|Birthday:||April 24, 1977|
|Birthplace:||Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK|
|Social Networks:|| Twitter|
|Family & Friends|
|Relationships:|| Joseph Arongino (ex-husband)|
Marcus Kayne (current husband)
|Character:||Zelena / Kelly West|
|First appearance:||New York City Serenade|
|Last appearance:||Leaving Storybrooke|
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Life and Career
Mader was born in 1977 in Cambridge, England. She worked as a model in New York City for a year, appearing in adverts for L'Oréal, Colgate and Wella Hair. She began her television career on the ABC daytime soap operas All My Children as Morgan Gordon, and One Life to Live as Margaret Cochran. She also appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light in 2003.
Mader has made number of guest appearances on television shows. In 2006, she had a series regular role of the short-lived Fox legal drama, Justice. In 2008, Mader began starring as anthropologist Charlotte Lewis on ABC series Lost. She appeared in the show from 2008 to 2009 and in two episodes in 2010. In 2011 she had a recurring role on No Ordinary Family, and in 2012 she made a guest starring appearance on the FOX science-fiction series Fringe, as Jessica Holt. Also in 2012, Mader starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series Work It.
In June 2013, Mader made her stage debut in the role of Barrie in the one-act comedy The Third Date at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. In December 2013, Mader was cast as Wicked Witch of the West, the new antagonist for the second half of the third season of Once Upon a Time (where her fellow Lost star Emilie De Ravin also stars in the series). She also made guest appearances during the second half of season four and was later promoted to a series regular for season five.
Mader's first husband was businessman Joseph Arongino, whom she divorced in 2008.
In 2010, Mader received a Green Card and is planning to become an American citizen.
On 29 December 2014, Mader announced her engagement to producer Marcus Kayne. The two were married on 23 November 2016. In April 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, later revealed to be a boy, who was born in November.
|1968||One Life to Live||TV Series||Margaret Cochran #1 (2004)|
|2000||Madigan Men||TV Series||Kim|
|2001||Third Watch||TV Series||Mandy|
|2003||All My Children||TV Series||Morgan Gordon|
|2003||Fast Lane||TV Series||Nicole Martin|
|2003||Guiding Light||TV Series||Tony's Mystery Woman|
|2004||An American Girl Holiday||TV Movie||Aunt Cornelia|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||TV Series||Melani Ferris|
|2005||Stella||TV Series||Pretty Girl|
|2005||Starved||TV Series||Heather / Puma Girl|
|2006||Love Monkey||TV Series||Grace|
|2006||The Devil Wears Prada||Jocelyn|
|2006 - 2007||Justice||TV Series||Alden Tuller|
|2007||Great World of Sound||Pam|
|2007||Private Practice||TV Series||Leslie|
|2007||Mr. and Mrs. Smith||TV Short||Jordan|
|2008||The Rainbow Tribe||Mrs. Murray|
|2008 - 2010||Lost||TV Series||Dr. Charlotte Staples Lewis|
|2009||The Men Who Stare at Goats||Debora Wilton|
|2009||Ring of Deceit||TV Movie||Madison Byrne|
|2010||The Big Bang||Zooey Wigner|
|2010||Law & Order: LA||TV Series||Rebecca Townley|
|2011||Second City This Week||TV Series||Celebrity Guest|
|2011||No Ordinary Family||TV Series||Victoria Morrow|
|2011||The Matthew Morrison Story||Short|
|2011||Covert Affairs||TV Series||Franka|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||TV Series||Ariel|
|2011||Aim High||TV Series||Ms. Walker|
|2012||Fringe||TV Series||Jessica Holt|
|2012||White Collar||TV Series||Abigail Kincaid|
|2012||30 Rock||TV Series||Super Hot Lady|
|2012 - 2013||Work It||TV Series||Grace Hudson|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Sweat Shop Agent|
|2013||Key and Peele||TV Series||CIA Agent|
|2013||Drop Dead Diva||TV Series||Mistress Robin|
|2014||Warehouse 13||TV Series||Lisa da Vinci|
|2014||Blue Bloods||TV Series||Tori Parsons|
|2014 - 2018||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Zelena / Kelly West|
|2015||Hawaii Five-0||TV Series||Nicole Booth|
|2015||Friends in Therapy||TV Series||Dr. Felicity Horn|
|Like Family (post-production)||TV Movie||Camille|
- Has said that she was badly bullied for much of her time in school.
- Was a huge fan of Once Upon a Time (2011) before being cast as "Zelena".
- Ranked #92 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
- Is a self-described "Movie, TV and Sci-Fi fan girl".
- Prior to getting roles on them, she was a very big fan of Lost (2004), Fringe (2008) and Once Upon a Time (2011).