Mackenzie Foy has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood’s most exciting young actresses.
Mackenzie stars as Jo in the Disney+ feature film “Black Beauty.” The film is based on Anna Sewell’s best-selling novel about the deep and enduring bond between a 17-year-old girl and the wild horse who helps her overcome the trauma of her loss following her parents. She also starred as Clara in the Disney live-action film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The film is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which Clara (played by Mackenzie) is charged by her parents with taking care of a Christmas toy Nutcracker doll which comes to life. In films Mackenzie enjoyed working with horses and it set her on an unexpected path. Through working with horses, specifically on Black Beauty, she gained a deep admiration for the animals and learned about the challenges they face. She is proud to be a legacy member of the Wild Beauty Foundation and to be an active participant in helping to bring awareness to issues concerning the wild mustangs and domesticated horses.
Mackenzie’s other notable film roles include Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” where she was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, the animated film “The Little Prince” which debuted at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and garnered worldwide recognition for her role as Rensemee in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,”
Mackenzie began her career at the age of three in commercials and print, starring in national spots for Pantene, Mattel, Burger King, and fashion campaigns for Gap, Ralph Lauren, Guess, J.Crew, H&M, and Estee Lauder, among others. In addition to acting, Mackenzie enjoys drawing, spending time at the farm with her horse, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.