Jade Pettyjohn is a well known professional actress who has been working in the industry for well over a decade. Native to Los Angeles and raised in a family of visual artists and musicians, Pettyjohn found her own independent art form in acting.
As a young actress, Pettyjohn developed a large devoted fan base when she starred in Nickelodeon’s twice Emmy Nominated ‘School of Rock’. While working on ‘School of Rock’ she spent her hiatus’ keeping her drama skills sharp working on independent films, scoring a Best Supporting Actress award for the independent short film ‘Black Ghiandola’ where she starred alongside JK Simmons and Johnny Depp, directed by Sam Raimi.
After wrapping the third season of ‘School of Rock’ Pettyjohn focused her attention on playing different types of nuanced female characters. From the gritty troubled teenage daughter of Nicole Kidman in Golden Globe nominated ‘Destroyer’, to a young prostitute surviving in the 1800’s in HBO’s Emmy nominated ‘Deadwood the Movie’ alongside Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant, to the twisted comedy of a teen in need of saving in ‘Righteous Gemstones’ alongside Adam Devine.
Pettyjohn then joined the cast of Emmy Nominated ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, playing the love-to-hate role of Lexi Richardson, a reflection of Witherspoon’s character Elena Richardson. Flipping the coin to the fan favorite role of a resilient human traffic survivor in David E. Kelley’s ‘Big Sky’.
More recently, Pettyjohn starred as a struggling young mom attempting to reconnect with her family in ‘Fish out of Water’ directed by Francesca Scorsese, which has been chosen as official selections in both the Cannes and Tribeca Film Festivals.
Currently, Pettyjohn is taking a step to the dark side starring in Marcus Dunstan’s new film All My Friends Are Dead produced by John Baldecchi.
Jade Pettyjohn is a passionate artist dedicated to film and television, all the while creating in the realm of music as a singer, pianist, guitarist and writer.