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Mckenna Grace (born June 25, 2006)[1] is an American child actress. She began acting professionally at the age of 6, her earliest roles including Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD comedy series Crash & Bernstein (2012–2014) and Faith Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (2013–2015). Her early film roles include supporting performances in the drama Mr. Church (2016), the science fiction film Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), and the comedy How to Be a Latin Lover (2017).[2] She gained recognition for her critically acclaimed performance in Gifted (2017), for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, and for portraying a young Tonya Harding in I, Tonya (2017).

Mckenna Grace
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McKenna Grace at the premiere of I Tonya, 2017 Toronto Film Festival.
Born (2006-06-25) June 25, 2006 (age 13)
Years active2012–present

Grace is also known for portraying Penny Kirkman in the ABC drama Designated Survivor (2016–present) and young Theodora Crain in the Netflix supernatural horror series The Haunting of Hill House (2018–present). She also has had a recurring role in the Netflix series Fuller House as Rose Harbenberger, guest stars in another Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as young Sabrina Spellman, as well as the lead role in Lifetime's made-for-television remake of the 1956 film of the same name based on the homonymous novel by William March The Bad Seed as Emma Grossman. In 2019, she shared the role of young Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel with London Fuller.



In 2013, Grace made her acting debut, playing Sydney in the television pilot Joe, Joe & Jane.[3] Later she recurred on the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein.[4] She had a recurring role, as Faith Newman, on The Young and the Restless between 2013 and 2015.[5] In 2015, she had a recurring role on the CBS series CSI: Cyber.[5] 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.[6]

In 2017, Grace played a lead role in the Marc Webb drama film Gifted, starring alongside Chris Evans.[7] Her career has mostly consisted of portraying the "young version" of older characters.[8] She learned ice-skating[9] 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.[10] Grace appeared as Judy Warren, daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home.[11] Grace also appeared in the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel as the younger version of the titular character.

On November 28, 2018, Deadline Hollywood reported that Grace would appear as the younger version of Sabrina Spellman in the second season of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Grace is 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.[13][14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 R Young Riley Short film
2013 Goodbye World Hannah Palmer
Suburban Gothic Zelda
2015 Russell Madness Lena
Frankenstein Molly
The Pearl Whale Granddaughter Short film
2016 Mr. Church Izzy
The Angry Birds Movie Ella Bird (voice)
Independence Day: Resurgence Daisy Blackwell
2017 Gifted Mary Adler
How to Be a Latin Lover Arden
Amityville: The Awakening Juliet Walker
I, Tonya Young Tonya Harding
2018 Ready Player One Elementary School Kid
2019 Captain Marvel 13-year-old Carol Danvers
Troop Zero Christmas Flint
Annabelle Comes Home Judy Warren
2020 Scoob[16] Young Daphne Blake (voice) Filming
Ghostbusters 2020[17] TBA Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 Crash & Bernstein Jasmine Bernstein 15 episodes
2013 The Goodwin Games Even Younger Chloe Episode: "Hamletta"
Joe, Joe & Jane Sydney Unsold pilot
2013–2014 Instant Mom Sam 2 episodes
2013–2015 The Young and the Restless Faith Newman 50 episodes
2014 Clarence Tinia (voice) Episode: "Patients"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Young Abby Fisher Episode: "Dead Woods"
Clementine Lucy Television film
Love Is Relative Casey Television film
Gravity Falls Additional Voices Episode: "Sock Opera"
2015 K.C. Undercover Quinn Episode: "Give Me A 'K'! Give Me A 'C'!"
The Vampire Diaries Young Caroline Forbes 2 episodes
Genie in a Bikini Teresa Television film
Dog with a Blog Jules Episode: "You're Not My Sister Anymore"
Pickle and Peanut Cindy, Sugarbee (voice) 2 episodes
Babysitter's Black Book Cindy Television film
CSI: Cyber Michelle Mundo 3 episodes
2015–2017 Once Upon a Time Young Emma Swan 4 episodes
2016 Teachers Avery Episode: "Drunk Kiss"
Elena of Avalor Bella (voice) Episode: "All Heated Up"
Bizaardvark Didi Episode: "Pretty-Con"
2016–2017 The Lion Guard Kambuni (voice) 2 episodes
2016–present Fuller House Rose Harbenberger 5 episodes
Designated Survivor Penny Kirkman
2017 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bitsy Beagleberg (voice)
2018 The Bad Seed Emma Grossman Television film
2018–present Young Sheldon Paige
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Young Theodora Crain
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Young Sabrina Spellman Episode: "A Midwinter's Tale"


Year Association Category Work Result
2017 Women Film Critics Circle Best Young Actress[18] Gifted Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year I, Tonya Won
2018 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Performer Gifted Nominated


  1. ^ Osmanski, Stephanie (June 25, 2015). "10 TV Shows You Had No Idea Mckenna Grace Was In". M Magazine. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Busch, Anita (September 8, 2015). "Octavia Spencer & 9-Year-Old Mckenna Grace Join Marc Webb's 'Gifted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 18, 2013). "TV Pilots 2013: The Complete Guide to What Lives, Dies and Still Has a Pulse". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "HBD: 10 TV Shows You Had No Idea Mckenna Grace Was In," M Magazine, June 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Lewis, Errol (December 4, 2014). "Mckenna Grace Returning To 'Y&R' As Faith Newman". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (May 13, 2015). "'Independence Day 2' Recruits 'Young and the Restless' Actress Mckenna Grace (Exclusive)". Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "'Gifted' Unites Chris Evans with a New Young Leading Lady," Associated Press, April 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Meet Mckenna Grace, She's the "Young" Version of Your Favorite Actress". E Online. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "ABOUT MCKENNA". Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "'Amityville' Haunts Daughter (Exclusive)". April 3, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mckenna Grace to star in 'Annabelle 3'". The Hindu. Los Angeles. PTI. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  12. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (December 28, 2018). "'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina': Mckenna Grace To Guest Star, Alexis Denisof & Jedidiah Goodacre Set For Recurring Roles". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mckenna for PETAKids,", accessed November 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Make This Thanksgiving Memorable," Farm Sanctuary, accessed November 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Mckenna Grace: A Gift to Animals,", accessed November 16, 2017.
  16. ^ 'Captain Marvel', 'Young Sheldon' Stars Join Animated Scooby-Doo Movie (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter, May 13, 2019
  17. ^ Kit, Borys (March 29, 2019). "'Captain Marvel' Actress Mckenna Grace Nabs Starring Role in Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  18. ^ "The 2017 Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) Nominations". Next Best Picture. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

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