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Kiernan Brennan Shipka is an American actress best known for playing Sally Draper on Mad Men and for voicing Jinora in The Legend of Korra.

The Legend of Korra credits

Jinora

Character information: Jinora

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Filmography

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Biographical information

Personal life

Shipka 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. The family relocated to Los Angeles when she was six to support her acting career. Kiernan got her black belt in taekwondo in June 2012.

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

Career

Shipka began doing commercial print modeling when she was a baby. She made her first appearance in Mad Men at age seven and was upgraded to be a series regular starting in season four, having previously been credited as a guest star. She later appeared as Cathy in the 2014 Lifetime movie Flowers in the Attic.

Awards

  • 2014: Ranked in Time Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.
  • 2013: Won a Young Artist Award for Mad Men (Best Performance in a Television Series - Recurring Young Actress)
  • 2013: Won a Women in Film Lucy Award for Mad Men
  • 2012: Won a Young Hollywood Award (Scene Stealer Award)
  • 2010: Won a Screen Actors' Guild Award for Mad Men (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series)
  • 2009: Won a Screen Actors' Guild Award for Mad Men (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series)


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