Born In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Very few people are blessed with multiple talents at a very young age. Being good at multiple things enables them to achieve stardom at an early age. One such talented personality who became a childhood star is Maddie Ziegler. She started her career as a dancer. She started dancing at a young age and participated in local and regional dance competitions. She even won some awards in these competitions. Getting noticed for her talent in dance, she started to get offers in some television programs. In the year 2010, she was cast in the television series ‘Live to Dance’ created by Paula Abdul. In the year 2011, Maddie Ziegler and her mother starred in a television dance program called Lifetime’s ‘Dance Moms.’ The program brought Maddie Ziegler a lot of fame when she stood out as the top performer in that Lifetime reality series. It was a reality television show about young and talented kids and their troublesome mothers who often quarreled. She also got chances to appear as a guest star in certain television programs like Abby’s ‘Ultimate Dance Competition.’ By the time she reached the age of eight, she started to get offers in other kinds of television programs as well.
Also Known As: Madison Nicole Ziegler
father: Kurt Ziegler
mother: Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni
siblings: Mackenzie, Mathew, Michele, Ryan, Tyler
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Polish American, German American, Italian American
U.S. State: Pennsylvania
City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
While her excellent performance in ‘Dance Moms’ solidified her performance as an outstanding dancer, her performance in other television series brought her more fame. In the year 2012, Maddie Ziegler managed to get her first professional acting job when she starred as Young Deb in an episode of a Lifetime series ‘Drop Dead Diva.’ Her performance was widely applauded. After that, she got some guest roles in TV series like ‘HitStreak Summer’, ‘Austin & Ally’, and ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ After her critical rise in television programming, Maddie Ziegler set her sights on mainstream movies. She acted in some movies like ‘Ballerina’ (2016), ‘The Book of Henry’ (2017), and ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ (2020). In 2021, she starred in films like ‘Music,’ ‘The Fallout,’ and ‘West Side Story.’ She will also be seen in the upcoming comedy-drama film, ‘Bloody Hell’ where she will play the role of ‘Lindy.’ With continued success as a dancer and actor in both television and movies, she has become a youth icon followed by millions of American teenagers.
The fame she achieved at a young age made her a star even on social media channels. She has accounts on social media channels like Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram has around 14 million followers and her Twitter account has 1.3 million followers, making her one of the most followed young stars in the USA.
The fame of Maddie Ziegler shot up even further when she was rated as one of the "30 most influential teens” by ‘Time’ magazine for two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016.
The one big factor that makes Maddie Ziegler so special at such a young age is her multiple talents. Many media outlets have commented on her exceptional dancing skills. The famous British daily ‘The Guardian’ commented that she dances with ‘impressive flexibility’. Beyond this, her involvement in charity activities at a tender age has also made her very special in the eyes of her fans.
Maddie Ziegler’s career has been free from any major controversy. But she once said that she has a celebrity crush on Zac Efron. She has participated in a number of philanthropic activities to use her fame for the common good. She partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation in order to raise awareness regarding the youth who are chronically ill. Ziegler has also performed in some events organized by charitable organizations in the USA like Dizzy Feet Foundation to raise funds to help low-income kids in the USA enroll themselves in dance schools.
Maddie Ziegler’s family is of Polish, Irish, and Italian descent. She got good encouragement from her family from a very young age. By the time Ziegler reached the age of 10, the financial stress resulting from the Ziegler family’s interest in dance took a heavy toll on her parents’ marriage. The stress on the family ultimately led to their divorce in the year 2011. Ziegler’s mother later married another person. The divorce of her parents impacted the performance of Maddie Ziegler for a certain period. However, she eventually recovered from her family crisis and started giving good performances again. She started dating Eddie Benjamin in 2019. However, the couple parted ways in 2023.
Before she became famous she dreamed of performing on Broadway as a dancer or a choreographer.
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