Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Mckenzie was the third child of makeup artist Micheal Westmore and wife Miriam. Her first feature film appearance came at the age of 3 when she played Robert DeNiro's (as Jake LaMotta) daughter in the Oscar-winning Raging…more
In 2003, McKenzie was # 28 in the Celebchaos Top 40 Most Beautiful Ladies lists.
McKenzie has an older brother and an older sister.
When McKenzie was pregnant with her first child, she unfortunately had a miscarriage.
Her nickname is "Kenzie".
McKenzie is 5'8" tall.
Will and Grace and Star Trek: Voyager are some McKenzie's favorite tv shows.
McKenzie's favorite book is Les Miserables
She enjoys listening to country music.
McKenzie's astrological sign is Taurus.
Turquoise and purple are McKenzie's favorite colors.
The Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters and Matchbox 20 are some of McKenzie's favorite bands.
Gone With the Wind, Dumb and Dumber, and The Sixth Sense are some of McKenzie's favorite movies.
McKenzie has dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.
When first auditioning for Passions in 1999, McKenzie tried out for the role of Gwen Hotchkiss, but the studio thought she would be better in the role of Sheridan Crane and asked her to come back and audtion for that role, which she got.
On May 21, 2006, McKenzie and her husband, singer of Whiskey Falls, welcomed their first child into the world. They had a little boy by the name of Maddox.
McKenzie's grandfather is Monte Westmore, a makeup artist who worked on such films as Gone With the Wind and The King of Kings.
Her father, Michael Westmore, is a makeup artist who has won 9 Emmy Awards and an Oscar for his work in the movie Mask.
In 2001, McKenzie won a Soap Opera Digest award for Best Heroine (for her role as Sheridan Crane).
McKenzie's mother, Marion Westmore, once worked as a model for costume designer Edith Head.
McKenzie is a trained equestrian.
McKenzie is a trained opera vocalist.
McKenzie's hobbies include singing and rollerblading.
McKenzie is a certified personal trainer.
McKenzie: I get a lot of heart-warming letters. And then there are also those creepy, older men... I like to leave those alone.
(About what she missed the most about Passions)
McKenzie Westmore: Aside from the cast and crew, I definitely missed getting to play Sheridan. She's such a fun character. I love what James Reilly has created, and I especially love what I'm portraying right now.
McKenzie Westmore: I watched the show three times while I was away. I tried to catch up here and there. I ended up having to get prepped by our acting coach because she keeps up with all the storylines. We had a two hour conversation to completely fill me in on my story. It was a little weird to see someone else playing Sheridan, but Kam (Heskin) did such an amazing job.
(About whether she watched Passions while on maternity leave)
(Talking about her favorite storylines)
McKenzie Westmore: There have been so many... I loved the very first tango. I loved all the stuff of Luis and Sheridan running around in Paris together. One of my other favorites storylines was Luis and Sheridan on the island where they found the buried treasure. Luis got hurt and then we played the past life of the pirates.
(About being a new mom)
McKenzie Westmore: I love being a mother. It's a whole new world, and it's a welcome change because Maddox makes it all worth it. Everything about him amazes me.
(About her return to Passions following the birth of her son)
McKenzie Westmore: The best thing about being back at Passions is the cast and the crew. I missed everyone so much. That was probably the hardest thing about being away. It's like a little family here, and it felt like a little piece of me was torn away. So it's good to be back with my "family."