Madeline Zima

D.O.B: Sep 16, 1985 |  New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Madeline Zima began her acting career at the age of seven and has developed into a seasoned and diverse actress. Equally skilled at comedy and drama, she has worked continuously for several decades, in critically-acclaimed projects.

Biography

Madeline Zima began her acting career at the age of seven and has developed into a seasoned and diverse actress. Equally skilled at comedy and drama, she has worked continuously for several decades, in critically-acclaimed projects. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to parents Dennis and Marie, and is the sister of actresses Vanessa Zima and Yvonne Zima. Zima, a Polish surname, is her mothers maiden name; Madelines maternal grandfather was of Polish descent, while her other ancestry is Italian, German, and Irish. She grew up in Pennsylvania and, early on, had a New York agent for modeling and commercials. She and her sister Vanessa were discovered by Woody Allen for his movie, Alice (1990). She actually quit show business, the week when she was urged to come in for her sixth call back for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). She came back for one more audition and booked the role of Emma. She booked the movie and has never stopped working since. It was both Madeline and Julianne Moores first film and was directed by Academy Award-winning director and writer, Curtis Hanson. Madeline won critical notice for her first film role. Madeline followed that dramatic thriller with a short film that Daryl Hannah directed.