Mackenzie Davis was born and raised in Vancouver, and went to McGill University in Montreal. She studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatrein New York and graduated from the Two Year Certificate Professional Acting program in May 2011. Shortly thereafter, she was discovered by Drake Doremus for her acting debut in the feature film Breathe In. Since then Ms. Davis has gone on to exciting projects such What If, That Awkward Moment, as her role on AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, as the talented and visionary computer programmer Cameron Howe. Mackenzie Davis's next appearence on the silver screen will be in in Ridley Scott's The Martian.