MaKaley's first modelling job was for JCPenny.
McKaley's nicknames are Mac, Mickey.
McKaley's Zodiac sign is Taurus.
McKaley's favorite film is Coraline.
McKaley's favorite actress is Reese Witherspoon.
McKaley's favorite food is Pizza.
McKaley is a trained dancer and has been in dance competitions. She knows jazz, hip hop, clogging, tap, lyrical and ballet.
McKaley is 5' 5" (1.65 m) tall.
McKaley: (on wanting to pursue an acting career) I have been performing since I was little. I would constantly be putting on performances for my parents, and always making up characters. My grandma was a singer, and I would go on stage and perform with her on occasion... so I guess you could say that's what inspired me.
McKaley: (on working with her co-star Rachel Bilson in Hart of Dixie) Working with Rachel is a blast. She is the ideal person you would want to lead your series. She cares about everyone, and makes sure everyone on set is happy. She makes the whole set environment relaxed and fun. She is such a professional, and always comes to work prepared. I love working with her!
McKaley: (on similarities with her character in Hart of Dixie) I am similar to Rose in the way that we're both outgoing, and also laid back. We both have our own sense of fashion; (If you notice, Rose always dresses different from all the other Bluebell natives). We also both love dance. Plus, we both wear glasses.
McKaley: (on her character relationship with the main character, Zoe portaited by Rachel Bilson, in Hart of Dixie) Rose wants to get out of her small town of Bluebell, and she wants to live in the big city... so when Zoe comes along you can only imagine how excited Rose is.
McKaley: (on her character in Hart of Dixie) I feel like Rose is a character that a lot of people can relate to. She's not super popular, she has boy troubles, and she's just a girl trying to find her way. One thing I really admire about her is that she is who she is. She's not afraid to be herself, and she doesn't care what other people think of her.
McKaley: (on actress she would like to work with) Emma Stone or Reese Witherspoon; I love both these actresses so incredibly much! I admire their career, and the choices they've made along the ways.
McKaley: My favourite class in school is Art
McKaley: (on challenge to pursue an acting career) I think the biggest challenge for me is hearing all the 'nos'. I'll audition for something that I LOVE, and then to hear that 'no' is hard. But, I believe that everything happens for a reason, so I don't ever get too upset over the 'nos'. I know that there is something just around the corner, and there's a reason for everything.
McKaley: (on her free time and how she spends that time) You would probably find me at home... I'm pretty boring!
McKaley: (on what she does to improve her mood, when she needs it) Listening to music, watching my favourite movies, or eating ice cream.
McKaley: (on see her acting in movies) Honestly, I don't like watching myself on the big screen. It's so weird!
McKaley: (on working with Winona Rider) Working with Winona was unbelievable as one of my favourite movies is "Edward Scissorhands", so when I found out she was playing my mum, I was very excited! She is so incredibly sweet, and was constantly by my side making sure I was alright. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, but she is the nicest person off camera. I had a great time filming with her, and bonding with her.
McKaley: (on working with Michael Shannon) I learned a lot by working with Michael Shannon. I really enjoyed watching him become this character, and watching how committed he was. He is one of the most talented actors I have ever worked with.
McKaley: (on her role in the movie The Iceman) I play his oldest daughter Anabel who has a very special relationship with her father, and she loves him very much.
McKaley: (on how her experience as a dancer translates to her acting) I definitely think it helps! I was a competitive dancer for 5+ years, so I think the experience of dancing in front of a big audience has helped me to no be scared when everybody's eyes are on me.