Dora Madison Burge

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Dora Madison Burge
Dora Madison Burge

(1990-10-17) October 17, 1990 (age 28)
Hutto, Texas, U.S.
Other namesMadison Burge, Dora Madison
EducationRound Rock Christian Academy
Years active2005–present

Dora Madison Burge (born October 17, 1990), sometimes credited professionally as Madison Burge and Dora Madison, is an American actress. She is known for starring as Becky Sproles on the NBC/DirecTV drama Friday Night Lights from 2009 to 2011. She starred as Jessica "Chili" Chilton on the NBC drama Chicago Fire from 2015 to 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Burge was born in Hutto, Texas,[1] as the youngest of six children. She attended Round Rock Christian Academy and was accepted to the University of North Texas but deferred to pursue a career in acting.[2] She is also an aspiring singer and lyricist who dabbles with banjo percussion.


After appearing in a number of short films, in 2009, Burge made her television debut as Becky Sproles in the NBC/DirecTV drama Friday Night Lights in the fourth season until the show ended with the fifth season in 2011. According to a local interview, Burge said prior to being cast, she did not watch the show, but that did not limit her abilities when auditioning for the part as she was "so right on" for the role.[2]

In 2011, Burge appeared in the religious sports drama Seven Days in Utopia, and appeared as Lexi Samuels in three episodes of the first season of the ABC Family drama The Lying Game.

Also in 2011, Burge appeared in the horror comedy Humans vs Zombies, based on the live action role-playing game.

In 2012, Burge appeared in the family movie Cowgirls n Angels and actually performed some of the stunts on horseback.

In 2013, she appeared in another family movie My Dog Champion.

In 2013, Burge appeared in My Jerusalem's music video "Mono". She also had a recurring role in the eighth and final season of the Showtime crime drama Dexter as Niki Walters, the daughter of Vince Masuka (C.S. Lee).

In 2014, Burge had a recurring role as Zoe in seven episodes of the short-lived CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed, which starred her former Friday Night Lights co-stars Aimee Teegarden and Grey Damon.[3] That same year, she played Dora in the Sasquatch horror film Exists directed by Eduardo Sánchez.[4]

In 2015, Burge joined the cast of the NBC drama Chicago Fire, replacing Charlie Barnett who played Peter Mills as Jessica "Chili" Chilton, the paramedic in charge in the third season. Burge was added to the main cast in the fourth season. In 2016, her character was written out of the show.[5]

In 2017, she appeared in the Viceland series What Would Diplo Do? opposite James Van Der Beek.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dear Viddy Hasna Short film
2006 Jumping Off Bridges Student
2007 The Substitute Student Short film
2007 Trick or Treat Teen Girl #1 Short film
2009 Wasting Away
2009 One More Chance Short film
2011 The Man Who Never Cried Janie Short film
2011 Seven Days in Utopia Luke's Sister
2011 Humans vs. Zombies Tommi
2012 Cowgirls 'n Angels Kansas
2013 Formosa TX Mina Short film
2013 My Dog the Champion Madison
2014 Exists Dora
2014 Lily and Lucille's Hip Creature Emily Caruso Short film
2014 The Loft Zoe Trauner
2015 Erased Short film; voice
2015 Divine Access Amber
2016 Everybody Wants Some!! Val
2016 Chee and T Franco
2017 Song to Song Denise Completed
2017 Night of the Babysitter The Babysitter In post-production
2017 The Honor Farm Laila In post-production
2017 Stars Are Already Dead Law Completed
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009–2011 Friday Night Lights Becky Sproles Series regular, 26 episodes
Recurring cast (season 4)
Main cast (season 5)
2011 The Lying Game Lexi Samuels Recurring role, 3 episodes
2012 Southland Tracy Haywood Episode: "Thursday"
2013 Dexter Niki Walters Recurring role, 8 episodes
2013 Ironside Episode: "Uptown Murders"
2014 Star-Crossed Zoe Recurring role, 7 episodes
2014 Chicago P.D. Alissa Martin Episode: "Call It Macaroni"
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Tilda Episode: "The Recruits"
2015–16 Chicago Fire Jessica “Chili” Chilton Series regular, 17 episodes
Recurring cast (season 3)
Main cast (season 4)
2015–16 Chicago Med Jessica "Chili" Chilton Recurring role, 2 episodes
2017 What Would Diplo Do? Karen Main role


  1. ^ Louma, S. (February 27, 2010), "Madison Burge: American Actress",
  2. ^ a b Roe, D. (August 25, 2009). "Hutto teen lands role in 'Friday Night Lights' After years acting in local productions, Madison Burge hits the big time." to film "Friday Night Lights". Austin American-Statesman.
  3. ^ Bentley, Jean (January 29, 2014). "The CW's 'Star-Crossed' recruits 'Friday Night Lights' star Dora Madison Burge". Zap2It. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  4. ^ "'Exists' Clip Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Bigfoot! (Exclusive)".
  5. ^ Stanhope, Kate (April 19, 2016). "'Chicago Fire' Boss Confirms Exit: There Are "No Plans for Chili to Come Back"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-08-15.

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