Madeline Zima

A show business baby who blossomed into a budding adult starlet, the limelight shone on Madeline Zima before she could even walk. Born in New Haven, CN, Zima's mother introduced her daughter to the business at only 28 ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1985 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

I Am Watching You 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Agent X 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grimm 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

#Stuck 2014 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

Driving Lessons 2014 (Movie)

Mitzi (Actor)

Looking For Sunday 2014 (Movie)

Trisha (Actor)

Weepah Way for Now 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crazy Kind of Love 2013 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

From A to B 2013 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Breaking the Girls 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crazy Eyes 2012 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Vampire Diaries 2012 (Tv Show)

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A Monster in Paris 2011 (Movie)

(Voice)

Californication 2006 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

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Lake Effects 2011 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Royal Pains 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Family Tree 2011 (Movie)

Mitzy Steinbacher (Actor)

Heroes 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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My Own Love Song 2010 (Movie)

Billie (Actor)

JAG 1994 - 1996, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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King of the Hill 1994 - 1996, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Collector 2009 (Movie)

Jill Chase (Actor)

The Nanny 1994 - 1996, 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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A Cinderella Story 2004 (Movie)

Brianna (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2004 (Tv Show)

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Lucy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Gilmore Girls 2001 (Tv Show)

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Second Chances 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Secret Path 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Oy to the World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Law & Order 1993 (Tv Show)

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Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

Kate Mason (Actor)

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 1992 (Movie)

Emma Bartel (Actor)

Betas (Tv Show)

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Dimples (Movie)

(Actor)

Lethal Vows (TV Show)

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Lucy (Movie)

Lucille Ball (teenager) (Actor)

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (TV Show)

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Twin Peaks (Tv Show)

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Biography

A show business baby who blossomed into a budding adult starlet, the limelight shone on Madeline Zima before she could even walk. Born in New Haven, CN, Zima's mother introduced her daughter to the business at only 28 months of age, when Madeline beat out hundreds of other youngsters for a spot in a Downy Fabric Softener commercial. A scant five years later, she earned a breakout role in the thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992) with Rebecca De Mornay, which was quickly followed by another film role, this time alongside Hulk Hogan in "Mr. Nanny" (1993). From there, it was on to her first regular television gig as the youngest sibling, Grace Sheffield, on Fran Drescher's sitcom hit "The Nanny" (CBS 1993-99). The experience, however, was not a pleasant one, according to Zima, who years later complained of being treated "more like a prop than like a human being." Zima's next big break came with "Lucy" (2002), a TV biopic based upon the life of Lucille Ball, with Zima playing the comedic red-head as a teenager, having won a worldwide casting call for the role. Her next big-screen role opposite Hilary Duff in "A Cinderella Story" (2004) preceded Zima's true adult breakthrough role as Mia, the sexy and at time obsessed admirer of David Duchovny in the adult drama "Californication" (Showtime 2007- ). She held the role through 2011, during which time she also starred briefly in the "Heroes" (NBC 2006-2010) superhero series as Gretchen Berg. In 2013, Zima began a recurring role on the Amazon Instant Video series "Betas," about dating app developers looking for an investor.

Milestones

2013

Betas

2007

Californication

1993

first TV recurring role on "The Nanny" as Grace Sheffield

1992

feature film debut in "Hand That Rocks the Cradle"

1987

first commercial at 28-months of age (Downy Fabric Softener)

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