MacKenzie Porter is a notable Canadian actress and country singer-songwriter, celebrated for her roles in prominent television series and her contributions to the country music genre.
Porter made a name for herself in the world of television, starring in a variety of productions that showcased her range and talent. She made a significant impact in the science fiction realm, portraying the complex character Marcy Warton in the hit Netflix series “Travelers” from 2016 to 2018. Her portrayal of a woman with a severe intellectual disability who becomes a vehicle for a time-traveling consciousness captured audiences worldwide. Beyond the realm of sci-fi, Porter’s compelling portrayal of Naomi Bohannon in the historical drama “Hell on Wheels” showcased her ability to breathe life into characters from different eras, enriching the narrative with her powerful performance. In addition to her acting career, Porter also found success in the world of music, releasing several country albums that gained considerable attention on Canadian country music charts.
Over the course of her career, Porter has collaborated with an array of esteemed artists and individuals. In the acting sphere, she has worked alongside talents like Eric McCormack and Nesta Cooper in “Travelers,” as well as Anson Mount and Colm Meaney in “Hell on Wheels.” On the musical front, her 2020 hit “These Days (Remix)” was a collaborative effort with Canadian DJ and record producer, Felix Cartal. Porter also teamed up with Canadian country artist Dallas Smith for their single “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Alone.” Porter’s collaborations extend beyond performance artists, including work with respected directors like Andy Mikita and David Frazee.
When it comes to recognition, Porter has a remarkable roster of achievements. Her performance in “Travelers” earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2019. Furthermore, her music career has been similarly lauded. Her single “These Days” was a chart-topping hit on the Canadian country charts, eventually earning the title of Most Played Song on Canadian Country Radio in 2020. Also, her debut album received a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.