Madeleine Madden (born January 29, 1997) is an Australian actress.
In 2010, at age thirteen, Madden became the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation, when she delivered a two-minute speech on the future of Indigenous Australians. It was broadcast to 6 million viewers on every free-to-air television network in Australia. She said she grew up in a very political family; she is the great-granddaughter of Arrernte elder Hetty Perkins, the granddaughter of activist and soccer player Charles Perkins, and the daughter of art curator and writer Hetti Perkins. Her aunt is director Rachel Perkins.
Madden starred in Australia's first indigenous teen drama, Ready for This, and in the critically applauded Redfern Now. She has also starred in The Moodys, Jack Irish, My Place and The Code. In 2016 she starred in the miniseries Tomorrow, When the War Began which is based on the John Marsden series of young adult books. In 2018 she played Marion Quade in the miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock, Crystal Swan in the TV miniseries Mystery Road and Immy DuPain in the series Pine Gap. She has been cast as Egwene al'Vere in Amazon's upcoming adaptation of The Wheel of Time series.
Madden has starred in short films by Deborah Mailman, and Meryl Tankard and co-starred with Christina Ricci and Jack Thompson in Around the Block. Her first film acting job was at eight years old. She aims to become a director in the future.
Madden made her big Hollywood debut as Sammy in the 2019 film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
|2013||Around the Block||Williemai|
|2019||Dora and the Lost City of Gold||Sammy|
|2009||My Place||Laura||Episode: "2008 Laura"|
|2012–13||Redfern Now||Chloe||Episodes: "Stand Up", "Pokies"|
|2014||The Moodys||Lucy||Episode: "Australia Day"|
|2014||Jack Irish: Dead Point||Marie||TV film|
|2014||The Code||Sheyna Smith||Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"|
|2015||Ready for This||Zoe Preston||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2016||The Weekend Shift||Laura||TV series|
|2016||Tomorrow, When the War Began||Corrie Mackenzie||TV miniseries|
|2017||High Life||Holly McMahon||TV series|
|2017||Doctor Doctor||Millie||Episode: "Picture of Innocence"|
|2018||Picnic at Hanging Rock||Marion Quade||TV miniseries|
|2018||Mystery Road||Crystal Swan||TV miniseries|
|2018||Pine Gap||Immy Dupain||TV miniseries|
|TBA||The Wheel of Time||Egwene al'Vere||TV series|
- Dobbie, Phil (6 November 2010). "An Employment Pool of Eager Aussies". CBS MoneyWatch. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- "Aboriginal teen 'stoked' after speech". The Age. Australian Associated Press. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Dow, Steve (25 October 2013). "The next generation of indigenous stars". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Obenson, Tambay. "Trailer: Australia's First Indigenous Teen Drama, 'Ready for This' (Could Be Coming to Your Netflix Queue)". Indiewire. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Madeleine Madden on IMDb
- The Wheel of Time on Prime [@WoTonPrime] (14 August 2019). ""It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched." @TigerMadden as Egwene Al'Vere #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 August 2019 – via Twitter.
- Moran, Jonathon (24 June 2012). "Rising star a chip off the old block for star Ruby Rose and Madeleine Madden". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Urankar, Chris (September 2015). "Dusk til Dawn: Madeleine Madden". InStyle Australian edition. Time Inc. 16 (9): 112–121. ISSN 1443-4350.
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