Jade Pettyjohn (born November 8, 2000) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as McKenna Brooks in An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars and as Summer on the Nickelodeon television series School of Rock.
Life and career
Prior to her film and television career, she performed alongside a local children's song and dance troupe from the age of seven. Pettyjohn has also played various roles in several television series, such as in Revolution, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Grimm, The United States Of Tara, The Mentalist and Pure Genius. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon Original Movie Rufus 2 which aired in January 2017.
In September 2017, Pettyjohn was cast as Laura Dern's daughter in an upcoming 2018 movie, Trial by Fire. Additionally, she was added to the cast of the crime thriller film Destroyer, and will appear in the film Against All Enemies.
|2009||S.H.M.I.L.U.||Bella Ryker (child)||Short film|
|2011||Prodigal||Samantha O'Neil||Short film|
|2014||Dakota's Summer||Summer Jennings|
|2015||Shangri-La Suite||Young Karen|
|2018||Trial by Fire||TBA||Post-production|
|TBA||Against All Enemies||Jenny Kowalski||Filming|
|2008||The Mentalist||Julie Sands||Episode: "Ladies in Red"|
|2010||United States of Tara||Kammy||Episodes: "Trouble Junction", "The Truth Hurts"|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Samantha Weller||Episode: "Two of a Kind"|
|2012||Grimm||April Granger||Episode: "The Bottle Imp"|
|2012||An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars||McKenna Brooks||Television film|
|2012–2013||Revolution||Charlie Matheson (11 Years) / Young Samantha||3 episodes|
|2014||The Last Ship||Ava Tophet||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2014||All I Want for Christmas||Megan Farley||Television film|
|2014–2015||Henry Danger||Chloe Hartman||3 episodes|
|2015||Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special||Herself||Television special|
|2016–2018||School of Rock||Summer||Main role|
|2016||Pure Genius||Madeline Sorenson||Episode: "A Bunker Hill Christmas"|
|2017||Rufus 2||Kat||Television film|
|2017||Nickelodeon's Not So Valentine's Special||Herself||Television special|
|2017||Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special||Herself||Television special|
|2017||Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Haunted House||Herself||Television special|
|2017||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Rose Dirken||Episode: "The Wonderful Wizard of Quads"|
|2016||World of Final Fantasy||Girl Who Forgot Her Name|
- Carey Bryson. "Jade Pettyjohn Interview". About.com. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "Exclusive: Jade Pettyjohn Talks "McKenna Shoots for the Stars"". ClevverTV. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "Interview with Jade Pettyjohn". Nick Jr. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister (March 26, 2015). "Nickelodeon Reveals Cast for 'School of Rock' Series". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
- Amy Amatangelo (March 11, 2015). "'School of Rock': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
- "Prodigal Cast". Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "Jade Pettyjohn shoots for the stars (Exclusive Interview)". StayFamous.Net. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "Our Exclusive Interview with 'McKenna Shoots for the Stars' Lead Actress Jade Pettyjohn". Simply Stacie. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "'Grimm' episode 'The Bottle Imp' recap: Making the wrong choices - Yahoo TV". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on May 16, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "ROCKING REBOOT! The Charismatic JADE PETTYJOHN Makes The Grade On SCHOOL OF ROCK!". The Huffington Post.
- Jace Norman in Rufus 2: 'Behind the Scenes' Sneak Peek – Nickelodeon Original Movie Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon. December 10, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016 – via YouTube.
- "'13 Reasons Why's Anne Winters Joins 'Night School'; 'Trial By Fire' Adds Jade Pettyjohn". Deadline Hollywood. September 26, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- "Beau Knapp, Jade Pettyjohn, Toby Huss & More Cast In Karyn Kusama's 'Destroyer'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- Amanda N'Duka (June 19, 2018). "candal' Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Cast In 'Against All Enemies'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- "Pure Genius - Episode 1.07 - A Bunker Hill Christmas - Press Release". SpoilerTV.com. November 22, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
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