Biography

Actress Madeline Carroll -- not to be confused with the British screen performer Madeleine Carroll from the '30s and '40s -- debuted as a preteen star in the mid-2000s and specialized in glossy, big-budget Hollywood productions from a plethora of genres. Roles included that of Cocoa in the holiday comedy The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Allison in the teen-oriented slasher film When a Stranger Calls (2006), and (in her most prominent role up through that time) Molly, a 12-year-old whose actions shove her washed-up father (Kevin Costner) into the public limelight, in Joshua Michael Stern's political comedy Swing Vote (2008). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi