Alex McKenna (born October 15, 1984) is an American television and film actress perhaps best known for her role as Abby Macy in the American television series Crossing Jordan. She also played Petunia Stupid alongside Tom Arnold in the 1996 movie The Stupids.


Early life

McKenna was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is American and her mother is of Italian and Spanish origins. She attended the prestigious Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, Los Angeles, where former students included Emma Roberts and Caleigh Peters. She is dating Canadian actor Joshua Close.


McKenna started out as a child actress, who had small roles in movies and television shows.[1] She is known for her roles as Amanda in the horror movie Campfire Tales and as Linda Ross in Joey.[2] In 1998, she was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series (You Wish) in Young Artist Awards. She was recognized when she started making guest appearances in popular television series such as Malcolm In the Middle and Boston Public. She landed herself in the role of Abby Macy in NBC's Crossing Jordan. She played a teenager, who became addicted to heroin upon dropping out of college. McKenna appeared in 12 episodes.[3] After a break from acting, in 2009 she worked on The City of Lights with child actress Madison Leisle. She played the lead role of Megs.[4] She also appeared in two episodes of 90210.


Year Film Role Notes
1996 A Woman Undone (TV) Jennifer
The Stupids Petunia Stupid
Precious Moments: Little Sparrow Little Sparrow Voice
1997 Joey Linda Ross
Campfire Tales Amanda
Heart of Fire (TV) Katy Stoler
1998 Safety Patrol (TV) Hannah Zapruder Also known as Disney's Safety Patrol
2000 What Women Want Alex's Friend
2009 The City of Lights Megs
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Middle Ages Hillary Cooper Unknown Episodes
1993 The Trouble with Larry Lindsay Flatt Unknown Episodes
1994 Winnetka Road Leah Barker Series Regular
1997–1998 You Wish Mickey Apple 13 Episodes
2000 Boston Public Melissa 1 Episode
2001 Malcolm In the Middle Beth 1 Episode
2001–2006 Crossing Jordan Abby Macy 12 Episodes
2010 90210 Cat 3 Episodes


  1. Alex McKenna filmography Lucy Who. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  2. Filmography for Alex McKenna TV Guide. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  3. Alex McKenna filmography Fancast. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  4. Allow me to introduce Alex McKenna The City of Lights film. Retrieved April 5, 2010.

External links

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