I read all the books, I played all the games. It's been a part of my life for so long, it's truly a dream come true.
— Kennedy McMann on playing Nancy Drew

Kennedy McMann is an American actress who portrays Nancy Drew in The CW's 2019 television series Nancy Drew.


Kennedy is the daughter of Lisa McMann, an American novelist, and Matt McMann, a writer and musician. She has a brother named Killian.

Before being cast as Nancy Drew, McMann was cast on Gone in 2017 (episode: 1.06 Family Photo) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2018 (episode: 20.04 Revenge).

On February 14, 2019, Deadline announced that McMann was cast for the role of Nancy Drew in The CW's television adaptation.[1]

Nancy Drew fan

McMann is notably a big fan of Nancy Drew, and she grew up reading the books and playing the games. Her favorite game is The Phantom of Venice because "the mini games are really great" and she likes the visuals of it.[2]


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  1. Deadline, The CW Pilot Finds Its Nancy Drew In Kennedy McMann, Casts Leah Lewis, Sets Larry Teng To Direct, Melinda Hsu To Run. February 14, 2019.
  2. Kennedy McMann did an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram, and that answer was retweeted by a fan here.
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