Mackenzie Couch: What a Child Star’s Life Should Be
Mackenzie Couch is a quickly rising child celebrity who has appeared on some of TV’s biggest shows with millions of viewers, has hundreds of thousands of social media followers…
… and is one of the most dedicated, full-time students you will ever meet.
Mackenzie Couch is an acting and dancing talent from California who has established herself as a child star while putting her education first. The lifestyle of a child celebrity like Mackenzie can be a complicated one with little margin for error, and many child stars have a difficult time adjusting. As a result, it’s easy to lose track of priorities for child stars and their families. But in the midst of incredible success that would put great pressure on anyone, Mackenzie has been the quintessential example of ideal young Hollywood in that she attends school full time and has a great educational foundation while fulfilling giant career aspirations.
In an interview with Close-Up Culture, Mackenzie explains,
Q: You’ve appeared on ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Fresh Off The Boat’. Do you have any fun memories from your time on these big TV sets?
A: Yes, so many! Fresh Off The Boat you can actually see me in the same scene twice! That’s some crazy editing, haha.
Modern Family was a big scene with Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. It took awhile to film because they laugh a lot on set and we were actually all just having so much fun I don’t think we wanted it to be over.
Her mother, Christie, explains,
“We moved to LA when Mackenzie was just 10 years old. She signed with an agency right away. Since then she has danced in music videos for Nia Sioux and has appeared in 2 episodes of Fresh Off The Boat, has also appeared on Modern Family, Our People, and the HBO series, Insecure. She was SAG-eligible at the young age of 12 years old. Mackenzie attends the very prestigious Orange County School Of The Arts full-time in the commercial dance conservatory. Mackenzie and her sisters just appeared on the cover of The Teen Magazine and have another cover coming out in December.”
Regarding her experience with some of TV’s biggest shows, Modern Family and Fresh Off The Boat, Mackenzie herself explains,
“Filming both of those shows was an amazing experience. Modern Family was such a funny scene that it took awhile to get and Fresh Off The Boat was so good that I was just invited back for another episode.”
Especially when they’re receiving interest from huge networks, many child stars would struggle, and many often do. However, Mackenzie and her parents have made education something that will always come first, because it’s the foundation for anything else. Given Mackenzie’s trajectory, the sky’s the limit.
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