Mikey Madison as Max | Better Things on FX

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Mikey Madison


Mikey Madison plays “Max,” Sam’s oldest, college-bound daughter, magnetic but wracked by self-doubt, who wears her heart on her sleeve and is woefully ill-suited for adulthood.

Madison is quickly establishing herself as a highly-sought-after young actress in film and television. She currently stars alongside Pamela Adlon in FX’s critically acclaimed series Better Things and will next appear in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opposite Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.

Madison can also be seen in the feature film Nostalgia directed by Mark Pellington starring opposite Catherine Keener, where she plays the lone survivor of a car accident that took the life of Keener’s daughter. Additionally, she co-starred in Monster alongside Jennifer Hudson, Nas and A$AP Rocky. The film, based on the best-selling novel by Walter Dean Myers, follows Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student and aspiring filmmaker who prosecutors deem a “monster” after being charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit.

Madison is a former equestrian who found success on the hunter/jumper circuit. She is based in Los Angeles.