At just fourteen-years-old, Addison Riecke has already showcased her talent through her work on stage, film, and television. Addison currently stars on Nickelodeon's hit show, The Thundermans which is airing its fourth season. Next up, Riecke will begin production on the second season of her series, A Girl Named Jo.
Riecke recently starred in The Beguiled, an adaptation of the Thomas Cullinan novel of the same name. Set in 1864, The Beguiled tells the story of a wounded union soldier who is taken into The Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies to be cared for. Riecke plays academy resident, Marie, alongside the stellar cast of Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell. The film, written and directed by Sophia Coppola, released June 23, 2017 by Focus Features.
Riecke soon begins production for A Girl Named Jo, in which she stars as Cathy, with Annie LeBlanc as Jo. Set in 1963, a decade after a factory fire had ruined a small town; Cathy and Jo become unlikely friends from opposite sides of the tracks and uncover the community's complex history. The series, which airs on digital network, Brat, aired its first season in summer 2018. Film wise, Riecke co-starred with Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato, and Dylan Sprouse in Banana Split which premiered September 22 at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival.
The Thundermans is live-action, half-hour comedy series about a family of Superheroes trying to live a normal life, despite their super-human powers. Addison plays Nora Thunderman, she causes mischief with her laser-vision and spirited personality. The show, which airs on Wednesday's at 7:30PM, premiered in Nov 2013 to an average of 2.1 million viewers and in 2016 won Favorite TV Show at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Riecke was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana. She discovered her love for acting, singing and playing musical instruments at age four. Gaining experience through a variety of camps and workshops, such as the Kehoe-France Drama Camp, Addison was able to begin her career on stage both in theatre and musical theatre. In August 2011, Addison enrolled in John Robert Powers Performing Arts Academy in Metairie, Louisiana. During her time with JRP, Addison gained performance knowledge thanks to the highly regarded staff, this helped lead to her successful audition for the International Presentation of Performance (IPOP). In January 2012, Addison won a number of awards through IPOP's convention. These accolades included; Child Actor of the Year, Winner of Child Monologue and Winner of Child TV Beauty Commercial. Addison is now advancing her career in the Los Angeles market. Addison has also appeared in ABC's How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), on stage in 101 Dalmatian Kids, and in national commercials for Lunchables and PlayStation.
Addison has a big heart and enjoys giving back. In 2013 she raised over four thousand dollars for the Red Cross, benefiting the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. Always thinking of others, in 2014 she donated her birthday gifts to the children at L.A. Children's Hospital, and in 2015 she requested pet supplies instead of birthday gifts and donated the supplies to the St. Tammany Humane Society. An avid supporter of ant-bullying, Addison presented an award at the 2015 NO BULL Teen Video Awards in August. Additionally, Addison participated in Custom Ink's 5th annual "Be Good to Each Other" campaign to support PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center by designing an exclusive Celebri-tee for CustomInk with 100% of the profits from the shirts go to PACER. She has also been involved in hometown charities including Holidays for kids, Hartley's Heart Foundation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, STARC, and Food Bank of Covington.
In keeping with her love of philanthropy, Addison recently raised over ten thousand dollars for Write Brain Gives, the philanthropic initiative of Write Brain Books that gives undeserved children and underfunded organizations the opportunity for self-expression, improved literacy, and inventive storytelling. Her passion for reading and writing inspired her involvement, keeping in mind the importance of putting pen to paper and using your imagination.
In addition to her acting and singing talents, Addison also enjoys playing both the ukulele and guitar. She loves animals and has an adopted cat named Hannah, an adopted dog named Pippa, and a boxer named Coco.