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Overview (4)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameMadison Nicole Ziegler
Nickname Maddie
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Since the age of two, Maddie Ziegler has had a passion for performance. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, in dance classes at a local studio. A few years later the trio starred in the hit Lifetime reality series 'Dance Moms'. The result of the show's immense popularity led Ziegler to segue into becoming an viral dance sensation, starring in singer-songwriter Sia's music videos for 'Chandelier', 'Elastic Heart', and 'Big Girls Cry', which have collectively amassed more than 1.5 billion views. Maddie has performed these dark contemporary routines on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), Saturday Night Live (1975), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003), and The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015). Ziegler has since begun acting on scripted television shows, such as Pretty Little Liars (2010) and Austin & Ally (2011). She makes her major motion picture debut in The Book of Henry (2017), opposite Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, and Jacob Tremblay.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BPR

Trade Mark (2)

Emotional face while dancing
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Trivia (27)

Has been dancing since she was 2 years old.
Alongside dancing, she also sings, acts, and models.
Has won more than 12 crowns from dance competitions.
Her favorite dance styles are tap and lyrical.
She was crowned Lifetime Beautiful Stars.
She received the scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet Summer Camp Intensive, but was not able to participate.
In 2016 Maddie starred in a Back to School commercial for Target.
She has appeared in the music video for Sia's songs Chandelier, Elastic Heart, and Big Girls Cry, and has performed the dances on various shows, such as Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, SNL, and perhaps most notably, the Grammys. The music videos have been viewed over 2 billion times on YouTube.
She has appeared in a Sketchers commercial.
Maddie's parents Melissa and Kurt divorced prior to "Dance Moms". Melissa is now re-married to Greg Gisoni. From her father's previous marriage Maddie has two older half brothers and step siblings from her step father. Maddie, Mackenzie, and Melissa left "Dance Moms" in the middle of Season 6. After leaving the show the girls quit dancing at ALDC and switched to Dance Mechanics.
Maddie was featured in Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Portfolio.
Maddie won "Zimbio's 2015 Reality TV Emmy for Outstanding Scene Stealer.".
Maddie was included in "Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015" Issue.
Maddie was included in Harper's Bazaars' "19 Rising Style Icons Aged 19 and Under" article.
Maddie is the youngest person to ever judge So You Think You Can Dance.
Maddie is the youngest person to ever reach 1 million followers on Twitter.
Her first feature film: The Book Of Henry, will be released in 2017.
Maddie is the youngest model to ever grace the cover of Seventeen Magazine.
She starred in multiple Sia music videos. She starred in Chandelier, Elastic Heart, Big Girls Cry, Cheap Thrills, and The Greatest.
Won the Industry Dance Award for Favorite Dancer 17 & Under in 2014.
Maddie was honored at the 2016 Industry Dance Awards by being presented with the Breakthrough Performer Award. This prestigious award is given to one outstanding performer by choreographers and other professionals in the industry. Mackenzie, Maddie's sister, presented the award to her during the ceremony.
Older sister of Mackenzie Ziegler.
She audition for Annie in the 2012 Broadway musical, Annie, but lost the part to Lilla Crawford.
She has German, Italian, Polish, and Scottish ancestry.
Maddie is occasionally mistaken for mentor Sia's daughter when they're both out together in public. A fan once approached them at a movie theater and, only recognizing Maddie, asked if her 'mom' would take a photo of them.
She's the oldest daughter of Melissa Ziegler and Kurt Ziegler.

Personal Quotes (3)

The first day I met her [Sia] she came up and gave me a really big hug and then when I showed her the routine [For the music video, Chandelier], she cried.
[on achieving dreams] If you want to do something but you're too scared, you have to be willing to put yourself out there. You have to put 150% into anything you're doing. If you do work really hard, I think that your time will come, and you'll become something amazing.
When we're not dancing, we're dancing.

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