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Millie Bobby Brown is the British actress who portrays young Alice on ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Biography

Millie Bobby Brown was born on February 19, 2004[1] in Marbella, Málaga, Spain.[2] She is the daughter of Robert and Kelly Brown and the sibling of Paige, Charlie and Ava. Her family relocated to Bournemouth, Dorset when Brown was four years old. They later emigrated to Orlando, Florida.[3] She was born with partial hearing in one ear, gradually losing all hearing in that ear over several years.[4] She resides between London and Atlanta, Georgia.[4]

After showing an interest in the entertainment business at a young age, Millie's parents sold everything to make a move to Hollywood, so their daughter could have a chance of fulfilling her dreams.[3]

In 2013, she made her acting debut on the ABC series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, 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.[5] 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.

In 2016. she gained a worldwide success when she was cast as the mysterious "Eleven" on the Netflix produced science-fiction show, Stranger Things.[6] 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[7] and won the 43rd Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series.[8] For her role as Eleven in the second season of Stranger Things, she received her second Emmy nomination in 2018.[9]

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.[10] In January 2017, she made her modelling debut in Calvin Klein's By Appointment campaign.[11] The following month, she was signed to the agency IMG Models.[12] She appeared in the campaign of the Italian brand Moncler in the summer of 2018.[13]

Brown made her feature film debut in 2019, in the sequel to Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters.[14] She will reprise her role in the 2012 film Godzilla vs. Kong.[15]

In January 2018, Brown was cast to star and produce the film adaptation of Enola Holmes Mysteries.[16] On 20 April 2018, she became the youngest person ever to be included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world[17] and on 20 November 2018, it was announced that she had become the youngest person ever to be appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In November 2018, EA Games announced that Brown collaborated with The Sims 4 programmers to feature in the Sims 4 Positivity Challenge.[18] She was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential teens of 2017 and of 2018.[19][20] In 2018, The Hollywood Reporter named Brown among Hollywood's top thirty stars under age eighteen.[21]

In March 2019, it was announced that Milli will be starring in the film adaptation of The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin, as Suzy.[22] Also in March 2019, she became the ambassador of UEFA's Together #WePlayStrong campaign.[23]

Trivia

  • She is afraid of sharks, the dark, and bungalows.[24]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Young Alice 2 episodes
2014 Intruders Madison O'Donnell 8 episodes
2014 NCIS Rachel Barnes 1 episode
2015 Modern Family Lizzie 1 episode
2015 Grey's Anatomy Ruby 1 episode
2016–present Stranger Things Eleven 25 episodes
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Madison Russell
2020 Godzilla vs. Kong Madison Russell

Appearances

External links

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 TwitterLogo @mrbabyboogaloo (Miles Brown) on Twitter. "Happy 13th Birthday to my friend @milliebbrown 🎉 I hope you are laughing & dancing today #13"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Millie Bobby Brown - Stranger Things - Full Panel/Q&A - SLCC 2016. YouTube (September 2, 2016).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Graham, Caroline (August 7, 216). Defeated, flat broke...but we risked it all to make our girl a star: Parents of Brit actress, 12, who outshone Winona Ryder in Netflix hit sold EVERYTHING to help her achieve her Hollywood dream. Daily Mail.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Birnbaum, Debra (31 October 2017). How 'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown Made Eleven 'Iconic' and Catapulted Into Pop Culture. Variety.
  5. John Simm and Mira Sorvino Start Filming BBC AMERICA's Intruders as James Frain, Tory Kittles, and Millie Brown Join Cast. BBC Worldwide (24 February 2014).
  6. Andreeva, Nellie (20 August 2016). Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title. Deadline Hollywood.
  7. Lincoln, Ross A.. 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Cast Photo Reveals Who Returns From The Upside Down. Deadline Hollywood.
  8. Latchem, John (29 June 2017). Star Wars among top winners 43rd Saturn Awards. Home Media Magazine.
  9. Emmy Nominations: The Complete List. Variety (July 12, 2018).
  10. Citi Launches Digital Campaign To Spark a Nationwide Conversation About Money. Business Wire (21 November 2017).
  11. Overdeep, Meghan (23 January 2017). Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown Is Officially a Calvin Klein Model. InStyle.
  12. Kirkpatrick, Emily (13 February 2017). Millie Bobby Brown Officially Signs with a Major Modeling Agency. People.
  13. Moncler Taps Millie Bobby Brown for Next Ad Campaign. WWD (2 July 2018).
  14. Kit, Borys (27 January 2017). 'Stranger Things' Breakout Millie Bobby Brown Set to Star in 'Godzilla' Sequel (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter.
  15. Caron, Nathalie (2 June 2018). GODZILLA VS. KONG CASTS DEADPOOL 2 STAR JULIAN DENNISON. IGN.
  16. 'Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown In Legendary Film Deal To Produce & Star In Enola Holmes Mysteries. Deadline Hollywood (9 January 2018).
  17. Millie Bobby Brown becomes youngest person ever on Time 100 list. The Independent.
  18. Introducing The Sims 4 Positivity Challenge with Millie Bobby Brown. Electronic Arts. Retrieved on July 18, 2019.
  19. The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017. Time (3 November 2017).
  20. TIME's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018. Time (7 December 2018).
  21. Hollywood's Top 30 Stars Under Age 18. The Hollywood Reporter (8 August 2018).
  22. Millie Bobby Brown, Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu Tackling 'The Thing About Jellyfish' for Universal (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter (14 March 2019).
  23. Millie Bobby Brown signs up for Together #WePlayStrong. UEFA (26 March 2019).
  24. Millie Bobby Brown's Fears: Sharks, the Dark, and Bungalows. YouTube (September 15, 2016).

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