Meet Mackenzie Couch, a rare mix of ultra-successful child star and full-time, dedicated student.
Mackenzie Couch is a prodigious talent from California who has mastered the complicated life of being a child star while putting her education first. She’s a quickly rising talent on many of TV’s most popular shows viewed by millions, with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.
In the midst of incredible success that would put great pressure on any teenager, Mackenzie is the quintessential definition of young Hollywood in that she prioritizes her education and attends school full time in the midst of her pursuits.
Many child stars have a difficult time adjusting to the demands placed on them, and it’s easy to write off education. Not only have Mackenzie and her family maintained a priority for education; she still fully attends school while doing high-level work for TV shows such as 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.”
Mackenzie Couch is a quickly rising talent on many of TV’s most popular shows on major networks viewed by millions, with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media (her Instagram page alone boasts over 200,000 active followers).
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.”
Mackenzie and her parents have made sure that no matter how high her career opportunities go, education will stay first.
Sometimes, when you see someone so young making all the right moves, it’s an incredible thing.
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