Kiernan Shipkais Best Known For Playing the main role as Sally Draper on the AMC series Mad Men and also for voicing Jinora in the Nickelodeon series The Legend of Korra from 2012 to 2014 in 25 episodes.
Born Name Kiernan Brennan Shipka
Nick Name Kiki
Years active 2006–present
Born: November 10, 1999, 19 years and 5 months, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Sun Sign Scorpio
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 33-23-33 in or 84-58.5-84 cm
Bra size 32A
She hasn’t been to school. She received her education via an online course, which is specifically designed for child actors.
Father – John Young Shipka (Real Estate Developer)
Mother – Erin Ann (née Brennan)
Siblings – Unknown
She is signed with these agencies
Creative Artists Agency
She has Irish ancestry on her mom’s side.
Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Sabrina Spellman on the Netflix supernatural horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018–present), Sally Draper on the AMC period drama series Mad Men (2007–2015) and B. D. Hyman in the FX anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan (2017). Shipka also voiced Jinora in the Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel, The Legend of Korra (2012–14).
Shipka has also starred in numerous films, including Carriers (2009), Flowers in the Attic (2014), and The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015).
Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and Erin Ann (née Brennan). Shipka has been taking ballroom dancing classes since the age of five. Her family relocated to Los Angeles, California, when she was six to support her acting career.
Shipka made her television debut at five months of age as a baby on the hospital drama, ER. Shipka began doing commercial-print modeling when she was a baby. 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. 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 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 include Flowers in the Attic (2014) and a dual role in the Oz Perkins horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter (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.
In January 2018, it was announced that Shipka would be starring as Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series based on the comic series of the same name. The first season was released by Netflix on October 26, 2018.
In January 2019, Shipka is set to co-star in a Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Luke Snellin, Let It Snow, based on the novel of the same name. Shooting began in February 2019.
Next Shipka will play as a deaf teenager opposite Stanley Tucci in John R. Leonetti’s horror film The Silence, based on the 2015 horror novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon. Netflix will release The Silence on its streaming service on April 10, 2019. Shipka learned American Sign Language for the role. Leonetti praised her performance saying “She’s acting alongside Stanley Tucci, and believe me, she’s more than holding her own. It’s been spellbinding watching her.”
Shipka names Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn as fashion influences. Shipka has taken Muay Thai boxing classes.
Kiernan started appearing in national TV commercials as an infant.
Until now, she has been seen in several of the commercials. Some of them are Gerber Baby Food, Campbell’s Soup, Build a Bear Workshop, Trix Swirls, AT&T, Northern Quilted Tissue, Advair, Hershey’s, Domino’s Pizza, American Kennel Club (PSA), Security Health Plan, Toys-R-Us, Boniva, etc.
Kiernan debuted with 2007 film Dimension for her role as Molly.
First TV Show
In 2006, she started with comedy-drama detective mystery television series Monk for her role as a little girl in just 2 episodes.
She goes to some fitness classes to stay fit and eats healthy stuff most of the time with some cheat days.
Her ideal diet is like –
Breakfast – Avocado Toast (with proper spices and extras like salt, lemon, pepper, chili flakes, etc)
Lunch – Sushi
Dinner – French food (She generally goes out for dinner during weekends in LA and orders bouillabaisse)
Dessert – Donuts (especially plain beignets)
Kiernan Shipka Favorite Things
Food – Sushi (Sugarfish)
Restaurants (in LA) – BLD (For brunch), Cooks County, Sqirl, Jitlada (For dinner)
Restaurants (in NY) – Nobu
Shopping Spots (in LA) – Opening Ceremony, Rag & Bone, Acne Studios
Book – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Fashion – Acne, Miu Miu, Valentino
Kiernan Shipka Facts
At 5, she commenced taking ballroom dancing classes.
As she was really interested in acting, she, along with her family shifted to Los Angeles, California when Shipka was 6 years old.
Actress Grace Kelly is her inspiration.
Her first name “Kiernan” means “Son of a lord.”
Do not underestimate Kiernan. She has a black belt in Korean martial arts, taekwondo.
She can’t tolerate messy almirah or closet. So, she always organizes her clothes into separate sections (or sometimes different closets) of a closet based upon different seasons.
She has been included in the list of TIME magazine‘s “The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013.” Even, in 2014, she was included in the TIME magazine’s list of “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.”
Shipka believes fashion is a cool way to express oneself.
From the AMC’s Mad Men show, she got to keep a couple of headbands with her.
Until 9, she was not allowed to watch the Mad Men show.
Kiernan prefers to read at night as it makes her tired and eventually sleep.
Whenever she goes on the shoot, she always keeps her computer, a book, and her phone in the bag.
If Kiernan could switch her closets for a day with anyone in the world, she would probably do that with Alexa Chung.
Visit her official website @ kiernanshipka.com.