She had two cats, Skeekies and Snowbellies, as a kid.
The entire cast of The Nanny, which Madeline starred on, continues to remain close. Madeline speaks with the cast often.
Madeline's two younger sisters go to a public school unlike her.
Madeline's father is a computer programmer and her mother is a writer.
At one point after she auditioned five times for the movie The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, she decided she wanted to quit show business. However, she was encouraged to go back for the sixth call back. At the audition, she got the role as Emma.
Madeline and her little sister, Yvonne, once worked together in the movie The Secret Path. Yvonne played a younger version of Madeline's character, Jo Ann.
Madeline's two sisters, Vanessa and Yvonne, are both younger than her.
Madeline hopes that one day she can be on the show Saturday Night Live. She studies improv, sketch, and comedy writing in her free time.
Madeline and her sister Vanessa were found by Woody Allen. He wanted them to act for his movie Alice.
Even though she was born in Connecticut, Madeline was raised in the state of Pennsylvania.
Her favorite school subject is art.
Madeline got her role on the show Guiding Light after the casting directors saw a commercial she was in.
Madeline starred in many national commercials in the state of New York when she was a child.
Some of her nicknames include Mad, Maddie, Madsters.
Madeline supports the charity organization American Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Madeline's favorite The Nanny episodes are "Imaginary Friend" and "Not Without My Nanny."
Madeline learned to play a violin for her role in the made-for television movie The Sandy Bottom Orchestra.
Her favorite scene in A Cinderella Story was the carwash.
She has had 10 nominations for Young Artist Award and 3 for Young Star Award, mostly for her performance in the TV series The Nanny.
She is homeschooled through a program called the Laurel Springs Home School.
She and her sisters, Yvonne and Vanessa, have their own website, The ZIMA Sisters' Official Home Page. They set the site up so fans can send them mail. All of the sisters answer as many as they can.
Her parent's names are Dennis and Maria.
She loves to snowboard, paint, dance and swim and spends lots of time with her sisters who are also actresses and writers.
Madeline sings, plays guitar, horseback rides, writes songs, screenplays, is rehabbing her house and is working on a novel.
Her height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 metres).
Madeline Zima: I would love to be a director. Steven Spielberg-watch out! Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies. The movies I direct will have more romance in them.
Madeline Zima: (about acting in the show, The Nanny I feel very lucky because the cast is wonderful, and I love to act. It's fun pretending to be someone else. In real life, I'm just a regular kid with two younger sisters.
Madeline: (about her communication with teachers at a public school) People think it's weird. They think I have no friends because I'm not around other kids.
Madeline Zima: (about being homeschooled) Is a lot less pressure. And you get to spend time with yourself, to find out who you really are.
(Talking about A Cinderella Story)
Madeline: Let's take a minute and reflect on the things we've been through while shooting this movie. Well, we were waxed. We went through a car wash with actual wash rollers hitting us over and over again in the soapy suds for two days.
Madeline: I love drama, I feel that that's much easier. They say that dying is easy and comedy is hard. Comedy is definitely more challenging but I love doing both.
Madeline: I'm a huge dork, trying to please all the wrong people.