Madeleine McCarthy Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


163 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Madeleine is an actress and dancer who has been training since she was four years old. She has won numerous accolades for her stage performances including a Junior Theatre Festival All Star Outstanding Performer Award and Auckland City Theatre’s 2017 Dancer of the Year. Madeleine has starred as the lead in various stage shows such as Billy Elliot, Into the Woods and Ghost. On screen, she has appeared in television series Bad Seed, short film Lost Goodbye as well as the US feature Don't Make Me Go as Jen.


2020Junior Theatre Festival Atlanta, USA – Recipient of Allstar Outstanding Performer Award
2019Junior Theatre Festival Auckland NZ – Recipient of Allstar Outstanding Performer Award
2017Awarded ACTA “Junior Scholarship for “Top Junior Triple Threat”
2017Awarded Auckland City Theatre Academy “Dancer of the Year for 2017” (Across all junior & senior students)
2017Crowned at the Prestigious 20th Anniversary ACTA Gala Awards: “Best Junior Soloist Performance” “Naughty” from Matilda

Feature Film.

2024Pike RiverAleisha Osborne (Supporting)Dir. Robert Sarkies

Short Film.

2023Dog DaysBandit Leader (Supporting)Dir. Leo Allan
202148hr Film Festival Short Film Zoe Dir. James Yang
2020The Lost Goodbye Emma (Lead)Dir. James Yang

Film Film.

2022The ConvertBethany (Supporting)Dir. Lee Tamahori
2021Don't Make Me GoJen (Supporting)Amazon Studios
Dir. Hannah Marks


2019Bad SeedElke LamptonDir. Robin Scholes & Chris Bailey
2016USA YouTube SAK Channels - Online ‘Wednesday’ girlSeven Epic Dancers


2024American Accent Class with Christy Faison at The Village Acting Studio
2020Ghost Molly (Lead)Takapuna Grammar School Senior Musical
Dir. Robert Dil
2019Into the Woods Little Red Riding Hood (Lead)Takapuna Grammar School
Dir. Robert Dil
2016ACTA Showcase - excerpt Maisy from Seussical Maisy from Seussical (Lead)Dir. Janine Donnell
2016Billy ElliotKeely Gibson (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl

Web Series.

2018“Seven Fantastic Teens” Channel (650,000 subscribers)Herself (skit)


Dance classes at Empire Studios - 2024
March Equity Youth Acting Workshop - 2024
TAPAC Dance workshop - 2024
The Working Actors workshop - 2024
Actors Lab Studios Training - 2023
American Accent Class with Perry Piercy - 2023
Audition Techniques Workshop with Harriett Marie - 2023
Casting Workshop with Rachael Bullock & Liz Milane - 2023
Elizabeth Nabben US Accent Training - 2023
Kacie Stenson Studio Training - 2023
Liz Mullane and Rachel Bullock Casting Training - 2023
Miranda Harcourt Acting Course - 2023
RATA Studio Graduated with Miranda Harcourt - 2023
Singing Lessons with Patrick Kelly - 2023
American Accent Class with Perry Piercy - 2022
CPD Cyclorama Pre-Professional Development: Dir: Alexandra McKellar - 2020, CPD Cyclorama Pre-Professional Development
Musical theatre workshop New York and Atlanta - 2020
Performing arts training with Janine Donnell (Donnell Studios) ongoing since - 2020
5 day Intensive “Travis Technique” Workshop for Directors and Actors with Mark Travis - 2019
Acting for Screen Intensive with Mike Dwyer - 2019, Mike Dwyer
Peter Feeney Actors Lab Training ongoing since - 2019
NZ Performing Arts Junior Associate Musical Theatre programme - 2018
Acting for Screen Intensive with Rachel Bullock & Liz Mullane ongoing since - 2017
Professional Teen Acting Course with Miranda Harcourt ongoing since - 2017, Miranda Harcourt
Member of ACTA “Performance Troupe” (Corporate Events/ Fundraisers Dir. Janine Donnell) - 2016
Singing training with Patrick Kelly ongoing since - 2014
Classical Ballet Training (Delphine Burkett) - RAD Level Advanced Foundation - 2008, Delphine Burkett
Commercial Dance Jazz - NZAMD Level Advanced - 2008