Hillary is the youngest child of Pete and Diane, younger sister of Warren, and stepsister to Bert. She's been referred to as a "Mini-Diane," as she's a driven overachiever. Already the head of numerous clubs as a freshman, Hillary sits at the top of her class.
While Hillary is eager to skip ahead and be an adult and contributing citizen, she is still navigating high school life. She's busy balancing crushes, friend groups, being cool, and overachieving. Kate, who considers herself young and hip, often wants to bond with Hillary over these high school problems. But Hillary, who thinks she's smarter than Kate, is completely uninterested in being friends.
At just 13, Bailee Madison is already an accomplished and proficient actresses, executing both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as establishing her presence in the world of philanthropy.
On the big screen Madison was last seen as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and granddaughter of Bette Midler and Billy Crystal in 20th Century Fox and Walden Media's Parental Guidance. Prior to that, she was in Guillermo Del Toro's thriller, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce. In 2009 Madison earned a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her work in Jim Sheridan's film, Brothers, opposite Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman (who later recommended Madison for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark). In addition she was seen in Fox Searchlight's Conviction, with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver. Other film credits include Letters to God, Hallmark's Taste of Romance, with Teri Polo, Cowgirls N' Angels, with Jackson Rathbone, and Columbia Pictures' Just Go with It, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
Madison captured audiences' hearts with her role as May Belle in Disney's Bridge to Terabithia, impressed with her performance in the independent film Phoebe in Wonderland, starring Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning, and has appeared on television in NBC's Law & Order: SVU, on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place for its fourth and final season, and has a recurring role in ABC's Once Upon a Time as young Snow White.
A driven and capable actress, Madison is committed to using her public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. In 2011, at the Variety Power of Youth Awards, which pay homage to the industry's most talented young activists, Variety named Madison an honoree for her philanthropic efforts with Alex's Lemonade Stand, an organization that encourages children nationwide to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer through running their own lemonade stands. In 2012 ALSF named her their national Youth Spokesperson.
When Madison isn't traveling, she's like any other 13-year-old girl, and loves spending time at home with family and friends, barbecuing, swimming and playing on her swing set, with her dog, Maddy, always by her side.