QUIRKY, FLIRTY, DOWN-TO-EARTH, EXPRESSIVE, and UNASHAMEDLY-GOOFY are a few words to describe Maddie Reynolds White. Don’t let those fluttering doe eyes trick you: Maddie ain’t NOBODY’s fool. Adept at both dramatic acting and improv comedy, Maddie’s no-reservation attitude comes through in her work to provide a sense of honesty that audiences immediately relate to.
“Maddie is a quirky leading lady— a type that is in high demand in today’s industry.” –Jamibeth Margolis, CSA
Maddie Reynolds White was born and raised on the island of Coronado in San Diego, California. She began performing in musicals and dance competitions at a very early age. In high school, she honed in on her love for acting, when she attended San Diego County’s award-winning Coronado School of the Arts program. At the ripe age of eighteen, Maddie’s sights were on bigger things: she decided to move 3000 miles across the country to attend college in New York City, where she had just been admitted to the prestigious BFA Acting Program at Pace University in lower Manhattan.
In 2013, Maddie graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, with Cum Laude honors, from Pace’s rigorous Pforzheimer Honors College. Having spent the last five years in New York City, studying, training, working, and building relationships, she is excited to be reconnecting with her Southern California roots, having recently relocated to the incomparably beautiful city of Los Angeles.
Her training at Pace was a tremendous gain to the experience she has in the theatre and on-set. Classes that she excelled in include Advanced Scene Study, Voice and Movement, Acting for Film and TV, and Acting for the Musical Stage. She finds that the knowledge that she received in such classes has given her the tools to refine her techniques and the ways she approaches scripts, character analyses, and the business of acting.
Her recent exploration of sketch and improv comedy, most notably with the fine folks over at Upright Citizens Brigade, has served to sharpen her comedy tool belt and her ability to think quickly and creatively.
” Maddie has a lot of intelligence and inner strength, and it shows– it comes through… I am impressed and touched by her hard work, caring, and dedication to acting. It is wonderful… She also, I think, could have a good future in this business as a solid, intelligent, gifted actress. She has a unique face, which is a great asset, she looks like those marvelous “real” actresses who gave us all such pleasure for so many decades whether we saw them in real life or on films or on “old” films – those wonderful stars like Rosalind Russell and Julie Harris and Eve Arden and more recently, the young Cherry Jones and the young Christine Lahti and Laura Linney. She could do all their parts because she has the same qualities of strength and determination and courage.” –Sabra Jones McAteer (Broadway Veteran, Actress, Tony-nominated Producer, Founder of Mirror Repertory Company)
Maddie is now attending Graduate School at the University of Southern California, where she is pursuing a Masters in Journalism. She plans to graduate in May of 2016.
UPDATES ON MADDIE’S ACTING STUFF:
October 16, 2015
Maddie hit a huge milestone in her acting career: she is now a unionized member of SAG – AFTRA!
April 26th, 2015
Maddie stars as Sabrina, the principle lead in Sweet Revenge Production’s horror series titled “My Father’s Tapes”!
December 2nd, 2014
Camille clears her conscience by offering Raymond and Lane a job opportunity; check out Episode 7 of RAYMOND AND LANE!:
November 17th, 2014
In Episode 6 of Raymond and Lane, Camille has an idea that’ll win back the friendship of Raymond and Lane! Watch here:
September 30th, 2014
Watch Maddie star as Camille in Episode 3 of RAYMOND AND LANE!
September 11th, 2014
Episode 2 of everybody’s new favorite comedy series, RAYMOND AND LANE, has arrived! Watch Maddie as Camille:
August 28th, 2014
Episode 1 is here! Maddie plays the supporting role of Camille in her friends’ Matt Cullen and Troy Lapersonerie’s sketch comedy web series, titled Raymond and Lane. Check it out here:
June 8th, 2014
Maddie received news that she has just been cast in the pilot for the new comedy web series, Aim High Willis, as the featured role of Willow (hot girl). The project is currently in production. Stay tuned!
May 27th, 2014
Maddie starred in a Look Book Video for the portfolio of Parson’s School of Design student Celina de Jesus. Shot at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in NY, NY.
March 25th, 2014
Maddie was asked to perform as a featured performer with The Singer’s Studio Showcase at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. She performed two songs, one of which you can watch here:
January 26th, 2014
Maddie was cast as a featured performer in the Duplex’s Winter Cabaret with PLP Productions, in New York City’s West Village.
You can watch her perform a couple of the songs here:
October 19th, 2013
Maddie graduated from her Improv 101 class at New York Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center! She performed her end-of-session show with her classmates at UCB East on Avenue A in the East Village, NYC.
May 15th, 2013
Maddie graduated from Pace University’s Pforzheimer Honors College. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, with Cum Laude honors, on May 15, 2013, on the beautiful stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Talk about dreamy!
May 13th, 2013
Maddie got accepted into the exclusive Pace University Senior Showcase! She and her talented classmate Ellise Lesser performed a scene from the play Stop Kiss by Diana Son, at The New Theatre at 45th St in midtown Manhattan.
April 13th, 2013
Maddie starred in her last and final Pace Univ. production, in Miscast the Cabaret. In doing so, she helped raise money for the Equity Fights Aids foundation. She performed “Great Big Stuff” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as a solo number.
March 15th, 2013
Maddie performed in her final improv show of her college career… with her lovely Stand Up Production’s improv troupe:
February 25th, 2013
Maddie’s voiceover work was featured in an internationally-broadcast Stride Gum Commercial!
Check it out here:
May 4th, 2012
Maddie can be seen in Pace University’s Stand Up Productions’ new show titled Southern Baptist Sissies (by Del Shores), playing the role of Mothers. In other words, she will be portraying all of the mothers of the featured “sissies,” switching between characters quickly throughout the play.
The Youtube video of Maddie’s 2009 National Youth Award-winning performance of Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables at San Diego Junior Theatre, also starring Ryan Luster (Monsieur Thenardier), has reached 90,000 views.
Other videos of her performance can be viewed here:
November 30th, 2011
Maddie was asked to perform the beloved song, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, at her late Grand-Uncle Nick Reynold’s tribute concert. Mr. Reynolds was a founding member of the seminal folk group The Kingston Trio.
Check out the video here, but make sure to start it at 1:20……. (it took a while to figure out the correct key)….:
September 30th, 2011
Maddie appeared in her first Pace University Mainstage production! She performed the role of Eugenie Grace in The Syringa Tree, by Pamela Gien, directed by Jennifer Holmes.
Maddie starred as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at Coronado Performing Arts Center, directed by Dr. Barbara Wolf.