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Mandalynn Carlson

"Acting is something I am good at, and something I love. Soccer wasn’t my thing. Piano wasn’t my thing. Gymnastics wasn't my thing. But acting, now that's my thing​."

Mandalynn Carlson is an award-winning American teen actress, whose first professional film appearance was a supporting role in the 2011 action biopic Machine Gun Preacher, with Gerard Butler. Leaving Michigan for Hollywood, Carlson has found success with supporting and lead roles in dozens of independent films and television shows, including Greys Anatomy, Scandal and CSI: NY.

She is outspoken against bullying, having dealt with it during elementary and middle school. The bullying by schoolmates in grades 4-6 lead her parents to choose home schooling for Mandalynn, allowing her to work at an accelerated pace, as well as act.

In 2013-14, Mandalynn was a guest speaker on the TBTG Music Is My Language Tour around Southern California schools, bringing a positive message about acceptance, love and advocating against bullying.

Carlson actively speaks with young girls about self-image and has written articles about the topic. She regularly visits underprivileged children in the Watts projects, and has previously supported the Ronald McDonald House of Pasadena fundraisers and visits chronically ill children at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

  • Film Awards

    Best Performance in a Feature Film:
    "A Horse for Summer"
    WON: 37th Young Artist Awards (2016)
    WON: 1st Annual Young Entertainer Award (2016)

    Best Performance in a Feature Film:
    "Holiday Miracle"
    WON: 36th Annual Young Artist Awards (2015)

  • Best Performance in a TV Series

    Guest Starring Young Actress 14-21
    Grey's Anatomy (ABC) '15 Season Premiere
    WON: 37th Annual Young Artist Award (2016)
    NOM: 1st Annual Young Entertainer Awards (2016)

    Best Performance in a TV Series

    NOM: Scandal (ABC) - 35th Young Artist Award (2014)
    NOM: CSI:NY (CBS)- 34th Young Artist Award (2013)

  • Other Awards & Nominations

    Youth Career Achievement - OMNI Youth Award (2014)

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