Actress Kennedy McMann is being hailed as one of the fastest-rising stars in showbiz.
After a brief stint on Gone, the TV show she shot while still attending the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Penn., she went on to appear on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2019, Kennedy landed the lead role in Nancy Drew, and now, she is set to star in The Good Lawyer, a potential spinoff of ABC's The Good Doctor.
As expected, fans are now curious to know more about Kennedy — especially when it comes to her life off-screen. So, here is everything you need to know about Kennedy, including her relationship status.
Kennedy McMann and her husband are college sweethearts.
Just like her character on The Good Lawyer, Joni DeGroot, Kennedy also struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Kennedy actually realized that she wanted to pursue a career in the field after reading an article about Jessica Alba who took up acting classes to cope with OCD — and Kennedy did the same.
It was at Carnegie Mellon University, where Kennedy studied acting, that she met her husband, Sam McInerney, at CMU.
Two years her senior, Sam graduated from the prestigious college in 2016.
Much like Kennedy, he had the chance to appear in a varied roster of stage productions during his time at the institute, playing Pantalone in The Plague in Venice, Marin in Fool for Love, and Will in The Things We Do to Survive Youth.
Kennedy and Sam were first introduced to each other by one of their professors, Barbara MacKenzie Wood — and the rest was history. They started spending time together back when they were both at the college, and they continued dating long after Sam received his degree.
Kennedy announced that she and Sam were engaged on Instagram on Dec. 30, 2018.
"I truly do not know life without you, and I hope it stays that way for the next 80 years (at least). I'm so excited to marry you," Kennedy captioned the post.
"Shoutout to Barbara MacKenzie Wood for setting us up four years ago. You're a true homie. Here's to another year," she added.
Kennedy and Sam have been married since 2020.
The couple got married in 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they opted for an intimate-feeling ceremony attended only by their nearest and dearest.
In an Instagram post shared on Nov. 10, 2020, Kennedy revealed that they were planning a bigger bonanza for their friends and family.
"A little while ago, we got married. We're going to do it again with our beautiful friends and family later. The best thing we've ever done," Kennedy captioned the post shared on Nov. 10, 2020.
"Forever for us started a long time ago, but now it's on a piece of paper. So deeply happy to be married to you, my dearest, sweetest love," Kennedy added.
And it looks like things are going well for the couple. Following their one-year anniversary, Kennedy updated her followers, writing, "They say the first year of marriage is the hardest.....well I’d say we can make it through a few thousand more, five stars, 10/10."
Both cat lovers, Kennedy and Sam are the proud parents of two kitties and a dog. The stars enjoy playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, hanging out in the park with their fur babies, and spending some quality time with friends.