McKenna was born in the Utah Rockies, raised on Shakespeare, stories and magic, and is determined to make a career out of the above.
Alumni to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) 3 year conservatory program, McKenna has training from the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and workshops with Frank Langella, and Kathleen McNenny.
Film work has included BRAIN DAMAGE, the final installment of The Lovebirds Project, several short films, and LAMIA, a fantasy film inspired by Basque Mythology submitted to festivals this spring. On stage, McKenna originated a role in the workshop production of Douglas Carter Beane’s TO WONG FOO THE MUSICAL, reprised Orlando in Strong Fxmale Lead’s AS YOU LIKE IT and played Ismene in a reimagining of ANTIGONE at Bank Street Theatre. She was cast by the Sterling Renaissance Festival before it's 2020 season closure and is also a returning performer with the interactive theatre company Cirque du Nuit.