Kiernan Shipka Biography

Kiernan Shipka is an American actress who is currently 22 years of age. She is famous for playing the role of Sally Draper in The television series ‘Mad Men’ and her most prominent role being that of Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (One of my personal favorites).

Early Life

Kiernan Shipka was born on the 10th of November in the year 1999 to John Young Shipka (a real estate developer) and Erin Ann Brennan in Chicago Illinois. As a baby, it is reported that she modeled in commercials. She joined ‘Laurel Spring School’ for her online studies and completed her High School through online classes.

Kiernan Shipka Career

Her first taste of the showbiz came at the tender age of five months when she was a baby in the hospital drama ‘ER’. This was just the beginning of a long line of performances that were delivered by this fine individual. Her first breakthrough came when she played the role of Sally Draper, daughter of the main character Don Draper in the much-loved television series ‘Mad Men’ between the years 2007 and 2015. Her talent enabled her to bag the role of Sally just after giving two auditions. What is so surprising is that this took place when she was just 10 years old.

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The year 2014 was the first time Shipka was nominated and named as one of the “25 Most Influential Teenagers of 2104” by Time Magazine. In the same year, she bagged another nomination this time being that of “20 Actors to Watch Before 20”. She co-starred with Emma Roberts in the year 2014 in the film “Flowers in the Attic” and was also cast in the year 2015 for the horror film “The Blackcoats Daughter” which was directed by Oz Perkins. The role of B.D. Hyman (daughter of Bette Davis) was also played by Shipka for the FX television series “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Widespread Fame

Shipka is best known for dazzling the Netflix show “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” where she played the lead role of Sabrina Spellman in the year 2018. This series was based on the comic series which goes by the same name. Her recent role was that of a deaf teenager alongside Stanley Tucci in the horror film “The Silence” which was directed by John R. Leonetti. This movie was based on the novel written by Tim Lebbon which goes by the same name. This movie was released on Netflix on the 10th of April in the year 2019.

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Her passion and work ethic are immensely respected as she learned American Sign Language for playing this role. Apart from this, she is also a voice actor. She lent her voice ‘Jinora’ in the animated series “The Legend of Korra” and in several other series such as ‘Sofia the First’ and ‘When Marie Was There’.


Kiernan Shipka Biography

Real Name Kiernan Brennan Shipka
Birth Date 10 November 1999
Age (as of 2022) 22 Years
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 2” – in Centimetres – 157 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 46 kg  –  in Pounds –  101 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim


Father John Young Shipka
Mother Erin Ann



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she a lesbian? No
Boyfriend Gavin Leatherwood (2019)

Personal Life

Kiernan has been taking ballroom dancing since the age of five. She is immensely supported by her family as at the age of six she moved with them to Los Angeles, California to support her acting career.  It is also said that Shipka is a taekwondo practitioner. Kiernan has been in a relationship with the young and dashing director Charlie Oldman. They share a lot of time together and are spotted at many places enjoying their time. The couple has shared a few pictures about themselves on Instagram and confirmed their relationship.

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Kiernan Shipka Net Worth

Such fine talent never goes unnoticed. Shipka playing major roles in several movies and television series has reached a staggering net worth of approximately $2 million. What really astonishes me is the fact that she still has a very humble nature even at the young age of 22. She can be found sharing posts and tweets on both Instagram and Twitter. She has accumulated a following of around 8.1 million on Instagram and of 251.8k on Twitter. Her handle on both platforms can be found @kiernanshipka.


  • Apart from acting, she is a martial arts practitioner.
  • She is also passionate about playing the piano.
  • She is nominated for several awards under the category of the best-supporting actress.
  • Kiernan is influenced by Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.
  • She was given the teen choice award for her role as Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’.

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