Actress and teen sensation Sadie Sink has taken the world by storm with her role as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things. But she’s been working on her craft for years, making her way from the theater to TV and film. And now, the star of Netflix’s upcoming horror film Eli is a household name, thanks to her spooky new role.
But how did this rising star get her start? While many child stars get their start because of being related to someone in the industry, Sink was able to find her feet on her own. She started taking acting classes at a community-based theatre near Houston at age 7. Soon, she was obsessed with recreating High School Musical and her mother allowed her to audition for a theater show in 2012. She managed to bag her first role in the Broadway play ‘Annie’ at the age of 11.
After conquering Broadway and television, Sink’s career took off in 2021 when she was cast in the hit film The Glass Castle alongside Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson. She has also starred alongside Helen Mirren in the Broadway production of The Audience and made guest appearances on television shows such as Blue Bloods and The Americans.
Despite her busy schedule, the young actress is always finding time to spend with her family. She splits her time between her parents’ home in Brenham, Texas, where she was born and raised, Manhattan for work, and other family homes around the country.