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Who is Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler and how old is she?

MADDIE Ziegler has become a household name as one of today's most talented performers since leaving Dance Moms midway through the show's sixth season in 2016.

The Lifetime show helped her land a role in Sia's 2014 Chandelier music video and forged a friendship with the Australian singer, who recently casted Maddie in her upcoming film Music.

Who is Maddie Ziegler?

Born Madison Nicole Ziegler, she is an American dancer, actress, author, and model.

Maddie was initially known for appearing on Dance Moms, a Lifetime reality TV show, from the age of 8 in 2011 until age 13 in 2016.

But her claim to fame came in 2014, when she starred in a series of music videos by Sia, starting with Chandelier that year and Elastic Heart in 2015, both of which have amassed more than 5billion views on YouTube.

Sia says she's gone to great lengths to look out for Maddie after she began working with her from 11 years old - and revealed in July that she stopped the teen from getting on Harvey Weinstein's plane.

The two are working together again - this time on Music, a film about an autistic teen, with Maddie starring in the title role.

Not all were pleased with the choice of leading lady - Sia got backlash for lashing out at an autistic fan who criticized the singer for her casting choice.

After leaving Dance Moms midway through Season 6 in 2016, she toured with Sia in North America and Australia in 2016 and 2017.

In 2017 she also published a memoir, The Maddie Diaries, which landed on the New York Times Best Seller list.

The young talent was included on Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential Teens list for three consecutive years from 2015 to 2017.

Maddie faced controversy in August after racially insensitive videos she made in the past surfaced on social media.

She apologized for the "ignorant and racially insensitive" videos and acknowledged that she has a responsibility to "set a good example" having grown-up in the public eye.

How old is she?

Maddie Ziegler is 18 years old.

She was born on September 30, 2002 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

What is her net worth?

Maddie has a net worth of $5million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

But she's likely earned more, given that she's penned a series of books and a memoir, The Maddie Diaries, and even has her own Fabletics clothing line.

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