Jade Pettyjohn

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Jade Pettyjohn is an American actress and singer

Nov 8, 2000

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Personal Details

  • Birthday: November 8, 2000
  • Nationality: American
  • Famous: Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
  • City/State: California, Los Angeles
  • Known as: Jade Elizabeth Pettyjohn
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Gender: Female

Jade Pettyjohn born at

Los Angeles, CA

Birth Place

Jade started her career as an actress in a national commercial following which she received an offer in 2008, to act in a single episode of the CBS TV series ‘The Mentalist.' In 2009, she got the chance of acting in two short films,. She acted in two episodes of ‘United States of Tara,’ but the major breakthrough came when Jade Pettyjohn appeared in the television film ‘An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars’ in 2012, where she received tremendous recognition from the TV industry. She appeared in a recurring role in six episodes of ‘The Last Ship,’in 2014. In 2016, she landed the main role of Summer in Nickelodeon’s ‘School of Rock’, a television series based on the 2003 American musical comedy film of the same name. Our friendship in a nutshell. I get overly excited about tying ties and we laugh about it way harder than we should @lancedaelim thanks for putting up with my bad tying skills. A video posted by Jade Pettyjohn (@jadepettyjohn_official) on May 18, 2016 at 12:06pm PDT

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Portraying McKenna in the film ‘An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars’ was Jade’s first major role in the TV industry. The film revolves around a young girl who finds it difficult to balance the time schedule for her school and her gymnastics career. To prepare for this role, Jade learnt the routines, traits and behavioral quirks of competitive gymnastics by training with the Canadian junior Olympic team for several weeks. This shows her passion for excelling in her parts and her desire to achieve perfection in what she sets her eyes on. As a part of the MyAG doll collection released by the American Girl Franchise, Jade’s McKenna was launched as the “Doll of the Year” in 2012 and was an instant hit. It is still the highest annual selling Doll of the Year till date! Jade’s specialty is that she is known as an all-rounder. She is equally talented in her acting and gymnastics as well as in her school academics and singing, and dancing. Despite being a successful actress at a young age, she concentrates hard on academics and looks to learn. She is very down to earth even though she has reached great heights in her career. An ambitious girl, she dreams of taking her career to even greater heights and is always ready to go that extra mile! Can't help but twirl in this dress xx. West coast you have 30 minutes until the season finale of school of Rock! You won't wanna miss this one ;) #nickelodeon #schoolofrock #standforkidsgala A video posted by Jade Pettyjohn (@jadepettyjohn_official) on Jun 18, 2016 at 8:30pm PDT

What Makes Jade Pettyjohn So Special

She had a regular dance background, so it was not that difficult for her to take up gymnastics. Her role model is Cathy Rigby, with whom she acted in the film, and learnt many things from her. She thinks that life is all about maintaining the right balance which McKenna, her character, taught her. Late night Etta James xx A video posted by Jade Pettyjohn (@jadepettyjohn_official) on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:20pm PDT

Beyond Fame