John Young Shipka – Facts About Kiernan Shipka’s Father

Who is John Young Shipka? 

John Young Shipka is an American real estate entrepreneur and businessman, but he is widely known as the father of Kiernan Shipka. Kiersten Shipka is a famous American film and television series actress known for playing B. D. Hyman in the FX series, “Feud: Bette and Joan (2017),” and Sally Draper in the AMC drama series, “Mad Men (2007–2015),” Jinora in “The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)” and Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix series, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018–2020),” & the sixth season of The CW series, “Riverdale (2021–2022).”

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John Young – Kiernan Shipka’s Father with her (Instsgram: Kiernan Shipka)

Before I continue, let’s take a glance at his profile summary.

Profile summary

Full nameJohn Young Shipka
NationalityUnited States of America
Known asReal Estate Agent, Father of Kiernan Shipka
WifeErin Ann Shipka
DaughterKiernan Shipka

John Young Shipka Biography 

John Young Shipka is famous, but he is rarely in the spotlight. He did not care for fame (but fame came for him, anyway) until he started getting media attention after his only child and only daughter, Kiernan Shipka, rose to the spotlight in 2009. As with most details about his life, John’s date of birth is obscure, but he was born in the United States of America.

He is classified under the White-American ethnic group and holds American citizenship by birth. He possesses a white skin color, beautiful dark brown eyes, and short black hair. While details of his body parameters are unknown, looking at his pictures, John stands a good foot above the ground. He looks fit and has a slim body physique.

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John Young Kiernan during his daughter’s birthday celebration (source: Instagram)

John Young Shipka is a real estate entrepreneur and businessman. And while he may have contributed quite a bit to the real estate and entrepreneurial sectors, John Young Shipka is only known because of his daughter, Kiernan Shipka. 

John Young Shipka’s Daughter

Kiernan Shipka was born Kiernan Brennan Shipka on November 10, 1999, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America, and is 23 years old. She started her career in the American film industry, Hollywood, in 2001 at five months of age. She started as an infant actor, making her debut television appearance with the widely regarded hospital drama series, “ER.” Around that age, she started doing commercial-print modeling, undertaking numerous minor television roles.

In 2007, she played her first major role in the AMC drama series, “Beginnings and Mad Men,” at the age of seven to eight. She played the role of the character, Sally Draper — the daughter of the main character Don Draper — from 2006 to 2015, for which she would later receive the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009. She auditioned for this role twice before she was considered to take part in the series. She was a recurring guest star for the show’s first three seasons but became a series regular in season four. 

With such an outstanding display of the character of the personae, Sally Draper, John Young Shipka’s daughter, Kiernan Shipka, received much praise from movie critics and lovers. And well, famous Austin American-Statesman critic, Dale Roe, named her as his dream nominee for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. In his submission, the movie critic wrote in part, thus;

“This 10-year-old actress was so affecting as troubled Sally Draper last season that it seems odd that she’s only just been upgraded to series regular. If Shipka’s upcoming Mad Men work — struggling with the broken marriage of her parents and entering preteendom in the tumultuous 1960s — remains as amazing as it was in season three, this is a ballot wish that could come true next year.” 

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Kiernan Brennan Shipka

Before she was introduced into the movie industry, Kiernan, at the age of five, started attending ballroom dancing classes, where she was said to have attended dancing classes until March 2012. And because she developed an interest in movies at an early age, her parents relocated from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, when she was about six years old to help with her acting career. 

Away from that, John Young Shipka’s daughter, Kiernan Brennan Shipka, was named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014” by Time magazine in 2014. She was also included in IndieWire’s 2014 list of “20 Actors To Watch That Are Under 20.” A highly-regarded film actress, Kiernan co-starred with Emma Roberts in the 2015 Oz Perkins horror film series, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter.” She also starred in the 2014 Lifetime movie, “Flowers in the Attic.”

John Young Shipka’s Wife

John Young Shipka is married to Erin Ann Shipka. Erin Ann Shipka is a one-time queen of the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade and a media personality. She was born Erin Ann Brennan in her home country, the Republic of Ireland, and holds Irish citizenship by birth, otherwise, she also holds American citizenship either by neutralization or marriage.

John Youngs wife erin ann shipka with their daughter Kiernan Shipka
John Young’s wife, Erin ann Shipka with their daughter, Kiernan Shipka

John Young Shipka’s Net worth 

John Young Shipka’s net worth is not estimated. However, his daughter, Kiernan Brennan Shipka, has an estimated net worth of about $145 million. According to, Kiernan has investments in smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, and lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. Kernan also sits at the first spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2023 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings in 2023.

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