Born in the seaside town of Deal in Kent Maddie was a shy child growing up but found that acting helped her come out of her shell. After sixth form she completed the foundation course at The Oxford School of Drama and then went on the study writing and drama at The Forge Initiative where she formed her first theatre company. She then gained a place at ALRA in London where she completed her three years training. As well as acting Maddie is a keen writer. She has had three plays in the London Fringe circuit. Under her theatre company True Arrow her play Life On Venus which she also starred and directed had its debut in Edinburgh and sold out.