Maddie Hasson

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Maddie Hasson
Born Madelaine Hasson
January 4, 1995 (age 21)
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

Madelaine "Maddie" Hasson (born January 4, 1995) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Willa Monday on the Fox television series The Finder.[1] She also co-starred in the ABC Family series Twisted.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hasson was born in New Bern, North Carolina,[2][3] the daughter of Catherine and Michael. Her father is an oral surgeon in Wilmington, North Carolina.[3] She has two sisters.[4] Hasson grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she attended Cape Fear Academy. She was a competitive dancer in Wilmington's Fox Troupe Dancers for eight years. As a child and young teen, Hasson performed in a variety of stage productions, including Grey Gardens and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She began auditioning for films under a local casting director, Jackie Burch.

Career[edit]

Hasson's first callback was for the CW's The Secret Circle. She was not cast, however, and went on to win the role of Willa Monday in Fox's The Finder. In 2012, Hasson traveled to Canton, Ohio to film Underdogs.[5] Hasson co-starred in ABC Family's Twisted as Jo Masterson. In October 2014, it was announced that Hasson would play Billie Jean in the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light about Hank Williams' life. She will play Williams' second wife and widow.[6] In 2015 starred opposite Billy Burke in indie feature "Good After Bad". In 2016 she starred opposite Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, and Dianna Agron in the indie feature "Novitiate".

Personal life[edit]

Hasson relocated to Los Angeles, California with her mother for her job and finished high school through online coursework. She lives in Los Angeles.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 God Bless America Chloe
2013 Underdogs Renee Donohue
2015 I Saw the Light Billie Jean
2015 A Light Beneath Their Feet Daschulla
2016 Novitiate Sister Sissy
2016 Good After Bad Shelly

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Finder Willa Monday Main role, 13 episodes
2012 Grimm Carly Kampfer Episode: "Bad Moon Rising"
2013–2014 Twisted Jo Masterson Main role, 19 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result
2013 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Star: Female[8] Twisted Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilmington teen finds work on 'The Finder'". StarNewsOnline.com. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. ^ a b "ABC Family picks up drama starring local actress Maddie Hasson | Wilm On Film Blog". Wilmonfilm.blogs.starnewsonline.com. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b Jeff Hidek (2012-02-12). "Wilmington actress talks about life, recent success". StarNewsOnline.com. Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  4. ^ Michael Hasson. "CV of Maddie's father Dr Michael Hasson on his website". Wilmington Oral Surgery. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  5. ^ Mike Voorheis (2013-03-10). "Maddie Hasson takes talent to Hollywood for ABC Family series". StarNewsOnline.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ Jen Yamato (2 October 2014). "Maddie Hasson Joins 'I Saw The Light'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Twitter/ @Madelaine Hasson My sister @anna_hasson just arrived in LAX to live with me! About to paint the town.". 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  8. ^ 'Man of Steel,' 'The Heat' Lead Third Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations

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