Who is Madison Pettis? You’ve definitely seen the 'He’s All That' starlet before

Madison Pettis is the talk of the town for her role in 'He's All That' but she's just getting started

Madison Pettis at the premiere of He's All That on Netflix
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He's All That and Madison Pettis' mean girl antics have '90s babies and the TikTik-obsessed Gen Z equally enthralled. 

The cult classic She's All That has been treated to a gender-swapped revival on Netflix, where Pettis makes a splash alongside the film's star, social media sensation Addison Rae. But this is certainly not the first time you've seen Pettis on your screen. 

Way back when, circa 2005, she tested her acting chops on a kid-favorite series: Barney & Friends. The 23-year-old also landed on many a Disney Channel project since, including Cory in the House, where she played Sophie, and Phineas and Ferb and The Lion Guard, where she had voice acting roles. You might also recognize her from The Game Plan in 2007, where she acted alongside Dwayne Johnson. 

But that was just Pettis getting started: she has since landed roles in Facebook’s Five Points, ABC Family’s The Fosters and American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules, a considerable change from the Disney days. 

Now, she has taken on He's All That and the role of a high school Heather named Alden, who bets her friend Padgett (Rae) to turn the school dork Cameron (Tanner Buchanan) into homecoming king. It's during this mean-spirited bet that Alden's true personality shows (not a terribly appealing one at that) and, as you might've expected, things get complicated between Padgett and Cameron. 

See Madison Pettis in the He's All That trailer

Did we mention we're also treated to a Kourtney Kardashian cameo in He's All That? She and Rae are BFFs. See them in action below:

Madison Pettis: age, family and ethnicity

The 23-year-old was born in Arlington, Texas in 1998 to Steven and Michelle Pettis. She has an older brother, Steven Pettis Jr., who serves in the United States Army, as well as a younger sister, Antoinette Mia. Her father is African-American and her mother is Italian, Irish and French. 

Does Madison Pettis have a boyfriend?

Although the actress has yet to confirm whether or not she's in a relationship, she's been tied to Jaden Smith, Cameron Boyce and, most recently, Garrett Back Storm. Time will tell what her love life has in store.

Madison Pettis' style: Check out her fashions

As you can tell from her Instagram page, Pettis is not one to shy away from new fashion trends. Look at her rocking the mini bag trend and serving us major Lorde vibes below:

What's next for Madison Pettis?

No rest for the weary: Madison Pettis recently confessed via Instagram that she has booked back-to-back movies. Fortunately for her—and likely for viewers—they're likely to be a hit. She'll be in Deltopia, a coming-of-age film that Olivia Newton-John will executive produce. Then she'll segue into the horror genre for her first scary movie role in Marguax

We're anxious to see what awaits Pettis in these forthcoming roles, but for now, you can find us soaking up that rom-com goodness with a binge of He's All That.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.