Oct. 15th, 1999
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) is an American teen actress. She is most famous for her role in Bridge to Terabithia in which she plays May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of Jesse Aarons.
Madison was born in Florida, the youngest of seven children. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her older sister, Kaitlin Riley, is also an actress. Her mother is Patricia Riley. She began her career when she was two weeks old in an Office Depot commercial. Since then, she has appeared in several national commercials for major companies including Disney, SeaWorld, and Cadillac. She also serves as a national spokesperson for the childhood-cancer charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers opposite 'Tobey Maguire', 'Natalie Portman' and 'Jake Gyllenhaal'.
Madison played the young 'Betty Ann Waters' in Conviction with 'Hilary Swank' and 'Minnie Driver'. She starred in her first leading role in the horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark with 'Katie Holmes' and 'Guy Pearce', Madison was recommended for the role by her Brothers co-star 'Natalie Portman'. Madison played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons; the film was released in August 2011.
In 2012, Madison appeared in the Hallmark film A Taste of Romance alongside 'Teri Polo' and 'James Patrick Stuart'. She also had a guest role as the younger version of Ginnifer Goodwin's character Snow White in the TV series Once Upon A Time. She also could be seen in the film Cowgirls n' Angels were she played the feisty and rebellious Ida Clayton who has fantasies of finding her father, a rodeo rider. Madison appeared in another Hallmark film entitled Smart Cookie as Daisy, an eager girl hoping to prove herself as a Girl Scout. In December, she appeared in the family comedy film Parental Guidance, alongside 'Billy Crystal' and 'Bette Midler'.
Madison has left lasting impressions with her performances in the independent film Phoebe in Wonderland (starring Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning) and on television in NBC's Law & Order: SVU. She had a recurring role as "Maxine", (the girl form of Max Russo) in the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place for its fourth and final season.
In 2013, Madison began playing Hillary on the TV sitcom Trophy Wife, replacing Gianna LePera who played the character in the pilot.
When Madison isn't working or studying she loves cooking with her family. When she's not traveling, she's just like any other 12-year-old girl, she loves spending time at home with family and friends, barbecuing, swimming, and playing on her swing set. Of course her dog, Maddy, is always by her side.