Madeline Kathryn Brewer

Madeline Brewer

Madeline Brewer stands out as a distinguished actress from America. Over a decade in the film industry, she may not have a vast array of projects, but the majority have achieved remarkable success and global reach. She initially rose to prominence in 2013 with her involvement in the Netflix production “Orange Is the New Black.” Subsequently, her recurring portrayal of Janine in “The Handmaid’s Tale” enhanced her recognition.

What we know about this person

Full name:

Madeline Kathryn Brewer

Date of birth:

May 1, 1992

Zodiac sign:



Pitman, New Jersey, USA





Marital status:



5' 3" (1.6 m)


115 lbs (52 kg)



Early life

Born Madeline Kathryn Brewer on May 1, 1992, to Mark and Laurie Brewer in Pitman, New Jersey, she possesses English, Italian, and German ancestry through her parents. During her adolescence, she engaged in theatrical performances at school. In her final year of high school, she clinched the title of “Miss Pitman” in a beauty pageant. Madeline completed her studies in 2012 at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.


Madeline embarked on her acting journey in 2013, securing a role in the groundbreaking Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” sharing the screen with Dascha Polanco and Taylor Schilling. She portrayed Tricia Miller, a young inmate battling drug addiction and kleptomania. This role required her to style her hair in braids for every appearance.

In 2014, she joined the cast of “Hemlock Grove” on Netflix as Miranda Cates, entangled with a character named Roman. The following year, she appeared as Billie Trump in a couple of episodes of “Grimm.” Both of these fantastical series, revolving around supernatural entities terrorizing townsfolk, received acclaim, elevating Madeline’s stature in the industry.

2016 saw an expansion in Madeline’s roles with her appearance in the anthology series “Black Mirror,” exploring the ramifications of technology on humanity. She featured in the episode “Men Against Fire,” depicting soldiers enhanced with electronic implants.

Subsequently, she was seen in the web series “The Deleted,” which garnered mixed reactions. In 2017, she assumed the principal role in “Hedgehog,” portraying a young comedian, Ali, striving to conquer her fears and chase her aspirations. She also undertook the role of an executive producer for this film and acted in Mark Webber’s “Flesh and Blood.”

A pivotal point in her career was her involvement in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel, depicting a dystopian future plagued by infertility. Madeline played Janine, a handmaid and a favorite of Aunt Lydia, earning her an Emmy nomination in 2021 for her exceptional performance.

While continuing her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Madeline explored other cinematic ventures, leading in “Braid” and “Still” in 2018 and portraying a webcam model in “Cam.” In 2019, she shared the screen with Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in “Hustlers.” In 2021, she featured in the horror film “Separation,” and in 2022, she collaborated again with Elisabeth Moss in “Shining Girls,” portraying Klara Meiser in a guest role.


Madeline Brewer in The Handmaid's Tale

Madeline Kathryn Brewer Movies and TV Shows

  • 2022

    Shining Girls (episodes “Bright”, “30”)


  • 2019



  • 2019

    Captive State


  • 2018


    Alice / Lola

  • 2018


    Daphne Peters / Mother

  • 2017–...

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Janine Lindo / Ofwarren / Ofdaniel / Ofhoward

  • 2013–2019

    Orange Is the New Black

    Tricia Miller

  • 2013–2015

    Hemlock Grove

    Miranda Cates

  • 2011–2017

    Grimm (episodes “Wesen Nacht”, “Eve of Destruction”)

    Billie Trump

  • 2011–...

    Black Mirror (episode “Men Against Fire”)

    Raiman / “Hunter”


Madeline Brewer in Black Mirror

Talk Shows

  • 2022

    The Graham Norton Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2021

    Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2021

    Ok! TV

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    Last Call with Carson Daly

    Role: Guest

  • 2018

    Entertainment Tonight

    Role: Guest

Madeline Brewer’s personal life and family

Madeline Brewer remains private about her personal relationships and partner. She frequently shares glimpses of her professional and personal life on social media. She owns a dog named Rukki and has a penchant for reading, with an extensive collection of books at her residence. Recently, she explored pole dancing as a new hobby.

Madeline Brewer now

Madeline persists in her acting pursuits, with recent projects including “Space Oddity” and the horror short “Pruning” by Kandice Melonakos. She remains a regular on “The Handmaid’s Tale” and occasionally performs on stage, recently appearing in “Cabaret” in late 2022. Additionally, she represents various fashion labels as a spokesperson.

Published: September 22, 2023
Updated: April 17, 2024