Who is Maddie Ziegler? 

By Natalie Ramirez

Credit to Seventeen Magazine.

Maddie Ziegler is an American dancer, model, actress, and author. Her birthday is September 30, 2002, making her 18 years old. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and most people have probably seen her in some music videos by Sia and on TV. 


Madison Nicole Ziegler made her big break by appearing on the hit reality TV show, Dance Moms. She was on the show with her younger sister, Mackenzie, from 2011 to 2016. In the show she was known as the “golden girl” and the favorite from the dance instructor, Abby Lee Miller. Being on this show helped her become recognized for her talent and passion for dance. Maddie ended up catching the eye of big producers and starred in shows and movies, along with music videos. The singer, Sia, used Maddie for one of her music videos, “Chandelier”. The music video became a huge hit which caused Maddie to get recognized even more, ultimately kick starting her career. Maddie and Sia became super close and they continued to work with each other, even now. (Yahoo!Sports). 


Since she had left Dance Moms, she has had several brand deals, and has even had a best selling memoir. The memoir is titled The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir. Since then, Ziegler has also released a trilogy, the Dance Your Heart Out Collection. She has also come out in several shows such as, Austin and Ally and To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Maddie is expected to come out in a movie this coming year, West Side Story. Ziegler has also been a judge on So You Think You Can Dance. She has brand deals with Fabletics, Kate Spade, and even Morphe. Maddie has had three different collections with Fabletics, having her own workout line. Also, her own makeup palette which came out in 2020, called “The Imagination Collection” which she partnered up with Morphe to make possible. 


Ziegler has the net worth of about five million. She also has two half brothers named Ryan and Tyler. Her mothers name is Melissa Gisoni and her father’s name is Kurt Ziegler. Maddie has had several boyfriends, one being Jack Kelly, who is an Instagram star, from 2017 to mid 2018. After her breakup with Jack, she started dating Eddie Benjamin in 2019. She has also briefly dated Stevie Wonder’s son, Kailand Morris. (Famous Birthdays). Madison also has a large following on all her social media platforms. On Instagram she has 13.9 million followers and on Twitter, 1.3 million. Her social media is where she uses her platforms to spread awareness and positivity. 


Ziegler has been in the spotlight for some time, about ten years now. This has gained her popularity and allows her to socialize with her fans more often. She is one of the most famous dancers of the younger crowd and still continues to be humble. She is paving her own pathway and continues to do music videos and movies along with being a voice for public matters. And we are sure that she has much more to come, from brand deals to more books. Maddie Ziegler is a force to be reckoned with.