Pettis in Washington, D.C. in October 2010
|Born||Madison Michelle Pettis
July 22, 1998
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
|Education||Tisch School of the Arts|
Madison Michelle Pettis (born July 22, 1998) is an American actress, voice actress and model. She is known for her roles as Sophie Martinez on the Disney Channel comedy series Cory in the House, as Peyton Kelly in the 2007 film The Game Plan, and as Allie Brookes in the 2011 Canadian comedy series Life with Boys.
Madison Pettis was born on July 22, 1998 in Arlington, Texas to Steven and Michelle Pettis. Her father is African American and her mother is of Italian, French, and Irish descent.[better source needed]
Pettis was first noticed when her mother entered into an annual cover search held by FortWorthChild, a local parenting magazine. From that she began modeling and acting in commercials; she had an agent and a website from the age of five. Early in her career Pettis appeared on Barney & Friends as Bridget, in which she sang, danced and acted. She has modeled for Love Pastry with Alli Simpson and Cody Simpson.
Pettis won her first major role in 2006 when she was cast as Peyton Kelly, the long-lost daughter of Dwayne Johnson's quarterback character, in the 2007 Disney film The Game Plan. In 2007 Pettis was cast as Bailey Bryant, the sister of Corbin Bleu's character, in the 2008 film Free Style. In 2008, she had a small role in Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, and had a role in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. She also had a small role as Lorena in the 2008 Will Smith film Seven Pounds. Pettis starred in the 2008 direct-to-video film Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, and its 2014 sequel Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?, playing the role of ghost Tara Roland.
Pettis starred in Cory In The House as Sophie, the president's daughter, and appeared in one episode of Hannah Montana playing the same role. She portrayed Isabelle Tyler in an episode of The 4400. She was the 2007 Disney Channel Games commentator, and had a voice role in the Disney Channel animated series Special Agent Oso. In 2009, Pettis appeared as herself on the syndicated version of the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
In 2011, Pettis landed two main roles: the voice role of Izzy on the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates; and Allie Brookes on the Canadian television series Life with Boys. In 2012 she began a recurring role on the Disney XD series Lab Rats. On October 19, 2014, Pettis confirmed via Facebook that she would be guest starring in The Fosters. In 2015 she was cast in a voice role in the Disney Channel animated series The Lion Guard and its television movie precursor The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
|2005||Barney: Can You Sing That Song?||Bridget|
|2006||Barney & Friends The Barney Boogie||Bridget|
|2007||The Game Plan||Peyton Kelly|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Additional voices||Animated film|
|2008||Mostly Ghostly||Tara Roland||Direct to video|
|2008||Seven Pounds||Connie's Daughter|
|2008||Free Style||Bailey Bryant|
|2010||The Search for Santa Paws||Willamina/Will||Direct-to-DVD film|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Lala||Direct-to-DVD film|
|2012||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!||Lala||Direct-to-DVD film|
|2014||Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?||Tara Roland||Direct to video|
|2015||Do You Believe?||Maggie|||
|2006||Jericho||Stacy Clemons||Episode: Pilot|
|2006||Barney & Friends||Bridget||Episodes: "Pets and Vets", "Playing Games and Fun with Reading"|
|2007–2008||Cory in the House||Sophie Martinez||Main role (34 episodes)|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Sophie Martinez||Episode: "Take This Job and Love It"|
|2007||The 4400||Young Isabelle Tyler||Episode: "Daddy's Little Girl"|
|2008||A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa||Claire||Television film|
|2009||Special Agent Oso||Katie / Tara||Episodes: "Tie Another Day/You Only Start PreSchool Once", "The Living Flashlight/Sand Castle Royale"|
|2009–2014||Phineas and Ferb||Adyson Sweetwater||Voice role; recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2009||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?||Herself||Recurring guest (18 episodes)|
|2011–2015||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Izzy||Voice role; main role (93 episodes)|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Julie||Episode: "The Black Mask"|
|2011–2013||Life with Boys||Allie Brooks||Main role (40 episodes)|
|2012–2015||Lab Rats||Janelle||Recurring role (10 episodes)|
|2015–2016||The Fosters||Daria||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2015||Parenthood||Lynne||Episode: "May God Bless and Keep You Always"|
|2015||The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar||Zuri||Voice role; Television film|
|2016–2017||The Lion Guard||Zuri||Voice role; recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2016||Late Bloomer||Frankie||Television film|
|2016||The Real O'Neals||Chloe Perrente||Episode: "The Real Match"|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Stacey Vanhoven||Episode: "No Good Reason"|
- Madison Pettis [@MadisonPettis22] (November 8, 2009). "Michelle--not "Angel" like Wikipedia says! LOL! @iamsylena @MadisonPettis22 what is your middle name??" (Tweet). Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Twitter.
- "Madison Pettis". Hollywood.com. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- Pettis, Madison (2012). "Facebook – Madison Pettis – About". Retrieved July 8, 2012.
- "Madison Pettis". watchviooz.com.
- "Barney the launching pad". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. January 30, 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
A third "Barney" alum, Madison Pettis, a 10-year-old from Arlington, Texas, has appeared in "Seven Pounds" with Will Smith and "The Game Plan" with Dwayne Johnson.
- Madison Pettis [@MadisonPettis22] (June 12, 2012). "@SwaggybieberJ I <3 this question! Italy, France, Ireland (I am Irish, Italian, French), Australia, Brazil :) xo #AskMadisonPettis22" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Twitter.
- Charean Williams (November 27, 2006). "She's a chip off the old Rock". Fort Worth Star Telegram. Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
- Lisa Sewards (March 7, 2008). "Meet the million dollar baby: Madison Pettis, 9, joins Hollywood's new crop of child stars". Daily Mail. Retrieved July 14, 2008.
- Stacy Dodd (July 5, 2006). "Brian White, Madison Pettis". Variety. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- Joe Leydon (September 23, 2007). "Review: 'The Game Plan'". Variety. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
But the sure-shot quarterback is thrown for a loop when eight-year-old Peyton Kelly (Madison Pettis) shows up at his front door and introduces herself as the daughter he never knew he had.
- Kirk Honeycutt (September 23, 2007). "The Game Plan". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
Joe's daughter, Peyton, played engagingly but with a heavy dose of sweetness by Madison Pettis...
- Byron Perry (December 12, 2007). "Madison Pettis". Variety. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- Frank Scheck (October 12, 2009). "Free Style -- Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
Bleu plays Cale Bryant, struggling along with his single mom (Penelope Ann Miller) and cutesy sister (Madison Pettis) to make a go of it in the Pacific Northwest.
- "Friday's TV Highlights: The season finale of 'Stargate Universe'". Los Angeles Times. December 4, 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
A Muppets Christmas: ...Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Griffiths, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Madison Pettis are among the human co-stars in this special (8 p.m. NBC).
- "R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?". The New York Times. April 27, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- Jaclyn Turner (July 24, 2015). "Remember Sophie From "Cory in the House"? You HAVE to See What She Looks Like Now!". Seventeen. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- Jake Perlman (December 6, 2013). "'Jake and the Never Land Pirates' season 3 to premiere in January: McBrayer, Reiner, Hamill to guest -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
In addition to stars Cameron Boyce, Madison Pettis, and David Arquette...
- "Torri Webster And Madison Pettis Star In Nelvana Studio's Life With Boys Premiering September 9 On YTV". Corus Entertainment Inc. August 18, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2016 – via CNW Group Ltd.
- Abby West (January 25, 2013). "'Lab Rats' returns for season 2 on..." Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
The second season of Disney XD’s hit bionic comedy series Lab Rats will premiere on Monday Feb. 25 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT), EW has learned. Expect a guest appearance from Madison Pettis (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)...
- Denise Petski (August 12, 2015). "Rob Lowe & Gabrielle Union Among Voice Cast For Disney Channel's 'The Lion Guard' Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- "Do You Believe? - Timeline Photos" – via Facebook.
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