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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 the title role in the Disney XD sitcom Crash & Bernstein (2012–14) and Faith Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (2013–15).

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

Grace's early film roles include the drama film Mr. Church (2016), the science fiction film Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), and the comedy film How to Be a Latin Lover (2017).[2] She gained further recognition for her performance in the drama film 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 the biographical drama film I, Tonya (2017). She starred as Emma Grossman in the horror drama film The Bad Seed (2018), as young Carol Danvers in the superhero film Captain Marvel (2019), and as Judy Warren in the supernatural horror film Annabelle Comes Home (2019).

Grace is also known for portraying Penny Kirkman in the ABC/Netflix drama series Designated Survivor (2016–19), Rose Harbenberger in the Netflix comedy series Fuller House (2016–18), and young Theodora Crain in the Netflix supernatural horror series The Haunting of Hill House (2018).


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 starred as Judy Warren, daughter of exorcists Ed and Lorraine Warren, in the 2019 horror film Annabelle Comes Home.[11] Also that year, she appeared in the 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 on the second season of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.[12] In 2020, she will voice young Daphne Blake in the CGI film Scoob, and play one of the leads in the sequel Ghostbusters 2020.

Personal lifeEdit

Grace was born in Grapevine, Texas. She is a 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 Young Carol Danvers (13 Years Old)
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"
2016–2018 Elena of Avalor Bella (voice) 2 episodes
2016 Bizaardvark Didi Episode: "Pretty-Con"
2016–2017 The Lion Guard Kambuni (voice) 2 episodes
2016–2018 Fuller House Rose Harbenberger 7 episodes
2016–2019 Designated Survivor Penny Kirkman 21 episodes
2017–2019 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bitsy Beagleberg (voice) 5 episodes
2018 The Bad Seed Emma Grossman Television film
Young Sheldon Paige 3 episodes
The Haunting of Hill House Young Theodora Crain 7 episodes
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Young Sabrina Spellman Episode: "A Midwinter's Tale"


Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2017 Women Film Critics Circle Best Young Actress Gifted Nominated [citation needed]
2017 Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year I, Tonya Won [citation needed]
2018 Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Youth Performer Gifted Nominated [citation needed]
2018 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Performer Gifted Nominated [citation needed]


  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.

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