Where is Madeline Zima from The Nanny? Husband, Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Who is Madeline Zima?

Madeline Zima was born on 16 September 1985 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in New Haven, Connecticut USA. She is a 36-year-old actress, writer, producer and director, probably best recognized for landing the role of Grace Sheffield in the CBS sitcom “The Nanny” (1993-1999), playing Mia Lewis in the Showtime comedy-drama series “Californication” (2007-2011), and featuring as Eddy in the drama film “Bombshell” (2019).

How rich is she, as of now? Madeline Zima Net Worth

As of early 2022, Madeline Zima’s net worth is estimated at close to $2 million, earned through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry. She’s worked on over 80 television and film titles since she launched her career back in the early 1990s.


Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Madeline Zima spent her early years in Pennsylvania, where she was raised by her father Dennis and mother Marie Zima. She has two younger sisters, named Yvonne and Vanessa, both of whom are also actresses. She is of Irish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Polish ancestry – her surname comes from her maternal grandfather and means ‘winter’ in Polish. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, Madeline was homeschooled through the Laurel Springs Home School program.

Career Beginnings

Madeline Zima’s career started when she was only two years old, when she appeared in a television commercial for Downy fabric softener.


She and her sister Vanessa were later discovered by Woody Allen in 1990, but her acting career officially started two years later, when she made her feature film debut as Emma Bartel in the psychological thriller film “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle”, directed by Oscar-winning director and writer Curtis Hanson, and was a huge box office hit. She made her TV debut in a small guest appearance as Samantha Silver in the episode “Extended Family” of the Emmy Award-winning NBC legal drama series “Law & Order” in 1993. The same year, she also played Kate Mason in the family comedy film “Mr. Nanny”, alongside Hulk Hogan.

Rise to Prominence

Madeline’s big break came in 1993 when she joined the main cast of the highly popular CBS sitcom “The Nanny”, in which she landed the role of Grace Sheffield until it was ended after six seasons in 1999.

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The series was created by Peter Marc Jacobson and Fran Descher, who also starred in the title role. For her efforts, she won a Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series. Concurrently, she also starred as Gwen in the 1997 romantic comedy film “’Til There Was You”, next to Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dyland McDermott, and portrayed Melinda Judd in the 1998 drama film “Second Chances”, directed by James Fargo. In 1999, she was cast as Danielle Farris in the CBS made-for-TV thriller film “Lethal Vows”, alongside John Ritter and Megan Gallagher. It was followed in 2000 by her portrayal of Rachel Green in the made-for-TV musical drama film “The Sandy Bottom Orchestra”, next to Tom Irwin and Glenne Headly,.

Continued Success

Madeline started the next decade with support roles in such TV series as “The Nightmare Room”, “King Of The Hill”, and “Gilmore Girls”, to name a few.


In 2003, she played the younger version of the title character in the CBS biopic “Lucy”, about the life of famous comedian and actress Lucille Ball. It was followed by her portrayals of Brianna in the 2004 teen romantic comedy film “A Cinderella Story”, in which she shared the screen with Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray; the film was a huge commercial success, grossing over $70 million on a $19 million budget. She then featured as Trisha in the drama film “Looking For Sunday” in 2006, while her next major appearance came when she was chosen to portray the role of Mia Lewis in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime comedy-drama series “Californication”, from 2007 to 2011. The series was created by Tom Kapinos, and starred David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone and Madeleine Martin.

Further Work

In 2008, Madeline Zima landed the roles of Zoey Martin in the direct-to-video black comedy film “Legacy”, and of Frances in the horror mystery thriller film “Dimples”, after which she portrayed Jill Chase in the 2009 horror film “The Collector”, next to Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth and Michael Reilly Burke. Over the next year, she had the recurring part of Gretchen Berg in the NBC drama series “Heroes”, which follows the lives of ordinary people who discover that they have superhuman abilities. It was followed by her appearances as Billie in the Lifetime road film “My Own Love Story”, directed by Olivier Dahan, and as Jessica in the horror film “Trance”, both released in 2010.


The following year, she did the voice-over of Maud in the English version of the French 3D animated film “A Monster In Paris”, which was followed by her portrayals of Rebecca in the independent comedy film “Crazy Eyes” and as Alex Layton in the crime thriller film “Breaking The Girls”, both in 2012.

Roles in the Mid-2010s

In 2013, Madeline had the part of Annie in the romantic comedy-drama film “Crazy Kind Of Love”, in which she shared the screen with Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew and Graham Rogers. Thereafter, she was selected to play Jordan Alexis in the Amazon Prime Video comedy series “Betas” from 2013 to 2014, after which she produced and took the lead role of Holly in the 2014 romantic comedy film “Stuck”, opposite Joel David Moore, then featured as Lauren in the 2015 comedy-drama film “Weepah Way For Now”.

The following year, she played Nora Nichols in the made-for-TV romantic thriller film “I Am Watching You”, next to Brian Ames, followed by the supporting role of Tracey Barberato in the ABC mystery-horror serial drama series “Twin Peaks” (2017), Madeline next starred as Chloe Clarke in the thriller film “Painkillers” (2018), along with Adam Huss and Mischa Barton, and also in 2018, she wrote, produced and directed the short comedy film “Warm Human Magic”.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2019, Madeline starred in the lead role of Sarah in the thriller film “Chain Of Death” and played Eddy in the critically acclaimed drama film “Bombshell”, alongside Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie. Two years later, she played Doris in the drama film “Bliss”, next to Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, and featured as Abby in the action film “Insight”, directed by Livi Zheng.


Most recently, Madeline had the part of Blossom in the 2022 horror-thriller film “Hypochondriac”, which was written and directed by Addison Heimann. Speaking about her upcoming films, it’s announced that she will appear as Leila in the romantic mystery “Diary Of A Spy”, as Diana in the drama “Symphony For A Lost Man”, and will also play Liz Sparks in the upcoming Netflix superhero crime action series “Grendel”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Madeline Zima has short light brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight is around 1120lbs (54kgs). Her vital statistics are 33-25-33, bra size 38C, dress size 2 (US), and shoe size 8 (US).


Personal Life and Hobbies

Madeline Zima is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life, and she tends to keep all the details about it away from the eye of the public. Nonetheless, it’s known that she was previously romantically involved with famous actor Josh Radnor back in 2010, but her current relationship status is a mystery. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

In her spare time, Madeline spends a lot of time with her sisters. She enjoys writing songs and screenplays, singing, and playing guitar, as well as painting and dancing.

She goes horseback riding for exercise and relaxation.

Martha Clifford

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