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, as Summer on the Nickelodeon television series School of Rockand as Lexie Richardson on the Hulu drama television miniseries Little Fires Everywhere.
Life and career
Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles, California. 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 the movie Trial by Fire. Additionally, she was added to the cast of the crime thriller film Destroyer, and appeared in the film Against All Enemies. In late 2018, Pettyjohn was cast in Deadwood: The Movie, playing the role of Caroline, a newcomer to the town of Deadwood. In 2019 she was cast in the Hulu television series Little Fires Everywhere playing Lexie Richardson, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon's character. In June 2020, it was announced that Pettyjohn had been cast in the upcoming ABC television drama series Big Sky, playing Grace Sullivan who is kidnapped along with her older sister Danielle (Natalie Alyn Lind).
|2014||Dakota's Summer||Summer Jennings|
|2015||Shangri-La Suite||Young Karen|
|2018||Trial by Fire||Julie Gilbert|||
|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"|
|2019||Deadwood: The Movie||Caroline Woolgarden||Television film|
|2019||The Righteous Gemstones||Dot Nancy||3 episodes|
|2019||Middle School Moguls||Celeste||Animated television miniseries; main voice role|
|2020||Little Fires Everywhere||Lexie Richardson||Main role|
|2020||Big Sky||Grace Sullivan||Upcoming TV series; main role|
- World of Final Fantasy (2016), as Girl Who Forgot Her Name
- Carey Bryson. "Jade Pettyjohn Interview". About.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. 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". Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. 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). "'Scandal' Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Cast In 'Against All Enemies'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
- Andrew Whalen (November 5, 2018). "Deadwood' Movie Casts Jade Pettyjohn, Series Villain to Return as South Dakota Statehood Looms". Newsweek. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
- Rick Porter (November 5, 2018). "'Deadwood' Movie Starts Filming with Majority of Cast Returning". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
- "LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Announces Additional Series Regulars". Broadway World. April 30, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
- Denise Petski (June 24, 2020). "'Big Sky': Jade Pettyjohn To Star In David E. Kelley's PI Drama Series For ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
- Kristopher Tapley (August 30, 2018). "'First Man,' 'Front Runner' and 'Roma' Among 2018 Telluride Film Festival Selections". Variety. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Ariston Anderson (July 25, 2019). "Venice Competition to Include Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, James Gray's 'Ad Astra,' Todd Phillips' 'Joker'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
- "Pure Genius - Episode 1.07 - A Bunker Hill Christmas - Press Release". SpoilerTV.com. November 22, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.