J. Madison Wright Morris

Jessica Madison Wright ( born July 29, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio; † July 21, 2006 in Lexington, Kentucky) was an American film actress.


Born as the eldest of four children showed an early Wright's acting talent. At the age of five she was therefore obliged as a model. This was also one of the reasons why her family moved to Los Angeles, where she made ​​her acting debut in an episode of the TV series Grace in 1993 at the age of nine years. Ironically, she embodied therein also a children's model.

Only a few months later, Wright was one of the main roles offered in the science fiction series Earth 2. Although the series was canceled after only 21 episodes, she enjoyed it, which claims to represent such a multi-faceted character as those of the True Danziger.

After Earth 2 she played with Molly Phillips, a patient of the Emergency Room. A supporting role in Shiloh, a comedy followed. Wright was offered to The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy. It was the pilot of another science fiction series that was never realized.

1999 - the comedy Safety Patrol in 1998 was her last film role - Wright lost her interest in acting. Her family then decided to move to Kentucky to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.


Cardiomyopathy was unexpectedly in 15 -year-old Wright diagnosed with a rare disease during which the heart muscle begins to degenerate. The only hope of salvation was to perform a transplant. Madison and her parents were forced to spend a long time in Cleveland. The entire fortune, which had saved up she and her family had to be applied for the treatments. This went so far that they had to live in a house of McDonald's Children's Aid.

Only a few months after diagnosing the disease a donor heart could be found, so that in March 2000, a transplant could be performed.

Clancy Brown, the actor, who embodies her movie father in Earth 2, had launched an appeal in the mass media, to donate money for Madison's family. He himself had given her for Christmas 1999 laptop.

After the operation Madison lived in their home city in the U.S. state of Kentucky. She had still not back to work as a film actress. She studied at the University of Cumberland, in 2006 made ​​their college degree and wanted to work from the fall of 2006 as an English teacher at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.

On July 8, 2006, she married the medical student Brent Joseph Morris.


On 21 July 2006, one day after returning from the honeymoon, Madison died of a heart attack in the hospital of the University of Kentucky. She was buried on 25 July 2006 in London, Kentucky.



For her performance in Earth 2 she got a 1995 Young Artist Award.