Character: Cathy Dollanganger
A burgeoning new face in both the film and television worlds, Kiernan Shipka is only at the beginning of a long and successful career. She is most well known for playing “Sally Draper” in the hit show “Mad Men” opposite Jon Hamm and January Jones and was made a series regular in 2010. Shipka was nominated in 2009 and 2011 for the Young Artist Award for her role in Mad Men. Additionally, Shipka won the Lucy Award from the 2013 Women in Film Lucy Awards with cast mates Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Paré.
“Mad Men” also won the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the 2009 Golden Globe® for Best Television Series – Drama as well as the 2009 and 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Shipka can next be seen in the seventh and final season of “Mad Men” as ‘Sally Draper’ on AMC.
Shipka film “Very Good Girls” premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Shipka stars opposite Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen in the film, directed by Naomi Foner.
Shipka was seen as a hilarious guest star, playing herself, on “Don’t Trust the B--- in Apartment 23” in 2012. Additionally, Kiernan is a featured voice in Disney’s animated series “Sofia the First.” Kiernan’s credits include “The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra,” “Smooch,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “Land of the Lost,” “Heroes” and “Monk.”
Originally from Chicago, Kiernan currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Cathy is granddaughter to Olivia Foxworth, daughter to Corrine Dollanganger and sister to Christopher, Carrie and Cory. Cathy dreams of becoming a ballerina, but after the children are locked away in the attic by their grandmother, she along with her older brother Christopher, must take on the role of parents to their younger siblings. After several years of being locked away Cathy and Christopher begin to physically mature and develop feelings for each other.