Mackenzie Davis

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Mackenzie Davis
'The Martian' World Premiere (NHQ201509110005) cropped.jpg
Born (1987-04-01) April 1, 1987 (age 30)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Residence New York City, New York, US
Alma mater McGill University
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]

Mackenzie Davis (born April 1, 1987)[2] is a Canadian actress. She made her film debut in Smashed, and later appeared in Breathe In, That Awkward Moment, and The F Word, the latter for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination.

Since 2014, she has starred as computer programmer Cameron Howe in the TV series Halt and Catch Fire.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Davis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She went on to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, and was soon discovered by Drake Doremus for her acting debut in the feature film Breathe In.

In 2015, she appeared in The Martian as a NASA satellite communications engineer named Mindy Park; in June 2016, Davis was cast in an undisclosed role in the Blade Runner sequel.[4]

In 2016, she appeared in "San Junipero", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Alex Terri Short film
2012 Smashed Millie
2013 Breathe In Lauren Reynolds
The F Word Nicole Alternative title: What If?
nominated – Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Bad Turn Worse Sue
Plato's Reality Machine Sophia
Moontown Shayna Short film
2014 That Awkward Moment Chelsea
Emptied Charlotte Laurence Short film
2015 Freaks of Nature Petra Lane
A Country Called Home Reno
Memory Box Isabelle Short film
The Martian Mindy Park
2016 Always Shine Anna Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress[6]
Monster Fest Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Female)[7]
2017 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Izzy
Blade Runner 2049 Mariette In post-production
2018 Tully Tully In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Episode: "Safety Nets"
2014–present Halt and Catch Fire Cameron Howe Main role; 30 episodes
2016 Black Mirror Yorkie Episode: "San Junipero"


  1. ^ Zhong, Fan (March 2013). "On the Verge: Mackenzie Davis". W. Sebastian Kim (photography). Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' actress Mackenzie Davis breaks out". Los Angeles Times. September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mackenzie Davis on her Black Mirror tech fears and Blade Runner reboot". Toronto Star, November 1, 2016. Page E4. Cassandra Szklarski.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (June 7, 2016). "'Martian' Actress Mackenzie Davis Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ "‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy’". Deadline. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival Announces 'Dean,' 'Junction 48' and Other Award-Winners". Indiewire. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ "MONSTER FEST Announces 2016 Award Winners". Monster Fest. November 29, 2016. 

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