Jade Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles on November 8, 2000. At the age of seven she began performing with a children's song and dance troupe. She enjoyed it so much that she convinced her parents to perform on a larger scale.
Immediately she booked a commercial followed by a major co-starring role on the CBS hit show The Mentalist. Inspired by her performance on stage, indie filmmaker, Asa Holey, wrote a short film for her entitled Stranger where she starred as a child intent on protecting her father. While shootingshe landed a recurring role on Steven Speilberg's United States of Tara. Word of her strength in acting and amazing sense of maturity spread to filmmaker Tom Wosney, who then sought her out for his indie short film S.H.M.I.L.U. She continued onward working on NBC’s The Cape and CBS’s Criminal Minds:Suspect Behavior and the short film Prodigal where she stars alongside Academy Nominated director and actor,Kenneth Branagh, as a powerful child with extraordinary abilities. After completing production on Prodigal she went directly to set to shoot the starring role as McKenna in feature film An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars. And was the face of American Girls doll of the year for 2012. Once the film was released Jade was booked as a Guest Star role on Grimm, playing a troubled young creature. Jade is currently a recurring role on JJ Abrams new hit show Revolution as young Charlie. Jade shot her next feature film, Dakota’s Summer starring as Summer in 2013. The film is expected to be released in Feb 2014.
Although Jade leads a busy life she maintains strait A’s at school, donates time performing on stage for various fundraisers, hangs with her friends, enjoys playing guitar and writing songs, listening to music and playing with her dogs, a boxer named Dexter and her American bulldog named Porkchops.
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