Mackenzie Horras is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer and comedian.
Mackenzie was born and raised in Fairfield, Iowa – a farming town known as the "world's largest training center" of Transcendental Meditation.
Mackenzie began acting and singing at the age of seven. She began studying improvisational comedy at age 15. Mackenzie studied film and acting at Northwestern University, where she graduated with honors. She was accepted into Northwestern's prestigious private voice program and she studied improv at ImprovOlympic Chicago.
Mackenzie is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and The Second City Conservatory. She has studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and under Lesly Kahn. Mackenzie has appeared in comedy shows at The Comedy Store, I.O. West and The Hollywood Improv, among other stages. Mackenzie's Second City Career has included the runs of several shows, including "Prom," "The Martini Shot" and "The Mormon Family Variety Hour." Mackenzie currently performs sketch comedy with her team Baguette, which hosts a monthly comedy show, "Night, Museum" at the Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
Mackenzie's acting, writing and directing work have appeared on the front pages of Funny or Die, College Humor and Comediva. Her work has been screened in The Berlin Independent Film Festival, The LA Comedy Shorts Festival and The Grand Rapids Film Festival, among dozens of others. In 2014, Mackenzie was a finalist in Funny Or Die's "Make Em Laff" contest for her video "A Mormon Coachella Survival Guide." Mackenzie's direction for "Ann Romney's I Love You Women Face Cream" garnered a "Best Tube-Length Video" award at the 2013 Best Shorts Festival.
Mackenzie currently plays "Angela Goode" in the web series Baked Goodes, on which she is also a writer and producer. Baked Goodes was named one of Newsweek's "best shows to watch this week" and was Decider.com's Afternoon Delight. Baked Goodes has also been featured on Stareable.com, Indieactivity, Scenester.tv and Reel Chicago, among other publications.
Mackenzie's web series Murder Show (written with writing partner Rebecca Hirsch) is currently a finalist in the 2017 Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab.
Mackenzie has two other web series in development.