Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Petsch

Date Of BirthAugust 18, 1994
Age29 years 8 months 5 days
Day of BirthThursday
Place Of BirthPort Orchard, Washington, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionsDancer , Singer , Model , Actress
Full Name Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch (Middle name is same as mother's maiden name)
Other Name Penny Laine

Personal Information
Residence Vancouver, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity (Agnostic)
Languages Afrikaans , English
Nationalities American , South African
Ethnicities Caucasian , South African American
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height167 CM
5 Feet 6 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair colorRed
Weight47 KG
104 lbs
Shoe Size7
Dress Size2
Figure Measurements 32-24-34
Figure Type Hourglass
Tattoo None
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 32B
Family Information
Father Timothy S Petsch
Mother Michele Petsch
Brother Shaun Petsch (Elder, lives in Washington)
Sisters Emma Petsch (born on 27 June 1999)
Noëllie Petsch (born on 16 August 1997)
Cousin Kim Grobbelaar
Uncle Leslie Grobbelaar
Aunt Letitia Billson
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Tacoma School of the Arts
Education (High School) South Kitsap High School (Port Orchard, Washington)
Alma MaterTacoma School of the Arts
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriends Aaron Carter (Singer; Ex)
Travis Mills
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Hive(2015)
Years Active 2015-
Debut (TV) Instant Mom(2015)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesRoller Blading
Favorite ColorYellow
Favorite MoviesAmerican Psycho
American Beauty
Fight Club
Favorite BookHarry Potter
Favorite TV show Game of Thrones
Favorite Music BandLinkin Park
Favorite Beverages Tea (Earl Grey)
Favorite Restaurant Veggie Grill
Favorite Channel The Food Network (She watches lot of cooking shows)
Favorite Snack Carrot Sticks
Guilty pleasure Ice Cream (Cookie flavor)
Favorite Lipstick Urban Decay (baby mauve)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileMadelaine Petsch Facebook Profile
Instagram ProfileMadelaine Petsch Instagram Profile
YouTube ChannelMadelaine Petsch YouTube Channel
Contact (Email)
Talent Agents CESD Commercials
Primary Wave
Global Artists Agency
More Information
Friends Lili Reinhart (co-star)
Vanessa Morgan
Role Model Zendaya
Net worth$100,000
Instruments keyboard


Madelaine Petsch is an American TV & movie actress. Madelaine Petsch plays the popular role of Cheryl Blossom in the Crime Drama series Riverdale. 

Her recent appearances include playing Georgia in Hotel for the Holidays(2022), Clementine Pratt in About Fate(2022), Olivia in Jane(2022)

Childhood- Family

Little Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch was born on 18th August 1994 in Port Orchard, Washington, United States to Michele Petsch(Mother) & Timothy Petsch(Father). She has an older brother named Shaun Petsch, he lives in Washington. She speaks Afrikaans. [2]

She has previously lived in South Africa. Her parents are from South Africa. She is probably of Dutch & German descent.

Her father wanted to name her Street, last part of her first name 'laine' is a play on word to make it closer to street.

[Madelaine with brother Shaun Petsch]



  • High School: She studied at South Kitsap public High School in Port Orchard, Washington.
  • Graduation: she studied at Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) Tacoma, Washington for her major in Arts.

She is trained in classical dancing (Tap dancing) and theater. She was a competitive dancer for 17 years.



Travis Mills

Madelaine has been in relationship with the recording artist, Rapper and Actor Travis Mills Since May 2017. She learned Roller Blading with her boyfriend Travis Mills.

Video: Madelaine with her boyfriend Travis Mills discussing Riverdale


Her love for acting began very early, she wanted to be a star since the age of 3. She worked in a coffee bar for a while to support her career as an actress. She has also worked at a design and decor company.

She previously worked as a executive consultant at a political firm, which she considers a weird job for her.

Her first ever acting role was as Magic Carpet in 'Aladdin Jr.'

She has a minor role in the sci-fi horror movie The Hive(2014)

In the nickelodeon family comedy series "Instant Mom" created by Warren Bell, Jessica Butler & Howard Michael Gould, she appeared as a mermaid in the episode "Gone Batty" (S3E25)

In the 2016 fantasy horror movie "The Curse of Sleeping Beauty" directed by Pearry Reginald Teo, she appears as Eliza.

F*&% the Prom(2017)

Madelaine Petsch in F*&% the Prom

In the 2017 direct-to-video teen comedy movie F*&% the Prom, she played Marissa, the best friend of Maddy (played by Danielle Campbell) the expected prom queen. The story revovles around Marissa, her best friend Maddy, Maddy's boyfriend Kane(Cameron Palatas) who Marissa gets romantic with, Cole Reed (Joel Courtney) with whom Maddy reconnects, Cole, whom Marissa takes to prom.

In the 2019 horror movie Polaroid written and directed by Lars Klevberg, she plays Sarah, Sarah discovers a curious happening on a Polaroid camera photo. She gets attacked by an entity that was in the photo.

In the series "Acting for a Cause" she voiced the character Jane Bennet in the episode "Pride and Prejudice" (S2E2)

In the episode "The hateful Eight-year-olds"(S31E21) of the  animation series The Simpsons, she voiced the character Sloan.



Madelaine Petsch in Sightless

In the 2020 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Cooper Karl, she played Ellen Ashland, the lead character.

The story revolves around violinist Ellen Ashland who was brutally attacked in the parking lot and wakes up in the hospital blinded. Clayton, a nurse who claims to be appointed by her brother, appears. He helps her find an apartment, he helps her with things around the apartment, as she is finding hard to adjust to the new life after being blinded.

The mysterious happenings of the apartment scare her, she befriends a woman who thinks is the victim of marital violence, eventually she realizes that the apartment scene she imagines is al lcreated by Clayton, that he is the one keeping her in by tricking her.

Alexander Koch, December Ensminger, Lee Jones appear in other main roles.


The shadow diaries

Madelaine Petsch in The Shadow diaries

In the drama thriller series The Shadow Diaries, she plays the pop star Eliza Gold, a childhood musical idol of Shana Secco (played by Kara Hayward). Shana and Eliza become friends, there is a demonic group called "The Divinity", who are influencing things with their mysterious abilities.


Madelaine Petsch in Nightwalkers

In the 2021 sci-fi short film written and directed by Mark Pellington, she plays one of the main roles, along with Alfie Allen, Marcia Battise, Peter Bogdanovich. It is an allegory about shame and addiction, the movie depicts alienation, melancholy and existential identity.

Jane (2022)

Madelaine Petsch in Jane

In the 2022 psychological thriller directed by Sabrina Jaglom, Madelaine plays Olivia Brooks. Chloe Bailey, Chloe Yu, Nina Bloomgarden appear in important roles.

Olivia Brooks is a high school senior struggling with the grief of a friend's loss. When she is deferred from the college she dreamed, she starts having panic attacks. She starts a social media attack against all those that she thought had wronged her. She starts embracing her darkest impulses.

In the 2022 romantic comedy About Fate directed by Maryus Vaysberg, Madelaine plays Clementine Pratt, a friend of Margot Hayes, the leading lady character. Clementine is an instagram influencer.


Hotel for the Holidays(2022)

Madelaine Petsch in Hotel for the Holidays

In the romantic comedy film directed by Ron Oliver, Madelaine plays Georgia, a manager at the New York City's Hotel Fontaine. The story revolves around the staff and guests at the hotel during the christmas season. She is torn between Luke, the chef at the hotel and Raymond, a prince staying at the hotel.



Madelaine Petsch in Riverdale

In the mystery high school drama Riverdale, she plays Cheryl Blossom, a wealthy, traumatized, manipulative woman, a classmate of the lead character Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa), She dated Toni Topaz (played by Vanessa Morgan) on and off. 

She plays a mean girl on Riverdale, people commented in hurtful ways on social media bout her. As a way of letting people see her real side Madelaine started making youtube videos, she has a huge following on youtube too.

She originally auditioned for the role of Betty Cooper, but the casting director thought she made a good Cheryl.

She is good friends with the other leading ladies of the show Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes.

Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes

[Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes]



Malibu: A stay-at-home music video by Kim Petras, it stars many celebrities like Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato, Amanda Lepore and others. Madelaine also appears in the video.


Ads/ Promotions/ Commercials

  • Coca Cola, 2014
  • Fendi, 2021
  • Pandora (Diamonds/ Jewelry), 2021
  • ILIA, skincare and beauty products, 2021
  • Bliss, skincare , 2021
  • Fabletics, sports clothing, 2021
  • BAMBOO Underwear, 2022
  • MAJE, 2022
  • Dior, 2022
  • SKIMS Cotton, 2023
  • MercedesBenz cars, July 2023
  • IPSY, personalized beauty products, 2023

Facts & Trivia

Animal Lover

  • She is a Vegan: She became a vegan at the age of 14 and has given up on meat ever since. She was raised Vegetarian by her parents.
  • PETA: She has participated in the awareness campaigns by PETA to raise awareness about animals & rescue.
  • She loves pets, has a cat named Totoro(since she was 8 years old), has a poodle dog named peter.
  • As a child, she wanted to be a Veterinary doctor [3]
  • She partnered with Maria Nila, a vegan haircare prducts line, in 2022. [4]


  • She has been covered by Flaunt Magazine, they published her in 2017
  • She is into Yoga, she has attended classes previously.
  • Playboy's 25 Hottest Redheads of 2017: Playboy magazine listed her as one of the top 25 redheads of Instagram
  • Religion: She was raised Agnostic by her parents.
  • Tea: She drinks lot of tea, Earl Grey Green tea is her favorite.
  • She is a morning person (according to her assistant)
  • She has never dyed her hair, she is naturally red.
  • She fears large bodies of water.
  • Her favorite Juice: Mix of Beet, Apple, Lemon and Ginger.
  • She believes in soul mates
  • Red is her default choice color for her nails.
  • Her ideal night: snacks, cooking shows and boyfriend cuddle.
  • Favorite time of the year: Christmas holidays. She loves cooking with her mother.
  • She doesn't wear makeup when not on set, she likes to have her skin some breathing time.
  • She used to wear gauges
  • She edits her own youtube videos.
  • She talks to her mother every single day.
  • She loves scary movies
  • She considers herself the loudest sneezer in the world.
  • She used to read archie comics everyday as a kid before appearing on Riverdale.
  • She was bullied a lot as a kid.
  • Whenever she acts rude to someone on screen she hugs them later after the shooting, she doesn't feel comfortable getting angry and hateful.
  • She is Lactose intolerant.
  • Qualities she likes in guys: Confidence, must be inspiring, tall
  • She is a bookworm, she likes reading.
  • She tweeted opposing drilling in the Arctic.
  • Pumpkins: Madelaine's fan groups demanded she give them a name, she decided 'pumpkins' was a cute name :)
  • Her Mom dressed as Cheryl for the Halloween to surprise her daughter.
  • Environmental Media Association: She is a board member with their organization
  • She has dropped her iphone down the stairs many times. She calls herself queen of iphone droppers.
  • Her F*&% the Prom(2017) co-star Danielle Campbell is a close friend of hers.
  • MercedesBenz CLE Coupe is her dream car She has modeled for it.
  • She appeared on the Vogue cover in July 2023.
  • She loves music, plays piano [5]
  • She supported World Wildlife Fund's campaign "show your love for nature" by participating in it.




Year Movie Character Notes
2024 The Strangers: Chapter 3 Maya  
2024 The Strangers: Chapter 2 Maya  
2024 The Strangers: Chapter 1 Maya  
2022 Hotel for the Holidays  Georgia  
2022  About Fate  Clementine Pratt  
2022 Jane Olivia Also as producer
2021 Meat Me Halfway   Documentary; As executive producer
2021 Nightwalkers   Short film
2020  Sightless  Ellen Also as co-producer
2019 Polaroid Sarah  
2017 F*&% the Prom  Marissa  
2016  The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Eliza  



Year Series Character Notes
2017-2023 Riverdale Cheryl Blossom  
2020  The Shadow Diaries  Eliza Gold (voice) web series; Main Role; 12 Episodes
2020 The Simpson  Sloan (voice) 1 Episode: "The hateful Eight-year-olds" (S31E21)
2020 Day by Day Narrator web series; episode: "Relocation"
2020  Acting for a Cause  Jane Bennet (voice) web series; 1 Episode: Pride and Prejudice (S2E2)
2015 Instant Mom Mermaid 1 Episode: Gone Batty (S3E25)
2014 The Hive    



Year Award Work Notes

Streamy Awards

Best Crossover- Nomination

 Riverdale Shared with: Lili Reinhart & Camila Mendes

Teen Choice Award

Choice Ship- Nomination 

Riverdale  Shared with: Vanessa Morgan

Shorty Awards

Breakout YouTuber of the Year- Nomination


MTV Movie & TV Awards

Best Musical Moment- Nomination


MTV Movie + TV Award

Scene Stealer- Winner  


Teen Choice Award

Choice: Hissy Fit-Winner  


Gold Creator Award

Youtube Creator Reward- Winner


Teen Choice Award

Choice: Hissy Fit-Winner  


Silver Creator Award

Youtube Creator Reward- Winner




  • Your dreams are never too big, always follow your passion
  • (Her advice to her younger self) Keep on keeping on with your passions.
  • I'm a gym rat.
  • My hair has probably become my absolute favorite feature.
  • I'm proud of where I come from.
  • Everyone has a different image in their mind of what beauty is, you can't let another person’s image deter you from how you feel about yourself. 
  • Sexual abuse leaves deep scars in those living through it, But you have more power than you know, Find help to take control, stop the hurt, and reclaim the future.
  • Every actor dreams of a role where you can play so many different things.
  • I was made fun of for it so much as a kid.
  • I grew up in a small town. I was the only redhead other than my brother.
  • I love meeting people, I really do.
  • I feel like people in this generation are afraid love doesn't exist and that totally breaks my heart.
  • You know you are grown up when you finally make your own Netflix account


  1. Madelaine Petsch Wiki
  2. Madelaine Petsch bio on imdb
  3. Childhood scribble pic from instagram
  4. Partnering with Maria Nila
  5. Madelaine playing piano

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  1. Lili Reinhart
  2. Camila Mendes
  3. Casey Cott

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