American actress and model Madison Bailey is an actress renowned for her starring role as Kiara Carrera in the Netflix action-adventure mystery teen drama series Outer Banks (2020 ).

The series is now anticipating season 4 after season 3 ended in 2023.

In May 2023, Bailey voiced that the writers should tackle the issue of racism in the storyline.

Read the full article to know about the Kernersville native's age, brief career, tv shows & movies, parents, siblings, gay queries, girlfriend, and height

Madison Bailey's Television Show & Movies 

Born on 29 January 1999 (age 24) in Kernersville, North Carolina, Madison Lily Bailey originally wanted to be a singer.

But she transitioned to acting and modeling at age 15 after suffering from stage fright while singing in front of people.

Bailey, who stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches, started her professional acting career in 2015, the year in which she starred in TV series such as Mr. Mercedes (2017) and Constantine (2018 to 2019).

Later in 2018, she was cast as Wendy Hernandez, a teenage metahuman with the ability to control and manipulate the air, in the CW science fiction TV series Black Lightning. She played the role for two seasons.

In 2021, Bailey was seen portraying the character, Emily, in the action comedy movie, Supercool.

Her upcoming movies, Time Cut and Constance, are in the pipeline. 

Madison Bailey was Adopted by Her Foster Parents

While Bailey climbed up the ladder in her career, her family, which includes her parents and siblings, played a crucial role in her life by supporting her dreams.

It turns out Bailey was adopted by her foster parents Mary Katherine Bailey and Alex Bailey. They raised the actress in Kernersville, North Carolina.

Her foster parents previously had a biological son, who is 12 years older than Bailey, after trying multiple times. They, therefore, adopted six children in total, making them parents to seven kids altogether.

"My parents are angels. They had one kid after trying multiple times, fostered dozens of kids, and then adopted six," she told V Magazine in September 2020. "There are three boys and four girls. As pretty evenly as you could split seven."

Madison Bailey with her father Alex Bailey in December 2021.

Madison Bailey with her father Alex Bailey in December 2021. (Photo: Instagram)

Sadly, her foster mother Mary Katherine’s died in 2018.

Madison Bailey Learnt a Lot from Her Humble Family Origins

During the previous conversation with V Magazine, she went on to admit that her humble family origins helped her to remain true to herself despite having a glamorous lifestyle since becoming a global sensation with her roles.

She felt like "a lot of who I am, comes from my family, from living on the East Coast, and from growing up in a small town."

Not just that, Bailey added that she missed her family and hadn't seen them [at the time] or been back to her hometown since Outer Banks was released. Meanwhile, she lived in her Los Angeles apartment.

Bailey's Growing Relationship with Her Siblings

Like any relationship, the bond between siblings in a family is also very crucial in one's life. That is because an individual grows and learns from their siblings while growing up.

Reflecting on her relationship with her siblings, Bailey said that she had a good bond with all six of them. And during the pandemic, she found time to mature her relationship with them even more.

She first admitted she was a black woman in a predominately white household, before sharing that she noticed a paradigm shift in family discussions during the protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, and calls for police reform.

"With being adopted, a lot of my family is White. A lot of my siblings are White and have reached out to me," she said. "I’ve had conversations with my siblings about things they’d never really thought about, even though I had expressed them in the past."

The youngest in the family, Bailey usually posts pictures with her dad, and siblings, as well as throwback stories of her mother on her social media.

Is Madison Bailey Gay?

Madison Bailey, who won the 'Best Kiss' category award alongside Outer Banks co-star Rudy Pankow (JJ) at the '2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards,' was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder at the age of 18—the same year she also realized that she was gay and still liked boys. 

This way her dual attraction to both guys and girls made her assume she could be a bi-sexual. However, she guessed she was a pansexual after dating a trans boy who she met in the show. 

In 2020, she told  ET Online that she had been feeling like a pansexual individual her whole life, but only realized it in "recent years."

Bailey also revealed that it was hard for her to come out to her mother, who was from Alabama. But she did and the loving mother accepted her sexuality. 

“I was like, ‘You don't even know anything about me!’ being really melodramatic.' My mom was like, ‘What don't I know about you?’ I was like, ‘You don't even know I've been dating a girl for a month,’ and she goes -- in the thickest southern accent there ever was -- ‘Fine, Madison, be gay,’” she shared how she came out to her mom.

However, many fans took Bailey coming out publicizing her relationship with her girlfriend, Mariah Linney, in 2020 on TikTok, also as her first-time coming out event. 

The two pair met in May 2020 after Bailey messaged Linney on Instagram after liking a TikTok video of her.

And it turned out Linney lived nearby Bailey's hotel room in Charleston Carolina, which was 20 minutes away from Lineny's residence.

After their first meeting, their bond got so stronger and they instantly started dating not long after. Bailey even introduced her to his family in Lona Angeles just three days after their meeting.

Since then, the talented actress has been expressing her love and affection towards her partner Linney on her social media. She said,

I had zero hesitation to post on social media about it because I was like, ‘No matter what happens, you will be in my life forever.’ I care about her so much. She's very gentle-hearted, kind, loving, and you see that in the way she loves basketball [and] her family. You see her loyalty and dedication in the things that she cares about. I think I am in love.

For her being pansexual is about expressing love—the kind of pure love she shares with her girlfriend.

She said, "Being pansexual is basically just loving people for people, regardless of gender or any type of sexuality or any type of anything.”

Nonetheless, she feels lucky to have support from friends, family, and the acting industry. 

To Independent, also in 2020, she told that she was okay with people "want to be in her personal life."

"To be so transparent, especially in an industry when a lot of people want to be in my personal life, it’s nice that I can be like: ‘Here’s my personal life. You can have it. It’s fine,’” she shared.

And since coming out, her queer fan base has risen at an unprecedented level. She encourages everyone to embrace their sexuality and shares that she didn't believe in straight people

If you're gay, tell everybody that you're gay. It's worth it," he told US Weekly. "I was saying this the other day. I was like, to be honest, I don't believe in straight people. They're as real as unicorns to me," 

Who is Madison Bailey's Girlfriend?

Bailey's girlfriend Mariah Linney is a University of North Carolina basketball player.

She is a regular feature on Bailey's TikTok and Instagram, which is filled with the content of her with her girlfriend that can make you jealous, ranging from their fun vacation posts to PDA-filled dance and life memories.

Tabloids have clicked them being lovey-dovey in public as a couple.

The pair enjoyed a trip to Coachella and San Fransisco in 2023. 

What is Madison Bailey's Net Worth?

Bailey's estimated net worth is $500,000. The Things report that Bailey rumoredly earned $400,000 in the second season at the rate of $40,000 per episode.