Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad in ‘Hairspray Live!’

Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad in 'Hairspray Live!'

Maddie Baillio is a fresh face who has been cast as the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's live production of Hairspray. She's 20 years old and originally hails from Houston, Texas, but now she's performing live in front of millions of at-home viewers. And, it was a Facebook casting call ad that led her on this journey. When it came to Baillio auditioning and landing the role, she told Billboard: This was my first professional audition. I finished my sophomore year of college the day before they told me that I got the part, so this is the first time doing a show since high school. Though Baillio is a college student, Just Jared Jr. reports that she will not be returning to school after Hairspray Live! She hopes to eventually land a role on Broadway. For more information on Baillio, click through our gallery of her best Hairspray pics on set and behind-the-scenes. (Instagram)

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