Madeleine Madden (born 29 January 1997) is an Australian actor. She is best known for playing Egwene al’Vere in the Amazon Prime series The Wheel of Time.
Early Life and Career
Born in Sydney, Australia on January 29, 1997.
Madden grew up around Redfern, a Sydney inner city suburb, and attended Rose Bay Secondary College. The daughter of Lee Madden (Gadigal and Bundjalung) 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 actor Miah Madden. Their father died in a car accident in 2003.
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. She has also starred in The Moodys, Jack Irish, My Place and The Code. In 2010, she starred in the mini series Tomorrow, When the War Began which is based on the John Marsden series of young adult books. In 2018, she played Marion Quade in the mini series Picnic at Hanging Rock, Crystal Swan in the TV mini series Mystery Road and Immy DuPain in the series Pine Gap. She currently stars as Egwene al’Vere in Amazon’s adaptation of The Wheel of Time novels.
Madden has starred in short films by Deborah Mailman, and Meryl Tankard and co-starred with Christina Ricci and Jack Thompson in Around the Block. Her first film acting job was at 8 years old. She aims to become a director in the future.
In 2019, Madden made her big Hollywood debut as Sammy in the Nickelodeon film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
Madeleine’s mother’s name is Hetti Perkins.
Hetti Kemerre Perkins (born 1965) is an art curator and writer. She is the eldest daughter of Australian Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins and German Eileen Munchenberg, a granddaughter of Hetty Perkins, sister to film director Rachel Perkins and brother Adam Perkins, and mother to actress Madeleine Madden. Hetti Perkins is an Eastern Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman from Central Australia, she attended Melrose High School in Canberra, with her sister.
Hetti Perkins was the curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney for thirteen years, but resigned from the job in 2011. She was a member of the International Selection Committee for the Biennale of Sydney in 2000. In 2010 she made a three-part ABC documentary called Art + Soul that was shown by ABC in October 2010 (which was also shown as “Aborginernas konst” on Sveriges Television).
Madeleine’s father’s name is Lee Madden (Gadigal and Bundjalung). her father died in a car accident in 2003.
She has two older sisters and two younger half-sisters, including actor Miah Madden.
Madeleine Madden is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Madeleine Madden is also not yet married.
Madeleine Madden’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $1.2 million – $3.5 million.