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Priah Nicole Ferguson (born October 1, 2006) is a American actress who portrays Erica Sinclair in the second, third, and fourth season of Stranger Things,

Priah was born on October 1, 2006 , in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents put her into the performing arts at the age of 5, she immediately loved theatre where her natural timing and profound delivery in both comedic and theatrical roles. Priah Ferguson was motivated to start acting after watching the films Crooklyn and Daddy's Little Girls. She got her start in 2015 acting in short and independent films. In 2016, she made her television debut on the FX Networks show Atlanta created by Donald Glover and the Civil War drama Mercy Street.

Career

She got her start in 2015 acting in short and independent films. In 2016, she made her television debut on the FX Networks show Atlanta created by Donald Glover and the Civil War drama Mercy Street. In 2017, Ferguson was cast in the Netflix science fiction horror web television series Stranger Things in a small role as Erica Sinclair. She was promoted to a recurring role for season 3 and a series regular in season 4. In 2018, she starred in the The Oath. Ferguson guest starred on the NBC show Bluff City Law with Jimmy Smits in 2019.

Filmography

Film:

Year Title Role
2015 Suga Water Young Kai
2015 Perfectville Dania Black
2016 Deus ex Machina Little Girl
2017 La Vie Magnifique De Charlie Young Brandy
2017 Ends Charlie
2018 The Oath Hardy
TBA Glitter Ain't Gold Tawanda
TBA Boo! TBA

Television:

Year Title Role
2016 BB Brown & Friends Jojo
2016 Atlanta Asia
2016 Cream X Coffee Michelle
2017 Mercy Street Girl
2017 Daytime Divas Fatima
2017- Stranger Things Erica Sinclair
2019 Bluff City Law Erika
2020 Cast Black Talent Virtual Reading Series Cookie
TBA My Dad the Bounty Hunter TBA

Gallery

Priah

Carpet Looks

Trivia

  • She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • She got the role on Stranger Things because the show was filming close to her own home.
  • She was not aware that she had landed the role of Erica until her mother revealed it to her by reading out an email from the showrunners while she was having an after-school snack.
  • She is a big fan of the 1990s.
  • Her favorite Erica quotes from Stranger Things are “Nerd!” and “You can’t spell America without Erica”.
  • She can play the guitar.
  • She began training at various acting camps and classes at age 5.
  • She has been an official Spokeskid for United Way of Greater.
  • She has a younger sister named Jayda who has an interest in art.
  • She is obsessed with the the 1990s, the Netflix original show On My Block, and becoming a fan of shows like He-Man.
  • She inspired by characters like Penny Proud from the Disney cartoon series The Proud Family, and relates to Nakia from the film Black Panther.
  • She's allergic to bananas and cow's milk.
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