drama film The Seeker (2016), portraying Grace.[3] In 2018, she starred in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 as the voice and motion capture actress of Sadie Adler, and she made a guest appearance on an episode of drama thriller television series Quantico in the episode "Heaven's Fall".[4]

Personal lifeEdit

McKenna married Canadian actor Joshua Close in August 2016 in Calistoga, California.[5]



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


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 gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Sadie Adler Performance capture
2019 Red Dead Online Sadie Adler

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
2016 Orlando Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film (shared with the cast) Won
2016 FilmQuest Best Supporting Actress Won
2017 North Hollywood Cinefest Best Actress in a Feature Film Won
2019 NAVGTR Awards Supporting Performance in a Drama Red Dead Redemption II Nominated


  1. ^ Filmography for Alex McKenna TV Guide. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  2. ^ Alex McKenna filmography[permanent dead link] Fancast. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "The Seeker - A Cloud Cult Film". The Seeker. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Quantico: Heaven's Fall | TVmaze, retrieved August 23, 2018
  5. ^ "A Romantic Wedding Weekend at Calistoga Ranch - Green Wedding Shoes". Green Wedding Shoes. June 7, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2018.

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