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Sadie Elizabeth Sink (born April 16th, 2002) is an American actress who portrays Max in the second, third, and fourth season of Stranger Things.

Sadie was born on April 16, 2002, in Brenham, Texas. Her mother put her and her older brother - Mitchell - into acting lessons when she was 10 years old.  Sadie began her career at eleven years old in the Broadway production of Annie. Sadie is known for her role as Suzanne Ballard in the show American Odysyounger and also played in The Glass Castle in 2017. Sophia M. Pietrzak, a childhood actress starring in Teletubbies, is a longtime best friend of Sadie and her family. Her younger sister, who has also appeared in Stranger Things, is named Jacey Sink.

Career

Sadie started acting at age seven. Her mother noticed after her obsession with recreating Disney’s High School Musical with her brother, Mitchell. Her mother decided to send her to acting classes in a community theatre, in nearby Houston.

In 2012, at the age of 11, she had a role on Broadway  Annie. She prepared herself for the role by taking dance lessons and doing vocal training. She was initially the standby for all the orphans. When the original lead left, she began alternating the title role for a few months. At the end of her participation in Annie, she played the role of Duffy and was the understudy to Annie.

While still starring in the play, she appeared in the Emmy-winning TV series The Americans. In 2015, she co-starred with Helen Mirren in The Audience on Broadway, as young Queen Elizabeth II. She also had a small role in Chuck.

While filming the drama movie The Glass Castle, she became very close with Woody Harrelson, and particularly with his daughter, Makani. She was already a vegetarian, but Harrelson and his family inspired her to go vegan.

In 2017, she began playing Maxine "Max" Mayfield in the Netflix original Stranger Things.

In 2018, she collaborated with Rooney Mara, Sia, Joaquin Phoenix and Kat von D to narrate Chris Delforce's animal rights documentary Dominion. For her contribution to the documentary, she was granted the 2018 Award of Excellence for Narration by Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.

In 2019, she appeared in the horror film Eli, starring Charlie Shotwell. She played Haley, a teenage girl, who is later revealed to be his older paternal sister.

In 2021, she played the main role of Christine 'Ziggy' Berman in The Fear Street trilogy, appearing in the second and third installments of the series, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and Fear Street Part Three: 1666.

She will play the lead role of Tess DeNunzio in the upcoming drama Dear Zoe which is scheduled for release in 2022.

In February 2021, she joined the cast of The Whale. Filming began March 8 and lasted until April 7, 2021 in Newburgh, New York.

Also in 2021, she starred as the younger version of Taylor Swift in Taylor's short film, All Too Well.

Influences

She cited Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Emma Watson, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Zac Efron, and Woody Harrelson.

Her music influence is Justin Bieber.

Her favorite movies are La La Land (2016), Finding Dory (2016), and Blackfish (2013).

Her favorite TV shows besides Stranger Things are Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), Teen Wolf (2011-2017), and Drake & Josh (2004-2007).

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2016 Chuck Kimberly
2017 The Glass Castle Young Lori Walls
2018 Dominion Narrator
2019 Eli Haley
2021 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 Christine 'Ziggy' Berman
2021 Fear Street Part Three: 1666 Christine 'Ziggy' Berman
2021 All Too Well: The Short Film Her
TBA Dear Zoe Tess DeNunzio
TBA The Whale Ellie

Television

Year Title Role
2013 The Americans Lana
2014 Blue Bloods Daisy Carpenter
2015 American Odyssey Suzanne Ballard
2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tween Girl
2017- Stranger Things Max Mayfield

Stage

Year Title Role
2011 White Christmas Susan Waverly
2012 Annie Annie, Tessie, Duffy, et al. (standby)
2012-13 Annie Annie, Duffy (alternating
2015 The Audience Young Queen Elizabeth II

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team  Stranger Things Nominated
2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated

External Links

Gallery

Sadie

Carpet Looks

Video

Trivia

  • Sadie is very good friends with Millie Bobby Brown, who portrays Eleven in Stranger Things.
  • She is a Vegan.
  • She met Gaten and Caleb before they were in Stranger Things because all three starred on Broadway.
  • She is not a fan of horror fiction.
  • She's obsessed wth High School Musical and inspired her to be a actress.
  • In E Pluribus Unum, her younger sister Jacey portrays younger Max seen in Billy's past after Eleven gets into his mind.
  • Before she was a actress or on Broadway, she wanted to get into Master Chef Junior.
  • According to Sadie, her first friend on the set of Stranger Things was Finn Wolfhard.[1]


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