Jade Pettyjohn Wiki Bio
Jade Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 8 November 2000 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who’s appeared in close to 40 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of Shelby, one of the main characters in the 2018 action crime movie “Destroyer”. It was directed by Karyn Kusama, also starred Nicole Kidman and Toby Kebbell, and follows a police detective who has decided to reconnect with people from her past; the movie won three of the 23 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, parents and education
Jade was raised in Los Angeles by her parents, about whom nothing’s known as she respects their privacy; she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, which is why most people believe Jade to be an only child.
She became interested in dancing at a very early age, and was four when her parents enrolled her at dancing school.
At the age of seven, she joined a local dance troupe, and also launched her acting career, with her portrayal of Julie Sands in the episode “Ladies in Red” of the hit mystery crime series “The Mentalist”. It was created by Bruno Heller, starred Simon Baker and Robin Tunney, and follows a psychic who has admitted that he’s fake, and is now helping the police capture a man who murdered his wife and daughter; the series aired from 2008 to 2015, and won four of the 21 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Jade continued acting and dancing throughout her entire education; it’s said that she was home-schooled because of her career, and that she passed her GED tests in 2019.
Roles in movies
Jade made her debut film appearance in the 2009 short drama “S.H.M.I.L.U.”, and the same year saw her star in the short science fiction drama “Stranger”.
She gained recognition in 2012, when cast to star as McKenna Brooks in the family sports drama “McKenna Shoots for the Stars”, directed by Vince Marcello, and which also starred Kerris Dorsey and Nia Vardalos. The movie follows a young American gymnast, who’s struggling to balance her training and education. A couple of Jade’s following roles were in the family drama “Dakota’s Summer”, the family comedy “All I Want for Christmas” both in 2014, and the 2015 comedy “Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday Special”.
In 2016, Jade was cast to play the lead character Young Karen, in the action crime drama “Shangri-La Suite”, written and directed by Eddie O’Keefe, and which also starred Emily Browning and Luke Grimes. The film follows two lovers living in 1974, who have decided to travel to Los Angeles, California to kill the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The year 2018 saw Jade appear in a couple of movies, including the biographical drama “Trial by Fire”, and the comedy “Kansas City”.
Most recently, in 2019 Jade played the main character Kathy, in the mystery crime drama “L. A. Confidential”, directed by Michael Dinner, and which also starred Walton Goggins and Sarah Jones; the movie follows the lives of three homicide detectives.
Roles in TV series
In 2010, Jade played Kammy in two episodes of the romantic comedy drama “United States of Tara”, while the following years saw her make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the action drama “The Cape”, the mystery crime drama “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”, and the fantasy crime drama “Grimm”.
In 2014 and 2015, she played the supporting character Ava Tophet in the popular action science fiction drama “The Last Ship”, created by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane, and which starred Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Charles Parnell. The movie follows the crew of a naval destroyer, who have just learned that nearly all humans on land have been killed by a virus; it won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
Jade was then cast to play the supporting character Chloe Hartman in the popular family action comedy “Henry Danger”, and she made a guest appearance as Madeline Sorenson, in the 2016 episode “A Bunker Hill Christmas” of the drama “Pure Genius”.
Between 2016 and 2018, she played the main character Summer Hathaway, in the popular musical family comedy “School of Rock”, created by Steve and Jim Armogida, and which also starred Breanna Yde and Ricardo Hurtado.
It follows a former rocker who’s now working as a substitute teacher at a private preparatory school, and is there teaching children about rock ‘n’ roll; the series won two of the 15 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
Three of Jade’s most recent roles in TV series have been in three episodes of the comedy drama “The Righteous Gemstones” in 2019, seven episodes of the 2020 drama mini-series “Little Fires Everywhere” and eight episodes of the 2021 mystery crime drama “Big Sky”.
Jade voiced Girl Who Forgot Her Name in the English version of the 2016 video game “World of Final Fantasy”.
She has been featured in a couple of documentaries, including the 2012 short series “On the Spot Interviews”, the 2014 short video “Behind the Scenes of Dakota’s Summer”, and the 2016 series “Teens Wanna Know”.
Jade has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including “The John Kerwin Show”, “Home & Family” and “Paradise Run”.
Awards and nominations
Jade won a 2018 Northeast Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film, for her performance in “The Black Ghiandola”.
She was also nominated for a 2018 Young Entertainer Award for Best Young Ensemble – Television Series, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “School of Rock”.
Love life and boyfriend
Jade prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. Since 2018, she has been in a relationship with the non-celebrity American boy Finn Dayton; Finn prefers to stay away from media, but a lot about him is still known, mostly thanks to his LinkedIn account. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and is today working at the university as a campus tour guide, and at its School of Engineering as a section leader 106 program.
Jade and Finn have been seen spending time together in public on a number of occasions, while Finn has also kept her company during some of her red carpet events.
As of November 2021, Jade’s in a long-term relationship with Finn Dayton, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
She’s an Instagram star, and is today followed by nearly two million people, while she has uploaded over 500 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her spending time outdoors.
Jade is a huge dog-lover, and her pet dog can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
She’s physically highly active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, while she’s also into practicing gymnastics and yoga.
She likes to travel, and her acting career has taken her to a couple of US states, as well as to several European countries, including Germany and France; Jade’s dream travel destination is Hawaii.
She likes to watch movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Channing Tatum and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “Dear John”, “The Runaway Bride” and “Notting Hill”.
She’s a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends, so Jade’s a bit of a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.
Age, height and net worth
Jade’s age is 21. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft (1.5m) and she weighs around 100lbs (45kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.