Madelaine Petsch is known for portraying Cheryl Blossom on The CW television series Riverdale, playing the role of Eliza in the fantasy thriller movie, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) and in Polaroid (2018).
Born Name Madelaine Petsch
Nick Name Mads
Born: August 18, 1994, 25 years and 0 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Leo
Years active 2015–present
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Light Brown
Height 5 ft 5¾ in or 167 cm
Measurements 33-24-34 in or 84-61-86 cm
Bra size 32B
Natural red locks
Round plump lips
Madelaine went to the public school. For her high school education, she decided to go for an arts high school.
After high school graduation, she decided against going to college as she wanted to focus on her acting career.
Siblings – Shaun Petsch (Brother)
Petsch grew up in Port Orchard, Washington. At the age of three, she developed a passion for dance and began dance classes, theatre classes followed two years later. Petsch parents are from South Africa, and she spent the first ten years of her life dividing her time between South Africa and Washington.
She was bullied as a child. She attended the Tacoma School of the Arts and relocated to Los Angeles after graduating.
Petsch appeared in a national advertising campaign for Coca-Cola in 2014. In February 2016, she was cast as Cheryl Blossom in The CW Riverdale, having been pinned for the role since late 2015 after meeting the casting director, who was at the time working on Legends of Tomorrow. The series began filming in September of that year and premiered on January 26, 2017.
In March 2017, she joined the cast of Polaroid.
In April 2018, Petsch collaborated with sunglasses company Prive Revaux and released her own collection of sunglasses.
At the age of 14, she became a vegan, after being raised vegetarian. She has also participated in an awareness campaign for PETA.
Madelaine Petsch is represented by
CESD Talent Agency
Global Artists Agency
Primary Wave Entertainment
In February 2017, she starred in a print advert for the animal rights organization, PETA. She wore bok choy suit for the advert, which was titled as Turn Over a New Leaf—Go Vegan.
In 2015, Madelaine made her first film appearance in the sci-fi movie The Hive as Current Girl #2.
First TV Show
In 2015, she was seen in an episode of the comedy-drama series, Instant Mom as a mermaid.
Madelaine Petsch Favorite Things
Lipstick – Baby Mauve from Urban Decay
Contouring Product – Maybelline Facestudio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick
Sunscreen Product – EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
Cleansing Product – Avene scent-free wash
Moisturizer – Avene Skin Recovery Cream
Highlighter – Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Powder Veil
Fiction Books – Harry Potter series
Madelaine Petsch Facts
Madelaine was raised as a vegetarian. At the age of 14, she decided to go vegan and since then, has claimed that milk and eggs were making her lethargic.
When it comes to doing her lips even for her onscreen characters, she doesn’t trust the makeup artists and likes to do it on her own.
When she was born, her father wanted to name her as ‘Street.’ However, her mother wasn’t happy with it, so instead, she suggested that they put ‘Lane’ in her first name, which eventually evolved to Madelaine.
When she was initially called in for Riverdale auditions, the casting director and producers wanted her for the role of Betty Cooper. However, about 4 months into the auditions, they switched her to Cheryl.
She is afraid of open water bodies and ironically her first scene in Riverdale was in a glass-bottomed boat. She had a panic attack just before they shot the scene.
She wanted to become an actress since the age of 3. By the age of 2, her parents had put her in a dancing class.
She started taking theater classes at the age of 5 and the first role she ever played in the theater was of magic carpet in Aladdin Jr. She had to do a lot of tap dancing for her role.
Her family had moved to South Africa when she was 8 years old. When she was 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
During her early struggling days in Los Angeles, she used to work at Barista coffee joint to support herself financially.