Sadie Sink (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress. She portrays Maxine "Max" Mayfield in Netflix’s Stranger Things and has also appeared in Blue Bloods and The Americans. Sink has also worked on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.
Sink at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Life and career
Sink was born in Brenham, Texas. She has three older brothers and a younger sister.
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 theatre, 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, when she began alternating the title role for a few months, then closing the show as Duffy and understudy to Annie.
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.
|2017||The Glass Castle||Young Lori Walls|
|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)|
Awards and nominations
|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 (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp)||Nominated|||
- "Meet Sadie Sink". YouTube. youtube.com. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Fitz-Gerald, Sean (2017-10-29). "Max on 'Stranger Things 2' Is This 15-Year-Old, Breakout Star". Thrillist. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
- "'Stranger Things' Actress Sadie Sink, Kelly Reilly Join Horror Film 'Eli' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
- Gonzalez, Sandra (17 January 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
- 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.