Madison Kessler from "Child Genius" is one of the contestants featured in the Lifetime reality competition series. She is eight years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is Kim Kessler, Surgeon, while her father is Michael Kessler, Real Estate Owner/Operator.

With an IQ of 156, Madison Kessler is in the top 99.99% of her charter school. She is charming, enthusiastic and competitive. She loves classic rock & roll, practicing on her drum set daily. She is a top student at her school, she reads at high school level and is learning junior high mathematics. She has a photogenic memory and loves to learn and consistently be informed of new idea/topics. She started reading at the age of 2 and a half, and by three was already perfectly reading Dr. Seuss books on her own. When Madison grows up, she wants to be a kindergarten teacher, as she believes she is good a teaching others.

Madison is well beyond her years of knowledge. She is frequently in classes with older kids, so won't have a problem competing against her peers. In addition to her shockingly high IQ, Madison counts her photographic memory a her strong assets for this competition. Whether its history or readings, Madison will rise to the occasion and prove herself a "Child Genius."

Her favorite author is Shel Silverstein. Her interests include drums, poetry, bike riding, traveling, gymnastics, video games and chess.


Where does she live? Find out here.

Age: ∼10 years old
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA

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