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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. She moved back to the U.S. to attend high school in Nashville, TN. She graduated from college in New York City from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She is a member of the Theatre Performance Class of 2020.
Her Off-Broadway debut was in the Mint Theatre Company's production of The Mountains Look Different which received a NYT Critic's Pick. Her second Off-Broadway show was in William Mastrosimone's new play Rules of Desire. Her most recent was at the Irish Repertory Theatre where she originated the role of Ann Lovett in the world premiere of Ciara Ní Chuirc's Made By God.
McKenna can be seen in Sophie Kargman's new movie Susie Searches, which premiered at Tiff in 2022. Now, catch McKenna as Grace in Tulsa King alongside Sylvester Stallone! The show premiered November 13th on Paramount+.
Photos by Jovani Demetrie, David Noles, Darnell Bennett, Amelia Sorenson, Edward Morris.
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