This American actress, voice actress, and model were created for the big screen. Madison Pettis began showing signs of this at a very young age. Her career path led her to roles in internationally acclaimed children’s television shows such as Barney & Friends and Disney’s Cory In the House. She also starred in major films such as The Game Plan, made in 2007.
The versatile actress has also had voice-over roles such as in the animated series Jake and The Pirates of Neverland. She still has her whole career ahead of her and is definitely one to look out for.
Madison Pettis Bio
Madison Michelle Pettis was born on 22 June 1998 in Arlington, Texas. Her parents are Steven Pettis and Michelle Pettis. Steven is African American, while her mother, Michelle, is of Irish, Italian, and French descent.
Madison’s career began in an industry not normally associated with children – model making. ForthWorthChild, a local parenting magazine, conducted an annual cover search. Madison’s mother heard about it and took Madison on the search. This was the step that triggered her later roles as a model and actress in commercials. It was also all professional because the young Madison Pettis had an agent and a website for her services. At that time she was just five years old.
She soon secured a role as the lovely Bridget at Barney & Friends. In the show, she did a lot of theatre, dancing, and singing. One of her remarkable performances as a model was for Love Pastry with Alli Simpson and the musician Cody Simpson.
Madison didn’t wait long to get her first big role, which made it all the way to the big screen. In 2006, at the age of eight, she played the long-lost daughter of a popular football player in the Disney movie “The Game Plan”. The character of the quarterback was played by Dwayne Johnson.
In 2007 Madison was portrayed as Bailey Bryant in the film FreeStyle. In the 2008 film Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? she was supposed to play the leading role as ghost Tara Roland. She took up this role again in 2014 in the sequel to the film. In 2007, she also played a dubbing role in Special Agent Oso, a Disney animated series. She also played the role of Isabelle Tyler in an episode of The 4400.
In 2008 she had other smaller roles, such as in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Claus and the Seven Pounds of Will Smith. She increased her successes with an appearance as Sophie, the President’s daughter, in the film Cory in The House. She switched to an episode of Hannah Montana, which played the same role.
In 2009 Madison Pettis appeared on the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? as herself. In 2011 she was involved in the production of Jake and the Neverland Pirates with the voice of Izzy. In the same year, she became internationally known by starring Allie Brookes in Life With Boys, a Canadian television series. She was also Lala in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and its sequel in 2012.
In 2014 she announced that she would have a guest appearance in the film The Fosters. In 2015 Pettis would play another vocal role in The Lion Guard and The Lion Guard: The Return of the Roar. In 2016 Madison played a role in the TV movie Late Bloomer, in which she played the character, Frankie. She also had individual episode appearances in The Real O’Neals and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Facts about Family Life
There is no publicly available information about the family ties of Madison Pettis. Apart from the names of her parents, it is known that she has two siblings; an older brother who bears the same name as his father and who works in the US Army. Her sister, Antoinette Mia Pettis, is also an actress like Madison.
What many people don’t know, however, is that it wasn’t Madison’s chances that brought her into the limelight, but those of her mother. Michelle Pettis was the one chosen for the cover of ForthWorthChild magazine. Madison, however, was photographed on the cover with her mother. Media companies were impressed by her personality and her car and began making offers for the wannabe child star.
Madison Pettis is allergic to dairy products. She is also a dog lover and has a pet dog that she called Muffin. This good Catholic girl also holds the record as the youngest Disney Channel star ever. In her spare time, Pettis also enjoys writing songs.
Madison Pettis’ Body Stats
Madison has a unique look thanks to her parents, which is a mixture of all the goodness of African American, French, Italian and Irish genes. But she is also petite, which also contributes to her beauty and uniqueness.
Pettis has an adorable height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m), black hair, and brown eyes. She has a bust size of 36 inches, a waist size of 24 inches, and a hip size of 33 inches.
For her age, Madison has a pretty long dating history. She was more than just friends with The Karate Kid and the then prodigy Jaden Smith. Their relationship lasted from 2006 to 2013, until she finally ended it. During one of her and Jaden’s relationship breaks in 2009, she had a brief affair with her child star Bryce Cass. It only lasted three months.
Rumor has it that she also had an affair with her Disney star Cameron Boyce in 2013. The actress was from 2014 to 2016 with the singer Kalin White and afterward with the basketball player Michael Porter Jr.