With her sunny smile and youthful exuberance, Skye McCole Bartusiak brightened the silver screen with her debut in the 1999 Stephen King miniseries Storm of the Century. Born in September of 1992 in Houston, TX, moved on to such popular features as The Cider House Rules (1999) and The Patriot, playing Mel Gibson's young daughter. In 2001 Bartusiak appeared in such popular features as Don't Say a Word and Riding in Cars With Boys. She had a recurring role in season 2 of 24, and continued to work in episodic television, TV films and indie features as she grew up. Her final feature role was in Sick Boy (2012). Bartusiak died in 2014 at age 21.