This young actress has worked with a number of the industrys biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers (2009), opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
This young actress has worked with a number of the industrys biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers (2009), opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played the young Betty Ann Waters in Fox Searchlights Conviction (2010), with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver. Most recently, Bailee had a starring role in producer Guillermo del Toros thriller, Dont Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, Bailee was recommended for the role by her Brothers (2009) co-star, Natalie Portman. She played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons; the film was released in August 2011. Bailee starred as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and the granddaughter of Bette Midler and Billy Crystal (qvi) in the film Parental Guidance (2012), a co-production between 20th Century Fox and Walden Media. In 2011, Variety named Bailee an honoree for her philanthropic efforts with Alexs Lemonade Stand at the Variety Power Of Youth Awards, which pays homage to the industrys most talented young activists. A driven and talented young actress, Bailee is equally committed to using her public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. Between filming major motion pictures, Bailee has been devoting her time and energy to Alexs Lemonade Stand, an organization that encourages children, nationwide, to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer through running their own lemonade stands. Her other feature films include Letters to God (2010) and Hallmarks A Taste of Romance (2012) with Teri Polo. For her role in Columbia Pictures comedy, Just Go with It (2011), with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Bailee earned rave reviews with The Wall Street Journal. Bailee captured audiences hearts with her role of May Belle Aarons in Disneys Bridge to Terabithia (2007), and has left lasting impressions with her performances in the independent film, Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) (starring Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning), and on television in NBCs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).