Madeline Brewer is one to watch on both the big and small screen. She stars alongside Elisabeth Moss in Hulu’s Emmy Award and Golden Globe winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale” based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood. The series, which premieres its second season at the end of April, tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
Next, Madeline stars alongside Vera Farmiga and Ashton Sanders in Rupert Wyatt’s science fiction thriller “Captive State” for Focus Features. Last year, Madeline starred in “Flesh and Blood” alongside Mark Webber, who also wrote and directed. The film premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. Additionally, she starred in “Hedgehog” with Ann Dowd, which premiered at the 2017 Cinequest Film and VR Festival.
Most recently, Madeline starred in Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Black Mirror in an episode titled “Men Against Fire” with Malachi Kirby (“Roots”) and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”). She made her television debut as “Tricia Miller” in the Netflix original comedy-drama series “Orange is the New Black” created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate Television. She then played “Miranda Cates” in Eli Roth’s “Hemlock Grove” also for Netflix, in a recurring role, appearing in most episodes that garnered her a lot of attention. Last year, Madeline starred in Bret Easton Ellis’s series “The Deleted” for Fullscreen. She has also guest starred on “Grimm”, and “Stalker.”
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Pitman, NJ. She is a graduate of AMDA, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in New York City where she studied musical theater. Immediately after graduating from AMDA, Madeline landed the lead role in the world premiere of “Liberty: The Musical”. Madeline is also a classically trained singer.
A fellow handmaid Offred meets in the Red Center who, after a tortuous punishment, begins losing her grasp on reality.