Dora Madison (born October 17 1990) is an American actress. She is known for starring as Becky Sproles on the NBC/DirecTV drama Friday Night Lights from 2009 to 2011. She starred as Jessica "Chili" Chilton on the NBC drama Chicago Fire from 2015 to 2016.
Madison was born in Hutto, Texas, as the youngest of six children. She attended Round Rock Christian Academy and was accepted to the University of North Texas but deferred to pursue a career in acting. She is also an aspiring singer and lyricist who dabbles with banjo percussion.
After appearing in a number of short films, in 2009, Madison made her television debut as Becky Sproles in the NBC/DirecTV drama Friday Night Lights in the fourth season until the show ended with the fifth season in 2011. According to a local interview, Madison said prior to being cast, she did not watch the show, but that did not limit her abilities when auditioning for the part as she was "so right on" for the role.
Also in 2011, Madison appeared in the horror comedy Humans vs Zombies, based on the live action role-playing game.
In 2012, Madison appeared in the family movie Cowgirls 'n Angels and actually performed some of the stunts on horseback.
In 2013, she appeared in another family movie My Dog Champion.
In 2013, Madison appeared in My Jerusalem's music video "Mono". She also had a recurring role in the eighth and final season of the Showtime crime drama Dexter as Niki Walters, the daughter of Vince Masuka (C.S. Lee).
In 2014, Madison had a recurring role as Zoe in seven episodes of the short-lived CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed, which starred her former Friday Night Lights co-stars Aimee Teegarden and Grey Damon. That same year, she played Dora in the Sasquach horror film Exists directed by Eduardo Sánchez.
In 2014, Madison starred in the season 2 premiere of Chicago P.D. as Alissa Martin, a CI for the Chicago Police Department.
In 2015, Madison joined the cast of the NBC drama Chicago Fire, replacing Charlie Barnett who played Peter Mills as Jessica "Chili" Chilton, the paramedic in charge in the third season and twin sister to Madison's previous role, Alissa Martin (also spelt Alyssa). Madison was added to the main cast in the fourth season. In 2016, her character was written out of the show.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Birth name is Dora Madison Burge but uses Dora Madison professionally.