Madeline Zima

Madeline Zima

Highest Rated: 87% A Monster in Paris (2011)

Lowest Rated: 6% Mr. Nanny (1993)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1985

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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 investor.

Highest rated movies

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Chain of Death
The Collector
Crazy Eyes




No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of a Spy Leila (Character) - 2022
78% No Score Yet Hypochondriac Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet 78% Insight Abby (Character) - 2021
28% 44% Bliss Doris (Character) - 2021
60% No Score Yet Chain of Death Sarah (Character) - 2019
60% 69% Painkillers Chloe Clarke (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The End of Love Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 14% I Am Watching You Nora Nichols (Character) - 2016
60% 34% #Stuck Holly (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
10% 28% Breaking the Girls Alex Layton (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 44% Crazy Kind of Love Annie (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 40% Lake Effects Lily (Character) - 2012
25% 21% Crazy Eyes Rebecca (Character) $6.1K 2012
87% 65% A Monster in Paris Maud (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trance Jessica (Character) - 2010
10% 24% The Family Tree Mitzi (Character) $3.7K 2010
No Score Yet 33% My Own Love Song Billie (Character) - 2010
28% 48% The Collector Jill (Character) $7.7M 2009
No Score Yet 13% Legacy Zoey Martin (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Streak Stella (Character) - 2008
12% 53% A Cinderella Story Brianna (Character) $51.4M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Teen Lucy (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 46% The Sandy Bottom Orchestra Rachel Green (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 75% Chasing Secrets Jo Ann Foley (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 56% Lethal Vows Danielle Farris (Character) - 1999
6% 33% Mr. Nanny Kate Mason (Character) $4.2M 1993
65% 61% The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Emma Bartel (Character) $87.5M 1992


60% 66% NCIS: Hawai'i Abby Nelson (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Tracey (Guest Star) 2017
89% 89% Grimm Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
57% 77% Californication Mia Lewis (Character) 2007-2009 2011-2014
86% 70% The Vampire Diaries Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
94% 75% Royal Pains Toby Thompson (Guest Star) 2011
52% 65% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
21% No Score Yet 3 Lbs. Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Lisa (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Susan Clemmons (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet 82% The Nanny Grace Sheffield (Character) 1993-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1996