“Madison McKinley Garton was raised in Vail, Colorado. Her modeling career began after high school when she signed a contract with Next Model Management. Madison McKinley is an actress who gained national attention when she appeared on the fifteenth season of “The Bachelor” show as one of the 30 women competing for the attention of Brad Womack. McKinley’s Hollywood acting career began in 2007, when she landed a single-episode role, as the “Dutch Cousin,” on NBC’s extremely popular show, “30 Rock.”
McKinley appeared on “Kings,” “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” and the popular “Rescue Me.” McKinley had a role as a bartender on NBC’s drama, “Kings,” which was a loose and modern interpretation of the story of King David. Although a small role as a bartender, she was fortunate enough to work with the Golden Globe winning actor, Ian McShane, of HBO’s Deadwood. Within two years of starting her acting career, McKinley had worked with award winners, journalists and politicians. That same year, McKinley landed a 2-episode role, as Mrs. Nelson, on FX’s critically acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated “Rescue Me.” McKinley continued her success and appeared in USA Network’s “White Collar.” This cable gem starred the up-and-coming Matt Bomer, as well as the perennial favorite, Tiffani Thiessen. McKinley continued to learn from some of the best in the business. McKinley’s had always worked on acclaimed shows, and with some of the biggest names in the industry.
McKinley made two appearances on TBS’s Image Award-winning “Are We There Yet?” this leads us to her television appearance, on DIRECTV’s acclaimed “Damages,” where she was honored to grace the same stage as Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, and Dylan Baker in 2011, “NY 22,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Person of Interest,” and “All My Children.” McKinley also made a move from television to movie, and, in stark contrast to her topless appearance on “Damages,” she played a principal role in the “Smurfs 3D Movie.” Here, she added to her impressive list of co-stars and worked with Hank
Azaria, Neal Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and even Tim Gunn.
In 2012, the alluring actress and model was spotted on a yacht in a black swimsuit standing next to Leonardo DiCaprio filming ”The Wolf of Wall Street” at the Battery Park Marina in Downtown Manhattan on September 24. This film was released in December 2013.
McKinley has been honored with roles on critically acclaimed and award-winning shows. Perhaps this career move will bring her further notoriety. From 2014 to 2017, McKinley has the honor to share the screen with Hollywood heavy-hitters on “The Other Women,” “Power,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Love Kills,” “Vinyl,” “Flaked,” “Hollyweed,” “Palm Swings,” “Molly’s Game,” “Fright Fest,” and “Kensho at the Bedfellow.” Watch videos.
Madison McKinley’s Articles:
MADISON MCKINLEY: A HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS AND MODEL WITH TRUE STAGE PRESENCE
MADISON MCKINLEY: ALWAYS SHAKING THINGS UP, MADISON MCKINLEY GETS UNPLUGGED HAVING FUN IN THE SUN AT HERMOSA BEACH
Madison McKinley is on the Multi-Cover “THE IMAGE” Issue of MODE May/June 2015
Madison Garton: Why I Left ‘The Bachelor’
Husted: “Bachelor” redux has something to sink teeth into
Madison McKinley Breaks Out the Fangs
‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Vail Woman Removes Her Vampire Teeth
Madison Garton, model who walked off ‘The Bachelor,’ is shocked to discover show involves ‘strategizing’