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

Sadie Elizabeth Sink[2] (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Maxine "Max" Mayfield in Netflix's Stranger Things[3] and has also appeared in Blue Bloods and The Americans.[4] Sink has also worked on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.[5]

Life and acting career

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

In 2009, due to her obsession with recreating Disney’s High School Musical with her brother, Mitchell, when she was seven years old, her mother decided to send her off to acting classes in a community theater, in nearby Houston. In turn, it led to a Broadway audition and a role in the 2012 revival of Annie at the age of eleven years old. She had to prepare herself for the role by taking dance lessons and doing vocal training. She was initially the standby for all the orphans, until the original lead left, wherein she began alternating the title role for a few months, then closing the show as Duffy and understudy to Annie.

While still starring in the play, she appeared in the Emmy-winning 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.[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, she played 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.[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 of 2019, the horror film Eli starring her was released on Netflix.[9] In 2021, she starred in two films in The Fear Street Trilogy, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and Fear Street Part Three: 1666.[10]

She has been cast as the lead role in the drama film 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]

Acting credits


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Chuck Kimberly
2017 The Glass Castle Young Lori Walls
2018 Dominion Narrator Documentary
2019 Eli Haley
2021 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 Ziggy Berman
Fear Street Part Three: 1666
Dear Zoe Tess DeNunzio Post-Production
TBA The Whale Ellie Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Americans Lana Episode: "Mutually Assured Destruction"
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!"
2017–present Stranger Things Maxine "Max" Mayfield Main role (season 2–present)


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Annie Annie
2015 The Audience Young Queen Elizabeth II


Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards Best Narration (with Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Katherine von Drachenberg and Chris Delforce) Dominion Won [16]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp) Stranger Things Nominated [17]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series [18]
2020 [19]


  1. ^ "Meet Sadie Sink". YouTube. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
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  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. ^ 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 Fitz-Gerald, Sean (October 29, 2017). "Max on 'Stranger Things 2' Is This 15-Year-Old, Breakout Star". Thrillist. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  7. ^ 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. ^ "'Stranger Things' Actress Sadie Sink, Kelly Reilly Join Horror Film 'Eli' (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 1, 2019). "'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Joins Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy". Deadline. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  11. ^ "'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Nabs Lead in Coming-of-Age Drama 'Dear Zoe' (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  12. ^ Dear Zoe (2021) - IMDb, retrieved September 11, 2020
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin; 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. ^ "Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (January 17, 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "SAG Awards: 'Bombshell,' 'Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Stars Top Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. December 11, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2020.

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