Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American actress and model. She is known for portraying Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film; as the young Murphy in the 2014 space epic Interstellar, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor among other awards nominations; and as Clara in Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
Foy at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Mackenzie Christine Foy
November 10, 2000
Foy was born on November 10, 2000. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her father, a truck driver, and mother, a homemaker, had no connections to the film industry. Foy began modeling at age 3, and started acting at age 9.
Foy's acting career began when she was nine years old, when she guest-starred in television shows such as 'Til Death, FlashForward and Hawaii Five-0. In 2010, she was cast as Renesmee Cullen in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's book Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final novel in the Twilight saga series. The first movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, in which Renesmee is shown only in a flash forward, was released on November 18, 2011, while the second, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, on November 16, 2012.
In February 2012, she joined the cast of James Wan's horror film The Conjuring. Shooting on the film began in February 2012 in North Carolina, and it was released in July 2013. In February, she was also in the last episode of the second season of the horror TV series R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, in which she played Natalie, a girl who goes to live with her grandfather and discovers that one of the dolls is alive and has bad intentions.
On October 10, 2012, Foy joined Wish You Well, the film adaptation of David Baldacci's book, where she played the lead. On November 17, 2012, Foy was in another episode of R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, playing Georgia Lomin. In 2014, Foy appeared in Erica Dunton's movie Black Eyed Dog.
Foy co-starred in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, about a team of explorers who travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. Her character as an adult woman was portrayed by Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. Her character as an elderly woman was portrayed by Ellen Burstyn, who had played her grandmother the previous year in Wish You Well. She provided the voice of Celestine in the English dub of Ernest & Celestine (2012), Violet in The Boxcar Children (2014) and The Little Girl in The Little Prince (2015). In July 2016, it was announced that Foy would play the lead role of Clara in the film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Renesmee Cullen|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Renesmee Cullen|
|2013||The Conjuring||Cindy Perron|
|2013||Wish You Well||Lou Cardinal|
|2014||Ernest & Celestine||Celestine||Voice role (English dub)|
|2014||The Boxcar Children||Violet||Voice role|
|2014||Black Eyed Dog||Daisy|
|2015||The Little Prince||The Little Girl||Voice role|
|2018||The Nutcracker and the Four Realms||Clara Stahlbaum|
|2020||Black Beauty||Jo Green|
|2009||'Til Death||Little Girl||Episode: "No Complaints"|
|2010||FlashForward||Kate Erskine||Episode: "Blowback"|
|2010||Hawaii Five-0||Lily Wilson||Episode: "Ho'apono"|
|2012||R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series||Natalie / Georgia Lomin||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2014||The Cookie Mobster||Sally||Television film|
|2015||Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise||Jenny O'Neill||Television film|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Screen Couple
(shared with Taylor Lautner)
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Won|
|2013||Golden Raspberry Award||Worst Screen Ensemble
(shared with cast)
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Won|
|2013||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Nominated|
|2014||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Youth Performance||Interstellar||Nominated|
|2014||St. Louis Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Interstellar||Nominated|
|2014||Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Young Performer||Interstellar||Nominated|
|2015||Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Interstellar||Won|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Interstellar||Nominated|
- Keira Knightley & Mackenzie Foy Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions (YouTube). February 15, 2019.
- "Breaking Dawn Filming News: Mackenzie Foy To Appear In Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2?". November 22, 2011. Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
- "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Meet Renesmee! Mackenzie Foy of 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'". Entertainment Weekly. June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Mandell, Andrea (November 18, 2012). "Mackenzie Foy stands out in 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'". USA Today. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- "Mackenzie Foy, 'Twilight' Star, On Shootfhhfzing 'Breaking Dawn' And Her Favorite Scene". Moviefone. July 13, 2012. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- "'Twilight' Star Renesmee Revealed: 5 Things to Know About Mackenzie Foy". Hollywood.com. June 13, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- "Meet Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's baby (in Twilight)". Allvoices. January 27, 2011. Archived from the original on February 9, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
- "Mackenzie Foy On For The Warren Files". Empire Online. February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- "Horror pic taps 'Twilight,' 'Dark Knight' kids". Variety. February 6, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
- ""Twilight" star Mackenzie Foy battles an evil doll in "The Haunting Hour"". Channelguidemagblog.com. February 3, 2012.
- "Mackenzie Foy of 'Breaking Dawn' Joins Adaptation of 'Wish You Well'". Pagetopremiere.com. October 10, 2012. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
- "Mackenzie Foy is Guest Starring in a Brand New 'Haunting Hour'". Fanlala. November 12, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
- "'The Nutcracker' Casts 'Interstellar' Actress Mackenzie Foy as Clara". The Hollywood Reporter. July 27, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
- "Disney's Nutcracker Movie Finds Its Lead Actress, Adds A Legend". Cinemablend. July 29, 2016.
- "Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet to Star in 'Black Beauty'". Variety. May 7, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
- "'Black Beauty': Claire Forlani & Iain Glen Join Mackenzie Foy & Kate Winslet In Constantin Classic Redo, Shoot Underway". Deadline Hollywood. October 17, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "The 33rd Annual RAZZIE® Awards". Razzies.com. Archived from the original on February 27, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- "Actress, Hoover native Savannah Lathem wins Young Artist Award for 'California Solo' movie". Al.com. May 5, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
- "D.C. Wants to Have a Talk About the Birds and the Boys" (PDF). The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association. December 8, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- Siede, Caroline (December 15, 2014). "The Critics' Choice Awards enjoyed Birdman and Boyhood as well". The A.V. Club.
- "'Interstellar' sweeps Saturn Awards 2015". Business Standard. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- Longeretta, Emily (June 9, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards Pit One Direction Against Zayn Malik". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 14, 2015.