Madison “Maddie” Nicole Ziegler (born September 30, 2002) is an American dancer, actress and model who achieved wide notice at an early age. She first became known for appearing in Lifetime’s reality show Dance Moms from 2011 (at age 8) until 2016. The original cast of Dance Moms included friends, competitors, and former teammates Chloe Lukasiak, Paige Hyland, Brooke Hyland, Nia Frazier, Kendall Vertes, and Mackenzie Ziegler. From 2014 to 2016, she gained wider fame for starring in music videos by Sia, including “Chandelier”, “Elastic Heart”, “Big Girls Cry” and “Cheap Thrills”, which cumulatively have attracted more than 2 billion views on YouTube. Ziegler has also guest-starred on scripted shows, danced on various TV shows and at concerts, and has been seen on magazine covers and in feature articles. She has modeled for Capezio, Ralph Lauren and Target, among other brands. Ziegler was named by Time magazine as one of the “30 most influential teens of 2015”.
One of the best ways to get an idea about child acting is to look at the experience of other child superstars. Below is a snapshot of Maddie Ziegler’s career experience:
- Live to Dance, 2010
- Dance Moms, 2011
- Drop Dead Diva, 2012
- Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, 2013
- Austin and Ally, 2015
- Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, 2016
For a full career breakdown, visit the Maddie Ziegler page on Wikipedia.