Who is Kennedy McMann?
Kennedy McMann was born on 30 October 1996, in Holland, Michigan, USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her work in the television series “Nancy Drew” which airs on the CW. She plays the role of the titular character, who is based on the popular book character which has been in existence since the 1930s.
The Net Worth of Kennedy McMann
As of mid-2020, Kennedy McMann’s net worth is estimated to be over $100,000, earned through a successful career in acting, even though she’s only been active in the profession for a few years. She also involved in a lot of other projects, some of which are 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 mostly in the young adult genre. At a young age, Kennedy developed a love of reading books, and for music, both encouraged by her mother. Shed later attended Skyline High School, which is the youngest among all schools in her area.
It was during this time that she discovered acting and became interested in it, as it allowed one to play characters from books. She also loved stories, as she played a lot of tabletop games during her youth. While in high school, she was a part of the Performing Arts Club, and was also a member of the Valley Youth Theatre (VYT).
After matriculating, she continued her education, enrolling for a Fine Arts degree at the 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 “Gone”, in which she portrayed Sara Moreland. The show is based on a series of books written by Michael Grant, and tells the story of a fictional town in Southern California, from where most of its citizens suddenly vanish, while those left behind are trapped within a deadly barrier.
Following that event, many of its citizens experience developing supernatural powers, with some leaning more towards good while others become antagonists. All the while, a creature roams within the area. The book series is highly successful, with two seasons released so far based on the and nine novels.
After her work there, she made a guest appearance in 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 was cast in her biggest role so far, as the famous 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 being modernized to fit the current culture.
— Kennedy McMann (@kennedymcmann) May 12, 2020
In the 1980s, romance became a common sub-theme within her books, and the novels have been adapted numerous times for both film and television.
The show began production in 2015 but due to numerous disagreements between networks, it was eventually moved to the CW in 2018. The show features a re-imagining of several characters of the books, with some of her co-stars including Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani and Tunji Kasim. The show has run for over a season, and has been renewed to continue production. Reception of it 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 that, the role has significantly elevated Kennedy’s career.
Aside from work, McMann offers services through vide, charging a low cost to create short videos for events or others. All proceeds of her work go to charity, and she can be contacted through the website Cameo, a hub of celebrities of past and present fame, wanting 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 free time playing and promoting the tabletop game “Dungeons & Dragons”, considered one of the oldest tabletop games, and a precursor to the role-playing genre. It allows players to become characters in a fantasy world, often of different races with abilities 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 exposure brought about by celebrities and the internet.
Kennedy is single, and there have been no reports of any past or present romantic relationships her way. She is still young and really just started her acting career, which may mean that she is more focused on work rather than long-term relationships. She remains very close to her family anyway, and spends time with them when she can. She also owns a pet dog whom she posts frequently on social media. She admits that she is a big fan of reality television, following many shows of her liking.