'Bridge To Terabithia': Bailee Madison Today

Bailee Madison Bridge to Terabithia Today 
October 15, 2020 - 12:02 / Rachel Johnson

Bailee Madison, Bridge to Terabithia's "May Belle Aarons", was just seven years old when she filmed the hit fantasy drama! Now, 13 years later, the star is celebrating her 21st birthday and has become quite the accomplished actress! Here is everything you need to know about Bailee Madison since Bridge to Terabithia!

Bailee Madison played Bridge to Terabithia's "May Belle Aarons" in 2007 and melted our hearts right away! Born October 15, 1999, because of her mother's career as an actress, Bailee would get her start at just two weeks old in an Office Depot commercial! 

Bailee has since appeared in a number of commercials including for popular brands like Cadillac and Disney! Bailee would make her film debut in 2006 in the drama Lonely Hearts, and 2007's Bridge to Terabithia would be one of Bailee's first big film roles!

Bailee Madison Bridge to Terabithia

Bailee Madison at the premiere of Bridge To Terabithia 2007

Bailee Madison as Bridge to Terabithia's "May Belle Aarons", the little sister of Josh Hutcherson's character, would garner the seven-year-old worldwide acclaim. Starring alongside actresses like Anna Sophia Robb and Zooey Deschanel, audiences fell in love with the adorable and talented young star!  

The film would earn Bailee Madison two Young Artist Awards and Bridge to Terabithia would only be the start of her rise to fame. Bailee has since appeared in a number of popular films and TV series including:

  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2009)
  • Brothers (2009)
  • Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (2011)
  • Just Go With It (2011)
  • Once Upon a Time (2012-2016)
  • and The Fosters (2014-2016).

Bailee Madison Today

Bailee Madison Street Style - Day 4 - New York Fashion Week February 2020

Most recently, Bailee Madison has starred in the Hallmark series The Good Witch (2015-2019) as well as the slasher film The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018). When the young actress isn't busy on-screen she enjoys co-hosting the podcast Just Between US with her sister Kaitlin Vilasuro and writing. In fact, in 2018 she published her first novel Losing Brave, a mystery thriller! 

At just 21-years-old, Bailee Madison is quite the accomplished actress and we are certain there are still many great moments in store for the talented star! This year she is celebrating the big 2-1 with her boyfriend, singer Blake Richardson, who also just turned 21! Bailee Madison sure has come a long way since Bridge to Terabithia