We have heard many tales about actors and actresses who started their careers at an early age, but the like of Bailee Madison actually embraced the performing arts while she was still in the cradle, precisely at two weeks of age, when she graced an office depot commercial with her puerile presence. Her debut advert gave her an in-road into other advertisements for top-notch companies like Cadillac, Seaworld as well as Disney. Her first major acting role was accomplished on the set of Lonely Hearts portraying the character of Rainelle – a young girl who found herself in the midst of a world of crime, however, she is best recognized for her role in the 2007 Bridge to Terabithia centered on a children’s book where she gave expression to the character of May Belle Aarons the younger sister of Jesse Aarons.
Bailee Madison has been quite prolific in the entertainment industry, appearing in over 30 movies and 18 television shows and still counting. Away from the movie world, the young talent is neck deep into philanthropy; she is on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Where she currently serves in her capacity as a spokesperson for the childhood cancer charity. Read on to get the inside information on both the personal and professional life of Bailee Madison.
Bailee Madison’s Biography
She is an American national, born on the 15th of October 1999 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States; the popular actress is of English and Irish ancestry. Bailee Madison got a lot of encouragement from her family who supported her during the early days of her career, especially her mum and older sister who are also part of the entertainment industry. She is yet to conclude her studies but she passed through Christ Church School.
Bailee Madison Family Facts
Bailee Madison has other actresses in her family like her mum Patricia Riley and her older sister Kaitlin Riley, her dad has been identified as Michael Shawn Riley who earns a living as an attorney. Her other siblings include Connor Riley, Shawn Riley and three others whose identities are yet to be revealed. In all, the Madison children are seven in number – four boys and three girls.
Movies and TV Shows
Her major acting debut was accomplished on the set of Lonely Hearts, giving life to the character of Rainelle in 2006. The next year, she appeared in four movies namely, The Last Day of Summer as Maxine, Saving Sarah Cain as Hannah Cottrell, Bridge to Terabithia as May Belle Aarons and Look as Megan. A couple of movies followed in 2008 with Bailee Madison appearing, on the set of Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh playing Mary Alice Johansson and portrayed the role of Olivia Lichten in Phoebe in Wonderland.
The young actress joined the cast of Brothers in 2009 where she was cast as Isabelle Cahill. In 2010, she was in Letters to God, Conviction and An Invisible Sign playing the roles of Samantha Perryfield, Young Betty Anne Waters and Young Mona Gray respectively. 2011 saw her on the sets of 25 Hill, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and Just Go With It portraying the characters of Kate Slater, Sally Hurst and Maggie Murphy (Kiki Dee) in that order.
2012 was quite a prolific year for the rising star as she appeared in four movies namely A Taste of Romance as Hannah Callahan, Cowgirls ‘n Angels as Ida Clayton, Monica, playing the title character and Parental Guidance as Harper Simmons. Bailee Madison’s other films include Pete’s Christmas, Half and The Magic Bracelet in 2013. Northpole came the next year followed by Good Witch Halloween and Northpole: Open for Christmas in 2015. 2016 saw her on the sets of four movies Date with Love, The Night Before Halloween, Annabelle Hooper and The Ghosts of Nantucket as well as Holiday Joy. She was cast as Dusty Rhodes in the 2017 A Cowgirl’s Story and 2018 The Strangers: Prey at Night featured her as Kinsey.
Bailee Madison turned out to be also prolific with the Television shows, appearing in over 18 shows like R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Good Witch, Mulaney, The Fosters and American Dad! She was also part of Holliston, Trophy Wife, Once Upon a Time, Wizards of Waverly Place, Chase, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Powers. Her other TV shows include Hubworld, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, CSI: NY, House, Unfabulous and Cory in the House.