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Why Amy From Clouds Looks So Familiar

Clouds, a buzzworthy Disney+ musical that premieres on October 16, is currently the talk of the town. With its noteworthy cast of Neve Campbell, Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, Lil Rey Howery, and Tom Everett Scott, fans are anxiously awaiting the musical's arrival. Plus, as an adaptation of Laura Sobiech's memoir, Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way, the film is bound to have an emotional plot. The memoir explores Zach Sobiech's battle with cancer, and how the teenager used music to cope with the experience. 

There's one member of the cast, though, that you might not know the name of — but she'll look awfully familiar to many viewers, and she should. Amy Adamle is played by Madison Iseman. Here, she is one of the main characters, so Iseman has the chance to shine on a whole new stage in front of a massive Disney+ audience, but she has previously starred in a number of mainstream films.

Madison Iseman was Charlotte in Still The King (2016)

Iseman landed a main role in Still The King, a CMT original television series that stars Billie Ray Cyrus as Burnin' Vernon, or Vernon Brownmule, a former country music star that's found a career resurgence as an acclaimed Elvis impersonator, until a stroke of bad luck gets him arrested and sentenced to community service. However, this punishment connects him with Charlotte (Iseman,) a daughter he never knew he had. From there, Brownmule balances his dream of reclaiming his celebrity status with his hope of reconnecting with his daughter. 

Through two seasons, Still The King blazed a trail as CMT's first original scripted seriesIt drew a sizable audience, but CMT's reported emphasis on unscripted content clashed with the show, so it wasn't renewed for a new season, via Deadline. Still, it helped Iseman build her portfolio alongside a popular country music star and gave her the opportunity to have a recurring role in a successful series.

Madison Iseman played a major role in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

Iseman's first mainstream film role came in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The movie's star-studded cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan and Jack Black, and this sequel to the classic 1995 blockbuster (which had starred Robin Williams) quickly became one of Sony's most profitable releases. In the movie, Iseman, along with costars Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Morgan Turner, and Masson Guccione respectively, play Bethany Walker, Spencer Gilpin, Anthony "Fridge" Johnson, Martha Kaply, and Alex Vreeke, a group of high school students who accidentally get trapped in the video game world of Jumanji. Once inside the digital realm, the teenagers are replaced by adult avatars, and they have to play a high-stakes game with a magical jewel and a mystical curse. 

Technically, Iseman plays one of the main characters, but most of the film takes place in the virtual world: here, her avatar ends up being a male cartographer, Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon, played by Jack Black, much to her chagrin. This is a running joke throughout the film, and while it means that Bethany is played by Black more than Iseman, the film did help introduce the actress to a much wider audience. 

You might have seen Madison Iseman in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Iseman stars in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, the second feature film that's based on the widely popular Goosebumps series of children's horror books. In this movie, Iseman plays Sarah Quinn, a teenager who gets in a whole host of trouble when the discovery of an unpublished manuscript from the series causes the legendary Goosebumps character Slappy the Dummy to comes to life, and start terrorizing the town. Slappy animates Halloween costumes and decorations, and his magic unleashes terrifying monsters on the town.

Working together with the series' author, R.L. Stein (played here by her Jumanji counterpart Jack Black) Quinn and her brother, Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) must defeat Slappy. Unlike her role in the Jumanji franchise, Iseman plays a crucial part in the plot of this film, as she's ultimately responsible for saving the day when she puts Slappy back in the book. 

Madison Iseman had a dramatic turn in Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Iseman earned another starring role when she was cast in Annabelle Comes Home. The film is the seventh installment of the popular cinematic universe based around The Conjuring, and director Gary Dauberman's movie is the third chapter in the Annabelle franchise. Here, Iseman thrives as Mary Ellen, a babysitter who gets the unenviable task of babysitting for the Warrens, a pair of demonologists. Ellen's friend, Daniela Rios (Katie Sarife) recklessly explores the Warrens' room of demonic artifacts. Then, it's only a matter of time until Annabelle — and other spooky trophies the Warrens have collected — wreak havoc in the house.

The film found some success at the box office, but the critical response to Annabelle Comes Home was relatively mixed. Still, the movie got enough attention that Iseman gained a bit more recognition, and it's likely that this part paved the way for her to continue starring in various blockbuster franchises. 

Madison Iseman returned in Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

In Jumanji: The Next Level, Iseman reprises her role as Bethany Walker, almost two years after the release of its predecessor. The sequel, which delighted many fans and turned off others, brings Black, Gillan, Hart, Johnson, and the others, back together for another adventure. 

In this film, predictably enough, the same group teenagers are inadvertently sucked into the video game world again, when a planned reunion is thrown awry by one of the teenagers busting out his Jumanji game again, leading the others to follow ... except Bethany, who tries to help from the real world, before she eventually makes her way back into the game. Again, the avatars are present in the film more than their teenage counterparts, because most of the film takes place in Jumanji. This time, though, the avatars are switched up a bit, with Jack Black initially being inhabited by Ser'Darius Blain's character, Fridge, while Bethany joins the game as a black horse named Cyclone (though many of these avatars are changed up, as the film goes on).

Again, Iseman doesn't get a lot of screen time in the film, but the time she does get is arguably more important. In addition, her association with theis popular franchise, which could continue with another sequel, has taken her career to a new level. She has landed several prominent roles since then, including her most recent turn in Clouds, and has impressed critics.