At just 15, Bailee Madison is already one of the most proficient actresses in the business, effortlessly executing both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as establishing her presence in the world of philanthropy. With inherent charm, sharp intelligence, and a vibrant personality, Bailee Madison is a multitalented actress who has showcased her talent across the board.
Bailee can be seen next, in Hallmark’s original series “The Good Witch,” which will air this Spring. She also has a recurring role on ABC Family’s hit drama “The Fosters,” and was last seen on ABC’s “Trophy Wife” where she starred alongside Malin Ackerman, Bradley Whitford, and Marcia Gay.
She last appeared on the big screen in a starring role as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and the granddaughter of Bette Midler and Billy Crystal in 20th Century Fox and Walden Media’s “Parental Guidance.” Prior to this, Bailee was the star of producer Guillermo Del Toro’s thriller “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce; Bailee was recommended for the role by her “Brothers” co-star Natalie Portman. She played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons; the film was released in August 2011.
In 2011 Variety named Bailee an honoree for her philanthropic efforts with Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the “Variety Power of Youth Awards” which pays homage to the industry’s most talented young activists. A driven and talented young actress, Bailee is equally committed to using her public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. Between filming major motion pictures, Bailee has been devoting her time and energy to “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, an organization that encourages children nationwide to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer through running their own lemonade stands. In 2012 ALSF named Bailee their national Youth Spokesperson.
In 2009, Bailee delivered one of the most sought out performances from a child actress under the age of 10, earning her a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her work in Jim Sheridan’s film, “Brothers” opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played the young ‘Betty Ann Waters’ in Fox Searchlight’s “Conviction” with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver. Her other feature films include Hallmark’s “Northpole,” “Letters to God,” Hallmark’s “Taste of Romance” with Teri Polo, and “Cowgirls N’ Angels” with Jackson Rathbone.
For her role in Columbia Pictures’ comedy, “Just Go With It” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Bailee earned rave reviews with “The Wall Street Journal” writing “How 11-Year-Old Bailee Madison Stole Adam Sandler’s Movie”.
Bailee captured audiences hearts with her role as ‘May Belle’ in Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia, and 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 appeared as ‘Maxine’ in Disney Channel’s Emmy Winning series “Wizards of Waverly Place” for its fourth and final season.
Bailee Madison also stars in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies "Northpole" and "Smart Cookies" and "Pete's Christmas."