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

Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sink at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (2002-04-16) April 16, 2002 (age 17)
Years active2012–present

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 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.[5]

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.[5]

In 2017, she played Maxine "Max" Mayfield in the Netflix original Stranger Things. In December, she was added to the cast of the horror film Eli, starring Charlie Shotwell.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Chuck Kimberly
2017 The Glass Castle Young Lori Walls
2018 Dominion Narrator Documentary
2019 Eli Haley


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

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "Meet Sadie Sink". YouTube. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (October 14, 2016). "'Stranger Things' Netflix Series Adds Two New Regulars, Promotes Two For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b Fitz-Gerald, Sean (2017-10-29). "Max on 'Stranger Things 2' Is This 15-Year-Old, Breakout Star". Thrillist. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  6. ^ "'Stranger Things' Actress Sadie Sink, Kelly Reilly Join Horror Film 'Eli' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (17 January 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  8. ^ 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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