|Born||Yvonne Marie Zima
January 16, 1989
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, U.S.
Zima was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to Dennis and Marie Zima. Her surname means "winter" in Polish and comes from her maternal grandfather, who was from Poland. Her older sisters Madeline and Vanessa are also actresses.
Zima's breakthrough film role was as Geena Davis' daughter "Caitlin" in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight in 1996. She played the contract role of Daisy on The Young and the Restless on and off between October 30, 2009 and June 25, 2012.
When she was 16, Zima completed a novel titled The Rise and Fall of a Deliberate Weirdo.
|Year 1996||Title Long Kiss Goodnight||Role Caitlin Cane||Notes|
|1996||Bed of Roses||Young Lisa|
|1996||Executive Decision||Little Girl|
|1996||Long Kiss Goodnight, TheThe Long Kiss Goodnight||Caitlin Caine|
|1997||'Til There Was You||Gwen, age 7|
|1998||Rose Sisters, TheThe Rose Sisters|
|1999||Storm Catcher||Nicole Holloway|
|2000||Love & Sex||9-Year-Old Kate|
|2010||Meeting Spencer||Sophia Martinelli|
|2010||You, Only Better...||Suzy Jr.|
|2010||Career Virgin||Ingrid||Short film|
|2011||Absent, TheThe Absent||Katie Anderson|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Miss Elkridge|
|2013||Last Light, TheThe Last Light||Ashley||Post-production|
|1993||Roseanne||Girl in Lunch Box (uncredited)||Episode: "The Driver's Seat"|
|1994-2000||ER||Rachel Greene||Recurring role (22 episodes)|
|1995||See Jane Run||Lisa Klinger||TV movie|
|1996||Christmas Every Day||Sarah Jackson||TV movie|
|1997||Dead by Midnight||Kelly Ellis||TV movie|
|1999||Chasing Secrets (also known as The Secret Path)||Jo Ann Foley (age 7)||TV movie|
|1999||Seven Days||Amanda||Episode: "For the Children"|
|2000||Father's Choice, AA Father's Choice||Chris McClain||TV movie|
|2009-2012||Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless||Daisy Carter||Regular role (117 episodes)|
|2012||BlackBoxTV||Bianca||Episode: "The Last Encounter"|
|2013||& Order: Special Victims Unit, LawLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jessie Sturgis||Episode: "Beautiful Frame"|
Awards and nominations
Zima was nominated for a Young Artist Award for three consecutive years:
- 1995 Best Performance by an Actress Under 10 in a TV Series - ER
- 1996 Best Performance by a Young Actress: TV Drama Series - ER
- 1997 Best Performance in a Feature Film: Actress Age Ten or Under - The Long Kiss Goodnight
- "Interview: Californication's Madeline Zima is 'Haute'". Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2007. "Madeline Zima: "[...] my grandfather on my mom's side was Polish. It means 'winter.' Zima comes from that; it's my mother's maiden name.""