Kiernan Shipka: biography
The young actress of the series Mad Men which has received Screen Actors Guild Awards and the record four Emmy Awards one after another by the opinion of the movie critics deserved the separate Emmy Award for her masterly transformation and acting skills.
The American jury Kiernan Shipka didn't dispute with the similar assessment of her professional skills and later awarded her with many nominations, and has recognized her as The most talented young star of cinematography and television.
Childhood and youth
The family of Shipka can be with confidence called a real embodiment of the phrase. Clever parents have ingenious children. Her mother Erin Ann, the master of the private elite Catholic university, and her father John Young, the bachelor of the prestigious American higher education institution gave birth to their only daughter who has become a famous actress without any special education. Perhaps, the actress is obliged to her unique appearance to her Czech, Irish, Italian, English, and French background. The actress’s surname in translation means "the lord's son," and only the bohemian representatives could have such a surname.
The girl was born on the 10th of November, 1999 in Chicago. She began her working activity with the participation in the commercials at the age of five months. In childhood, she played the piano, and she began to have fancy for ballroom dancing. Later, the girl has chosen the acting sphere, but she has managed to save her love for dancing during all time.
"I love the ballet dancing. It has its language. It seems like I'm in some other world when I find myself in the ballet class", – Kiernan has admitted.
The parents have supported the beginnings of their child both with the words and with actions. At first, they decided to change the place of their residence. They began to live in Los Angeles. Later, there followed the series of the auditions and tests. A year later she achieved success and received the invitation to take part in the shootings.
Because of the busy working schedule, she studied at home though she didn't feel any discomfort. She considered that she couldn't adapt to a concentration of a crowd of people in one building. And her colleagues on the acting sphere have become her major mentors.
Kiernan has had her debut in the film The Angriest Man in Suburbia in the role of Lola. Later, she was offered to play the episodic role in the series Monk. Already in a year, Shipka has tried the role of Sully - the daughter of the leading character in the series about the non-existing advertising agency with "mad" employees. Since the 4th season, she began to perform in this series regularly.
Together with the film crew and especially with the director the actress has achieved extremely warm and friendly relations: Matthew Weiner forbade to give pieces of advice, trusting and relying on the actress’s natural intuition. He even met the girl's mother, told her about the heroine, asked for permission and her approval.
Since 2009 the actress enriched her filmography with full-pledged versatile movies: horrors, comedies, and dramas. Moreover, in her acting assets the actress has animation works, for example, The Legend of Korra which she has voice-over the character of Jinora, and the fragments in which she has performed the cameo role.
"There is nothing bad in the shoots which take place for eight years. It’s a good school for the actors. I saw how the best of the best do their work, and I had an opportunity to observe it and to learn at them", – the girl thinks.
The representatives of mass media unanimously notice the only feature – despite her appearance with Emma Watson, her name doesn't appear in any scandals and she isn't connected with any intrigues. Also, nothing is known about her possible enemies. Perhaps, the matter is the fact that the actress has self-control and keep her personal life in a secret.
According to Kiki’s words: "Self-control and possession of your feelings are the most important things which I can do. As everything becomes known to the public".
At the beginning of 2018, it became known that by the unanimous decision of the directors of the remake of the famous sitcom it was Shipka who has transformed into the character of Sabrina – the schoolgirl with magic powers. The spectators got acquainted with the gloomy teaser of the series in September. By the way, the first actress of the role Melissa Joan Hart in a short time reacted at the news about the sequel of the series and published the greeting card on Twitter. What about Kiernan, she has posted the video challenge to support the project.
Attention, spoilers: for the heart of the beautiful young witch in the series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina there will conquer the sorcerer and ex-boyfriend Harvey whose role will be performed on the screen by the actor of Disney channel and musician of the youth R5 group - Ross Lynch. The TV spectators could remember him by the role in the movie Status Update.
What about her real personal life, nothing similar happens in it. By the words of the hazel-eyed blonde, because of the busy working schedule, the actress doesn't have enough spare time for close relations with the men. That's why this page in the actress's biography remains clean. But there's nothing to worry about: she is young, and her numerous fans express their love and care for her. Moreover, her friends whose photos are published on the social networks support her as well.
Shipka is fond of tennis and golf. She tries her hand in the cooking of some masterpieces. Also, she has a black German shepherd Frankie. She likes singing and dancing. Moreover, she has a black belt in karate.
Kiernan Shipka at present
The actress has an active account on Instagram which she uses not only to conquer her subscribers with the new pictures of delicious dishes, luxurious looks, and meetings with the celebrities, to show the important moments of the day and special page of her dog Frankie but also for support of ordinary people in their undertakings. For example, the teachers who are looking for opportunities and funds for their fosterlings. She duplicates her thoughts and observations on Twitter.
Shipka is a bright fashion admirer, and she has even tried to develop her fashion clothing line. In one of the interviews, she admitted that the clothes in her home wardrobe were distributed according to the seasons – she liked the orderliness so much. At present, even though she has a tiny figure (with a height of 157 cm she weighs 46 kilos), the actress with pleasure takes part in the advertising shootings for popular magazines.
Refined Oscar-winning Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are excellent examples for imitation and inspiration.
- 2006 – Monk
- 2007 – Dimension
- 2007 – Cory in the House
- 2007 – MADtv
- 2007 – Heroes
- 2007–2009 – Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- 2007–2015 – Mad Men
- 2008 – Lower Learning
- 2009 – House Broken
- 2009 – Land of the Lost
- 2009 – Carriers
- 2010 – Squeaky Clean
- 2010 – The Ryan and Randi Show
- 2010 – Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
- 2011 – Smooch
- 2012–2014 – The Legend of Korra
- 2012 – Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
- 2014 – Flowers in the Attic
- 2018 – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina