Sadie Sink

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
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Sink in 2018
Born (2002-04-16) April 16, 2002 (age 18)
Years active2009–present

Life and 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 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, 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.[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 2018, she collaborated with Rooney Mara, Sia, Joaquin Phoenix and Kat von D to narrate Chris Delforce's animal rights documentary Dominion.[6] For her contribution to the documentary, she was granted the 2018 Award of Excellence for Narration by Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.[7]

In March 2019, She joined the cast of Fear Street 2.[8] In October of the same year, the horror film Eli starring her was released on Netflix.[9]

She was later cast as the lead role in the drama film Dear Zoe.[10] Filming continued until November in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Chuck Kimberly
2017 The Glass Castle Young Lori Walls
2018 Dominion Narrator Documentary
2019 Eli Haley
2021 Fear Street 2 Ziggy Verman Post-Production
Dear Zoe Tess DeNunzio 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

Awards and nominations

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 [12]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team (with Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp) Stranger Things Nominated [13]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series [14]
2020 [15]


  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. ^ Court, Emily (March 22, 2018). "BREAKING: New Vegan Documentary 'Dominion' To Feature Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ {{cite web |url= International Independent Documentary Awards]]
  8. ^ "Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford Join Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  9. ^ "'Stranger Things' Actress Sadie Sink, Kelly Reilly Join Horror Film 'Eli' (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  10. ^ "'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Nabs Lead in Coming-of-Age Drama 'Dear Zoe' (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  11. ^ Dear Zoe (2021) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-09-11
  12. ^ "Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (17 January 2018). "The full list of the 2018 SAG Awards nominees". CNN. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  15. ^ "SAG Awards: 'Bombshell,' 'Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Stars Top Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-08-14.

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