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Madison Bailey        

Actress Known for Netflix's "Outer Banks"

Madison Bailey is an actress known for her starring role as Kiara Carrera on the Netflix teen drama series "Outer Banks." The show is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where a tight-knit group of teens from the wrong side of the tracks embark on a mission to find their ringleader’s missing father. In the process, they stumble across a treasure map that unearths a long buried secret. She is currently recurring on NBC’s "Council Of Dads" and recently had a recurring role on the CW’s "Black Lightning." Bailey hails from North Carolina and currently resides in Los Angeles. She was adopted by a white family and is the youngest of seven siblings. She has been open about her struggle to fit in and find her own identity after moving away from the small town she grew up in and how she has channeled her experiences into the role of Kiara. In May of 2020, Bailey revealed on Tik Tok that she identifies as pansexual and introduced the world to her girlfriend. By opening up about her own sexuality, she hopes to inspire others to feel comfortable enough to do the same. In her free time she likes to sing and play ukulele, often performing for her millions of social media followers.

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‘Outer Banks’ Star Madison Bailey Says ‘Pogues’ Are Sticking Together During Quarantine
For those of you who haven’t seen “Outer Banks” (OBX), it’s basically “The O.C.” meets “One Tree Hill” but with mystery. As a group of guys from the wrong side of town, “The Pogues” spend their summer on a treasure hunt with their best girlfriend Kiara, I can’t help but feel the sun on my face and wonder, “Where can I get friends like these and how is this Kiara girl so cool?”
GLAMOUR’s June coverstar Madison Bailey: ‘Pansexuality makes the most sense for how I feel’
After skyrocketing to fame last year as the breakout star of Netflix hit show Outer Banks, Madison Bailey felt compelled to address her sexuality on TikTok. As she becomes one of GLAMOUR’s Beauty of Pride Issue digital coverstars, she opens up to Paula Akpan about her journey to realising her pansexuality, the pressures of being a Gen-Z queer spokesperson, the importance of queer representation and her unbridled love for her girlfriend.
Meet Madison Bailey, the breakout star of soapy teen drama Outer Banks
Like most of us, Madison Bailey has spent the better part of the past month glued to her phone. “[My screen time] is honestly embarrassing and I wouldn’t tell anybody what that number is! Like you couldn’t pay me to tell you,” she says over the phone. Unlike most of us, however, Bailey has been keeping busy preparing for the release of Netflix’s Outer Banks, a soapy YA thriller set on the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.
'Outer Banks' Star Madison Bailey on Finding Love and Living With Borderline Personality Disorder
Outer Banks star Madison Bailey is opening up about being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, whether Outer Banks fans will get the Kiara/JJ romance they’ve been shipping, how she discovered she was pansexual and found love with UNC Charlotte basketball player Mariah Linney.
Madison Bailey Has a Lot of Ideas for Where Outer Banks Can Go Next
Madison Bailey is Kiara. The idea of anyone else playing the role on Netflix’s sunny teen drama Outer Banks seems laughable after watching her playful jabs and heart-to-hearts among the four men who fill out her crew. They're known as the Pogues, working-class residents from the south side of the OBX, named after pogies or "throwaway fish." Bailey's Kiara is a refreshing badass, a warm-hearted, open-minded, eco-conscious equal whose “one of the boys” status never bottoms out into sexism.

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