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Madison Pettis
Madison Pettis 2010.jpg
Pettis in 2010
BornMadison Michelle Pettis
(1998-07-22) July 22, 1998 (age 20)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present[1]

Madison Michelle Pettis[2] (born July 22, 1998[3][4]) is an American actress, voice actress and model. She is known for her roles as Sophie Martinez on the Disney Channel comedy series Cory in the House, as Peyton Kelly in the 2007 film The Game Plan, and as Allie Brookes in the 2011 Canadian comedy series Life with Boys.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life[edit]

Madison Pettis was born on July 22, 1998[3][4] in Arlington, Texas[5] to Steven and Michelle Pettis. Her father is African American and her mother is of Italian, French, and Irish descent.[6][better source needed]

Career[edit]

Pettis was first noticed when her mother entered into an annual cover search held by FortWorthChild, a local parenting magazine.[7] From that she began modeling and acting in commercials; she had an agent and a website from the age of five.[8] Early in her career Pettis appeared on Barney & Friends[5] as Bridget, in which she sang, danced and acted. She has modeled for Love Pastry with Alli Simpson and Cody Simpson.[citation needed]

Pettis won her first major role in 2006 when she was cast as Peyton Kelly, the long-lost daughter of Dwayne Johnson's quarterback character, in the 2007 Disney film The Game Plan.[9][10][11] In 2007 Pettis was cast as Bailey Bryant, the sister of Corbin Bleu's character, in the 2008 film Free Style.[12][13] In 2008, she had a small role in Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, and had a role in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.[14] She also had a small role as Lorena in the 2008 Will Smith film Seven Pounds. Pettis starred in the 2008 direct-to-video film Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, and its 2014 sequel Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?,[15] playing the role of ghost Tara Roland.

Pettis starred in Cory In The House as Sophie,[16] the president's daughter, and appeared in one episode of Hannah Montana playing the same role. She portrayed Isabelle Tyler in an episode of The 4400. She was the 2007 Disney Channel Games commentator, and had a voice role in the Disney Channel animated series Special Agent Oso. In 2009, Pettis appeared as herself on the syndicated version of the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

In 2011, Pettis landed two main roles: the voice role of Izzy on the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates;[17] and Allie Brookes on the Canadian television series Life with Boys.[18] In 2012, she began a recurring role on the Disney XD series Lab Rats.[19] On October 19, 2014, Pettis confirmed via Facebook that she would be guest starring in The Fosters. In 2015, she was cast in a voice role in the Disney Channel animated series The Lion Guard and its television movie precursor The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Barney: Can You Sing That Song? Bridget
2006 Barney: Let’s Make Music Bridget
2007 The Game Plan Peyton Kelly
2008 Mostly Ghostly Tara Roland Direct-to-video film
2008 Seven Pounds Connie's Daughter
2008 Free Style Bailey Bryant
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Willamina/Will Direct-to-video film
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Lala Direct-to-video film
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Lala Direct-to-video film
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Tara Roland Direct-to-video film
2015 Do You Believe? Maggie [21]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jericho Stacy Clemons Episode: Pilot
2006 Barney & Friends Bridget Episodes: "Pets/Vets", "Playing Games/Fun with Reading"
2007–2008 Cory in the House Sophie Martinez Main role (34 episodes)
2007 Hannah Montana Sophie Martinez Episode: "Take This Job and Love It"
2007 The 4400 Young Isabelle Tyler Episode: "Daddy's Little Girl"
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Claire Television film
2009 Special Agent Oso Katie / Tara Episodes: "Tie Another Day/You Only Start PreSchool Once", "The Living Flashlight/Sand Castle Royale"
2009–2014 Phineas and Ferb Adyson Sweetwater Voice role; recurring role (11 episodes)
2009 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Herself Recurring guest (18 episodes)[citation needed]
2011–2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Izzy Voice role; main role (93 episodes)
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Julie Episode: "The Black Mask"
2011–2013 Life with Boys Allie Brooks Main role (40 episodes)
2012–2015 Lab Rats Janelle Recurring role (10 episodes)
2015–2016 The Fosters Daria Recurring role (6 episodes)
2015 Parenthood Lynne Episode: "May God Bless and Keep You Always"
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Zuri Voice role; Television film
2016–present The Lion Guard Zuri Voice role; recurring role (5 episodes)
2016 Late Bloomer Frankie Television film
2016 The Real O'Neals Chloe Perrente Episode: "The Real Match"
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Stacey Vanhoven Episode: "No Good Reason"
2018 Five Points Tosh Bennett Main role