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Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004)[1] is an English actress. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things,[2] for which she received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. At age 13, she became one of the youngest nominees in Emmy history.[3] Her film debut came in 2019 with the monster film Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Millie Bobby Brown
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Brown at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (2004-02-19) 19 February 2004 (age 15)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active2013–present

Brown is the youngest person to feature on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people and is the youngest person to be appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Early life

Brown was born in Marbella, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain,[4] the third of four children of English parents, Kelly and Robert Brown.[5] The family moved to Bournemouth, Dorset when she was around four years old, then to Orlando, Florida four years later.[6] She was born with partial hearing in one ear, gradually losing all hearing in that ear over several years.[7]

Brown resides between London and Atlanta, Georgia.[7]

Career

In 2013, Brown made her acting debut as a guest star in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, a spin-off of Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Young Alice. In 2014, she had a starring role in the BBC America paranormal drama-thriller series Intruders as Madison O'Donnell.[8] She then made guest appearances in the CBS police procedural drama NCIS, the ABC sitcom Modern Family, and the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.

 
Brown at the 2016 Phoenix Comic Fest

In 2016, Brown played Eleven ('El') in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things.[9] Her portrayal received critical acclaim and she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with her co-stars[10] and won the 43rd Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series.[11] For her role as Eleven in the second season of Stranger Things, she received her second Emmy nomination in 2018.[12]

In November 2016, Brown starred in the music video for Sigma and Birdy's single "Find Me". Since November 2016, she has appeared in commercial advertisements for Citigroup.[13] In January 2017, she made her modelling debut in Calvin Klein's By Appointment campaign.[14] The following month, she was signed to the agency IMG Models.[15] She appeared in the campaign of the Italian brand Moncler in the summer of 2018.[16]

Brown made her feature film debut in 2019, in the sequel to Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters.[17] She will reprise her role in Godzilla vs. Kong.[18]

In January 2018, Brown was cast to star in and produce the film adaptation of Enola Holmes Mysteries.[19] On 20 April 2018, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, becoming the youngest person ever to be included in the list.[20][21] and on 20 November 2018, it was announced that she had become the youngest person ever to be appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.[22] In November 2018, EA Games announced that Brown collaborated with The Sims 4 programmers to feature in the Sims 4 Positivity Challenge.[23] She was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential teens of 2017 and of 2018.[24][25] In 2018, The Hollywood Reporter named Brown among Hollywood's top thirty stars under age eighteen.[26]

In March 2019, it was announced Brown will be starring in the film adaptation of The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin as Suzy.[27] Also in March 2019, she became the ambassador of UEFA's Together #WePlayStrong campaign.[28]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Madison Russell
2020 Godzilla vs. Kong Post-production
TBA Enola Holmes Enola Holmes Post-production; also producer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Young Alice 2 episodes
2014 Intruders Madison O'Donnell Main role
2014 NCIS Rachel Barnes Episode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"
2015 Modern Family Lizzie Episode: "Closet? You'll Love It!"
2015 Grey's Anatomy Ruby Episode: "I Feel the Earth Move"
2016–present Stranger Things Eleven / Jane Main role

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s) Ref.
2016 "Find Me" Sigma featuring Birdy [29]
2017 "I Dare You" The xx [30]
2018 "Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions) Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B [31][32][33]
2018 "In My Feelings" Drake [34]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Herself NME Awards Hero of the Year Nominated [35]
Stranger Things Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actress Nominated [36]
People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Nominated [37]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [38]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [38]
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best TV Actress Won [39]
Saturn Awards Best Younger Actor in a Television Series Won [11]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Actor in a Show Won [40]
Best Hero Nominated [40]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Nominated [41]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [42]
Gold Derby TV Awards Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [43]
Breakthrough Performer of the Year Won
IGN People's Choice Award Best Dramatic TV Performance Won [44]
2018 Stranger Things Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [45]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Empire Awards Best Actress in a TV Series Nominated [46]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Won [47]
Saturn Awards Best Younger Actor in a Television Series Nominated [48]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Performance in a Show Won [49]
Best Kiss (with Finn Wolfhard) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Won [50]
Choice TV Ship (with Finn Wolfhard) Nominated [51]
Gold Derby Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [52]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [53]
2019 Stranger Things Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Nominated [54]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actress Won [55]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated [56][57]

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