Who is Kennedy McMann?
Born on October 30, 1996 in Holland, Michigan, USA, Kennedy McMann is an actress, probably best known for her work in the television series “Nancy Drew” that airs on the CW. She plays the role of the titular character, which is based on the popular book character that has been around since the 1930s.
Kennedy McMann’s net worth
As of mid-2020, Kennedy McMann’s net worth is estimated to be over $100,000 earned through a successful acting career, even though she has only been active in the profession for a few years. She was also involved in many other projects, some of them for charity.
Early life and education
While Kennedy was born in Michigan, her family later moved to Mesa, Arizona where she would grow up. Her father worked as an actor, while her mother was a novelist, writing mainly in the young adult genre. At a young age, Kennedy developed a love of reading books and music, both encouraged by her mother. Shed later attended Skyline High School, the youngest of any school in her area.
It was during this time that she discovered acting and became interested in it, as it allowed you to play characters from books. She also loved stories as she played a lot of table games in her childhood. In high school, she was part of the Performing Arts Club and was also a member of the Valley Youth Theater (VYT).
After graduating from college, she continued her education and enrolled in a fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is a highly prestigious private university, responsible for many notable alumni in science and the performing arts.
After graduating in 2017, Kennedy found her first professional role in the television series “Away”, in which she portrayed Sara Moreland. Based on a series of books written by Michael Grant, the show tells the story of a fictional Southern California town, from which most of the inhabitants suddenly disappear, while those left behind are trapped in a deadly barrier.
After that event, many of its citizens experience developing supernatural powers, with some leaning more towards the good while others become antagonists. All the while, a creature is wandering the area. The book series has been very successful, with two seasons based on the series and nine novels released so far.
After working there, she made a guest appearance on the television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, which airs on NBC and follows a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department and their Special Victims Unit. The show focuses on victims of sexual crimes such as domestic violence, rape, pedophilia and abuse.
The show is the second in the “Law & Order” franchise and is one of the longest running shows in the US, making it one of the most recognized in the entire franchise. It has won numerous awards during its run.
In 2019, Kennedy landed her biggest role to date, as famed detective Nancy Drew in a series of the same name based on the 1930s mystery novel series of the same name. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer as a companion and counterpart to the “Hardy Boys” novels. Over the years, the character has taken on various forms, often modernized to fit the current culture.
—Kennedy McMann (@kennedymcmann) May 12, 2020
In the 1980s, romance became a common sub-theme in her books, and the novels have been adapted numerous times for both film and television.
Production on the show began in 2015, but due to numerous disagreements between networks, it was eventually moved to the CW in 2018. The show features re-imaginings of several characters from the books, with some of her co-stars including Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, and Tunji Kasim. The show has been running for over a season and has been renewed to continue production. Its reception has been mixed, with most critics stating that this new series adds nothing to what other shows have already established in the character, making it nothing special.
Despite this, the role significantly elevated Kennedy’s career.
In addition to work, McMann offers services via video, at a low cost, to create short videos for events or others. All proceeds from her work go to charity and she can be contacted through the website Cameo, a hub of celebrities past and present who want to earn a little extra or give back to the community. It has grown into a very large site, with actors, athletes, models and many others offering their personalized video messages.
Kennedy also spends some of her spare time playing and promoting the table game”Dungeons and Dragons”, considered one of the oldest table games and a forerunner of the role-playing genre. It allows players to become characters in a fantasy world, often of different races with the ability to fight, cast magic, and interact with the world. Each game or session is handled by a Dungeon Master, who oversees the world the characters play in and the decisions they make. The game has become very popular in recent years thanks to celebrity and internet fame.
Kennedy is single and there have been no reports of past or current romantic relationships her way. She’s still young and actually just starting her acting career, which may mean she’s more focused on work than on long-term relationships. She stays very close to her family anyway and spends time with them when she can. She also has a dog that she regularly posts on social media. She admits that she is a huge fan of reality television, having many shows of her liking.