"I do want to become an actress still, but when I grow up, I think I want to go into directing. I'll direct my movie and then I'll play a little part in it." Ariel Gade.
Child actress Ariel Gade first appeared on screen in a 2003 episode of Lifetime's medical drama series "Strong Medicine" and has since played lead characters' daughters in films like "Envy" (2004; as Ben Stiller's daughter), "Dark Water" (2005; as Jennifer Connelly's daughter), and most recently, in the newly-released film adaptation of the video game sries, "AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem" (2007; as Reiko Aylesworth's daughter).
Gade also played regular role as Rose Varon in the short-lived ABC sci-fi/drama series "Invasion," which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger. She has been appeared as a guest in such shows as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The View," and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
The Little Mermaid
Childhood and Family:
The only child of Derek Gade, Ariel Gade was born on May 1, 1997, in San Jose, California. She has a cousin named Izaiah who is like a brother to her.
Ariel, who was named after Ariel in "The Little Mermaid," initially planned to be a trainer for Shamu the whale before starting an acting career. In her free time, she enjoys rope-jumping, playing with her Bratz dolls, going to Disneyland, and watching "That's So Raven," "Phil of the Future" and Disney movies. She also loves to spend the time with her loving family.
''Every 4th of July I would get like this box, a big box, of fireworks [For her own use]. Yeah, we went to Disneyland, and the fireworks were so loud at the end that my cousin thought people were bombing us.'' Ariel Gade.
At age six, Ariel Gade made her first acting appearance in a December 2003 episode of Lifetime's medical drama series "Strong Medicine." That same year, she also starred in the ABC un-picked Western/drama pilot "Then Came Jones," alongside Melissa Gilbert and Sean Patrick Flanery, playing Gilbert's daughter.
In 2004, landed her breakout performance Ben Stiller's daughter in Barry Levinson-directed comedy movie "Envy," which also stars Jack Black. She followed it up with her second film, "Dark Water" (2005), Walter Salles' remake of the 2002 Japanese horror film in which she played a daughter who became the object of custody battle between Jennifer Connelly and Dougray Scott's characters.
On working with Jennifer Connelly, the child actress said, "It was fun working with her. She was so fun to play with. She makes a good set mum."
She also commented about the film, saying "I went to the premiere yesterday; it was sooo cooool!... But for kids who are like under thirteen, they really shouldn't [see the movie], even with their parents. I'm just going to see it because I made it."
Gade got her first TV series regular role in the ABC sci-fi/drama series "Invasion." Her performance as Rose Varon, the daughter of Eddie Cibrian's Russell Varon, earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger. Unfortunately, the show was short-lived. Premiered on September 21, 2005, it was aired for only one season before it was canceled in May 2006. Meanwhile, Gade has appeared as a guest in "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The View," and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Most recently, moviegoers could catch her in the loose film adaptation of the video game series "AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem" (2007), playing the daughter of Reiko Aylesworth's lead character.