There is no doubt that Bailee Madison is one of the most talented and successful actresses her generation has ever seen. She had her breakout year 2007/2008 when she played the role of May Belle in Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia.
This film brought her first film award ever, the Young Artist Award for the best performance in a feature film Young Actress aged ten years or younger. She was only 6 years old. Since then, Madison has never looked back. Her Disney days are over because Bailee has become an integral part of the Hallmark channel.
Meeting new people, traveling and exploring are some of the reasons why Bailee loves acting.
Bailee Madison Bio/Age
Madison was born on October 15, 1999, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the last child of a family of 7, her mother’s name is Patricia. Madison has two sisters, including actress Kaitlin Riley, and four brothers (including Connor and Sean).
In her interviews, she has shown that she has a strong bond with her sisters. Madison has revealed that she and her sisters wore exactly the same pyjamas as children. She described this as her favorite tradition.
Madison’s mother was instrumental in her early involvement in show business. At the age of only 2 weeks, Bailee was already doing commercials. Her first commercial was for Office Depot. Then she added Disney, SeaWorld, and Cadillac.
Bailee started acting at the age of 5 years. She made her feature film debut in Lonely Hearts (2006), a film based on the true story of the infamous “Lonely Hearts Killers” from the 1940s. However, it was her role in Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia that gained her widespread recognition. Bailee rounded out 2007 with the independent film look.
Also in 2007, she made her debut on a small screen. She played small roles in CSI: NY, House, Unfabulous, Cory in the House. She also appeared in the two television films Saving Sarah Cain and The Last Day of Summer.
For the former, she won a Movieguide Award for the most inspiring television acting. In her role in The Last Day of Summer, she helped a friend who was going through a difficult time. For her role, she won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV movie, mini-series or special – supporting young actress.
Bailee’s career received a further boost in 2009 after she played the lead role in Isabelle Cahill in “Brüder”. Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman played her parents. Madison received rave reviews for her acting performance and received her first Saturn Award nomination for Best Young Actor and a BFCA Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actress.
She played the young Jessica Alba in An Invisible Sign. Her other films in 2010 included: “Conviction” and “Letters to God”.
In 2008 she had a small role in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. 2011 was another big year for Bailee. She played the role of Maxine Russo in 6 episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place.
Bailee also made headlines on the big screen with her appearance in Just Go With It, in which Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston were co-stars. The Wall Street Journal wrote about Bailee’s acting: “How 11-year-old Bailee Madison stole the film from Adam Sandler”.
Her role as Sally Hurst in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was her first leading role in a horror movie.
As Bailee entered adulthood, she began to take on more mature roles. She made her trademark debut in A Taste of Romance. She also starred in Parental Guidance and Cowgirls n’ Angels.
Since 2012, Bailee has gone silent on the big screen and appeared in independent and small budget films, including Annabelle Hooper and The Ghosts of Nantucket, the short film The Magic Bracelet, The Night Before Halloween and The Strangers: Loot by Night.
While her activity on the big screen declined, Bailee remained relatively active on television. She got her first regular series role in Trophy Wife in the role of Hillary Harrison. Since the second season of The Fosters, Bailee has played the recurring role of Sophia Quinn.
She appears regularly in the original series Good Witch on Hallmark Channel.
In addition to acting, Bailee has also been involved in charitable causes. She was a spokesperson for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. She also runs a YouTube web series, which she co-hosted with her former babysitter Samantha Droke, a close friend of Ashley Tisdale.
Bailee has been dating the French-South African model Alex Lange since 2016. He was born in 2001. In the past, Bailee has dated Emery Kelly and Zachary Gordon.
Dead or Alive
Contrary to rumors that she was dead, Bailee Madison is alive and well.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Bailee wears shoe size 8 (US). According to wiki feet, her feet are rated as beautiful with a 5-star rating.