Bailee Madison (Fort Lauderdale, Florida; October 15, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for her film roles such as May Belle Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Isabelle in Brothers (2009), Sally Hurst in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Maggie in Just Go with It (2011). ), and Harper Simmons in Parental Guidance (2012).
On television, she made guest appearances as Maxine Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place and young Snow White on Once Upon a Time. She also had a recurring role as Sophia Quinn on The Fosters. From 2015 to 2019, she played Grace Russell on the Hallmark Channel series Good Witch.
Early Life of Bailee Madison:
She is the youngest of seven children. She started her career when she was two weeks old in an Office Depot ad. Since then, she has appeared in various national commercials for large companies such as Walt Disney, Sea World, and Cadillac.
She made her debut in the film Lonely Hearts (2006). She also has a major role in the Disney film Bridge to Terabithia, based on the children’s book. She also appears in Look as Megan.
She had a small role in 2008 in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles during the season one finale as a young girl who becomes part of a short-lived hostage situation. In the DVD extras, it is said that she thought about changing the role slightly due to her violent nature, but she had insisted not to. She can be seen in Nickelodeon’s made-for-television movie, The Last Day of Summer. Another Nickelodeon production that she had was on Merry Christmas Drake & Josh.
She had a prominent role in the film Brothers (2009) as Isabelle Cahill, for whose performance she was nominated for a Saturn Award and the BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards. In 2010 she was in the movie Letters to God, where she plays Samantha Perryfield.
She plays the younger version of Hilary Swank’s character, Betty Anne Waters, and in An Invisible Sign, she also plays the younger version of Mona Gray’s character (Jessica Alba). She can be seen in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Locum” as Mackenzie Burton. She also appears on R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour as Lilly. She has a recurring role on Wizards of Waverly Place as Maxine.
In 2011 she participated in her first leading role, as Sally Hirst in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. She also appeared in Just Go with It. She had the character of Calista Secor in the series Powers, at the end of 2012. In 2012 participated in SOS Family in trouble.
She debuted with Lost Hearts, a film in which she plays Rainelle Downing, daughter of Salma Hayek and Jared Leto. She subsequently became known by playing Maybelle Aarons, the younger sister of Josh Hutcherson in the Disney film The Secret of Terabithia, role for which she will obtain several awards. She then starred in the movie The Last Day of Summer. Subsequently, she made a cameo appearance in the TV movie Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh.
In 2009, she played Isabelle Cahill, daughter of Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire in the film Brothers, a remarkable performance that earned her a Saturn Award nomination. In 2010, she played Samantha Perryfield in Letters to God (in), and the same year, she played in the film Conviction in which she played Hilary Swank young (the character of Betty Anne).
In 2011, she played a recurring role in the Wizards of Waverly Place series, where she played the female form of Max Russo (Jake T. Austin). She will also star in the films Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark alongside Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce as Sally Hirst and The Mytho alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as Maggie Murphy.
Also in 2011, she played the role of young Snow White in the television series Once Upon a Time, alongside Lana Parrilla and Barbara Hershey.
In 2014, she played the role of Sophia Quinn, in the series The Fosters alongside Kerr Smith and Maia Mitchell. From 2015 to 2019, she played the lead role of Grace Russell alongside Catherine Bell, James Denton, and Rhys Matthew Bond in the series A Hint of Magic (Good Witch).
In 2021, she plays the main role with Kevin Quinn in the musical A Week Away directed by Roman White. The film was released on March 26, 2021, on Netflix.