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Overview (2)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kiernan Brennan Shipka is an American actress. She is known for playing Sally Draper on the AMC series Mad Men (2007), B. D. Hyman in the FX anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan (2017), and voicing Jinora in the Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) spin-off, The Legend of Korra (2012). She stars as Sabrina Spellman on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) series based on the comic series of the same name. Kiernan Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois. As part of Mad Men (2007)'s ensemble cast, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009. As part of Mad Men's ensemble cast, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009. Shipka has received praise for her performance on Mad Men (2007). In naming her as his dream nominee for the "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" Emmy Award, Austin American-Statesman critic Dale Roe remarked, "This 10-year-old actress was so affecting as troubled Sally Draper last season that it seems odd that she's only just been upgraded to series regular. If Shipka's upcoming Mad Men (2007) work-struggling with the broken marriage of her parents and entering preteendom in the tumultuous 1960s-remains as amazing as it was in season three, this is a ballot wish that could come true next year." Initially a recurring guest star, Shipka was upgraded to a series regular with the start of season four. She got the part after two auditions. Shipka's credits after Mad Men (2007) include Flowers in the Attic (2014) and a dual role in the Oz Perkins horror film, The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) (2015). In 2014, Shipka was named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014" by Time magazine. In the same year, IndieWire included her in their list of "20 Actors To Watch That Are Under 20". In 2017, she portrayed B.D. Hyman, daughter of Bette Davis, in the FX television series Feud: Bette and Joan (2017). In January 2018, it was announced that Shipka would be starring as Sabrina Spellman in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) series based on the comic series of the same name. The first season was released by Netflix on October 26, 2018.

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Trivia (6)

She was originally from Chicago, Illinois.
Kiernan means 'Son of a lord'.
Her father is of one half Slovak and one quarter German descent, with his other ancestry being English, some Scottish, and distant French. Her mother is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Italian ancestry. Her surname is from her Slovak roots.
One of the youngest people to be interviewed on Inside the Actors Studio (1994).
She has a black belt in taekwondo.
Her fashion influences are Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

Personal Quotes (23)

Some things are worth the splurge.
My style is constantly changing.
I've been playing since I was 5, but I wouldn't say that I'm serious about the piano.
I'm such a theater geek.
I really get a chance to be a normal kid.
I love organization, so I split my clothes into two closets according to seasons.
I have a Twitter, but I'm not a tweeter... if that really makes sense.
I hate a messy closet. I totally freak out when my closet is messy and I can't find anything.
I follow fashion trends.
I don't know if I've ever screamed or cried for a band.
I do lots of activities. I hang out with friends.
I do listen to some music, but I don't technically have one band I'm absolutely hooked on.
I design some of my own clothes now.
I always try to read at night, because it gets me kind of tired.
Any day acting is an amazing day.
I make most of my friends through my extracurricular activities.
I love ballet. Ballet is its own being. It has its own vocabulary. I feel as if I am in a different world when I am in the ballet studio.
I am a huge fashion fan. It's a really cool way to express yourself.
I'd definitely like to go to college some day.
I am always texting!
I certainly know quite a few kid actors, but I'm not really friends with them. They're all very nice people, but I just don't run in the same circles.
There's nothing wrong with a lisp.
[on having played Sally Draper on 'Mad Men' for eight years] It's been like a really good acting school. I've seen the best of the best do their jobs, and being able to watch them has made me better.

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