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Bam! What?!
— Maddie's catchphrase
Maddie Rooney
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Biographical information
Full Name
Madison Rooney
Nickname(s)
Maddie (by everyone)
Rooney, Rooney Classic, Birthday Girl (by Diggie)
Blondie (by Kiosk Lady)
Madds (by Liv, Willow, Joey, Diggie, and Josh)
Addie (by the senior center people)
Glasses (by Todd)
Mad Dog (by herself and Pete)
Milkmaid (by herself)
Dude (by Joey)
Mad Dog Rooney (by Josh)
Future College Roomie (by Liv)
Girl (by Parker)
Gender
Female
Born
October 6, 1997, at 12:02am (Age 19)

Season 1 (Age 15–16)
Season 2 (Age 16–17)
Season 3 (Age 17–18)

Season 4 (Age 18–19)
Occupations
High School Student (Formerly/Graduated)
Basketball Player (Currently)
College Student (Currently)
Resides In
Santa Luego, California (Currently)
Stevens Point, Wisconsin (Formerly)
Affiliations
Ridgewood High (Formerly)
Ridgewood High Girls (Formerly)
Basketball Team (Formerly)
Southern California State University (Currently)
Physical Description
Hair Color
Blonde
Eye Color
Green
Personal Information
Family
Pete Rooney (Father)
Karen Rooney (Mother)
Liv Rooney (Twin Sister)
Joey Rooney (Younger Brother)
Parker Rooney (Younger Brother)
Dena (Aunt)
Ruby (Cousin)
Great-Gran (Great Grandmother; Deceased)
Grandma Janice (Grandmother)
Melanie (Aunt)
Craig (Cousin)
Romances
Diggie Smalls (Boyfriend/In Love With)
Josh Willcox (Ex–Boyfriend)
Todd Stetson (Temporary Date)
Friends
Liv (Best Friend/Twin Sister)
Diggie Smalls (Close Friend/Boyfriend)
Val Wishart
Willow (Teammate/Best Friend)
Cassie (Teammate)
Stains (Teammate)
Dump Truck
Andie Bustamante
Josh Willcox (Ex-Boyfriend/Good Friend)
Holden Dippledorf
Enemies
Likes
Sports, Basketball, Diggie Smalls
Tree House Horse
Acting
Dislikes
The Mall, Shopping
Production Information
First Appearance
Latest Appearance
Portrayed By
Dove Cameron
Shelby Wulfert (Special Effect Double)
Abby Chapman (Young Maddie)

Madison "Maddie" Rooney is one of the two protagonists from the Disney Channel original series Liv and Maddie, along with her identical Twin Sister and Best Friend Liv Rooney. She's the tomboy compared to her sister, but there are times where she reveals her girly side. Aside from Liv, Maddie has two brothers and parents who work at the school that she Liv and Joey attend. Maddie, whose popularity as an outstanding student in school and talented basketball freak, finds out that things may take an unexpected turn when her Hollywood star sister, Liv, makes a triumphant return to their Wisconsin High School. Despite the fact that her sister is a star, Liv learns to respect Maddie for who she is. As of now, Maddie seems to be confident in herself, not letting her sister's fame get to her and finding her own path in life, following her dream as a Basketball player. Her catchphrase is "Bam! What?!", which she often says after proving a point or winning in a discussion. Maddie and Liv are currently 19 years old.

Maddie is also portrayed by Dove Cameron; like her Twin Sister, Liv Rooney.

Personality

Maddie is a very nice and thoughtful girl. She is very athletic and even considers herself a jock. Maddie becomes the captain of the girls' basketball Porcupines team and can often be seen shooting hoops in the backyard of her house. Even though she is very nice overall, Maddie can be shown as arrogant at times, as she believes herself to be superior to others, though at the end of the day she's just proud of her achievements. Even though she and Liv are complete opposites, she still gets along with her very well and is excited when she returns. Maddie is driven, smart, and very witty. She loves to win and doesn't really show her feelings as much as Liv does. 

History

Maddie is super excited that Liv returns home from Hollywood and happy to share things with her that she couldn't with her while she was away.

Appearance

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Maddie in her basketball uniform.

Maddie has blonde hair and green eyes, like her twin sister, Liv. She has glasses and always wears her hair in a ponytail, but lets her hair down occasionally. She usually wears very simple clothing such as jeans, sweaters, and is not as bold with her style as Liv is. She started to wear more girly clothing in Season 2 instead of wearing sweatpants and workout wear.

When preparing for the dance in season 1, she shows her tomboy side. She doesn't take Liv's fashion advice about avoiding wearing sneakers to the dance in season 1. It is shown she has trouble when wearing heels but she has worn heels in BFF a Rooney when Liv's Hollywood BFF came to Wisconsin.

What sometimes annoys Maddie is that everyone says that Liv is cute, although it doesn't seem practical to Maddie because Liv and Maddie have the same face. Maddie is a very pretty tomboy who chooses high tops over high heels and she is a very good player and is just like her sister. She doesn't let anyone bring her down.

In Season 3, it is shown that Maddie has become slightly more girlier as she is more comfortable wearing dresses whereas in Season 1, she would easily refuse to wear them.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Maddie is a very good basketball player as basketball is one of her many talents. Maddie also is very determined and competitive, which helps her play to her full potential.

Weaknesses

Maddie is weak at flirting. She didn't seem to know how to talk to Diggie, despite Liv's constant advice in the first episode, though later she could talk to him casually. Although Diggie liked the way Maddie flirts, Liv did not. However, despite this, Maddie is able to flirt with Josh, obviously meaning she has become more confident around boys and has improved on her flirting. She is also weak at hiding her nervousness. Also, some may consider Maddie weak in fashion. Maddie usually dresses down and doesn't worry too much about her outfits. In Twin-A-Rooney, Maddie even wears high tops with her dress when going to the dance, even though Liv disapproves. However, in later seasons, Maddie has become slightly more girly, but still often wears sweats as she is seen on the basketball court a lot. In Tiny House-A-Rooney, it's shown science isn't one of Maddie's strengths.

Relationships

Family

Liv Rooney

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(Twin Sister/Best Friend)

Maddie and Liv are best friends and twin sisters. They tell each other personal things, and always want to help each other out. There are times they gets into an argument/fight, but they always get over it and make up. When they were in 2nd Grade, they made a "corny" art project together. On the project, they wrote: Sisters by chance, Friends by choice. The two were very excited to see each other again when Liv decided to come home after her TV show: Sing It Loud, ended. After Maddie told Liv not to do anything about her and Diggie, she didn't listen and tried helping her out by asking him out for her. They may have many differences, but they always put their differences aside and help each other. The pair care about each other very much, and would do anything that would make each other happy. (See: Liv and Maddie (relationship))

Joey Rooney

(Brother)

Joey and Maddie get along pretty well. When Maddie competes with Joey, Maddie always wins but at one point when the two were doing a basketball shooting hoops competition, Joey won! 

Parker Rooney

(Brother)

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Maddie and Parker have a good brother-sister relationship, when Liv was in Hollywood Maddie and Parker played and made up games together. They enjoy spending time together and they have a lot of fun.

Karen Rooney

(Mother)

Karen and Maddie have a close relationship, though Maddie is more of a daddy's girl and Liv more a mommy's girl. In Moms-A-Rooney, Maddie and Karen take part in a historical society’s annual mother-daughter weekend of pioneer living.

Pete Rooney

(Father/Coach)

Pete is Maddie's father and basketball coach. They seem to get along well, and they made up the game Tree House Horse. He coached Maddie's basketball team along with Gym and Health (including Maddie).

Romances

Diggie Smalls

(Boyfriend/In Love With)

Diggie and Maddie Choose-A-Rooney

Maddie and Diggie are close friends. They used to appear to get along great and are very similar to one another. Diggie has made attempts to ask Maddie out, but she miserably fails to flirt/respond back. When Liv pretends to be Maddie and asks Diggie to the dance, he rejects, only because he knew it was Liv pretending to be Maddie. He claims that he knows Maddie, that even though her sister has the same face, he knew that it wasn't her. He explained how Liv didn't do the "cute thing" Maddie did with her charm bracelet when she was nervous. They started dating in Move-A-Rooney, but broke up in Flugelball-A-Rooney. Diggie revealed he still had feelings for Maddie in Video-A-Rooney as he wanted to help make Liv's band make a music video with Parker, to spend more time with Maddie. It was then shown in the season 2 finale, that Diggie still had feelings for Maddie. The premiere of the 3rd season Continued-A-Rooney continues the cliffhanger which showed Maddie rushing to the airport to see Diggie one last time to confess she still liked him but turned out Diggie had left already which leaves Maddie upset. Although Diggie also comes back for her at her house and Maddie does not know about it. They meet again at the airport and then they decide it's time to move on and they'll get back together if the universe wants it. In Scoop-A-Rooney Maddie didn't want Diggie to find out about Josh so she asks Liv to not clear up the confusion about her boyfriend, but Diggie came back and knew it was Maddie all along telling her, he wants to get back together with her. Finally in Choose-A-Rooney, Maddie has to choose between Josh and Diggie. Diggie sings 'As Long As I Have You' to Maddie. In the end Maddie chooses Diggie and they get back together sealing it with their first official kiss. Later in it is revealed in End-A-Rooney, Diggie goes with Maddie so she can build tiny houses for the homeless and they can be together. In the series finale, Diggie and Maddie say 'I Love You' to each other and kiss. (See: Diggie and Maddie (relationship))

Josh Willcox

(Ex-Boyfriend)

Maddie and Josh

Josh was Maddie's boyfriend. They two first met in Cowbell-A-Rooney and Josh instantly started to like Maddie. In Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney, Josh wanted to ask Maddie out and she was revealed to like him back. The two had a romantic, somewhat intense moment, where they locked eyes and almost kissed. Then in Vive-La-Rooney, the two started to hang out more, and Josh finally admitted his feelings for Maddie, which she also told him. Maddie decided she was ready to start dating again, and asked Josh out, which he got excited about and said yes. The two became an official couple. They went on their first date in Homerun-A-Rooney and were still happily dating in Scoop-A-Rooney, but they broke up in Choose-A-Rooney, leaving Josh heartbroken. In Friend-A-Rooney, Josh is really depressed after his break up with Maddie, which causes him to lose his confidence. Josh and Maddie hang out more again in Ex-A-Rooney, rekindling their friendship, which causes Joey to feel jealous about it. (See: Josh and Maddie (relationship) for more information)

Friends

Willow Cruz

(Best Friends)

Willow and Maddie seem to be really good friends as they are on the basketball team together. They often do a lot of things together and both now attend SCSU in California.

Diggie Smalls

(Close Friends/Boyfriend/In Love With)

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Maddie and Diggie are close friends. They used to appear to get along great and are very similar to one another. Diggie has made an attempt to ask Maddie out, but she miserably fails to flirt/respond back. When Liv pretends to be Maddie and asks Diggie to the dance, he rejects, only because he knew it was Liv pretending to be Maddie. He claims that he knows Maddie, that even though her sister has the same face, he knew that it wasn't her. He explained how Liv didn't do the "cute thing" Maddie did with her charm bracelet when she was nervous. They started dating in Move-A-Rooney, but broke up in Flugelball-A-Rooney. Diggie revealed he still had feelings for Maddie in Video-A-Rooney as he wanted to help make Liv's band make a music video with Parker, to spend more time with Maddie. It was then shown in the season 2 finale, that Diggie still had feelings for Maddie. The premiere of the 3rd season Continued-A-Rooney continues the cliffhanger which showed Maddie rushing to the airport to see Diggie one last time to confess she still liked him but turned out Diggie had left already which leaves Maddie upset. Although Diggie also comes back for her at her house and Maddie does not know about it. They meet again at the airport and then they decide it's time to move on and they'll get back together if the universe wants it. In Scoop-A-Rooney Maddie didn't want Diggie to find out about Josh so she asks Liv to not clear up the confusion about her boyfriend, but Diggie came back and knew it was Maddie all along telling her, he wants to get back together with her. Finally in Choose-A-Rooney, Maddie has to choose between Josh and Diggie. Diggie sings 'As Long As I Have You' to Maddie. In the end Maddie chooses Diggie and they get back together sealing it with their first official kiss. Later in it is revealed in End-A-Rooney, Diggie goes with Maddie so she can build tiny houses for the homeless and they can be together. In the series finale, Diggie and Maddie say 'I Love You' to each other and kiss. (See: Diggie and Maddie (relationship))

Josh Willcox

(Good Friends/Ex-Boyfriend)

Maddie and Josh at Goofy Garry's

Josh was Maddie's boyfriend. They two first met in Cowbell-A-Rooney and Josh instantly started to like Maddie. In Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney, Josh wanted to ask Maddie out and she was revealed to like him back. The two had a romantic, somewhat intense moment, where they locked eyes and almost kissed. Then in Vive-La-Rooney, the two started to hang out more, and Josh finally admitted his feelings for Maddie, which she also told him. Maddie decided she was ready to start dating again, and asked Josh out, which he got excited about and said yes. The two became an official couple. They went on their first date in Homerun-A-Rooney and were still happily dating in Scoop-A-Rooney, but they broke up in Choose-A-Rooney, leaving Josh heartbroken. In Friend-A-Rooney, Josh is really struggling with his break up with Maddie, which causes him to lose his confidence. Josh and Maddie hang out more again in Ex-A-Rooney, rekindling their friendship, which causes Joey to feel awkward about it. (See: Josh and Maddie (relationship) for more information)

Quotes

Trivia

  • She has been playing basketball with her dad since she was 5.
  • Her first full name is Madison as revealed in Slump-A-Rooney.
  • Maddie is an athlete/jock and was the captain girl's Porcupines basketball team.
  • Maddie plays with her charm bracelet when she gets nervous.
  • "Bam What?!" is Maddie's catch phrase.
  • Maddie is a tomboy compared to Liv.
  • Maddie and Joey the only people in the Rooney house who wear glasses.
  • Maddie loves to win. However in Home Run-A-Rooney, she realizes making someone else happy is more important than always winning.
  • She likes to be competitive.
  • It is unknown why Maddie and her twin Liv got blonde hair, while her parents and brothers have brown/black hair, perhaps her parents are carriers of the trait for blonde hair. Although, it's likely from her mother's side of the family since Dena has blonde hair, therefore it's likely that Karen had blonde hair before dyeing it dark, and Liv and Maddie both got the colour from her.
  • Maddie's team and lucky number is 5 because it is the date her best friend was born.
  • Maddie's favourite local restaurant is "The Hoosegow", an Old West-themed steak and rib house.
  • The first time the girls pretended to be each other was when they were six.
  • Maddie volunteered at a local senior centre teaching a fitness class.
  • Maddie hates the mall.
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  • Maddie is the younger twin as she was born on the 6th 12:02am.
  • She loves chicken pot pie.
  • She has a girly-girl side to her, but she is mostly a tomboy, while her twin is the opposite.
  • Maddie doesn't know how to make a left hand turn in driving.
  • Maddie is more academic, compared to her sister Liv.
  • She often uses the number 5 due to her thinking that 5 was her lucky number until the events of Sweet 16-A-Rooney.
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  • Maddie became girly for the first time in Shoe-A-Rooney.
  • The main difference in looks with Liv and Maddie is that Maddie has straight hair and glasses, whereas Liv has curly hair and no glasses.
  • Maddie is pretty good at pottery.
  • Liv and Maddie's dad went to the same school as them when he was younger.
  • Maddie was failing at Home Ec but eventually went up because she won a cooking competition.
  • She lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin until season 4.
  • Maddie's dad led her to basketball championship.
  • She, her sister Liv, and her mother all wear size 10 shoes.
  • Her address is 16410 Crane Street Stevens Point, WI 54481.
  • She went to carpentry camp.
  • When Maddie was 10 she tried to destroy Liv's Sing It Loud audition DVD but Karen stopped her.
  • Maddie went to the prom with her cousin, Craig because Diggie was away.
  • Maddie has a secret poetry journal and it's sparkly.
  • Maddie's catchphrase started when she was about 10, and it was revealed how she got it, in Flashback-A-Rooney.
  • Maddie tears her ACL in her knee, and needs surgery, and this temporarily prevents her from playing basketball. She also cannot participate in the Junior Olympics that she joined.
  • Despite acting all tough as a jock, Maddie is very sensitive, considering she cried when she and Diggie broke up in Flugelball-A-Rooney.
  • Maddie still liked Diggie for a while before starting to like Josh later on. - She told Joey she was watching Diggie for a couple of hours behind a tree.
  • Maddie asks Josh out in Vive-La-Rooney, and they become a couple.
  • Her middle name is Cheryl.
  • Like Liv, Maddie has had two boyfriends - first Diggie and then Josh.
  • She has been cowbell champion three years in a row. (Cowbell-A-Rooney)
  • Her favourite thing to do is play Tree House Horse, which is another way to play basketball. (Vive-La-Rooney).
  • She is usually seen wearing her hair either down or in a ponytail. In seasons 1 and 2, she usually wears her hair in a ponytail, then in season 3, she has her hair down more than up.
  • Its revealed in Scoop-A-Rooney that Maddie now has her drivers license.
  • Maddie starts liking acting in Scoop-A-Rooney, and has been getting lessons from Josh.
  • She has elephant print pyjamas.
  • Maddie decides to go to South California State University in Dream-A-Rooney.
  • She has shown to be more girlier in season 3 and more comfortable wearing dresses.
  • She ships Willow and Joey as seen in SkyVolt-A-Rooney.
  • Likely because of her knee injury, Maddie was passed over by SCSU. however, when the school's starting point guard opts to turn professional, the coaching staff offers Maddie a scholarship to SCSU in SkyVolt-A-Rooney which is accepted in Californi-A-Rooney. She also goes there with Willow.
  • What's interesting is in the episode where Willow gets a scholarship, she gets it because of the game footage and Maddie doesn't get a scholarship and suddenly SCSU wants Maddie in SkyVolt-A-Rooney.
  • She is right-handed.(Steal-A-Rooney).
  • Maddie is the only main character to not have a new promotional photo for season 4.
  • She now attends SCSU on a scholarship and had training sessions throughout the summer before officially starting school, which is also her dream school.
  • Maddie leaving for California in Californi-A-Rooney and Liv briefly staying behind was similar to how Liv left for it when she was 11 and Maddie stayed behind, although the whole family eventually moved in with Dena too at the end of the episode.
  • It is revealed in the episode "Sweet 16-A-Rooney", that her time of birth is 12:02am, making her 6 minutes younger than Liv. Its also revealed in that episode that Maddie has never celebrated on her actual birthday until her 16th birthday.
  • She worked at The Peppy Rainbow in "Song-A-Rooney"
  • She said the last line in the series. "Yeah"
  • Maddie decides to help homeless people rather than continue basketball in End-A-Rooney and says helping people is something she wants to do for the rest of her life.
  • Maddie's known Willow since she was 10. (End-A-Rooney)

Gallery

Maddie Season 4 Intro
To view the Maddie Rooney gallery, click here.


References

Characters
Main Characters
Liv RooneyMaddie RooneyJoey RooneyParker RooneyKaren RooneyRuby
Recurring Characters
Diggie SmallsWillow CruzArtie SmallsSkippy RamirezOceanJohnny NimbusEvanReggieHolden DippledorfAndie GustamanteAlexLaceyJosh WillcoxStainsGemma Nimbus

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