MADELINE CARROLL (Willow O’Neil) most recently had starring roles in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, in which she played Jim Carrey’s daughter and the forthcoming Machine Gun Preacher, which stars Gerard Butler. Previously, she had a starring role in The Spy Next Door, opposite Jackie Chan, and the lead role in Flipped, directed by Rob Reiner.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Carroll, who is now 15 years old, began modeling when she was three and soon after started her acting career. She has had principal roles in over 60 national commercials and has had roles on episodes of television series such as “Cold Case,” “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Navy: NCIS” and “Lie to Me.”
In 2008, Carroll had her big break when she starred opposite Kevin Costner in the feature film Swing Vote. Her other feature film credits include Resident Evil: Extinction, When a Stranger Calls and The Santa Clause 3. EMMA FUHRMANN (Finnegan O’Neil) makes her feature film debut as the middle O’Neil daughter, one of the key starring roles in THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE. The 10 year old actress was chosen by director Rob Reiner after only a seven minute meeting because he was so certain that she was perfect for the pivotal character of Finnegan. Most recently she had a guest-starring role in an episode of the TV series “Prime Suspect.”
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, where she still lives, Fuhrmann began her show business career at the age of 18 months when she started modeling. Once she could read she started taking acting classes and on her first audition for a TV commercial she got the job. Since then she has done numerous TV commercials. A role in the NBC pilot “Chase” was the beginning of her work on television shows.