Madison Pettis

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Madison Pettis
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Pettis in 2015
Madison Michelle Pettis

(1998-07-22) July 22, 1998 (age 24)
Years active2005–present

Madison Michelle Pettis[1] (born July 22, 1998[2][3]) is an American actress. 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 Brooks in the 2011 Canadian comedy series Life with Boys.

Early life[edit]

Madison Michelle Pettis was born on July 22, 1998,[2][3][4] in Arlington, Texas.[5] Her father is African American and her mother is of Italian, French, and Irish descent.[6][better source needed]


Pettis was first noticed when her mother entered into an annual cover search held by FortWorthChild, a local parenting magazine.[7] Early in her career Pettis appeared on Barney & Friends[5] as Bridget, in 2005 and 2006, in which she sang, danced and acted.

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.[8][9][10] In 2007 Pettis was cast as Bailey Bryant, the sister of Corbin Bleu's character, in the 2008 film Free Style.[11][12] 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.[13] 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?,[14] playing the role of ghost Tara Roland.

Pettis starred in Cory in the House as Sophie,[15] 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;[16] and Allie Brooks on the Canadian television series Life with Boys.[17] In 2012, she began a recurring role on the Disney XD series Lab Rats.[18] 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.[19]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Barney: Can You Sing That Song? Bridget
2006 Barney: Let’s Make Music Bridget
2007 The Game Plan Peyton Kelly
2008 Mostly Ghostly Tara Roland Direct-to-video film
2008 Seven Pounds Connie's Daughter
2008 Free Style Bailey Bryant
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Willamina/Will Direct-to-video film
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Lala Direct-to-video film
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Lala Direct-to-video film
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Tara Roland Direct-to-video film
2015 Do You Believe? Maggie [20]
2020 American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules Annie Direct-to-video film[21]
2021 He's All That Alden


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jericho Stacy Clemons Episode: Pilot
2006 Barney & Friends Bridget Episodes: "Pets/Vets", "Playing Games/Fun with Reading"
2007–2008 Cory in the House Sophie Martinez Main role
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 2 episodes
2009–2015 Phineas and Ferb Adyson Sweetwater Recurring voice role, 11 episodes
2009 Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Herself Recurring contestant[citation needed]
2011–2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Izzy Main voice role
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Julie Episode: "The Black Mask"
2011–2013 Life with Boys Allie Brooks Main role
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
2016–2019 The Lion Guard Zuri Recurring voice role, 6 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"
2018–2019 Five Points Tosh Bennett Web series; main role


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b "Madison Pettis". Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Pettis, Madison (2012). "Facebook – Madison Pettis – About". Facebook. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "KDUZ Birthdays – July 22nd". KDUZ. July 22, 2022. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ @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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Stacy Dodd (July 5, 2006). "Brian White, Madison Pettis". Variety. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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...
  11. ^ Byron Perry (December 12, 2007). "Madison Pettis". Variety. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "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).
  14. ^ "R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?". The New York Times. April 27, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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...
  17. ^ "Torri Webster And Madison Pettis Star In Nelvana Studio's Life With Boys Premiering September 9 On YTV". Corus Entertainment Inc. August 18, 2011. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2016 – via CNW Group Ltd.
  18. ^ 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)...
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "Do You Believe? - Timeline Photos" – via Facebook.
  21. ^ Kim Novak (August 13, 2020). "American Pie's female spin-off Girls' Rules is coming to Netflix – and it looks as rude as ever". Metro (UK). Retrieved October 1, 2020.

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