Madalen Mills is a child actress often creating headlines for her impressive acting career background.
Madalen Mills (born January 2009) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Journey in the 2020 Netflix Christmas musical film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. She also appeared in the 2022 film The Tiger Rising.
Her new venture in the drama movie, “The Rising Tiger” has brought her more notability in the acting fraternity.
Given her young age yet splendid acting talent, Mills has become one of the inspirational figures to fellow child actors.
Madalen Mills” current age is 13 years old as of 2022.
She landed her first professional acting role in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Musical’s Broadway touring company in 2017.
Mills then rapidly rose to prominence for her venture in the 2020 Netflix film “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.”
Madalen Mills Parents and Family
Madalen Mills was born to her parents, Jamie and Jon.
Her parents are very supportive of her acting career and helps her with her life choices as well.
She was born on December 20, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to Famous Birthdays, Mills began acting as the star of her first grade’s production of The Jungle Book.
“The Rising Tiger” has been released as of January 21 receiving critical acclaim.
Madalen Mills made her film debut as the lead of Netflix’s first original live-action musical “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.” She won an NAACP Image award in 2021 for her performance in the category of “Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture” and was also nominated in the category of “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.” Produced by Atlanta Records, Mills is featured on two songs from the musical’s soundtrack.
Mills will next star opposite Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid in “The Tiger Rising,” a film adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s book. She recently wrapped production on the indie film Summering, which centers on the adventures of four girls during the summer before middle school begins. The film is expected to release in 2022. At age 9, Mills was the youngest child performer ever cast in a year-long run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” on Broadway in 2018. In 2017, she made her professional theater debut at the age of eight in the Broadway National Tour of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.”
Madalen loves cats! She has a 15-year old tortoise-shell cat who travels with her to all of her projects, including internationally. Her name is Gabbee Pork Chop Tomika Bacon Baguette Mills.
While performing in 8 shows a week on Broadway, Madalen also modeled for The Children’s Place for fun. She loves fashion.
Although Madalen does a lot of things well in life, she is horrible at sewing. Oh well – you can’t be good at everything.
Two weeks after closing School of Rock on Broadway, Madalen landed the leading role of “Journey” in Jingle Jangle, after a multi-round global talent search.
Madalen is a Gryffindor and is a huge Potterhead.
Madalen loves her curly hair.
Madalen plays the bass guitar and piano.
At age 7, Madalen decided to try out for her school play at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School (AL) for fun. She ended up being cast in the lead role as “Mowgli” in the Jungle Book, Jr. Madalen also shared lead roles with boys as “James” in James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theater (AL) and “Charlie” in Willy Wonka, Jr. at the Virginia Samford Theater (Birmingham, AL) in 2017.