kiernan shipka isn't your average child star

catching up with the 'mad men' actress

photo by darren ankenman

There are two kinds of child stars: the ones who forge ahead and the ones who don’t. At 15 years old, Kiernan Shipka is already the former. Inside a Los Angeles coffee shop in Larchmont Village, her own neighborhood, the actress breezes into line for an iced tea, chatting with the barista so easily it’s hard to tell whether they actually know each other or if the girl behind the counter simply recognizes Shipka as Sally Draper, the character she’s played on AMC’s Mad Men for the past eight years.

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