Who Is Mckenna Grace? 5 Things to Know About the Actress – Hollywood Life

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The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 features Mckenna Grace as Mrs. Keyes. June and other handmaids seek refuge with Commander Keyes and his wife, Esther, played by Mckenna. Mrs. Keyes is open about her hatred for Gilead and the men who support it. The young wife reveals to June that she’s been raped by Commander Keyes, along with other commanders and eyes.

However, Mrs. Keyes has been getting revenge by poisoning her husband with nightshade. She later murders one of the men who sexually assaulted her in a brutal scene. June is captured by guardians in episode 3, as is Mrs. Keyes. Mckenna only appeared in a few episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, but she’s already getting tons of buzz for her performance.

Apart from her stunning performance in the Hulu dystopian series, McKenna will also executive produce and star in the upcoming film Straight Lies, per Deadline.

Hollywood Life has rounded up 5 things you should know about Mckenna.

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Mckenna Grace with Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaids Tale Hulu

Mckenna Was a Child Actor

The young actress — at 7 years old — made her acting debut in 2013 when she starred in the television pilot Joe, Joe & Jane. She quickly went on to recur on the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein. She played Faith Newman on The Young and the Restless from 2013 to 2015.

Her First Lead Role Was in ‘Gifted’

Mckenna was just 10 years old when she played Mary Adler, an intellectually gifted 7-year-old who gets caught in a custody battle between her uncle and grandmother, in the 2017 film Gifted. Chris Evans played Mckenna’s uncle in the film. Mckenna was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. Her next major role is in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Mckenna Has appeared in Several Hit TV Shows

She’s just 17 years old, but Mckenna is already a Hollywood veteran. She played Penny Kirkman on Designated Survivor and Rose Harbenberger on Fuller House. She notably starred as young Theo on The Haunting of Hill House. Mckenna also played Paige in a series of episodes of Young Sheldon.

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Mckenna Grace at the premiere of Troop Zero Shutterstock

She’s Played the Younger Versions of Famous Actresses

Mckenna played a young Tonya Harding in the 2017 film I, Tonya. Margot Robbie played the adult version. She also played a young Carol Danvers in the 2019 film Captain Marvel. Brie Larson played the adult version. On top of that, Mckenna appeared on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as a younger version of Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina Spellman.

She’s a Vegetarian

Mckenna explained why she’s a vegetarian in an interview with PETA in 2016. “I became a vegetarian because I felt really bad for the animals,” the young actress said. “[They] are very sweet, and I don’t think that they deserve to be tortured. If you have a dog at home or a cat, they’re your friends, they aren’t your food.”

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