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Madison Nicole Ziegler (; born September 30, 2002) is an American dancer, actress, author and model. She was initially known for appearing in Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms from 2011 (at age 8) until 2016. Since 2014, she has gained recognition for starring in a series of music videos by Sia, beginning with "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart", which have in total attracted more than 5 billion views on YouTube. Ziegler has appeared in films, television shows, concerts, advertisements and on magazine covers. She was included by Time magazine on its list of the "30 most influential teens" in each of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Ziegler was a judge on the 2016 season of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, toured with Sia in North America and Australia in 2016 and 2017 and has given dance tours with her sister, Mackenzie. Her 2017 memoir, The Maddie Diaries, was a New York Times Best Seller. She voiced the character Camille Le Haut in the animated film Ballerina (2016), appeared as Christina Sickleman in The Book of Henry (2017), played the title role in the film Music (2021) and was Mia in the high school drama film The Fallout (2021). Her social media presence includes an Instagram account with more than 13 million followers. Early life and education Ziegler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni and Kurt Ziegler, who owned a mortgage company. She is of Polish, German and Italian descent. Her parents divorced in 2011, and her mother married Greg Gisoni in 2013. Ziegler began taking dance lessons at the age of two and joined the Abby Lee Dance Company at age four, where she trained in tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, acro, jazz and aerial dance. Ziegler has a younger sister, Mackenzie, a dancer and singer who appeared with her on Dance Moms, two older half-brothers from her father's previous marriage, and two older step-siblings from the previous marriage of her step-father, Greg Gisoni, a vice-president at Westinghouse Electric Company.Ziegler attended Sloan Elementary School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, until 2013, when she left to be homeschooled. Ziegler was raised in Murrysville, but as a teenager she began to work and spend most of her time in Los Angeles. From early 2017 to mid-2018, Ziegler dated Australian teenager Jack Kelly, the son of former New York Yankees infielder Pat Kelly. In 2019 she began dating singer Eddie Benjamin. Career Dance Moms and music videos With Abby Lee Dance Company, Ziegler won numerous titles at regional, state and national dance competitions, including the 2014 Dancers Choice Award for Favorite Dancer 17 & Under. In 2010, Ziegler performed for Paula Abdul's reality television program Live to Dance. In 2011, eight-year-old Ziegler and her mother appeared on the first season of Lifetime's Dance Moms, a reality show about the young dancers on Abby Lee Miller's Abby Lee Dance Company Elite Competition Team and their often quarrelsome mothers. Ziegler "emerged as the preternaturally polished standout on six seasons" on the show, where she continued to appear alongside her mother and younger sister, Mackenzie, until 2016, their last season on the show. In 2013, Ziegler made guest appearances on a spin-off program, Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. Dance Moms helped to make Ziegler "one of the most famous dancers in the entertainment world currently. ... [She inspires] other dancers to pursue their dreams with originality and grace."Ziegler has appeared in music videos for such artists as Alexx Calise, Sia and Todrick Hall. She gained wide notice, at the age of 11, by starring in the 2014 video for "Chandelier" by Sia, who discovered her on Dance Moms. The video won the ARIA Music Award for Best Video and received nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year and Best Choreography, winning the latter. It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2015. It has received more than 2 billion views on YouTube, and at one point it was the 13th most viewed YouTube video of all time. Ziegler said of the choreography: "It was really different and weird for me, because I usually don't, you know, be a crazy person every time. It was so fun to do and it was really out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I'm used to competition dances where you're like, Point your legs! But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it."In 2015, Ziegler starred with Shia LaBeouf in "Elastic Heart", another Sia video, which has accumulated more than 1 billion YouTube views. Later that year, Ziegler starred in the music video for "Big Girls Cry" to complete her trilogy of videos from Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear. Ziegler danced to Sia's vocals on several television shows in 2014 and 2015, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live, as well as at the Hollywood Bowl. By the end of 2015, Ziegler had performed with Sia on the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times. She also performed to "Chandelier", alongside Sia and Kristen Wiig, at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" videos were both selected as part of PopSugar's 2016 list of "25 of the Best Dance Videos of the Last Decade". In 2016, Ziegler starred in a fourth Sia video, "Cheap Thrills", from the album This Is Acting. A Teen Vogue reviewer wrote that Ziegler "delivers another powerful performance". This was followed by a fifth Sia video, later that year, for "The Greatest". The video of the song has accumulated more than 600 million YouTube views. Reviewing Ziegler's performance, Kathleen Hildebrand wrote in Süddeutsche Zeitung that anyone who has seen Ziegler's "iconic" movement will never again return to "boringly ordinary" MTV videos. Ziegler continued the collaboration with Sia and the group LSD in the music videos for Thunderclouds (2018) and "No New Friends" (2019). Ziegler also dances in the music video for Sia's single, "Together", from the soundtrack of Sia's 2021 film, Music. Other activities, 2012–present Acting In 2012, Ziegler landed her first professional acting job, portraying the character Young Deb on an episode of the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. In 2014, Ziegler appeared as a guest star in Episode 34 of HitStreak Summer, a made-for-mobile series. She continued her acting career in 2015 with guest spots on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally and ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. In January 2016, she guest starred in the episode "Ballet and the Beasts" on Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. She returned to Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn in January 2017 in the episode "Keeping Up with the Quadashians".Ziegler voiced the character Camille in the animated film, Ballerina (2016), released in the US in 2017 as Leap!, and played Christina in the feature film The Book of Henry (2017). Colin Trevorrow, the director of The Book of Henry, told Entertainment Weekly that Ziegler "is e.... Discover the Maddie James popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Maddie James books.

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Protect Me Not

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The Chief Financial Officer of the non-profit Cerise Thacker runs has been cooking her books. The DA fears the CFO's deep family roots will come after her, particularly after the CFO states ...

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Not This Christmas

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When Nora Patterson rear-ends Reverend Rock Peters' SUV on a secluded mountain road one snowy Christmas Eve, she finds herself temporarily snowbound with the attractive minister. She has pra...

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Ethan: Black Sheep Cowboy

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Navy SEAL Ethan MacKay returns to Sweet Grass Ranch to recuperate from an injury suffered on a mission, and eventually help manage the South Dakota family ranch with his identical twin...

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Harbor Falls Box Set, Books 1 & 2

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Welcome to Harbor Falls! This two-book bundle is your series starter into the Harbor Falls Romance Series! Enjoy the first two books in the series, sold at a discount, so ...

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Lost and Found

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Snowbound in a secluded cabin. Lost in ghosts of the past. Driven by a life unfulfilled. All Blaire Kincaid wants is to make her own way in the world, so...

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Tame My Heart

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What's a small town cop to do when the love of his life runs away when he pops the question? Call in the matchmaker for backup, of course!Katie Long is not about to be sad...

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The Cowboy's Secret Baby

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She's the maid of honor. He's the best man. Both are keeping secrets from the other....The long-requested sequel to Maddie James' first published novel, Roses...

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Her Forever Dream

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Can souls touch through dreams and find their way home again?Jackson Porter seeks to fulfill his mother, Claire Porter's, dying request, and find answers about the imagina...

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Match My Heart

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Suzie Hart Matthews is hard at work on her new cookbook, Perfectly Matched, when she asks the local wallflower, Mary Lou Picketts, to help her with a project.Mary L...

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Double Crossed

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A small town romantic suspense novel.Two years after Kate Cooper's law enforcement husband is murdered on the job, she finds herself falling for another man. When that man...

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One More Kiss

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New Year's Eve is just around the corner and Emma Jo Baker has tried every trick in the book to land a date for the annual New Year's Eve Bash at Falls Lake Lodge. This year she doesn't want...

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Crazy for You

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A vacation romance run amok. Does what happens in Jamaica always stay in Jamaica?  Tasha Smith enjoys her laid-back life running her shop called,

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Christmas Comes to Dickens

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Welcome to Dickens—a quaint New England town bustling with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We have the annual tree lighting in the town square, a snowman bu...

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All of My Heart

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"True love conquers all—isn't that why we read these books?" EmmaRae, Romancing the Book (Review for All of My Heart)Life is perfect.When Suzie...

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Callie: Rock Creek Ranch

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When Callie McKenna's New York future collides head-on with her Montana past, she is faced with making a life-altering decision.Callie McKenna is going home. Her fa...

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No Sweeter Match

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When master chocolate taster, Scott Matthews, escapes to Harbor Falls to visit his brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Suzie Hart Matthews, he has only one request—no talk about work, and ...

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The Heartbreaker

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The heartbreaker is back in town.Dr. Sam Kirk broke Lucki Stevenson's heart in high school. Years later, he's moved back into his childhood home—the house next...

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Perfectly Matched

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Perfectly Matched in Harbor FallsThe COMPLETE 15-book Harbor Falls Romance CollectionNestled in the rolling hills of the North Carolina Blue Ridg...

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Miss Matched Hearts

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As local celebrity chef Suzie Hart starts to step out of her regional fame and into the bigger world, she launches her debut cooking show with some local flavor—a blind date matchmaking...

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Witchling Summoned

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Jade McIntire is flunking out of WWU—Witches & Warlocks University. While retaking Potions & Lotions 201 for the third time, on the eve of Halloween no less, she meets up with a Hi...

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Christmastime in Harbor Falls: Holiday Boxed Set

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Christmastime in Harbor Falls shares four romantic stories set during the Christmas holidays in Harbor Falls. Chef Suzie Hart Matthews provides continuity between the stories wit...

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Protecting Sarah: Branded Filly Ranch

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When Cole Stevens travels from Montana to Texas to close a business deal with his old friend, Chandler West, he never expects to close in on a relationship, too. But with one brief flicke...

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That One Summer

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A Tuckaway Bay Short Story - Series Starter He's the one who got away. She's the one who couldn't commit.Twenty years ago, Lia Langston left ...

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The Rancher's Second Chance: Rock Creek Ranch

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When John Rankin's wife Annie dies, leaving him with two children to raise, he's not quite sure how he can do that and run a working cattle ranch, too. Annie's domain was home and hea...

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Taking A Chance

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She rescued a cat and gave the feline a furever home. Did she find her forever man in the process?The peaceful town of Brownsfield, Texas, is ...

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Parker: Rock Creek Ranch

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The last thing Parker Rankin expects the day of his father's funeral is for life to throw him another curveball--especially a red-headed, no-nonsense, curveball like Reba Morris. 

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Freshly Dead

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All Mitzi Winston wants is enough money to pay this month's mortgage payment. That's the only reason she even considers the phone sex job. Ever since her husband's disappearance, she's held ...

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Take My Heart

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When Shelley Hart ran off and married her sister's fiancé, the whole town of Harbor Falls was in a twitter. A few years later, with her husband deceased and two little girls to take c...

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A Perfect Escape

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She dared to escape. Did she run straight into the arms of more trouble? Megan Thomas is running for her life. From Chicago, from the mob, from her controlling...

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Trust Me

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The Story of BlueThe year is 2095. The Americas Revolution has ended. And Cyan Sebastian—the last blue-eyed, Caucasian woman known to exist in the Western hemisphere—i...

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Her Forever Love

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Can lost souls reunite across time, when all hope at love has been abandoned and demons of the past refuse to go away?Pitched from a ship during a violent storm in ...

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His Forever Kiss

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Soul Mates, Book 1Can souls touch through time and hold on when all odds are against them?Claire Winslow vacations on an East Coast barrier island, content wi...

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The Christmas Nanny

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When yet another acting rejection stuns Wynter Holly, she decides to give up acting altogether—until her friends set her up for potential success with an unconventional, and per...

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Tempt Me

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Detective Jordan Cross has one thing on her mind—get the bastard killing kids in her small southern city; the person she thinks is also responsible for her niece's disappearance.

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Star Crossed

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When Jasmine Walker returns to Harbor Falls after a fifteen-year absence—she expects to tie up some legalities of a will and head back to her home in Atlanta that same day. What she doe...

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Safe Haven

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Whose past has come back to haunt them?Rebekah McCauley is back home after ten long years of living and working in New York City. She left the Big Apple under circu...

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She's roses... Playing good sport to appease her best friend was one thing, but sophisticated Kim Martin was hardly equipped for a Colorado camping trip. Especially when their ...

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When Emma Lavender is called to corporate headquarters at the end of her first week of employment at WestInn Hotels, she is shocked at the proposition offered by the company CEO.

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What happened when Little Red Riding Hood grew up?Garnet Boudreaux is going home. Not to her apartment in New York City but to her childhood home in the bayou. She ...

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Jake's Temptation: Remington Ranch

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She's from the wrong side of the tracks. He's a rich bad boy with a past. Neither think they are good enough for the other.Mira Featherstone knows her place in life...

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Broken

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Rodeo took him from her once. Will it take him again? It's been a decade since Garth Nash left the Triple R Ranch to become a bull riding star. Now he's back h...

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It's a Dickens of a Cookie!

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Welcome to Dickens—a quaint New England town bustling with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We have the annual tree lighting in the town square...

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The Dating Game

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Suzie Hart is earning quite the reputation as a matchmaking chef in the small town of Harbor Falls, North Carolina. Can she navigate the dating game for Lyssa Larkin?When ...

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The Husband List

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When Suzie Hart's success as the matchmaking chef hits the national foodie scene, her publicist produces a list of requirements totally unrelated to Suzie's newfound cooking show success....

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Chase My Heart

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Suzie Hart is back in Harbor Falls after her television debut in New York. She and her cousin, Sydney, have a number of catering gigs lined up. She'd love to fix Sydney up with a date but...

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Dance into My Heart

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Gracie Hart lives a quiet life in Harbor Falls, North Carolina, until the renters move in next door!"A heartwarming emotional story.""Captured my att...

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Falling for Grace (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Falling for Grace (Unabridged)

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Amazon top 100 best seller - Contemporary Romance Former ballerina Gracie Hart is now known as the Diva of Romance in small town Franklinville, KY. The owner of a successful, s...

Rawhide and Roses (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rawhide and Roses (Unabridged)

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From the author ofBroken She's roses... Playing good sport to appease her best friend was one thing, but sophisticated Kim Martin was hardly equipped for a Colorado...

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A Perfect Escape (Unabridged)

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Megan Thomas is running for her life. From Chicago, from the mob, from her controlling husband. She runs to the only place she ever felt at peace: a North Carolina barrier island she remembe...

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