McKenna was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Mexico City with her family when she was five. Her love of acting began while performing in Spanish for her school plays. When she moved back to the U.S. to attend high school in Nashville, TN, she set her sights on acting in English.
McKenna is now an Equity NYC-based actor. Her Off-Broadway debut was in the Mint Theatre Company's production of The Mountains Look Different which received a NYT Critic's Pick. She is currently in her second Broadway show, originating the role of Felicia in William Mastrosimone's new play Rules of Desire.
She is a member of the Theatre Performance Class of 2020 at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where her favorite credits include The Way West, Icarus's Mother, Blasted, Macbeth, and Dark Play or Stories for Boys which she and her classmates took to the Edinburgh Fringe festival in the summer of 2019. She returned to Mexico City to study abroad and attended Universidad Iberoamericana and the acting studio of Patricia Reyes Spindola where shot a pilot for the telenovela La Promesa.
Headshots by Darnell Bennett.
FORDHAM PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE CLASS OF 2020
March 9th & 10th 2020
Come support the Fordham class of 2020 in our industry showcase!
Directed by James Dean Palmer
Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre, 113 West 60th Street (corner of 60th and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
RULES OF DESIRE
February 10 - March 21, 2020
151 West.46th Street
Rules of Desire, a startling and timely new play by William Mastrosimone (Extremities), makes its world premiere beginning February 11 at Off-Broadway's The Playroom Theatre. Directed by William Roudebush, the limited engagement will officially open February 24 for a run through March 21. Rules of Desire explores issues of power, self-preservation and profound humanism in the context of a frightening beautiful drama. Three characters battle for love, lust, and survival with stealth and a surprising element of comedy.
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