Maddie Ziegler

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Full Name Maddie Ziegler
Age 17 Years Old
Nick Name Maddie
Gender Female
Famous As Dancer
Birth Date September 30th, 2002
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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An American dancer, actress as well as a model is named for Maddie Ziegler. She is famous for appearing in Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms from 2011 (at age 8) until 2016. From 2014 to 2017, she gained wider fame for starring in a series of music videos by Sia, including "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart", which cumulatively have attracted more than 5 billion views on YouTube. She first appeared in a short dance film Lucky Thirteen in 2015. But her first feature film was The Book of Henry in 2017 in the starring role of Christina Sickleman. In 2010 (when Maddie was 7), she performed in Paula Abdul's reality television program Live to Dance, but the show never aired, as the show was canceled before it could air. She was included by Time magazine on its list of the "30 most influential teens" in each of 2015, 2016, and 2017. She has appeared in films, television, and concerts, and has modeled on magazine covers and in advertisements for Capezio, Ralph Lauren, Fabletics, and Target, among other brands. She 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 toured in Australia and New Zealand with her sister, Mackenzie, in 2017 and 2018. She has an active social media presence, with more than 13 million Instagram followers, over 1.3 million Twitter followers, and over 1.8 million followers on Facebook. Videos of her dancing have accumulated more than five billion total views on YouTube. Her YouTube channel has more than 3.5 million subscribers. She is nicknamed as Maddie, Bubby, Maddog, Missie. Scroll down to know more information about her full biography, net worth, birthday, wiki, siblings, family details, facts, career, songs, and many more.

Why is Maddie Ziegler Famous For?

  • For appearing in Lifetime's reality television series Dance Moms.
  • For appearing in Australian singer Sia's music videos "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart."

Who are the Maddie Ziegler's Parents? (Elder Sister of Mackenzie Ziegler)

Maddie Ziegler with her sister Mackenzie Ziegler

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On 30th September 2002, Maddie Ziegler was born with the birth name/real name of Madison Nicole Ziegler. Her birthplace is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the USA. As of 2019, she celebrated her 17th birthday. Her sun sign is Libra and her religion is Roman Catholicism. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Mixed of Italian, Polish, and German. Her race is White. Her family is of Polish, Irish, and Italian descent. She was born to her family; Kurt Ziegler (father) and Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni (mother). Her siblings are Mackenzie Ziegler (Younger Sister; born-June 4, 2004) (Professional Dancer), Michele Gisoni (Older Step-Sister), Tyler Ziegler (Paternal Older Half-Brother), Ryan Ziegler (Paternal Older Half-Brother), Mathew Gisoni (Older Step-Brother). 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. Her 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. As per her education, she went to Sloan Elementary School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania until 2013. She then was homeschooled.

Maddie Ziegler's Career (Beginning-Present)

  • In the year 2010, Maddie Ziegler performed for Paula Abdul's reality television program "Live to Dance".
  • In 2011, eight-year-old Ziegler and her mother appeared on the first season of Lifetime's "Dance Moms".
  • She "emerged as the preternaturally polished standout on six seasons" on the show where she continued to appear alongside her mother and younger sister, Mackenzie, until 2016, their last season on the show.
  • She then made guest appearances on a spin-off program, Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition in the year 2013. 
  • She has appeared in music videos for such artists as Alexx Calise, Sia, and Todrick Hall and she gained wide notice, at the age of 11, by starring in the 2014 video for "Chandelier" by Sia, who discovered her on Dance Moms.
  • The video won the ARIA Music Award for Best Video and received nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year and Best Choreography, winning the latter. It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2015.
  • She starred with Shia LaBeouf in "Elastic Heart", another Sia video, which has accumulated more than 1 billion YouTube views in 2015.
  • She also starred in the music video for "Big Girls Cry" to complete her trilogy of videos from Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear.
  • She danced to Sia's vocals on several television shows in 2014 and 2015, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live, as well as at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • She starred in a fourth Sia video, "Cheap Thrills", from the album This Is Acting in the year 2016. 
  • She also dances in the music video for Sia's single, "Together", from the soundtrack of Sia's upcoming film, Music.
  • She landed her first professional acting job, portraying the character Young Deb on an episode of the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva in 2012. 
  • She then appeared as a guest star in Episode 34 of HitStreak Summer, a made-for-mobile series in 2014. 
  • She continued her acting career in 2015 with guest spots on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally and ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars.
  • She guest-starred in the episode "Ballet and the Beasts" on Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn in January 2016. 
  • She returned to Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn in January 2017 in the episode "Keeping Up with the Quadashians".
  • She voiced the character Camille in the animated film, Ballerina (2016), released in the US in 2017 as Leap!
  • She also played Christina in the feature film The Book of Henry (2017).
  • She 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".
  • She appeared on the season finale of The Voice with Sia, dancing to "Cheap Thrills" in May 2016. 

Maddie Ziegler in Dance Moms

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  • She starred in another Todrick Hall video, "Taylor in Wonderland", based on Alice in Wonderland.
  • She joined Fox's So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, a television competition for dancers, ages 8 to 14, where she was one of the judges and a guest performer and danced at Sia's concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
  • She and her sister were guest judges in 2020 on the Quibi dance competition show Floored.
  • She also wrote the foreword to Abby Lee Miller's 2014 memoir, "Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class". 
  • In 2017, she released her own memoir, "The Maddie Diaries", which became a New York Times Best Seller.
  • The first novel, "The Audition", was released in 2017, "The Callback" was released in 2018, and "The Competition" followed in 2019.

Moreover, 

  • In the year 2012, she, along with her mother and sister, partnered with Starlight Children's Foundation to help raise awareness for chronically ill youth.
  • She and her sister made a public service announcement for DoSomething.org's Birthday Mail campaign, which enables people to send homemade birthday cards to children living in homeless shelters in 2016. 
  • She has partnered with Dancers Against Cancer, appearing in public service announcements to raise awareness and funding for people battling cancer.
  • She 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.
  • She 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.

Awards and Achievements of Maddie Ziegler

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. She was also on the Harpers Bazaar 2015 list of "19 Rising Style Icons Aged 19 and Under".  She won a 2016 People's Choice Award, a 2016 Teen Choice Award, and a 2017 Teen Choice Award. She was nominated for a 2016 Shorty Award and four 2017 Shorty Awards, where she won in one category and received an audience honor in another. In 2018 and 2019, The Hollywood Reporter named Ziegler among Hollywood's top thirty stars under age eighteen. In 2018, for the third year in a row, Ziegler won the award for Choice Dancer at the Teen Choice Awards. 

How much is Maddie Ziegler's Net Worth as of 2020?

Maddie Ziegler is a talented and successful dancer, actor, model, writer. Her current net worth as of 2020 is estimated to have $5 million. Whereas her salary is not revealed. As of now, she is satisfied with her earnings. There is no information about her cars and house. Moreover, she has appeared in the Skechers commercial. She has also served as the spokesmodel for Capezio (Manufacturer of dance shoes, apparel, and other accessories). She has also worked with Fabletics. Along with her younger sister, she was seen in Clean & Clear‘s fall back-to-school. She has also been featured on numerous magazine covers and in fashion editorials for Schon!, Elle, Dance Spirit, Nylon, Vs., Seventeen, Harper's Bazaar, People, Dazed, Cosmopolitan, i-D, Billboard, Teen Vogue, Stella, Maniac, Vanity Fair Italia, Flaunt, Paper and Galore. She is represented by IMG Models. In 2018, Ziegler was featured in an ad campaign for Tiffany & Co. In 2019, she narrated a tribute film about her friend Simone Biles for BBC Sport.

Maddie Ziegler's Dating (Boyfriend): Eddie Benjamin

Maddie Ziegler with her boyfriend Eddie Benjamin

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Maddie Ziegler's marital status is unmarried. But she is not single as well. As of now, she is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend Eddie Benjamin. In the year 2019, she started dating Australian singer Eddie Benjamin who has served as a member of Haze Trio. They are enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Previously, she dated Australian Instagrammer, Jack Kelly, in 2017. They shared many of their pictures on their respective social media accounts. However, they shared a long-distance relationship and eventually parted ways in 2018 due to their work schedules and the problems faced due to the distance. Moreover, she was rumored to be romantically linked with singer and internet personality Jacob Sartorius in 2016. 

How tall is Maddie Ziegler?

Charming Maddie Ziegler has got a slim body build. She has got an average height of 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm. She has got a balanced bodyweight of 52 Kg or 115 Pounds. Her hair color is dark brown and her eye color is blue. Her shoe size is 7.5 US. She dances her way to fitness. Dance is her only workout. She is doing dancing at the age of 2. After leaving Dance Moms in 2016, she reduced her dancing hours. Earlier, she was training 8 to 9 hours a day daily. Now, she doesn't dance daily. Her other body measurements such as breast size, waist size, hip size, and more are unknown. Overall, she has got a healthy body. 

Beautiful Maddie Ziegler

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