Kiernan Shipka

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Kiernan Shipka

Shipka at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards
BornKiernan Brennan Shipka
(1999-11-10) November 10, 1999 (age 12)
Chicago, Illinois
Other names Kiki
OccupationActress
Years active 2006–present
Website
Official Website
 
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Kiernan Shipka

Shipka at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards
BornKiernan Brennan Shipka
(1999-11-10) November 10, 1999 (age 12)
Chicago, Illinois
Other names Kiki
OccupationActress
Years active 2006–present
Website
Official Website

Kiernan Brennan "Kiki" Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American child actress noted for playing Don and Betty Draper's daughter Sally on the AMC series Mad Men.

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Career

Shipka began doing commercial print modelling when she was a baby.[1]

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.[2]

Shipka's individual performance on Mad Men has been well received. 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 work—struggling with the broken marriage of her parents and entering preteendom in the tumultuous 1960s—remains as amazing as it was in season 3, this is a ballot wish that could come true next year."[3] Initially a recurring guest star, Shipka was upgraded to a series regular with the start of season 4.[4]

Personal life

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and his wife, Erin Ann (née Brennan), a one-time queen of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade.[1][4][5] The family relocated to Los Angeles when she was six to support her acting career.[4]

Shipka's hobbies include golf and cooking. She enjoys watching Barefoot Contessa and Good Eats on the Food Network[6] and she has been taking ballroom dancing classes since age 5.[7] She claims Grace Kelly as an inspiration.[8]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Angriest Man in Suburbia, TheThe Angriest Man in SuburbiaLola TV movie
2006 MonkLittle Girl/Girl Customer TV series (2 episodes)
2007 DimensionMolly
2007 Cory in the HouseSophie's Classmate TV series (1 episode: "Mall of Confusion")
2007 MADtvUpset Girl TV series (1 episode: "Mad Tv Ruined My Life")
2007 HeroesLittle Girl in Fire TV series (1 episode: "Four Months Ago...")
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live!Various TV series (6 episodes)
2007- Present Mad MenSally DraperTV series (55 episodes)
2008 Lower LearningSarah
2009 House BrokenTammy Tawber
2009 CarriersJodie Holloway
2010 Squeaky CleanEmily Short
2010 Ryan and Randi Show, TheThe Ryan and Randi ShowLala La Lala Short
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty GaloreLittle Girl
2011 SmoochZoe Cole TV movie
2012 Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of KorraJinora (voice) TV series
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23Herself TV series (2 episodes)
2013 Very Good GirlsLilly's sister Post-production

Awards

Year Award Category Film Result
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards[9]Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad MenWon
Young Artist Awards[10]Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress Mad MenNominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards[9]Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad MenWon
Young Artist Awards[11]Best Performance in a Short Film - Young Actress Squeaky CleanNominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress CarriersNominated
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards[9]Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad MenNominated
Young Artist Awards[12]Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty GaloreNominated
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress Mad MenNominated
2012 Young Hollywood AwardsScene Stealer Female Mad MenWon

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Ryan, Maureen (2012-08-13). "'Mad' tween takes drama in stride". articles.chicagotribune.com. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-08-13/features/ct-ae-0815-kiernan-shipka-20100813_1_sally-draper-mad-men-mad-men-s. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Anthony McCartney (2010-01-24). "Stars of TV and Film Mingle at SAG Awards - ABC News". abcnews.go.com. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9647207. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  3. ^ Dale Roe. "Devoted TV watchers name their dream Emmy winners", Austin American-Statesman, July 4, 2010, page H-1.
  4. ^ a b c Rackl, Lori (2012-03-23). "Chicago girl goes from Kiddieland to Sterling Cooper". Chicago Sun Times. http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/television/11428482-421/chicago-girl-goes-from-kiddieland-to-sterling-cooper.html. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Erin Brennan, John Shipka". articles.chicagotribune.com. 1995-12-23. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-12-23/entertainment/9512230088_1_chicago-erin-brennan-university-of-notre-dame. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Hochberg, Mina. "Q&A with Kiernan Shipka", AMCtv.com, 21 September 2010.
  7. ^ Chang, Bee-Shyuan (23 March 2012). "Growth Spurts Considered: Kiernan Shipka of ‘'Mad Men’' — What I Wore". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/fashion/kiernan-shipka-of-mad-men.html. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 159.
  9. ^ a b c Kiernan Shipka at SAG Awards, http://www.sagawards.org/awards/advanced-search, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  10. ^ 30th Annual Young Artist Awards, http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms30.html, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  11. ^ 31st Annual Young Artist Awards, http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms31.html, retrieved May 1, 2012 
  12. ^ 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards, http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms32.html, retrieved May 1, 2012 

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