Madison in January 2015
|Born||October 15, 1999|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
|Relatives||Kaitlin Vilasuso (sister)|
Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) is an American actress. In film, she played May Belle Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Isabelle in Brothers (2009), Sally Hurst in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Maggie in Just Go with It (2011), Harper Simmons in Parental Guidance (2012), and Kinsey in The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018).
On television, she made guest appearances as Maxine Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place and young Snow White in Once Upon a Time. She also has a recurring role as Sophia Quinn in The Fosters. In 2015, she began starring as Grace Russell in the Hallmark Channel series Good Witch.
Life and career
Madison was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the youngest of seven children. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her older sister, Kaitlin Riley, is also an actress. Her mother is Patricia Riley. She began her career when she was two weeks old in an Office Depot commercial. Since then, she has appeared in several national commercials for major companies including Disney, SeaWorld, and Cadillac. She also serves as a national youth spokesperson for the childhood-cancer charity Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
She made her major motion picture debut in the movie Lonely Hearts, in which she plays Rainelle, a girl thrown into the midst of a world of crime. Madison also has a significant role in the Disney movie Bridge to Terabithia, based on the children's book. She plays May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of the lead male character played by Josh Hutcherson. She also appears in the independent film Look as Megan, a girl who is being watched and followed by a kidnapper.
Madison had a small role in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles during the season 1 finale "What He Beheld" as a girl who becomes part of a short-lived hostage situation. In the DVD extras it is said that they thought about changing the role slightly because of its violent nature, but she insisted that they not. Madison appeared in Nickelodeon's made-for-TV movie, The Last Day of Summer. She plays a girl who helps a friend during a difficult time. Another Nickelodeon production she had a role in was the television Christmas special Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh. She played a girl who lived with a foster family.
Madison is seen in a featured supporting role in the 2009 film Brothers as Isabelle Cahill, the older daughter of Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and Grace Cahill (Natalie Portman). For her portrayal in the movie, she was nominated for both a Saturn Award and a BFCA Critics' Choice Award. In 2010, Madison was in the movie Letters to God, where she portrayed Samantha Perryfield, best friend of the lead character who is fighting cancer.
She is seen in Conviction playing the younger version of Hilary Swank's character, Betty Anne Waters. She can be seen in the episode "Locum" from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Mackenzie Burton, a girl who was adopted and feels like she is only filling the place of her parents' older daughter who was abducted years ago. She appeared in three episodes of the children's horror series, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.
In 2011, Madison had a recurring role in the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place as Maxine, the girl form of Max Russo. She also appeared in Just Go with It, alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, as Maggie Murphy, a young girl who wants to become an actress. Madison can be seen in the drama film, An Invisible Sign as the younger version of Jessica Alba's character Mona Gray. She starred in her first leading role in the horror film, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, alongside Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce where she portrayed Sally Hurst, a lonely withdrawn child who is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend.
In 2012, Madison appeared in the Hallmark film A Taste of Romance alongside Teri Polo and James Patrick Stuart. She also had a guest role as the younger version of Ginnifer Goodwin's character Snow White in the TV series Once Upon a Time. She also could be seen as the main character in the film Cowgirls n' Angels where she played the feisty and rebellious Ida Clayton who has fantasies of finding her father, a rodeo rider. Madison appeared in another Hallmark film entitled Smart Cookie as Daisy, an eager girl hoping to prove herself as a Girl Scout. In December, she appeared in the family comedy film Parental Guidance, alongside Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.
In 2013, Madison began playing Hillary on the TV sitcom Trophy Wife, replacing Gianna LePera who played the character in the pilot. In 2014, she began playing the recurring role of Sophia Quinn in the ABC Family drama The Fosters. In 2015, she began playing Grace Russell, the daughter of Cassie Nightingale, in the Hallmark series Good Witch.
In 2018, she portrayed the role of Kinsey, a rebellious child in horror film The Strangers: Prey at Night. Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson played her parents. The film received mixed response from critics.
Madison has served as the national youth spokesperson for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation since 2010, an organization that encourages kids to fundraise and spread awareness of pediatric cancer by running their own lemonade stands. Since November 2018, she has co-hosted the podcast Just Between Us with her sister Kaitlin Vilasuso.
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Rainelle Downing|
|2007||Bridge to Terabithia||May Belle Aarons|
|2007||Saving Sarah Cain||Hannah Cottrell|
|2007||The Last Day of Summer||Maxine|
|2008||Phoebe in Wonderland||Olivia Lichten|
|2008||Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh||Mary Alice Johansson|
|2010||An Invisible Sign||Young Mona Gray|
|2010||Conviction||Young Betty Anne Waters|
|2010||Letters to God||Samantha Perryfield|
|2011||Just Go With It||Maggie Murphy (Kiki Dee)|
|2011||Don't Be Afraid of the Dark||Sally Hurst|
|2011||25 Hill||Kate Slater||Cameo appearance|
|2012||Parental Guidance||Harper Simmons|
|2012||Monica||Monica||Voice role; animated short|
|2012||Cowgirls 'n Angels||Ida Clayton|||
|2012||A Taste of Romance||Hannah Callahan|
|2013||The Magic Bracelet||Ashley||Short film|
|2015||Northpole: Open for Christmas||Clementine|
|2015||Good Witch Halloween||Grace Russell|
|2016||Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket||Annabelle Hooper|
|2016||Holiday Joy||Joy Hockstatter|
|2016||The Night Before Halloween||Megan|
|2016||Date with Love||Heidi Watts|
|2017||A Cowgirl's Story||Dusty Rhodes||Also producer|
|2018||The Strangers: Prey at Night||Kinsey|
|2007||CSI: NY||Rose Duncan||Episode: "Boo"|
|2007||House||Lucy||Episode: "Act Your Age"|
|2007||Unfabulous||Young Addie Singer||2 episodes|
|2007||Cory in the House||Maya||2 episodes|
|2008||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Little Girl||Episode: "What He Beheld"|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mackenzie Burton||Episode: "Locum"|
|2010, 2012||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Lilly Carbo / Jenny / Becky||4 episodes|
|2011||Wizards of Waverly Place||Maxine Russo||6 episodes (Season 4)|
|2011||Chase||Zoe||Episode: "Father Figure"|
|2012–13, 2016||Once Upon a Time||Young Snow White||4 episodes|
|2013||Holliston||Bailee||Episode "Rock the Cradle"|
|2013–2014||Trophy Wife||Hillary Harrison||Series regular (21 episodes)|
|2014–2016||The Fosters||Sophia Quinn||Recurring role, 11 episodes|
|2014||American Dad!||Unknown||Episode: "Roger Passes the Bar"|
|2015–present||Good Witch||Grace Russell||Series regular (30 episodes)|
|2017||"Love You So"||Alex Lange||Love interest|
Awards and nominations
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- I Am Second. "I Am Second Bailee Madison – Child Actress". youtube.com. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- "Bailee Madison Trophy Wife". IGN. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- "'Good Witch' Star Bailee Madison Teases Spellbinding Season 2". International Business Times. April 15, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
- McNary, Dave. "Bailee Madison to Star in 'Someone Else's Summer' Movie Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- "Review – Strangers: Prey at Night is Why Some Films Don't Need Sequels". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. March 9, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
- "Film Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night is a Quick, Bloody Slasher Throwback". Consequence of Sound. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
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- "PodcastOne: Just Between Us with Bailee Madison & Kaitlin Vilasuso". PodcastOne. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
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- "The Last Day Of Summer official site". Nick.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- "Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh official site". Nick.com. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
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- "Twitter / Bailee Madison: Katie and I will be on the". Twitter.com. December 23, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- Megan Walsh-Boyle. "Exclusive: Disney Channel Announces Season 4 of Wizards of Waverly Place". tvguide.com. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- Nellie Andreeva. "Pilot Castings: USA's 'Over/Under' Finds Female Lead, Young Actress Joins 'Powers'". deadline.com. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
- "Cast of Good Witch". Hallmark Channel.
- "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
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- "15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2010) – Best Picture: The Hurt Locker". criticschoice.com. November 21, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
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- "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- "Youth Rock Awards Nominees". Youth Rocks Awards. 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
- "The 2012 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Ballot!". Fangoria Staff. 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
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- "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
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