Jade Elizabeth Pettyjohn (born November 8, 2000) is a sixteen-year-old American actress and singer. She is currently portraying Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. She is also known for portraying McKenna in the film, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars. Prior to her film and television career, she performed alongside a local children's song and dance troupe from the age of seven. Jade has also played various roles in several television series, such as in RevolutionCriminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and Grimm. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon Original Movie Rufus 2 which aired in January 2017.


  • She made her television debut at the age of eight, on a 2008 episode of The Mentalist.
  • Her first big screen role was on the 2014 film, Dakota's Summer.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Mentalist Julie Sands TV Series Guest Star
2009 S.H.M.I.L.U Bella Ryker (Child) Short Film
2009 Stranger Anna Short Film
2010 United States of Tara Kammy TV Series Recurring/Guest Star
2011 The Cape Tracey Jerrod, Age 12 TV Series Guest Star
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Samantha Weller TV Series Guest Star
2011 Prodigal Samantha O'Neil Short Film
2012 McKenna Shoots for the Stars McKenna Brooks Film
2012–13 Revolution Charlie Matheson (at 11)/Young Samantha (uncredited as Samantha) TV Series Recurring/Guest Star
2014 Dakota's Summer Summer Jennings Film
2014–15 The Last Ship Ava Tophet TV Series Recurring Character
2014–15 Henry Danger Chloe Hartman TV Series Recurring Character
2015 Shangri-La Suite Young Karen Film
2015 All I Want for Christmas Megan Farley TV Movie
2015 Girl Flu Bird Film
2016– School of Rock (TV series) Summer Hathaway Main role
2017 Rufus 2 Kat TV Movie


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