McKenna in 2019
October 15, 1984
|Known for||As Abby Macy on |
Joshua Close (m. 2016)
Alex McKenna (born October 15, 1984) is an American actress and voice-over artist. She gained fame by playing Petunia Stupid in The Stupids (1996) and Mickey Apple in You Wish (1997). She resumed her acting career with guest appearances in CW hit teen drama series 90210 in 2010. In 2012, she had recurring appearances in the television series, including Dallas, Guys with Kids and Two and a Half Men.
McKenna began her career as a child actress, portraying Petunia Stupid in the adventure comedy film The Stupids (1996). She had roles as Amanda in the horror film Campfire Tales (1997) and as Linda Ross in Joey (1997). In 1998, she was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series (You Wish) in Young Artist Awards. She had a small role as Alex's friend in the comedy film What Women Want (2000). The film earned $374 million worldwide, and received largely positive reviews. She portrayed a drug-addicted teenager Abby Macy in NBC's crime drama series Crossing Jordan. She appeared in several guest starring television roles, including 90210, Malcolm In the Middle, Shake It Up, Common Law, Two and a Half Men, Guys with Kids and Boston Public.
In 2009, she played the lead role of Megs in short film The City of Lights. Next McKenna landed a recurring role in the TNT revival of the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas. In 2014, she appeared in the horror film Haunted along with Luke Kleintank and Lesley-Anne Down. She had a supporting role as Tammy in Bear with Us (2016). The film also earned McKenna numerous awards, including Jury Award for Best Supporting Actress at Sunscreen Film Festival. She appeared opposite Josh Radnor in the drama film The Seeker (2016), portraying Grace. In 2018, she was cast as the voice of Sadie Adler in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2, and she made a guest appearance on an episode of drama thriller television series Quantico in the episode "Heaven's Fall".
|1996||A Woman Undone||Jennifer|
|The Stupids||Petunia Stupid|
|Heart of Fire||Katy Stoler|
|1998||Safety Patrol||Hannah Zapruder||Also known as Disney's Safety Patrol|
|2000||What Women Want||Alex's Friend|
|2009||The City of Lights||Megs||Short film|
|2012||The Longer Day of Happiness||Elizabeth|
|2013||Stand By||Jenny||Short film|
|The Freemason||Rana Burkhalter|
|2015||Single in South Beach||Gina|
|Other People's Children||Jillian|
|2016||Bear with Us||Tammy|
|Folk Hero & Funny Guy||Stacy|
|1, 2, 3... You Please.||Jesse|
|2018||Magnetic Plasma for mass(es) Enlightenment||Crystals|
|Anthem of a Teenage Prophet||Ms. Banks|
|1992||Middle Ages||Hillary Cooper||3 episodes|
|1993||The Trouble with Larry||Lindsay Flatt||Recurring character|
|1994||Winnetka Road||Leah Barker||Series regular|
|1997–1998||You Wish||Mickey Apple||13 episodes|
|1997||ABC TGIF||Mickey Apple||Episode: "Frightful Halloween Bash"|
|2000||Boston Public||Melissa||Episode: "Chapter Seven"|
|2001||Malcolm In the Middle||Beth||Episode: "Bowling"|
|2001–2006||Crossing Jordan||Abby Macy||12 episodes|
|2011||Shake It Up||Sarah||Episode: "Review It Up"|
|2012–2014||The Legend of Korra||Senna / Additional Voices||Voice role|
|2012–2013||Dallas||Rebecca Sutter||4 episodes|
|2012||Guys with Kids||Megan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Two and a Half Men||Michelle||Episode: "That's Not What They Call It in Amsterdam"|
|Sketchy||Rudolph / Little Boy / Ariel||Episodes: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Christmas", "Prawn Stars"|
|Common Law||Irene||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2015||After Ever After||Aurora||Episode: "Aurora and Phillip"|
|The Following||Jewel||Episodes: "Demons", "Evermore"|
|2016||Code Black||Caroline Stringer||Episode: "Blood Sport"|
|2018||Quantico||Jocelyn Turner||Episode: "Heaven's Fall"|
|2018||Red Dead Redemption 2||Sadie Adler||Voice Over, Body and Facial Capture|
Awards and nominations
|1998||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series–Supporting Young Actress||You Wish||Nominated|
|2016||Sunscreen Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Bear with Us||Won|
|2016||Orlando Film Festival||Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film (shared with the cast)||Won|
|2016||FilmQuest||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2017||North Hollywood Cinefest||Best Actress in a Feature Film||Won|
|2019||NAVGTR Awards||Supporting Performance in a Drama||Red Dead Redemption II||Nominated|
- "Alex McKenna". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
- Filmography for Alex McKenna TV Guide. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- Alex McKenna filmography[permanent dead link] Fancast. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- Allow me to introduce Alex McKenna Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine The City of Lights film. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "Alex McKenna". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
- "The Seeker - A Cloud Cult Film". The Seeker. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
- Quantico: Heaven's Fall | TVmaze, retrieved 2018-08-23
- "A Romantic Wedding Weekend at Calistoga Ranch - Green Wedding Shoes". Green Wedding Shoes. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
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