MacKenzie Porter is a Canadian actress and musician. Raised on a cattle and bison ranch in Southern Alberta, MacKenzie began studying piano, violin, and voice at the young age of four. As a classically trained violinist, MacKenzie performed for many years as a soloist and a chamber musician, performing with various symphonies. MacKenzie’s family of musicians helped cultivate her sound and, for a number of years, MacKenzie toured with a family band, including her brother Kalan Porter, 2004 winner of Canadian Idol (2003), before branching out to perform on her own. In 2011, MacKenzie won the Nashville North Star competition and has recently opened for Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker, Trooper, The Tenors and has performed for such notables as Gene Simmons and Prime Minister Harper. She performed as part of 2011’s Ottawa Capital Hoedown, featuring Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert. MacKenzie is also an accomplished actress and her credits include numerous feature films and television productions. She has worked with such names as Patrick Swayze, Carmen Electra, Michael Madsen, Aidan Quinn, Jason Priestley and Kim Coates, to name a few. MacKenzie was awarded the 2010 “Best Actress Award” at the Rosies, the Alberta Film and Television Awards, and was named one of the “Top 11 Talents to Watch” in British Columbia by BC Living last year. Currently, MacKenzie is writing and recording her upcoming Debut Album and has her debut single set to be released in the Fall.
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