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Madeline Zima (born September 16, 1985) is an American actress. She portrayed Grace Sheffield on the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993–1999), Mia Lewis on the Showtime comedy drama series Californication (2007–2011), and Gretchen Berg on the NBC series Heroes (2009–2010).

Zima has also become known for her work in films such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, A Cinderella Story, Dimples, Looking for Sunday, Once in a Very Blue Moon, Legacy and The Collector.Zima was nominated three times for a YoungStar Award, in 1995, 1997 and 1999, all for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series for The Nanny.

Andreeva, Nellie. "Zima joins Heroes for recurring role". Hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2009. Retrieved June 3, 2009.

A show business baby who blossomed into a budding adult starlet, the limelight shone on Madeline Zima before she could even walk. Born in New Haven, CN, Zima's mother introduced her daughter to the business at only 28 months of age, when Madeline beat out hundreds of other youngsters for a spot in a Downy Fabric Softener commercial. A scant five years later, she earned a breakout role in the thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992) with Rebecca De Mornay, which was quickly followed by another film role, this time alongside Hulk Hogan in "Mr. Nanny" (1993). From there, it was on to her first regular television gig as the youngest sibling, Grace Sheffield, on Fran Drescher's sitcom hit "The Nanny" (CBS 1993-99). The experience, however, was not a pleasant one, according to Zima, who years later complained of being treated "more like a prop than like a human being." Zima's next big break came with "Lucy" (2002), a TV biopic based upon the life of Lucille Ball, with Zima playing the comedic red-head as a teenager, having won a worldwide casting call for the role. Her next big-screen role opposite Hilary Duff in "A Cinderella Story" (2004) preceded Zima's true adult breakthrough role as Mia, the sexy and at time obsessed admirer of David Duchovny in the adult drama "Californication" (Showtime 2007-14). She held the role through 2011, during which time she also starred briefly in the "Heroes" (NBC 2006-2010) superhero series as Gretchen Berg. In 2013, Zima began a recurring role on the Amazon Instant Video series "Betas," about dating app developers looking for an Nellie Andreeva (February 10, 2012). "Blythe Danner, Sarah Bolger & Madeline Zima Cast In ABC Pilot 'Gilded Lilys'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 9, 2012. (Source:investor. (Source:

Madeline Zima 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 mother's maiden name; Madeline's maternal grandfather was of Polish descent, while her other ancestry is Italian, German, and Irish. 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 Moore's 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. It was a Sundance favorite called The Last Supper (1995), where Madeline, as a tiny wily child, scared away her mother's abusive boyfriend by convincing him that she and her mother were cannibals. She followed that with the comedies, Mr. Nanny (1993), Our Song, a pilot with George Hamilton, and finally The Nanny (1993). By this time, the pilot of The Nanny (1993) was picked up and Madeline moved from New York to L.A., when The Nanny (1993) became a hit show. She has starred in TV films: The Secret Path (1999). Her sister, Yvonne Zima played the seven-year-old counterpart to her characters. She played the daughter of the late John Ritter and Marg Helgenberger on Lethal Vows (1999). After a worldwide search in all English-speaking countries, Madeline was the choice to play Lucille Ball as a teenager, in the CBS mini-series, Lucy (2003) (aka "Redhead"). She followed that up playing the wicked stepsister of Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story (2004). In a return to television, she agreed to play the mysterious and destructive character "Mia" on the hit Showtime series, Californication (2007). (Source: www.amazon.com)

Madeline Zima 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 mother's maiden name; Madeline's maternal grandfather was of Polish descent, while her other ancestry is Italian, German, and Irish. 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 Moore's 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. It was a Sundance favorite called The Last Supper (1995), where Madeline, as a tiny wily child, scared away her mother's abusive boyfriend by convincing him that she and her mother were cannibals. She followed that with the comedies, Mr. Nanny (1993), Our Song, a pilot with George Hamilton, and finally The Nanny (1993). By this time, the pilot of The Nanny (1993) was picked up and Madeline moved from New York to L.A., when The Nanny (1993) became a hit show. She has starred in TV films: The Secret Path (1999). Her sister, Yvonne Zima played the seven-year-old counterpart to her characters. She played the daughter of the late John Ritter and Marg Helgenberger on Lethal Vows (1999). After a worldwide search in all English-speaking countries, Madeline was the choice to play Lucille Ball as a teenager, in the CBS mini-series, Lucy (2003) (aka "Redhead"). She followed that up playing the wicked stepsister of Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story (2004). In a return to television, she agreed to play the mysterious and destructive character "Mia" on the hit Showtime series, Californication (2007).

She has starred in TV films: The Secret Path (1999). Her sister, Yvonne Zima played the seven-year-old counterpart to her characters. She played the daughter of the late John Ritter and Marg Helgenberger on Lethal Vows (1999). (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

 

 

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