Madelaine Petsch

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Madelaine Petsch
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Petsch at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
BornMadelaine Grobbelaar Petsch
(1994-08-18) August 18, 1994 (age 24)
Citizenship
  • United States
  • South Africa[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2015–present
Home townPort Orchard, Washington, U.S.

Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch[2] (born August 18, 1994) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Cheryl Blossom on The CW television series Riverdale.

Early life[edit]

Petsch was born on August 18, 1994, and grew up in Port Orchard, Washington.[3][4][5][6]

At the age of three, she developed a passion for dance and began dance classes, theatre classes followed two years later. Petsch's parents are from South Africa, and she spent the first ten years of her life dividing her time between South Africa and Washington.[7][8]

Petsch experienced bullying as a child due to her natural red hair, South African accent, and being raised with no religion.[9] She attended the Tacoma School of the Arts and relocated to Los Angeles after graduating.[10][11][12] Petsch has one brother.[13]

Career[edit]

Petsch appeared in a national advertising campaign for Coca-Cola in 2014. In February 2016, she was cast as Cheryl Blossom in The CW's Riverdale,[14] having been pinned for the role since late 2015 after meeting the casting director, who was at the time working on Legends of Tomorrow.[15] The series began filming in September of that year and premiered on January 26, 2017.[16] In March 2017, she joined the cast of Polaroid.[17]

In April 2018, Petsch collaborated with sunglasses company Privé Revaux and released her own collection of sunglasses.[18]

Personal life[edit]

At the age of 14, she became a vegan,[19] after being raised vegetarian. She has also participated in an awareness campaign for PETA.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Hive Current Girl #2 Film
2015 Instant Mom Mermaid Episode: "Gone Batty"
2016 The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Eliza Film
2017–present Riverdale Cheryl Blossom / Penelope Blossom Main role
2017 F the Prom Marissa Direct-to-video film
2018 Polaroid Joanne Flame Completed film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Hissy Fit Riverdale Won [21]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Scene Stealer Riverdale Won [22]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Hissy Fit Riverdale Won [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How 'Riverdale' Helped Madelaine Petsch Overcome Her Own Bullies". StyleCaster. July 16, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "50 facts about me from the Riverdale set". Madelaine Petsch. December 6, 2017 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Petsch, Madelaine [@madelainepetsch] (August 18, 2017). "Thank you for all the bday wishes! Already having the best day. 23 ain't so bad 😉💥" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Bell, Crystal (February 23, 2017). "Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom on 'Riverdale': 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Madelaine Petsch". The CW. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Huver, Scott (February 2, 2017). "INTERVIEW: Petsch Rages as Riverdale's Reigning Mean Girl Cheryl Blossom". CBR. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Madelaine Petsch - Queen Bee". statusmagonline.com. Status Magazine. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Surprisingly Nerdy Madelaine Petsch's Red-Hot Dating Tips". February 23, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  9. ^ ""Riverdale" Star Madelaine Petsch on Her "All Natural" Look, Season 2, and Tattoos". Cosmopolitan. October 9, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Talking to fan accounts UNDERCOVER!". Madelaine Petsch. April 25, 2018 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Cabiles, Janroe. "» Riverdale's MADELAINE PETSCH Covers BELLO". www.bellomag.com. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  12. ^ Huver, Scott (February 2, 2017). "INTERVIEW: Madelaine Petsch Rages as Riverdale's Reigning Mean Girl Cheryl Blossom". Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  13. ^ ""Riverdale" Star Madelaine Petsch Responds to Fans Asking if Her Lips Are Real". Seventeen. October 9, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2018. I was the only redhead other than my brother.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2016). "'Riverdale' CW Pilot Finds Cheryl Blossom". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  15. ^ Radloff, Jessica (January 26, 2017). "*Riverdale*'s Madelaine Petsch on Why Cheryl Blossom Doesn't Need a Love Interest: "She's an Independent Woman!"". Glamour. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Jensen, Jeff (January 25, 2017). "Riverdale: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  17. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 8, 2017). "Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young & More Cast In 'Polaroid'; Hal Linden & Ryan Ochoa Join 'The Samuel Project'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  18. ^ "Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch Has A Sunglasses Line & It's Actually Affordable". priverevaux. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Madelaine Petsch: 'Riverdale' Star Channels Poison Ivy In Fierce PETA Ad". February 28, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  20. ^ Madelaine Petsch Tells peta2 Why She Went Vegan!. peta2TV. February 28, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ Hatchett, Keisha (July 12, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards Reveals Full List of Nominees". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  22. ^ "2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: See The Full List". mtv.ca. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  23. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. August 12, 2018. Retrieved August 12, 2018.

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