Madison Leisle

Madison Leisle (born June 2, 1999) is an American actress. She is most famous for her recurring role in the television shows, Ghost Whisperer, where she portrayed Julia Miller, and Grey's Anatomy as Lisa the child. She also has a role in the 2010 movie Kill Katie Malone. She has also appeared in a number of independent films and short films.

Personal life

Leisle was born June 2, 1999, and has two brothers who also act, Austin Leisle and Parker Contreras.


Leisle made her debut in the television series The Studio, where she portrayed the 4-year-old version of Kelly Overton's character, Heather Falls. In 2005, she was featured in a television special, Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05. Leisle had a role in the short film, Shades of Grey and the television movie Love's Abiding Joy in 2006. In 2007, she played Lisa the child for two episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Leisle appeared in the television series The Mentalist and Ghost Whisperer in 2009. In 2010, she will be seen in the short film A Fire in a Dovecot and the feature film Kill Katie Malone. She is currently a series regular on the American television series Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, after joining the class in September 2010.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Shades of Grey Chelsea Short
2008 Maro Carnival Child Short
2009 The City of Lights Jade Short
2009 Broken Anna Dodge Short
2010 Kill Katie Malone Little Girl
2010 A Fire in a Dovecot Tarah Short
2012 Free Samples Anna
2014 Dognapped Young Julie
2014 Inherent Vice Golden Fang Daughter
2016 Internet Famous KimmyCam
2018 Almost Home Jenny Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Studio Heather (age 4) "Pilot"
2005 Last Laugh '05 Choir Girl TV film
2006 Love's Abiding Joy Annie TV film
2007 Grey's Anatomy Lisa the Child "Walk on Water", "Drowning on Dry Land"
2009 The Mentalist Emily Derask "Red Badge"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Julia "See No Evil", "Dead Listing", "Lost in the Shadows"
2010 Criminal Minds Heather Jacobs "What Happens at Home..."
2011 Desperate Housewives Kid "The Lies Ill-Concealed"
2011 Love Bites Emma "Too Much Information"
2011 The Walking Dead: Torn Apart Jamie "Everything Dies", "Family Matters", "Step-Mother"
2012 Stevie TV Khloé Kardashian "1.1"
2013 Touch Nicole "Event Horizon"
2013 Shameless Ashley "The Sins of My Caretaker"
2013 Hot Package Victoria "Pilot"
2014 Growing Up and Down Chloe TV film
2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Whitney Grubner "Ticking Clocks"

Awards and nominations

Young Artist Award2010Best Performance in a Short Film - Young ActressWonThe City of Lights
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young ActressNominatedGhost Whisperer
2011Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-15NominatedCriminal Minds
2012Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young ActressNominatedThe Walking Dead
Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13NominatedLove Bites
2013Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13NominatedStevie TV
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