Sadie Sink

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Sadie Sink
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Sink in 2018
Sadie Elizabeth Sink

(2002-04-16) April 16, 2002 (age 19)
Years active2009–present
Awards2018 Award of Excellence for Narration by Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards

Sadie Elizabeth Sink[2] (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress and model. She portrayed Max Mayfield in the Netflix television series Stranger Things[3] and Ziggy Berman in the Netflix horror film trilogy Fear Street.[4] Sink has also worked on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.[5] She also starred in Taylor Swift's All Too Well: The Short Film.

Acting career

Sink was born in Brenham, Texas. She has three older brothers and a younger sister.

Some of her first professional acting credits were at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston during their 2011-2012 season; she performed in musical productions of Irving Berlin's White Christmas and in the starring role in Annie. She made her Broadway debut in the fifth grade as part of the original cast of the Annie revival. While still starring in the play, she appeared in the Emmy-winning series The Americans as Lana.

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 as Kimberly.[6]

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.[6]

In 2017, in the Netflix original Stranger Things, She played Maxine "Max" Mayfield, a skateboarder with an abusive stepbrother.

In 2018, she collaborated with Rooney Mara, Sia, Joaquin Phoenix and Kat von D to narrate Chris Delforce's animal rights documentary Dominion.[7] For her contribution to the documentary, she was granted the 2018 Award of Excellence for Narration by Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.[8]

In October 2019, she starred in Netflix's horror film Eli as Haley, a teenage girl, who is later revealed to be his older paternal sister.[9]

In 2021, Sink played the main role of Christine 'Ziggy' Berman in The Fear Street Trilogy, appearing in the second and third instalments of the series, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and Fear Street Part Three: 1666.[10]

Sink played the lead role of Tess DeNunzio in the upcoming drama Dear Zoe.[11] Filming took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[12]

In February 2021, she joined the cast of The Whale.[13] Filming began March 8 and lasted until April 7 in Newburgh, New York.[14][15]

In November 2021, she played the lead in Taylor Swift's short film All Too Well: The Short Film with Dylan O’Brien.[16]

Modeling career

Sink took to the catwalk for the first time in 2018 at Paris Fashion Week. Although the normal age to participate is 16, Sink was 15 when she modeled. She has also modeled for many other brands such as Kate Spade, Vogue, L'Officiel Paris, Chanel and Givenchy Beauty.[17]

Acting credits


Year Title Role Notes Ref
2016 Chuck Kimberly [6]
2017 The Glass Castle Young Lori Walls
2018 Dominion Narrator Documentary [7]
2019 Eli Haley [9]
2021 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 Ziggy Berman [10]
Fear Street Part Three: 1666
Dear Zoe Tess DeNunzio Post-Production [11]
All Too Well: The Short Film Her Short film [18]
TBA The Whale Ellie Post-production [13]


Year Title Role Notes Refs
2013 The Americans Lana Episode: "Mutually Assured Destruction" [19]
2014 Blue Bloods Daisy Carpenter Episode: "Insult to Injury"
2015 American Odyssey Suzanne Ballard Main role; 11 episodes
2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tween Girl Episode: "Kimmy Sees a Sunset!" [20]
2017–present Stranger Things Maxine "Max" Mayfield Main role (season 2–present) [6]


Year Title Role Venue Notes Refs
2011 White Christmas Susan Waverly Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Regional [21]
2012 Annie Annie Regional [citation needed]
20212-13 Annie Annie, Tessie, Duffy, et al. (standby) Palace Theatre Broadway [5]
2012 Annie, Duffy (alternating)
2015 The Audience Young Queen Elizabeth II Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Broadway


Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp) Stranger Things Nominated [22]


  1. ^ Meet Sadie Sink | ANNIE The Musical. AnnieOnBroadway. April 25, 2013. Archived from the original on August 24, 2021. Retrieved November 16, 2021 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Sadie Sink Recalls Her First Kiss On Stranger Things!. heatworld. July 2, 2021. Archived from the original on July 28, 2021. Retrieved November 16, 2021 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (October 14, 2016). "'Stranger Things' Netflix Series Adds Two New Regulars, Promotes Two For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (June 18, 2015). "VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE AUDIENCE's Sadie Sink Stars on NBC's 'American Odyssey'". Broadway World. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Champion, Lindsay (April 22, 2015). "The Audience Stars Elizabeth Teeter & Sadie Sink on Being Queens For the Day & Holding Court with Helen Mirren". Broadway Buzz. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Fitz-Gerald, Sean (October 29, 2017). "Max on 'Stranger Things 2' Is This 15-Year-Old, Breakout Star". Thrillist. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Court, Emily (March 22, 2018). "BREAKING: New Vegan Documentary 'Dominion' To Feature Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards".
  9. ^ a b "'Stranger Things' Actress Sadie Sink, Kelly Reilly Join Horror Film 'Eli' (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". December 4, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  10. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (April 1, 2019). "'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Joins Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy". Deadline. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Nabs Lead in Coming-of-Age Drama 'Dear Zoe' (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". November 7, 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  12. ^ Dear Zoe (2021) - IMDb, retrieved September 11, 2020
  13. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (February 10, 2021). "'Watchmen's Hong Chau To Co-Star With Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky's Next Film For A24". Deadline. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  14. ^ "The Whale". Production List | Film & Television Industry Alliance. February 1, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  15. ^ "Variety Insight: Entertainment Data • Research Tools • Industry Directory • Film in Development • TV & Streaming Pilots • Ratings & Box Office". Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  16. ^ Taylor Swift - All Too Well: The Short Film. TaylorSwiftVEVO. November 12, 2021. Archived from the original on November 16, 2021. Retrieved November 16, 2021 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ Fisher, Lauren (November 11, 2021). "Sadie Sink's Modelling Career". HaarpersBazaar. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  18. ^ Evans, Greg (November 5, 2021). "Taylor Swift Teases New 'All Too Well' Short Film With Dylan O'Brien & Sadie Sink". Deadline. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  19. ^ Kumar, Hitesh (July 2021). "'Stranger Things' star Sadie Sink wants to play Carole King in a biopic". Daily Research Plot. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  20. ^ Shaw, Gabbi (January 18, 2019). "40 celebrities that have appeared on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'". Insider. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  21. ^ "Sadie Sink theatre profile". Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  22. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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