Maddie Ziegler & Abby Lee Miller

Maddie Ziegler Lands Major Movie Role And Is Quitting Dance Moms!

Maddie Ziegler has officially become a celebrity! The 13-year-old dance superstar just landed a role in the upcoming movie “The Book Of Henry.” 

The Dance Moms star, who guest starred in Pretty Little Liars last year, has been open about her desire to be a Hollywood “triple threat” as a dancer, singer, and actress. Looks like she’s achieved her goal. 


TMZ says Maddie was paid “at least $20,000” for her part in “The Book Of Henry,” where she’ll star alongside Naomi Watts and Sarah Silverman. 

With her movie career taking off, sources say Maddie is officially done with Dance Moms. Season 6 (which is airing now while also filming), will be her last.

Last week Melissa Gisoni was filmed breaking the news of Maddie’s departure to the rest of the cast. Maddie is exiting from both Dance Moms and the ALDC.  Entertainment Tonight reports that it will also be the last season for MacKenzie. Maddie has had one toe shoe out the door for a while.  

In addition to “The Book Of Henry”, Maddie will also begin work on “Sister, a film written and directed by Sia

I hope Abby Lee Miller can cope with the loss of her beloved Maddie – of course, she’ll probably take credit for all of Maddie’s success, since Maddie’s talent had absolutely nothing to do with it! Last year Maddie relocated to LA to pursue more acting roles and simultaneously reduced her participation in Dance Moms.  However, shortly after Maddie’s move Abby also headed out west to open an LA division of the ALDC

Abby herself may also be done with Dance Moms, depending on how her bankruptcy fraud shakes out! Last week leaked paperwork showed that Abby has earned up to $760,000 from Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition since 2011. Her bankruptcy fraud accuses her of hiding more than $755,000 in earnings. Recently Abby was feuding with production and Lifetime arguing for a higher salary, and even took a break from filming last season. Abby also trashed the network for underpaying the dancers, who reportedly made as little as $1,500 per episode! 

Clearly Maddie is worth way more than that and it’s great to see her find success in Hollywood. Maddie’s former co-star Chloe Lukasiak has also been transitioning into acting by landing a role in the Lifetime Movie “Center Stage: Dance Camp”. 

Congratulations Maddie


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