She is a young actress, and has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature 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.
Most recently, Bailee had a starring role in 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 She played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons; the film was released in August 2011. Bailee is currently filming Parental Guidance where she will star as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and the granddaughter of Bette Midler and Billy Crystal. The comedy will be a co-production between 20th Century Fox and Walden Media.
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.
Her other feature films include Letters to God and Hallmark's Taste of Romance with Teri Polo. She had a role in Columbia Pictures' comedy Just Go With It with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, and Bailee earned rave reviews with The Wall Street Journal.
Bailee captured audiences hearts with her role of '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 appears as 'Maxine' in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place for its fourth and final season. When Bailee isn't working or studying, she loves cooking with her family.
When Bailee's not traveling, she's just like any other 13-year-old girl, she loves spending time at home with family and friends, barbecuing, swimming, and playing on her swing set. Of course her dog, Maddy, is always by her side.
|Once Upon a Time: Season One|
|"Pilot":||"The Thing You Love Most":||"Snow Falls":||"The Price of Gold":||"That Still Small Voice":||"The Shepherd":||"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter":||"Desperate Souls":||"True North":||"7:15 A.M.":||"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree":|
|"Skin Deep":||"What Happened to Frederick":||"Dreamy":||"Red-Handed":||"Heart of Darkness":||"Hat Trick":||"The Stable Boy":||"The Return":||"The Stranger":||"An Apple Red as Blood":||"A Land Without Magic":|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Two|
|"Broken":||"We Are Both":||"Lady of the Lake":||"The Crocodile":||"The Doctor":||"Tallahassee":||"Child of the Moon":||"Into the Deep":||"Queen of Hearts":||"The Cricket Game":||"The Outsider":|
|"In the Name of the Brother":||"Tiny":||"Manhattan":||"The Queen Is Dead":||"The Miller's Daughter":||"Welcome to Storybrooke":||"Selfless, Brave and True":||"Lacey":||"The Evil Queen":||"Second Star to the Right":||"And Straight On 'Til Morning":|
- Bailee Madison on Twitter