As more and more people are seeing the new Netflix miniseries hit MAID that debuted October 1, they want to know about the captivating new actress Rylea Nevaeh Whittet who played Maddy. Maid is an important, highly rated new series about domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so this series was well timed. Each episode includes a screen message with a hotline and an important reminder that not all domestic violence is physical violence. For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
In the Maid miniseries, Alex, played by Margaret Qualley is trying to protect her daughter, Maddy, played by Rylea Nevaeh Whittet. Their acting skill and their chemistry helps both with the story and with educating viewers.
Rylea was born September 20, 2016. She recently turned 5 years old. She was 4 years old when shooting began for Maid. Her character is 2 and 3 years old during the 10 episodes.
Every time Rylea was on screen, my husband, Ray Gordon would remark, “This is the world’s best kid”. She displays such a good disposition.
She is also a good actress.
We are very fortunate that Rylea was cast in Maid. Her mother, Sarah Ramsay Whittet, shared this story with me:
Rylea was one of the photo doubles for the actor originally cast for Maddy. They had to use Rylea a number of times during the first few days of filming.. Rylea and Margaret had an obvious connection on and off screen and she was then switched to the main actor to play Maddy.
Margaret Qualley has been getting excellent reviews as Maddy’s mom in Maid.
On what’s next for Rylea:
We are excited to see what’s next for Rylea and so is she. Rylea loves “working” and asks when she gets to go back.
We will be focusing on finding her roles on tv shows and movies.
Some more about Maddy from Sarah:
Rylea loves gymnastics, swimming, acting, playing dolls, and her new kitten Teddy. Rylea is also a vegan and LOVES animals.
Sarah has put up an instagram for Rylea Nevaeh Whittet.
Posted October 15, 2021:
Rylea’s family November 10, 2019
Maid trailer from Margaret Qualley’s Instagram
Some additional facts from Celebs Week about Rylea Nevaeh Whittet.
Rotten Tomatoes gives Maid very high marks. You may feel frustrated watching all the bad decisions that get made but this is reality.
The Wikipedia post for Maid lists her in “recurring” rather than “main” cast member. There may be a guideline related to spoken lines but I think her growing fan base expects her to find her in the “main” cast list. Noteworthy in the cast: Andie MacDowell and Anika Noni Rose.