With the return of The Handmaid's Tale, Season 4 introduced a brand-new Commander — but more importantly, it introduced his Wife, Mrs. Keyes, who just might have an important part in the new season. If you recognize Mrs. Keyes, it's probably because you've seen 14-year-old actor Mckenna Grace in a handful of other projects. Grace may be young, but she's been playing prominent roles for over half her life, and these facts about Mckenna Grace will remind you of all the places you've seen her before.
The Handmaid's Tale centers around its titular character June (Elisabeth Moss). But the people June meets in Gilead have fascinating (and often horrific) stories all on their own. Grace's role as Mrs. Keyes, a girl forced into child marriage and then repeatedly raped, was a tough one. One minute she's an eager child, the next, a haughty woman of privilege, and then a terrified, traumatized human being — sometimes all in the span of a single scene.
Grace's performance is the stuff Emmy guest star nominations are made of. It turns out, she's been preparing for her own turn to carry award-winning work and blockbusters for years, including working with Oscar-winning and nominated actors in major tentpole films. Let's run down some of the highlights of her career so far: