Kiernan Shipka: Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's New Sabrina
Here's what you need to know about the 18-year-old star.
1. Who is Kiernan Shipka?
Kiernan Brennan Shipka is an American actress born on November 10, 1999. She is a Chicago, Illinois native and made her television debut in 2006. Kiernan Shipka is a Scorpio and has a black belt in Taikwondo. Kiernan currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where her family moved when she was young to pursue her acting career. Photo via Getty/Frederick M. Brown
2. How did Kiernan Shipka get her start in acting?
Kiernan Shipka first appeared on television in 2006, though she has been involved in commercial modelling since she was a baby. Like most actresses, she got her start appearing in very small guest roles on shows like ‘Monk’, ‘Cory In The House’, ‘Heroes’ and on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’. photo via USA
3. Who did Kiernan Shipka play on 'Mad Men'?
From 2007-2015, Kiernan played the role of Sally Draper, the eldest daughter of Don Draper on the award winning AMC drama, 'Mad Men'. Along with the rest of the cast, Kiernan picked up two SAG awards (2009, 2010) when 'Mad Men' won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a drama series. photo via AMC
4. What other shows has Kiernan Shipka been in?
Since landing her break out role as Sally Draper, Kiernan Shipka has done voice work for various animated programmes including, ‘The Legend of Korra’ , ‘American Dad’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Neo Yokio’. She has also appeared on other popular television shows like ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and ‘Don’t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23’. In 2015, she also appeared alongside Meg Ryan in ‘Fan Girl’. photo via Netflix
5. Kiernan Shipka has been cast as Sabrina Spellman
On January 5, 2018, it was announced that Kiernan Shipka would play the role of Sabrina Spelllman on Netflix’s much anticipated Sabrina project based on ‘The Chilling Adventures’ comics. Head writer and ‘Riverdale’ showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said of Kiernan: “We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work that when we started talking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina could be, her name was on everyone’s wish list.”
6. How did Melissa Joan Hart respond to Kiernan Shipka being cast as Sabrina Spellman?
After Kiernan was announced as Netflix’s next Sabrina, Melissa Joan Hart (who played Sabrina Spellman from 1996-2003) tweeted: “Congrats to the new generation!”
7. What are Kiernan Shipka's hobbies and interests?
Kiernan Shipka has a black belt in Taikwondo and also practices Muay Thai boxing. Kiernan grew up with two German Shephards. She once told ‘Wonderland’ magazine: “ I adore singing and I like dancing, so if I could do more of that combined with acting, that would be amazing.”
8. Are Kiernan Shipka and Jon Hamm friends?
Kiernan Shipka and Jon Hamm have been known to run into one another in the post-‘Man Men’ Hollywood award circuit. Kiernan has captioned photos of them with endearing descriptions like “buds” and “pals forever”. Jon Hamm played her TV father from 2007-2015.