The Five Best Kiernan Shipka Movies

Shipka’s big break came when she played Sally Draper on Mad Men. People were pushed to think about their own lives in new ways by her sassy and daring character. Totally Killer is a fun and bloody game from the 1980s, and the actor really shines in it. The movie is also self-aware and proud of the fact that it mixes different types of movies.

1. The Fault in Our Stars

Kiernan Shipka’s first big role was playing Sally Draper on Mad Men. Her portrayal of the daughter of Don (Jon Hamm) and Betty (January Jones) was a balancing act that allowed her to grow into a well-rounded actress. After her time on Mad Men, Shipka returned to series TV in the CW’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, where she starred as the teenage witch for six seasons. The show was a breakout hit that brought in millions of viewers.

The Fault in Our Stars, written by John Green, tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teen with cancer. She meets Augustus Waters, another teen with cancer, at a support group and they begin to fall in love. After showcasing her spooky side in the horror movie Totally Killer, Shipka joined forces with Emma Roberts and Lucy Boynton in this A24 film. The Blackcoat’s Daughter is creepy and cerebral and features a strong performance from Shipka.

2. Feud: Bette and Joan

Kiernan Shipka landed the role of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s popular series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the Archie comic book character. The show was a hit with fans and critics, and Kiernan Shipka’s performance earned her many accolades.

Kiernan Shipka has starred in many films and television shows, including the Lifetime movie Carriers. She is also known for her recurring roles on Mad Men and her dual role in the Oz Perkins horror vumoo movies film The Blackcoat’s Daughter.

This docudrama from award-winning creator Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) chronicles the five decades-long feud between legendary actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. The pair clashed while starring in the 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and their conflict continued long after the cameras stopped rolling. This riveting and tense drama stars Oscar nominee Jessica Lange as Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Davis. Kiernan Shipka portrays Davis’ daughter B.D. Hyman.

3. The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Kiernan Shipka has been making Hollywood sit up and take notice since her breakout role on Mad Men. Her performance as Sally Draper — the oldest daughter of Don and Betty — was nothing short of amazing, and the series continues to be one of the most watched shows on TV.

Indie horror The Blackcoat’s Daughter bolstered Shipka’s spooky credentials and proved she had the chops to lead a thriller. Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, the film follows a young girl whose life is in danger when a local serial killer returns to re-enact his gruesome 1987 spree.

Totally Killer finds Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) running from the town’s notorious Sweet Sixteen Killer while clutching onto her best friend Amelia’s science fair time machine. Suddenly, she’s back in 1987 to stop the murderous psychopath from claiming her and two other teenage girls. Despite its flexible time travel rules and head-scratching continuity, the movie is funny enough to keep you engaged and Shipka is a delight.

4. The Legend of Korra

Eight years after its initial premiere, Nickelodeon’s animated Avatar sequel series remains a top 10 show on Netflix. The Legend of Korra was a critical darling upon its release, earning praise for its sensitive, multicultural worldview and critical critiques of colonialism.

Kiernan Shipka is one of the series’ main stars as Jinora, an airbender and the daughter of Pema and Tenzin. Her character provides a quiet counterpoint to the headstrong Korra. The Legend of Korra’s antagonist is Tarrlok, a member of the United Republic Council and the representative of the Northern Water Tribe. He believes that the Equalists should be defeated through violence rather than peaceful negotiation.

He also opposes the Equalists’ efforts to keep Republic City a neutral haven for airbenders. Other noteworthy characters include Unalaq, Chief of both the Southern and Northern Water Tribes; and Desna and Eska, the twin children of Tarrlok. They are extremely spiritual and able to perform incredible feats as waterbenders.

5. When Marnie Was There

The first big part Kiernan Shipka had was as Sally Draper on Mad Men. As the daughter of Don (Jon Hamm) and Betty (January Jones), she had to find the right balance, which helped her become a more well-rounded actor.

She went back to series TV after Mad Men with the CW’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, where she played a young witch for six seasons. Millions of people watched the show, making it a huge success. John Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars is about a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster who has cancer. Augustus Waters is another kid with cancer, and she meets him at a support group. They start to fall in love.

Shipka showed her scary side in the horror movie Totally Killer. For this A24 movie, she worked with Emma Roberts and Lucy Boynton. Shipka gives a great performance in The Blackcoat’s Daughter, which is both creepy and smart.