Speakers Bureau: Bailee Madison
Bailee Madison is a young, successful actress among the glitz and glamour of the movie industry, but keeps her career grounded in something much bigger than Hollywood. Despite her young age, she is poised to share her testimony with audiences who will find joy and hope in her message.
As a young actress who has appeared alongside Katie Holmes, Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal, Bailee Madison sometimes finds it intimidating to keep things in perspective. With her inherent charm, sharp intelligence, and a vibrant personality, Bailee’s powerful story reminds others that she is not immune to the vulnerability that often accompanies a career as an up-and-coming actress. While filming a particularly challenging film, Bailee remembers going home and crying each night after being confronted by a strong-willed director. She has seen other young actors get scenes that were written for her – scenes that she was excited about – and admits that she let the resentment consume her, until she put everything in God’s hands.
Despite the ruthless ambition and jealousy that runs rampant in Hollywood, Bailee tries to remain humble and remember to put God first. Her experiences are naturally interesting to youth and young adult audiences, and she also has a series of messages on her road to success that can be used in multiple appearances.
At just 11 years of age, Bailee Madison possesses an illuminating presence that is evident in each role she takes. She first became known for capturing the hearts of millions in Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia. Since then, she has won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Bailee most recently starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the hit comedy Just Go With It. She has also appeared in the Fox’s House, CBS’s CSI: NY and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. She also appeared on Disney Channel’s hit show Wizards of Waverly Place for its fourth and final season.
Bailee’s other projects include Hallmark’s family film Taste of Romance and Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.
When she is not on set or in school, Bailee volunteers her time with her favorite charities. She is a Starlight Children’s Foundation Ambassador and has recently been named the National Spokesperson for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.