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It was a dream come true for Mckenna to get to play young Emma!
—Mckenna Grace's mother src

Mckenna Grace is the American actress who portrays young Emma Swan on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Mckenna was born on June 25, 2006.[1] She had her first acting audition while on vacation with her family in Los Angeles, and her parents moved her family to LA after Mckenna earned her first recurring television role.[2]

Mckenna made her acting debut in 2013, playing Sydney in the television pilot Joe, Joe & Jane.[3] Later she recurred on the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein.[1] Mckenna also had a recurring part playing Faith Newman on more than 50 episodes of the soap opera The Young and the Restless between 2013 and 2015.[4] In 2015 she had a recurring role on the CBS series CSI: Cyber.[4] She had her first film role opposite Adrian Grenier in the 2013 drama Goodbye World.[2]

In 2016, Grace played the role of Daisy in the science fiction thriller film Independence Day: Resurgence[5] She also filmed the significant role of Juliet in the horror film Amityville: The Awakening.[6] Mckenna plays the lead role in the 2017 drama film Gifted,[7] about an intellectually gifted 7-year-old who gets caught up in a custody battle between her uncle and grandmother.

Despite her young age, Mckenna has booked more than 30 TV and movie roles over the years. Other roles of notes includes the role of Penny Kirkman in the ABC television series Designated Survivor, young Caroline in The Vampire Diaries episode "Let Her Go", the voice of Ella bird in the computer-animated action-adventure comedy film The Angry Birds Movie, Rose in the Netflix sitcom Fuller House,[8] the 2017 comedy film How to Be a Latin Lover[9] and young Tonya Harding in the 2017 biographical sports drama film I, Tonya,[10] which also features Once Upon a Time guest star Sebastian Stan as Tonya's husband.



Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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