Jade Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles California.  Her mother, Jessica Pettyjohn, is a visual artist.  Her father, Shiloh Pettyjohn is a musician and owns several web development companies.

From a young age Pettyjohn loved telling stories, songwriting and developing characters. She began performing professionally at age seven.  She spent her youth balancing several TV and film roles such as United States of Tara, Criminal Minds and as the American Girl McKenna Brooks Shoots for the Stars.   As her career grew she maintained a full time leading role in the show School of Rock while also continuing her education at a private school until she graduated early, with honors, in 2018. 

Her passion for acting and the arts has lead her to working on remarkable film projects such as Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer alongside Nicole Kidman, Edward Zwick’s Trial by Fire with Laura Dern and Liz Tigelaar’s Hulu Series Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.  
In her off screen time Pettyjohn works with multiple charities championing human rights and environmental issues, along with being steadily involved in telling her stories by content development, music and poetry.