The beautiful and multi-talented MacKenzie Porter is a rarity in regards to her music career. Her musical talent is unparalleled both as a singer and songwriter. She is also a classically trained violinist since age four. Along with music, MacKenzie also boasts an impressive acting career. She is a new series regular added to AMC’s highly acclaimed drama, “Hell On Wheels”, where she plays Cullen Bohannon’s young new bride, Naomi.
This summer, MacKenzie released her debut album. Her album is a deeply personal and beautiful depiction of the last few years of her life, encompassing stories of both love and heartbreak. On tour this past summer she opened up for country superstars Blake Shelton and Rascal Flatts.
After winning the Nashville North Star competition in 2011, she was catapulted into the spotlight. She recently received a CCMA Rising Star Nomination for her debut single “I Wish I’d Known”. Her second single, “Never Gonna Let You”, which she co-wrote, was a top 10 radio hit. She recently released her third single, “If You Ask Me To”, that broke the top 20 on the charts .
Not only does MacKenzie excel as an musician, she also has an award-winning and noteworthy acting career. Along with appearing as a regular in “Hell On Wheels”, MacKenzie will be guest starring in upcoming episodes of APTN’s “Blackstone”. Her feature LEAP 4 YOUR LIFE premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. MacKenzie has also had starring roles in the TV features THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE, JINGLE BELL ROCK, and THE OTHER WOMAN. She was the lead character in the animated feature EMMA’S WINGS: A BELLA SARA TALE.
Porter’s TV series credits include: The CW’s “Supernatural”, Showcase’s “Endgame”, and Hub Network’s “The Haunting Hour”. She has received three Best Actress nominations in two provinces, winning the award at the Alberta Film and Television Awards in 2011.
With her thriving career in both music and acting, MacKenzie has found a way to balance her success in two distinct worlds. Between days on set, she makes regular trips to Nashville to nurture her creativity by collaborating with some of country music’s top songwriters.
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