SKYE McCOLE BARTUSIAK portrays Jessie Conrad, an eight-year-old kidnap victim whose father must race the clock to win her freedom.
Bartusiak, now age nine, has already accrued an impressive list of film credits. Most recently, she completed the feature film "Riding in Cars with Boys," with Drew Barrymore, James Woods and DON'T SAY A WORD co-star Brittany Murphy; and "The Affair of the Necklace," starring Hillary Swank. She also appeared in "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson, and made her feature film debut in "The Cider House Rules." After completing her role in DON'T SAY A WORD, Bartusiak co-starred in "Beyond the Prairie, Part II: The True Story of Laura Ingalls-Wilder."
On television, she starred as the young Norma Jean in the mini-series "Blonde." Bartusiak also appeared in the cable films "The Prophet's Game," "The Darkling" and "Witness Protection." She guest-starred in the series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Frasier," "Port Charles," "Providence," "Judging Amy," was a principal on "JAG," and appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Early Show."
Born in Houston, Bartusiak began her career at six months, as a model, following in the footsteps of her older brother, Stephen Dylan Bartusiak, a successful model before he became an actor. After appearing in commercials, she made her television debut at age five in the mini-series "Storm of the Century." Bartusiak plays the guitar, sings, does magic tricks and has her own website, www.skyemccolebartusiak.com
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