katie   •   October 10,2018

katie   •   June 6,2018

Remember how I said Jade is on fire?

Andrew Caldwell (iZombie), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) and Anthony Keyvan (Fresh Off The Boat) are set as series regulars opposite John Slattery, Rafe Spall and Allison Tollman in Hulu’s political, dystopian half-hour comedy pilot Kansas City, from Amblin TV and Sony Pictures TV.

Set in Kansas City, the single-camera project, which has yet to get a formal pilot greenlight but already is in production, was written by Zev Borow (Lethal Weapon), with Rhys Thomas (Comrade Detective) set to direct.

Kansas City is set in a future where the city is separated by a wall between liberals and conservatives. Absurd misinformation and enmity rage as the two cities aim to undermine each other. In West Kansas City, political heavyweight Ellis Brookmeyer (Slattery) holds sway. His former son-in-law, Ben Graham (Spall), lives in East K.C. and yearns to be reunited with his daughter Clarissa (Pettyjohn, who lives in West K.C.). To accomplish this Ben gets involved with an East K.C. intelligence operation, with consequences he can not predict, let alone control.

Caldwell will play Seth, the top-selling hot tub, spa tub, and home sauna salesmen in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. He is also an operative for the East Kansas City Intelligence Service.

Pettyjohn’s Clarissa is a high school sophomore, church-goer, and aspiring jazz singer, who feels close to all the members of her family regardless of which side of the wall they call home.

Keyvan is Jamaal, a 16-year-old who recently moved to West Kansas City from Chicago, another country, literally. Clarissa (Pettyjohn) befriends him and the two expand each other’s worldview in ways neither thought possible.

Caldwell recurred as Harley Jones on the CW’s iZombie and recently guest-starred on Netflix’s American Vandal, among other credits. He’s repped by Artists First and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

Pettyjohn will next appear alongside Nicole Kidman in feature Destroyer and Laura Dern in Trial By Fire, both set for a fall release.  On TV, she was most recently seen as Summer Hathaway in Nick’s School of Rock. Pettyjohn is repped by Innovative Artists and manager Karen Renna.


katie   •   June 6,2018

Wow! Jade is absolutely on fire with these movies right now. Check out more information below! Congratulations Jade. We are so proud of you!

EXCLUSIVE: Cornelius Smith Jr. has locked in his first post-Scandal project. The actor has been cast the in the Benedict Andrews-directed political thriller, Against All Enemies, which will begin filming this summer. Smith Jr. joins Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Vince Vaughn, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, and Colm Meaney in the pic, which is inspired by true events

Jade Pettyjohn has also joined the cast as Jenny Kowalski, daughter of Carl Kowalski played by Vaughn.

The plot centers on iconic actress Jean Seberg (Stewart) who, in the late 1960s, was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO in retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party.

Smith will play the role of Ray Robertson, a seemingly nice guy in cahoots with FBI agent Carl Kowalski who sets up one of his friends to take a fall.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik are producing alongside Kate Garwood and Stephen Hopkins, as well as Andrew Levitas of Metalwork Pictures. Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (Edge of Tomorrow 2) penned the script and will serve as executive producers.

Smith, who starred as Marcus Walker for four seasons of the ABC political drama, is repped by APA, Grandview, and Hansen Jacobsen Teller. Repped by Innovative and Karen Renna, Pettyjohn will next appear alongside Nichole Kidman in Destroyer and Laura Dern in Trial by Fire.


katie   •   May 5,2018

Beginning her career with breakout roles on hit TV shows such as The Mentalist and United States of Tara, Jade Pettyjohn is one of the names you need to remember this year. Known primarily for her role as Summer on School of Rock, Jade has already been in the industry for a decade, working on everything from a hit Nickelodeon show to an upcoming crime Thriller alongside Nicole Kidman. Having just wrapped up some major films, Jade still manages to stay true to herself, grounded and motivated. We sat down with Jade at the Kimpton Everly hotel to talk about her new roles in upcoming shows and films, her struggles and successes in the entertainment industry and what self-care means to her.

Taylor Magazine: Tell me a bit about you and what you’re up to at the moment?

Jade Pettyjohn: I’m an actress and a musician. These past couple of years have been one hell of a ride! It’s been lots of fun – I’ve just wrapped School of Rock as a series and I just did a film with Laura Dern. Thankfully, I got another job straight after and did Destroyer with Nicole Kidman. I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to meet some amazing people doing what I love.

Taylor Magazine: How did you get started with acting?

Jade Pettyjohn: When I was around four, I realised what actors did. I grew up in a house of artists – my mum was a photographer, my dad was a musician, my grandmother danced on Broadway so I guess it’s in my blood! I naturally just gravitated to the arts. I realised that actors were the people that played make-believe and I thought it was amazing that you could do that as a job. I told my parents everyday that I was going to be an actress and needed an agent when I was five. They didn’t want me to be an actress at first because I was really shy but I started doing little exercises to work on that and became an actress aged seven!


katie   •   April 4,2018

The other night Jade attended the 34th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Gala in Los Angeles. I’ve added photos from the event to the gallery. Check them out!

I’m also working on getting lots of missing photos added to the gallery! Keep checking back for more updates.

katie   •   April 4,2018

Jade recently filmed and recorded a cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You” with Alex Goot and Jada Facer! You can purchase the cover over on iTunes or stream it on Apple Music now and Spotify soon. Check it out!

katie   •   April 4,2018

I am so excited to share our new layout with you all! Since we changed our name, I figured it was the perfect time to give the site a new look. Special thanks to Yukiko, both the site and the gallery have gorgeous new looks. I’m working on making a few more changes to the site, but in the meantime, enjoy the new themes! If you notice anything off or not working, feel free to let me know by leaving a comment over on Instagram.

katie   •   March 3,2018

Hi Jade fans! In the next few weeks, some changes will be coming to the site. Not only will the site have a new layout, but a new name as well. When I started building this site back in 2013, I was trying to come up with a name for the site. I was thinking about Jade and trying to decide what would work for both her and the site. The word simply came to mind. She’s simply herself. While that hasn’t changed, I decided that I wanted something different for the site. So after some thought and a poll on Instagram, the site will be changing its name to Jade Pettyjohn Online. Be on the lookout for the new layout and be sure to follow us on Instagram to help choose other new elements for the site!


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