Maddie Ziegler Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Maddie Ziegler Guest Judges on 'Project Runway' Tonight!

Maddie Ziegler Guest Judges on 'Project Runway' Tonight!

Maddie Ziegler is taking over the catwalk tonight on Project Runway!

Tonight’s all-new episode is all dance inspired and the designers will be treated to a private screening of Maddie‘s animated movie, Leap!

They’ll also get to see a performance by the Hiplet dance troupe from the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, who fuse classical ballet techniques with hip-hop and urban dance styles, to inspire their designs.

Future guest judges include Kelsea Ballerini, Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain, and Sophia Stallone.


Project Runway airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on Lifetime.

maddie ziegler project runway leap inspired 01
maddie ziegler project runway leap inspired 02
maddie ziegler project runway leap inspired 03
maddie ziegler project runway leap inspired 04

Maddie Ziegler Had Her First Crush When She Was Just Five Years Old

Maddie Ziegler Had Her First Crush When She Was Just Five Years Old

We all know Maddie Ziegler‘s super-relatable first crush, but we didn’t know how young her infatuation started!

The 14-year-old dancer and actress revealed in a new video interview that her crush on Zac Efron started when she was only five years old.

“I saw High School Musical and I fell in love,” she told Teen Vogue. “To this day I am obsessed with him and I would like to be in Baywatch 2 with him.”

Maddie also revealed that her first role model was Miley Cyrus because she was “obsessed” with Hannah Montana.

She was just a Disney girl, living in a Disney world!

Watch the full video of Maddie‘s “firsts” inside More Here! »

Maddie Ziegler Continues Filming 'Sister' with Kate Hudson

Maddie Ziegler Continues Filming 'Sister' with Kate Hudson

Maddie Ziegler films an intense scene outside with co-star Kate Hudson on Tuesday (August 22) in Los Angeles.

The 14-year-old dancer was spotted listening to music on her blue headphones while rocking a pink fanny pack as she and Kate worked on their upcoming movie Sister.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Maddie Ziegler

Joining Maddie and Kate on set was their director Sia and the three ladies were spotted sharing a laugh as took a break in between scenes.

Maddie recently gushed about how much she loves working with Sia and Kate on their upcoming movie!

10+ pictures inside of Maddie Ziegler working on her movie in LA…

kate hudson plays recycled teenager on sister set with sia 01
kate hudson plays recycled teenager on sister set with sia 02
kate hudson plays recycled teenager on sister set with sia 03
kate hudson plays recycled teenager on sister set with sia 04
kate hudson plays recycled teenager on sister set with sia 05

Maddie Ziegler Would Rather Dance in Front of Strangers Than Close Friends

Maddie Ziegler Would Rather Dance in Front of Strangers Than Close Friends

Maddie Ziegler dons a short blonde wig in a new photoshoot (and looks fierce) and talks all about where she got her confidence from, and what makes her so strong.

“Going on stage in front of a thousand people — that’s kind of where I got all my confidence from,” the Book of Henry star told Mane Addicts. “It’s weird, but I would rather dance in front of a thousand people than dance in front of my closest friends, because they know me so well and that stresses me out. If it’s a group of people that I don’t know then it’s totally fine.”

She also opened up about her insecurities diving into the acting world.

“This is the first time people are going to see me [acting] so I hope they take me seriously as an actress and don’t categorize me as a dancer, or say she’s in the Sia videos, or she’s on Dance Moms,” she explained. “Now I act too, and I don’t want people to just see me as a dancer.”

Maddie is currently filming a new movie with Kate Hudson written by Sia, Sister, so we don’t think she has to worry to much.

maddie ziegler mane addicts dance strangers 01
maddie ziegler mane addicts dance strangers 02
maddie ziegler mane addicts dance strangers 03
maddie ziegler mane addicts dance strangers 04
maddie ziegler mane addicts dance strangers 05

Maddie Ziegler Gushes Over Co-Star Kate Hudson: 'She Knows How To Do Everything'

Maddie Ziegler Gushes Over Co-Star Kate Hudson: 'She Knows How To Do Everything'

Maddie Ziegler dances her way through a walk in the park while filming Sister in Los Angeles on Monday (August 21).

The young actress danced along to the music in her headphones just behind co-stars Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom, Jr.

“She’s amazing I mean she knows how to do everything, she’s the most incredible actor and she’s probably my biggest inspiration in life — her and Sia, two girl empowerment, they’re amazing,” Maddie shared with ET over the weekend, gushing over Kate.

She also shared as much as she could about the movie in general.

“You’ll have to see!” she said. “It’s really fun and like I said, it’s something completely different and something people won’t expect.”

maddie ziegler dance though movie kate hudson quotes 01
maddie ziegler dance though movie kate hudson quotes 02
maddie ziegler dance though movie kate hudson quotes 03
maddie ziegler dance though movie kate hudson quotes 04
maddie ziegler dance though movie kate hudson quotes 05

Maddie Ziegler Says Her 'Leap!' Character Is An Example of What Not To Be in the Dance Scene

Maddie Ziegler Says Her 'Leap!' Character Is An Example of What Not To Be in the Dance Scene

In Leap!, Maddie Ziegler plays possibly the meanest ballerina ever — which is definitely a stark contrast for how she is in real life.

“I feel like there are so many snobby ballerinas in real life and I’ve had to deal with a lot of mean dancers,” the 14-year-old dancer/actress shared with ET over the weekend, pointing out that her character Camille is just like them. “But I guess my character’s just an example of what not to be in the dance scene.”

And as for real life haters? Maddie has zero time to deal with those.

“Just block ‘em out,” she adds. “I just act like they don’t matter at all and you know what? Their opinion means one thing but maybe it’s just [to] them and not to anyone else you know?”

Maddie says, “I can’t let one person get in my way.”

Maddie Ziegler's Sister Mackenzie Supports Her at 'Leap!' Premiere!

Maddie Ziegler's Sister Mackenzie Supports Her at 'Leap!' Premiere!

Maddie Ziegler‘s new movie Leap! is being released in less than a week and her sister Mackenzie showed up to support at the premiere!

The sisters both walked the carpet at the event on Saturday morning (August 19) at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance were Maddie‘s co-star Carly Rae Jepsen, Dance MomsNia Sioux, and Bunk’d‘s Skai Jackson.

FYI: Maddie is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress. Carly Rae is wearing a Needle & Thread dress. Skai is wearing a Cynthia Rowley dress. Mackenzie is wearing a Zimmermann dress.

15+ pictures inside of Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler at the premiere… More Here! »

maddie ziegler carly rae jepsen leap premiere 01
maddie ziegler carly rae jepsen leap premiere 02
maddie ziegler carly rae jepsen leap premiere 03
maddie ziegler carly rae jepsen leap premiere 04
maddie ziegler carly rae jepsen leap premiere 05

Maddie Ziegler, Millie Bobby Brown & Grace VanderWaal Are the Girl Group We All Want To Be Part Of

Maddie Ziegler, Millie Bobby Brown & Grace VanderWaal Are the Girl Group We All Want To Be Part Of

Maddie Ziegler, Grace VanderWaal, and Millie Bobby Brown presented together at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards last weekend — and the experience is resonating will all of them.

The 14-year-old dancer, and Millie and Grace, both 13, all took to Instagram in the aftermath of the awards to share their thoughts on finally meeting one another and we cannot stop smiling.

“Teens are changing the world,” Maddie wrote, “and these girls are so inspiring to me. I’m so happy that girls like me, Millie, and Grace are not afraid to be vocal on opinions we believe in. Never be afraid to go for what you want. Be you. And have fun!”

“I finally got to meet @milliebobbybrown and @maddieziegler, two incredibly talented girls I’m honored to call my friends,” Grace captioned her Insta.

“Girl empowerment is what I wanted to represent,” Millie wrote, “and for me tonight was about celebrating a youthful generation with a talented singer songwriter and an incredible dancer and actor. I had the honor to share the stage with them and to show that girls from London, Pittsburgh, and New York have made it this far with our beautiful fans.”

YOU GUYS. Can we join this group of powerful, supportive, and talented young women?

A post shared by maddie (@maddieziegler) on