KOKOnista Of The Day: Madeleine Madden Is The Australian Actress You Really Should Know About

Madeleine Madden is an Australian actress and trailblazer you should really get to know more about.

Madden grew up around Redfern, a Sydney inner city suburb, and attended Rose Bay Secondary College.

Madden is the daughter of Lee Madden and art curator and writer Hetti Perkins, Madden grew up in a political family; she is the great-granddaughter of Arrernte elder Hetty Perkins and the granddaughter of activist and soccer player Charles Perkins. Her aunt is director Rachel Perkins. She has two older sisters and two younger half-sisters, including actress Miah Madden.
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In 2010, at age 13, Madden became the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation, when she delivered a two-minute speech on the future of Indigenous Australians. It was broadcast to 6 million viewers on every free-to-air television network in Australia.

Madden starred in Australia’s first Aboriginal teen drama, Ready for This, and in the critically applauded Redfern Now.

When she was 21, Madden made her big Hollywood debut as Sammy in the 2019 Nickelodeon film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

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