47 Facts About Maddie Ziegler


Madison Nicole Ziegler is an American actress and dancer.

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Maddie Ziegler was initially known for appearing in Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms from 2011 until 2016.

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Maddie Ziegler has appeared in films, television shows, concerts, advertisements and on magazine covers.

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Maddie Ziegler was included by Time magazine on its list of the "30 most influential teens" in each year from 2015 to 2017.

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Maddie Ziegler was a judge on the 2016 season of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, toured with Sia in North America and Australia in 2016 and 2017 and has given dance tours with her sister, Mackenzie.

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Maddie Ziegler's 2017 memoir, The Maddie Diaries, was a New York Times Best Seller.

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Maddie Ziegler's parents divorced when she was six years old, and her mother married Greg Gisoni in 2013.

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Maddie Ziegler began taking ballet lessons at the age of two and joined the Abby Lee Dance Company at age four, where she trained in tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, acro, jazz and aerial dance.

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Maddie Ziegler has a younger sister, Mackenzie, a singer and dancer who appeared with her on Dance Moms, two older half-brothers from her father's previous marriage, and two older step-siblings from the previous marriage of her stepfather, Greg Gisoni, a vice president at Westinghouse Electric Company.

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Maddie Ziegler attended Sloan Elementary School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, until 2013, when she left to be homeschooled.

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Maddie Ziegler was raised in Murrysville, but as a teenager she began to work and spend most of her time in Los Angeles.

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From early 2017 to mid-2018, Maddie Ziegler dated Australian teenager Jack Kelly, the son of former New York Yankees infielder Pat Kelly.

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Maddie Ziegler "emerged as the preternaturally polished standout on six seasons" on the show, where she has appeared alongside her mother and younger sister, Mackenzie, until 2016, their last season on the show.

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Maddie Ziegler has appeared in music videos for such artists as Alexx Calise, Sia and Todrick Hall.

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Maddie Ziegler gained wide notice, at the age of 11, by starring in the 2014 video for "Chandelier" by Sia, who discovered her on Dance Moms.

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Later that year, Maddie Ziegler starred in the music video for "Big Girls Cry" to complete her trilogy of videos from Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear.

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Maddie Ziegler performed to "Chandelier", alongside Sia and Kristen Wiig, at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

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In 2016, Maddie Ziegler starred in a fourth Sia video, "Cheap Thrills", from the album This Is Acting, in which she "delivers another powerful performance".

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Maddie Ziegler continued the collaboration with Sia and the group LSD in the music videos for "Thunderclouds" and "No New Friends".

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In 2014, Maddie Ziegler appeared as a guest star in Episode 34 of HitStreak Summer, a made-for-mobile series.

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Maddie Ziegler finds whatever emotion she needs to dial in very quickly.

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Maddie Ziegler co-starred as the title character in a musical film written and directed by Sia, titled Music, released in February 2021.

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Maddie Ziegler launched a casual fashion line, MaddieStyle, for girls and juniors, in 2016.

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Maddie Ziegler has a make-up collaboration with Morphe Cosmetics and a fashion collaboration with Fabletics.

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Maddie Ziegler appeared as the featured dancer in the ABC TV special The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 in February 2016, during the song "Part of Your World", sung by Kelsea Ballerini and choreographed by Travis Wall.

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In May 2016, Maddie Ziegler appeared on the season finale of The Voice with Sia, dancing to "Cheap Thrills".

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In September 2016, Maddie Ziegler performed with Sia at the launch of Apple's iPhone 7 and at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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Maddie Ziegler joined Sia on the singer's "Nostalgic for the Present Tour" from September to November 2016.

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Maddie Ziegler again performed with Sia on a mini-tour of Australasia in November and December 2017, and later in December, she and Sia returned to the Ellen show to perform Sia's song "Snowman".

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In July 2019, Maddie Ziegler performed at the Fuji Rock Festival with Sia in Japan.

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Maddie Ziegler wrote the foreword to Abby Lee Miller's 2014 memoir, Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class.

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Maddie Ziegler interviewed her friend Millie Bobby Brown for a cover article in the November 2016 issue of Interview magazine.

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Maddie Ziegler has an active social media presence, with more than 13 million Instagram followers, over 1.

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Maddie Ziegler performed with Travis Wall at Nigel Lythgoe's Dizzy Feet Foundation gala in 2016 to raise funds for dance education programs for low-income children and scholarships for talented students at dance schools in the US.

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Since 2016, Maddie Ziegler has partnered with Dancers Against Cancer, appearing in public service announcements to raise awareness and funding for people battling cancer.

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Maddie Ziegler starred in a 2017 ASPCA Public service announcement, set to Sia's song "Puppies Are Forever", to encourage people to adopt shelter and rescue dogs.

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In 2018, Maddie Ziegler teamed up with Sia and MAC Cosmetics, with an ad, choreographed to Sia's song "Helium", for a lipstick with all proceeds to benefit the company's AIDS Fund.

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Maddie Ziegler appeared on Celebrity Family Feud on July 7,2019, together with her sister, mother, aunt and dancer Charlize Glass, playing for "My Friend's Place", where they have volunteered in the past, which provides meals for homeless youth in Los Angeles.

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Maddie Ziegler has something to say with her performances, whether in a music video for Sia or in a solo at nationals.

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Maddie Ziegler has stretched knees, pointed feet, and arms that float on clouds, her fingers perfectly placed.

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Maddie Ziegler tells a narrative that resonates with the viewer, whether portraying a scorned lover or a werewolf.

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Maddie Ziegler has defied the odds of Generation Z's competitive, egocentric mentality to make her career about the work, not the celebrity.

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Maddie Ziegler was named by Time magazine as one of the "30 most influential teens of 2015"; she made the list again in 2016 and in 2017.

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Maddie Ziegler was on the Harpers Bazaar 2015 list of "19 Rising Style Icons Aged 19 and Under".

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Maddie Ziegler won a 2016 People's Choice Award, a 2016 Teen Choice Award and a 2017 Teen Choice Award.

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Maddie Ziegler won a 2017 Shorty Award in one category and received an audience honor in another.

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In 2018, for the third year in a row, Maddie Ziegler won the award for Choice Dancer at the Teen Choice Awards.

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