Mackenzie Rio Davis
Davis at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
|Alma mater||McGill University|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Mackenzie Rio Davis (born April 1, 1987) is a Canadian actress, producer, and model. She made her feature film debut in Smashed (2012), and later appeared in Breathe In (2013), What If (2013), That Awkward Moment (2014), The Martian (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and Happiest Season (2020). She received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for The F Word (2013). From 2014 to 2017, she starred as computer programmer Cameron Howe in the television series Halt and Catch Fire. She also co-starred in the "San Junipero" episode of the television series Black Mirror. In 2019, she starred as the augmented super-soldier Grace in Terminator: Dark Fate.
Davis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Lotte, a graphic designer from South Africa, and John Davis, a hairdresser from Liverpool, England. Her parents own AG Hair Care. She graduated from the private Collingwood School in the exclusive suburb of West Vancouver in 2005 and then attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She went on to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Davis was discovered by American film director, screenwriter and producer Drake Doremus, who decided to cast her for a supporting role in the 2013 feature film Breathe In. In 2015, Davis appeared in The Martian as a NASA satellite communications engineer named Mindy Park. From 2014 to 2017, she played programming prodigy Cameron Howe in Halt and Catch Fire for the duration of its four-season run.
In 2019, she headlined as one of the newest cast members to join in Terminator: Dark Fate. In the film, Mackenzie stars as an augmented super soldier from the future who is sent back in time to protect Dani Ramos. In October 2019, she was cast as one of the lead roles in the HBO Max miniseries Station Eleven.
In 2020, Davis starred as Kate in The Turning, opposite Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince. The film is a modern adaptation of the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. She also starred as Diana Hastings in Irresistible, a film by Jon Stewart about the outsized influence of money on the American electoral system. She also starred in a 2020 rom-com Happiest Season co-starring Kristen Stewart.
|2012||The Hat Goes Wild||Cathy||Credited as Mackenzie Rio Davis|
|2013||Breathe In||Lauren Reynolds|
|2013||The F Word||Nicole||Alternative title: What If?|
|2013||Bad Turn Worse||Sue|
|2013||Plato's Reality Machine||Sophia|
|2014||That Awkward Moment||Chelsea|
|2014||Emptied||Charlotte Laurence||Short film|
|2015||Freaks of Nature||Petra Lane|
|2015||A Country Called Home||Reno|
|2015||Memory Box||Isabelle||Short film|
|2015||The Martian||Mindy Park|
|2016||Always Shine||Anna||Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress|
Monster Fest Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Female)
|2017||Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town||Izzy||Special Jury Award - Best Breakout Performance Napa Valley Film Festival|
Tacoma Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Performance
|2017||Blade Runner 2049||Mariette|
|2019||Terminator: Dark Fate||Grace Harper|
|2020||The Turning||Kate Mandell|
|2020||Happiest Season||Harper Caldwell|
|2012||I Just Want My Pants Back||Lucie||Episode: "Safety Nets"|
|2014–2017||Halt and Catch Fire||Cameron Howe||Main role; 40 episodes|
|2016||Black Mirror||Yorkie||Episode: "San Junipero"|
|2017||No Activity||Patricia / "Pat the Rat"||Episode: "The Witness"|
|2020||Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Princess Buttercup||Episode: "The Shrieking Eels"|
|2021||Station Eleven||Kirsten||Upcoming miniseries|
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