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Peyton List
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Born: April 6, 1998
Character: Madison
Occupation: Actress, model
Years Active: 2003-present

Peyton List is a an American teen actress and model. She is best known for portraying Madison in the fictional series BABYSITTER.

In real life, she is best known for portraying Holly Hills in the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movie series; as well as Emma Ross in the Disney Channel series, JESSIE and its spin-off BUNK'D.

Life and Career

Peyton lived in Florida, but moved to New York at the age of four. She has a twin brother Spencer and a younger brother Phoenix, who are both actors and models. Peyton was the first one to do modeling. She got inspired in it when her mother was modeling. Then her brother Spencer did what Peyton did. When Phoenix was a baby he modeled also. Peyton is best known  modeling for the all girls store Justice

List appeared alongside Robert Pattinson in the movie Remember Me as a girl who bullies his character's little sister. In 2010, List appeared in the Disney film The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and in Lifetime Movie Network's Secrets in the Walls, alongside Jeri Ryan and Kay Panabaker. List began modeling at a late age, both alone and with her brother Spencer. She has appeared in over 400 commercial advertisements in various formats for various companies.

List now has a main role in Clearstime's TV series BABYSITTER as Madison. (Real life Jessie as Emma Ross). She also has a major role in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days as Holly Hills, the main love interest of the main character Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon).


  • Has worked with stars like Katherine Heigl, Frances O’Connor, Hilary Duff, Robert Pattinson, Emilie De Ravin
    and many more.
  • Has traveled all over the US and also been to Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • Studies acting (e. g. musical theater), voice and dance; jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop.
  • She has a twin brother and a younger brother. Peyton is the older twin by one minute.
  • Peyton is a member of SAG and AFTRA.
  • In her free time she enjoys dancing, riding her bike, playing with her friends, writing stories, singing, and ice-skating.
  • Peyton and her family moved to NY when she was 4 years old. They moved to California full time in 2012.
  • List says her most embarassing audition moment was when she had to go to the bathroom so bad and she had to tell the casting director “I will be right back”.
  • She wouldn’t want to change anything in herself.
  • Her 3 granted wishes are 1. To make sure the world is a happy place. 2. To go to Candy Land. 3. To keep her family healthy.
    Peyton List as Holly Hills
  • Has glasses, but wears contacts most of the time.
  • Is usually credited as Peyton List, Peyton Roi List or Peyton R. List.
  • She’s not the only Peyton List in the acting business, there’s an older actress with the same name and they often get mixed up!
  • She is the StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
  • Says that the cutest guy she has ever worked with was James Marsden, he is her celebrity crush.
  • Watches Glee, and went to a Glee concert and got to meet Kevin McHale (Artie)!
  • Thinks she is a bad artist.
  • Loves the Twilight and The Hunger Games series.
  • Doesn’t like the way her voice sounds on screen.
  • Got to film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Peyton has a Twitter and a Facebook fan page but does not have a private Facebook profile.
  • Has some freckles.
  • Peyton used to go to a public school, but now goes to an online charter school.
  • Looks up to her mom, who’s also her full time manager.
  • Got to meet actresses Jane Lynch and Reese Witherspoon at the screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2″.
  • Is a series regular on Disney’s Jessie, she plays Emma Ross, the only biological child of the bunch.
  • Fell in love with acting after her mom took her to see a show on broadway.
  • She loves to bake and make enchiladas with her dad.
  • Has been to a Taylor Swift concert and meet & greet!
  • She has a twin brother named Spencer List.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 As the World Turns Little girl at diner 1 episode
2004 Spider Man-2 Little Girl Extra
2004 All My Children Bess 1 episode
2007 The Product of 3c Young Winnie Short film
2007 Saturday Night Live Little Girl "Angry Dog" segment
2008 The Wonder Pets Chick No.1 Episode: "Kalamazoo"hi
2008 27 Dresses Young Jane Nichols Minor Role
2008 Remember Back, Remember Then Luna Episode: Short film
2008 Cashmere Mafia Sasha Burden 4 episodes
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Shoestore Girl No.2 Extra
2009 Gossip Girl Young Girl No.1 Episode: Enough About Eve
2010 3 Backyards Emily
2010 Remember Me Samantha
2010 The Trouble With Cali Young Cali Bluejones Post production
2010 Bereavement Wendy
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Young Becky Minor role
2010 Secrets in the Walls Molly Television movie
2010 Miriam's Song Miriam Short film; post production
2011 Something Burrowed Young Darcy Minor Role
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Young Brandy/Larissa Episode: "Possessed"
2011 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid:Rodrick Rules Holly Hills Major Role
2011-present Jessie Emma Ross Main cast
2012 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid:Dog Days Holly Hills Major Role
2014 I Didn't Do It To be announced Guest star