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Emily Mortimer
Emily Mortimer newsroom.jpeg
Key Information
Character MacKenzie McHale
First episode "We Just Decided To"
Last episode "What Kind of Day Has It Been"
Credits 25 episodes (see below)
Birthdate December 1, 1971
Birthplace London, England, UK
Spouse(s) Alessandro Nivola
Parents John Mortimer

Penelope Gollop

Emilly Mortimer, (born December 1, 1971 in London, England, UK) is a British actress. She plays MacKenzie McHale in the HBO series The Newsroom. She stars in the first season and debuts in the pilot episode "We Just Decided To". She is known for her roles in the films Hugo, Shutter Island, Lars and the Real Girl, and Harry Brown.


  • Emily is a alumni of Lincoln College, Oxford - unlike her character, who went to Cambridge.



Season 1 credits
"We Just Decided To" "News Night 2.0" "The 112th Congress" "I'll Try to Fix You" "Amen"
"Bullies" "5/1" "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn" "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate" "The Greater Fool"
Season 2 credits
"First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers" "The Genoa Tip" "Willie Pete"
"Unintended Consequences" "News Night with Will McAvoy" "One Step Too Many"
"Red Team III" "Election Night, Part I" "Election Night, Part II"
Season 3 credits
"Boston" "Run" "Main Justice"
"Contempt" "Oh Shenandoah" "What Kind of Day Has It Been"