Maddison Burge was born in Hutto, Texas and attended Round Rock Christian Academy. She was accepted to the University of North Texas but delayed her admission to pursue a career in acting. After appearing in a number of short films, in 2009, Burge was cast in the television series Friday Night Lights. According to a local interview, prior to being cast, she did not watch the series, but her lack of familiarity with the show did not limit her abilities when auditioning for the part as she was "so right on" for the role. In 2010, She was cast in the film Seven Days in Utopia set to be released in 2011starring Academy Award winners Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo.