This American actress, voice actress, and model was made for the big screen. Madison Pettis started to show signs of this at a very young age. Her career path would take in roles from internationally recognized children’s tv shows like Barney & Friends and Cory In the House from Disney. She has also starred in big movies like the 2007 movie, The Game Plan.
The versatile actress has also had voice-over roles such as in the animated series, Jake, and The Never Land Pirates. 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 in Arlington, Texas on June 22, 1998. 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 started in an industry that is not usually associated with children – modelling. ForthWorthChild, a local parenting magazine was conducting an annual cover search. Madison’s mother heard about it an entered Madison into the search. This was the move that kickstarted her subsequent roles in modelling and acting in commercials. It was all professional too as young Madison Pettis had an agent and a website for her services. She was just five years old at this time.
She soon secured a role as the lovely Bridget on Barney & Friends. On the show, she did a lot of acting and dancing and singing. One of her notable modelling gigs was for Love Pastry with Alli Simpson and musician Cody Simpson.
Madison did not wait long to bag her first major role that walked all the way onto 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 quarterback’s character was portrayed by Dwayne Johnson.
In 2007, Madison was portrayed as Bailey Bryant in the movie Free Style. She would have a starring role in the 2008 movie, Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? as the ghost, Tara Roland. She reprised this role in the sequel to the movie in 2014. In 2007 also, she did a voice role in Special Agent Oso, a Disney animated series. She was also the character Isabelle Tyler in one episode of The 4400.
In 2008 she had other smaller roles such as in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and Will Smith’s Seven Pounds. She boosted her successes with an appearance as Sophie, the daughter of the president in the movie Cory in The House. She would cross over into one episode of Hannah Montana playing the same role.
The year 2009, Madison Pettis appeared on the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? as herself. She was involved in the production of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, doing the voice of Izzy, in 2011. In the same year, she went international by playing a major role as Allie Brookes in Life With Boys, a Canadian tv series. She was also Lala in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and its sequel in 2012.
In 2014, she revealed that she would make a guest appearance on the movie The Fosters. 2015 would see Pettis play another voice role in The Lion Guard and The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. In 2016, Madison played a part in the tv movie Late Bloomer, portraying the character Frankie. She also had single episode appearances in The Real O’Neals and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Facts about Family Life
There is no information available publicly for Madison Pettis’ family ties. All that is known besides her parent’s names, it is known that she has two siblings; an older brother who bears the same name as his father, and works with the US Army. Her sister, Antoinette Mia Pettis, like Madison, is also an actress.
However, what many people do not know is that it wasn’t Madison’s opportunities that brought her to the limelight; it was actually her mom’s. Michelle Pettis was the one selected for the cover of the ForthWorthChild magazine cover. However, Madison was photographed along with her mother on the cover. Media companies were impressed by her personality and carriage and started bringing offers for the would-be child star.
Madison Pettis is allergic to dairy products. She is also a dog lover and owns a pet dog which she named Muffin. This good Catholic girl also holds the record as the youngest ever Disney Channel star. Pettis also likes to write songs in her spare time.
Madison Pettis’ Body Stats
Madison has a unique look that is a blend of all the goodness of African American, French, Italian and Irish genes, thanks to her parents. However, she is also petite, which also adds to her beauty and uniqueness.
Pettis is at an adorable height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m) and has 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 had quite the dating history. She was more than just friends with The Karate Kid, and then child prodigy Jaden Smith. Their relationship was on and off from 2006 to 2013, when they finally ended it. During one of her and Jaden’s relationship timeouts in 2009, she had a brief thing with fellow child star, Bryce Cass. It lasted for only three months.
She was also rumored to have had a thing with fellow Disney star, Cameron Boyce in 2013. The actress dated singer Kalin White from 2014 to 2016 and subsequently, Michael Porter Jr. who is a basketball player.