Mackenzie Davis (born April 1, 1987)[3] is a Canadian actress. She made her feature film debut in Smashed, and later appeared in Breathe In, That Awkward Moment, The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, and The F Word, receiving a Canadian Screen Award nomination for the latter. From 2014 to 2017, she starred as computer programmer Cameron Howe in the television series Halt and Catch Fire.[4] She also co-starred in the "San Junipero" episode of the television series Black Mirror. In 2019, she starred as the augmented super-soldier Grace in Terminator: Dark Fate.

Mackenzie Davis
Mackenzie Davis by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Davis at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1987-04-01) April 1, 1987 (age 32)
Alma materMcGill University
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]

Early lifeEdit

Davis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Lotte, a graphic designer from South Africa, and John Davis, a hairdresser from Liverpool, England.[5] Her parents own AG Hair Care. She graduated high school in West Vancouver from Collingwood School in 2005 and then attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She went on to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

CareerEdit

 
Davis at TIFF 2015

Davis was discovered by Drake Doremus, who decided to cast her for a supporting role in the feature film Breathe In. In 2015, she appeared in The Martian as a NASA satellite communications engineer named Mindy Park. From 2014 to 2017, she played programming prodigy Cameron Howe in Halt and Catch Fire for the duration of its four-season run.

In 2016, she starred as Yorkie in "San Junipero", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[6] In June 2016, Davis was cast as Mariette in Blade Runner 2049.[7]

In 2019, she headlined as one of the newest cast members to join in Terminator: Dark Fate. In the film, Mackenzie stars as an augmented super soldier from the future who is sent back in time to protect Dani Ramos. In October 2019, she was cast as one of the lead roles in the HBO Max miniseries Station Eleven.[8]

In 2020, Davis starred as Kate in The Turning, opposite Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince. The film is a modern adaptation of the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Alex Terri Short film
2012 Smashed Millie
2012 The Hat Goes Wild Cathy Credited as Mackenzie Rio Davis
2013 Breathe In Lauren Reynolds
2013 The F Word Nicole Alternative title: What If?
2013 Bad Turn Worse Sue
2013 Plato's Reality Machine Sophia
2013 Moontown Shayna Short film
2014 That Awkward Moment Chelsea
2014 Emptied Charlotte Laurence Short film
2015 Freaks of Nature Petra Lane
2015 A Country Called Home Reno
2015 Memory Box Isabelle Short film
2015 The Martian Mindy Park
2016 Always Shine Anna Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress[9]
Monster Fest Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Female)[10]
2017 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Izzy Special Jury Award - Best Breakout Performance Napa Valley Film Festival
Tacoma Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Performance
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Mariette
2018 Boomerang Jenifer Short film
2018 Tully Tully
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate Grace Harper
2020 The Turning Kate
2020 Irresistible Diana Hastings Post-production
2020 Happiest Season Harper Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Lucie Episode: "Safety Nets"
2014–2017 Halt and Catch Fire Cameron Howe Main role; 40 episodes
2016 Black Mirror Yorkie Episode: "San Junipero"
2017 No Activity Patricia/"Pat the Rat" Episode: "The Witness"
2020 Station Eleven Kirsten Upcoming miniseries

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhong, Fan (March 2013). "On the Verge: Mackenzie Davis". W. Sebastian Kim (photography). Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Britton, Augustus. "Mackenzie Davis: An Artist Is an Emotional Historian". Malibu Magazine. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Olsen, Mark (September 21, 2013). "'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' actress Mackenzie Davis breaks out". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mackenzie Davis on her Black Mirror tech fears and Blade Runner reboot". Toronto Star, November 1, 2016. Page E4. Cassandra Szklarski.
  5. ^ "10 things you need to know about AG Hair Cosmetics". Behind the Chair. 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy'". Deadline. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (June 7, 2016). "'Martian' Actress Mackenzie Davis Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Mackenzie Davis & Himesh Patel To Star In 'Station Eleven' HBO Max Limited Series". Deadline. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival Announces 'Dean,' 'Junction 48' and Other Award-Winners". Indiewire. April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "MONSTER FEST Announces 2016 Award Winners". Monster Fest. November 29, 2016.

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