Hannah McKechnie is a British-born actress, based in New York. Traveling from her home in Edinburgh to other countries from a young age helped her develop a strong ear for dialects. She has a BFA in Acting from Boston University. She was trained classically at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and has studied the German language in Berlin. She spent a year touring the United States with Olney Theatre Center's National Players as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. She has appeared on network television in CBS's Blue Bloods as Len Cariou's co-star. She also actively works as a dialect coach and print model.