Mackenzie Davis (born April 1, 1987) is a Canadian actress.
She made her feature film debut in Smashed, and later appeared in Breathe In, That Awkward Moment, The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, and The F Word, receiving a Canadian Screen Award nomination for the latter. From 2014 to 2017, she starred as computer programmer Cameron Howe in the television series Halt and Catch Fire. She also co-starred in the “San Junipero” episode of the television series Black Mirror. In 2019, she starred as the augmented super-soldier Grace in Terminator: Dark Fate.
Davis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Lotte, a graphic designer from South Africa, and John Davis, a hairdresser from Liverpool, England. Her parents own AG Hair Care. She graduated high school in West Vancouver from Collingwood School in 2005 and then attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She went on to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Davis was discovered by Drake Doremus, who decided to cast her for a supporting role in the feature film Breathe In. In 2015, she appeared in The Martian as a NASA satellite communications engineer named Mindy Park. From 2014 to 2017, she played programming prodigy Cameron Howe in Halt and Catch Fire for the duration of its four-season run.
In 2016, she starred as Yorkie in “San Junipero”, an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In June 2016, Davis was cast as Mariette in Blade Runner 2049.
In 2019, she headlined as one of the newest cast members to join in Terminator: Dark Fate. In the film, Mackenzie stars as an augmented super soldier from the future who is sent back in time to protect Dani Ramos. In October 2019, she was cast as one of the lead roles in the HBO Max miniseries Station Eleven.