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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). 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.

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 12)
Years active2012–present



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 will appear as Judy Warren, daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren in the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home scheduled for 2019 release.[11] Grace also appeared in the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel as the younger version of the titular character.

On November 28, 2018, it was announced by Deadline that Grace would star in a recurring role as the younger version of Sabrina Spellman in the second season of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series.[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
2013 Suburban Gothic Zelda
2015 Russell Madness Lena
2015 Frankenstein Molly
2015 The Pearl Whale Granddaughter Short film
2016 Mr. Church Izzy
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Ella Bird (voice)
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Daisy Blackwell
2017 Gifted Mary Adler
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Arden
2017 Amityville: The Awakening Juliet Walker
2017 I, Tonya Young Tonya Harding
2018 Ready Player One Elementary School Kid
2019 Captain Marvel 13-year-old Carol Danvers
2019 Troop Zero Christmas Flint
2019 Annabelle Comes Home Judy Warren Post-production
2020 Ghostbusters 3 TBA Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 Crash & Bernstein Jasmine Bernstein 15 episodes
2013 The Goodwin Games Even Younger Chloe Episode: "Hamletta"
2013 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"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Young Abby Fisher Episode: "Dead Woods"
2014 Clementine Lucy Movie
2014 Love Is Relative Casey Movie
2014 Gravity Falls Additional Voices Episode: "Sock Opera"
2015 K.C. Undercover Quinn Episode: "Give Me A 'K'! Give Me A 'C'!"
2015 The Vampire Diaries Young Caroline Forbes 2 episodes
2015 Genie in a Bikini Teresa Movie
2015 Dog with a Blog Jules Episode: "You're Not My Sister Anymore"
2015 Pickle and Peanut Cindy, Sugarbee (voice) 2 episodes
2015 Babysitter's Black Book Cindy Movie
2015 CSI: Cyber Michelle Mundo 3 episodes
2015–2017 Once Upon a Time Young Emma Swan 4 episodes
2016 Teachers Avery Episode: "Drunk Kiss"
2016 Elena of Avalor Bella (voice) Episode: "All Heated Up"
2016 Bizaardvark Didi Episode: "Pretty-Con"
2016–2017 The Lion Guard Kambuni (voice) 2 episodes
2016–present Fuller House Rose Harbenberger Recurring role
2016–present Designated Survivor Penny Kirkman Recurring role
2017 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bitsy Beagleberg (voice) Recurring role
2018 The Bad Seed Emma Grossman Movie; lead role
2018–present Young Sheldon Paige Recurring Role
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Young Theodora Crain Recurring role
2018 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[16] Gifted Nominated
2017 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. 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. ^ "The 2017 Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) Nominations". Next Best Picture. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

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