|Date of Birth
||15 October 1999
|Place of Birth
||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
At just ten years of age, Bailee Madison possesses an illuminating presence that is evident in each role she takes. With inherent charm, sharp intelligence, and a vibrant personality, the young actress leaves a lasting impression on everyone she meets.
Best known for capturing the hearts of millions with her role as May Belle in Disney's Bridge to Terabithia, Bailee has also left lasting impressions with her performances in the feature film Phoebe in Wonderland (with Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning) and on the small screen in Nickelodeon's Christmas time hit, Merry Christmas Drake and Josh.
Bailee's talent as an actress will soon be on display in a variety of diverse and demanding roles, co-starring with some of the industry's biggest stars. At the end of the last year, she won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Awards nomination for her powerful work in Brothers (with Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire). In 2010 she has no less than five feature films being released, An Invisible Sign of My Own (with Jessica Alba), Betty Anne Waters (with Hilary Swank), Letters To God, the true and inspiring story of a young boy's struggle with cancer, Eloise in Africa (An Animated Film) and Guillermo del Toro's Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce) in which she has the starring role. Currently, she is filming the comedy Just Go With It with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston where she plays Jennifer Aniston's daughter.
This young actress began her career when she was only two weeks old in an Office Depot commercial. One of her first roles was in the movie Lonely Hearts, in which she starred on the big screen alongside Salma Hayek and John Travolta..
Bailee's magnetic personality was highlighted when she appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in March of 2007.
Bailee has often been described as an "old soul", someone whose unique combination of sensitivity, strength, and emotion is well beyond her years. However, this Florida native still enjoys the simple activities of any nine year old, especially cooking, riding her bike, and playing with her friends.