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!

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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   •   March 3,2018

Last night, Jade attended the premiere of ‘Chappaquiddick‘. I’ve added 35 photos from the premiere to the gallery.

 

I’ve also added photos taken by Bryan Dechart to the gallery. These photos are so Jade and I just love them!

katie   •   March 3,2018

Last night, Jade attended the premiere of Midnight Sun! I’ve added photos to the gallery, so go check those out. Also, I’m in love with Jade’s hair! Doesn’t she look great?

 

katie   •   February 2,2018

Hi Jade fans! Last night Jade attended the premiere of The Female Brain. I’ve added a few photos from the premiere to the gallery, check them out!

katie   •   September 9,2017

This last Sunday, Jade and the cast of School of Rock attended the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards! Jade stepped out in a gorgeous red gown looking amazing as usual. I’ve added photos from the red carpet to the gallery. Check them out!

katie   •   May 5,2017

I’ve added photos of Jade from Saturday’s UNICEF Kid Power Los Angeles event and an event for Nickelodeon’s upcoming special “Sizzling Summer Camp”. Check them all out in the gallery!

 

katie   •   May 5,2017

It’s prom season! Last night, Jade attended Mane Addicts 2017 “prom“! I’ve added a couple photos from the evening to the gallery and hopefully we’ll see more soon.

Mane Addicts, Prom '17 @ Avenue Los Angeles Mane Addicts, Prom '17 @ Avenue Los Angeles

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