Date of Birth
19 December 2004, MÃ¡laga, AndalucÃa, Spain
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016), for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at age 13. She is also the youngest person ever to feature on TIME 100 list.
Millie was born in Marbella, Andalusia, Spain, the third of four children of English parents, Kelly and Robert Brown. The family moved to Bournemouth, Dorset, when Brown was around four years old, and then to Orlando, Florida, four years later. Here, Millie went to acting workshops to pass time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She advised Millie's parents that she could "mix it with the best kids in Hollywood." They packed up and drove from Orlando to Los Angeles, and within a week, Millie was meeting with the town's top children's talent agencies. She was offered representation by all the agents that she met. Within three months of being in Hollywood, Millie was cast as young Alice in ABC's fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013), a spin-off of Once Upon a Time (2011).
In November 2013, after just one self-taped audition, and without meeting the producers/directors, Millie was offered the role of Madison O'Donnell in BBC America paranormal drama-thriller series Intruders (2014). She then made guest appearances in the CBS police procedural drama NCIS (2003), the ABC sitcom Modern Family (2009), and the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005). In 2016, Brown played Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things. 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, and won the 43rd Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series. 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. In January 2017, she made her modeling debut in Calvin Klein's By Appointment campaign. The following month, she was signed to the agency IMG Models. Brown made her feature film debut in the Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). In January 2018, Brown was cast to star and produce the film adaptation of the Enola Holmes Mysteries book.
On 20 April, 2018, Brown became the youngest person ever to be included on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.
She resides in London and Atlanta, Georgia.
Auditioned for the role of 10-year-old Michelle in The Boss (2016).
Huge fan of Nicki Minaj. Even rapped Nicki Minaj's verse from Kanye West's song "Monster" during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014).
Is best friends with Maddie Ziegler.
On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015), Stephen Colbert asked Millie what she is most afraid of, and she stated that her biggest fears are sharks, darkness, and bungalows.
Her favorite movie is Up (2009).
She is a supporter of Liverpool F.C.
Auditioned for the role of X-23 in Logan (2017).
Fans have noted that Brown bears a resemblance to a young Carrie Fisher, and various online petitions have been started to have Brown star as a young Princess Leia if such a movie ever began production. She has yet to comment on the comparisons. In October 2018, she went as Princess Leia for Halloween, in the iconic white costume and with bun hairstyle.
She is deaf in one ear.
She stars opposite Winona Ryder on Stranger Things (2016).
When not acting, she's trained as a boxer. She guest-starred in episodes of Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy in 2015. She is extremely popular on Instagram with over 16 million followers.
She was featured in a couple of episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as Young Alice.
She was born in Marbella, Spain, but her family moved to Bournemouth before she was five. She moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011. She has a brother named Charlie and sisters named Paige and Ava. She began a relationship with Jacob Sartorius in late 2017.
Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Eleven in Stranger Things (2016), but lost to Thandie Newton from Westworld (2016).
Her mother selects all of her outfits to make sure that she is dressed appropriately for her age.
Before her breakthrough role in Stranger Things (2016), her family was facing a difficult financial situation. Because of that, they were practically living with her aunt.
(November 20, 2018) She became a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef. Being 14 years old, this makes her the youngest person in history to be appointed the position.
Cannot speak Spanish though she was born in Spain.
Previously auditioned for Game of Thrones (2011).
Despite the media controversy over their age difference, she defends being close friends with Drake and considers him a career mentor.
Short, brown hair
One dimple on her right cheek
I never liked sleeping in the dark. I have, like, twinkle stars around my bed, so it's not so bad.
[on her young acting career] I think I was quite accustomed to it. I knew what the industry was about-I knew that it was competitive. I had best friends who were in the industry, and I'm like, it's cool if you get a job, and I'm happy. Before an audition, I'm like, "Good luck," I really am. So I think that it's important just to stay humble and really not make it a competition. It's about the art and you're being a participant.
[on crying on scene] I had done Intruders (2014), and I had a scene where I had to cry after a traumatic scene. So it was crazy, because Glen Morgan, who wrote The X-Files (1993), came up to me and was like, "Do you have a dog? Well, that's just dropped down dead right now." [Ryder throws up her hands.] And he's like, "How do you feel about that?" And I'm just like, "Let's just roll!" And we're rolling.
For some reason, I like seeing people feel emotional. My dad doesn't ever cry, but watching this show, he did. I'm like, if I get that response from people, then maybe I'm making them more soft, you know? I kind of like that.
If you got to know her, I think she's just very caring and protective. And that's the only trait I could really relate to with my actual self. I'd probably say I'm very strong. If somebody says something horrible, I'm like, 'Okay, whatever.' With Eleven, people call her the weirdo and she really doesn't care. She's very badass and I think when I can be, I will be.
I want me, Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart to create a new squad.
I'm a bit of a movie buff, and I'm kinda into '80s stuff. I just love the hair and the whole look! I also love Twilight (2008). And I'm obsessed with Jodie Foster. She was a child actress too. I always dreamed of her directing an episode of Stranger Things (2016)!
[on Stranger Things (2016) creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer] I was so surprised they were such young dudes, movie buffs and socially awkward geeks, but they are my big brothers. I argue [with] and love them!
[on girl time with Winona Ryder] I would just go to her like, 'Ugh, the boys are getting on my nerves today!' And she'd be like, 'Got it - come sit.' And we'd eat cheese.
[on having her first kiss with Finn Wolfhard] It was really weird. I knew it was coming. But it didn't really make any sense to me. I was like, 'Why!' It was a funny thing because afterwards, I was like, 'Kissing sucks!' And Finn was like, 'I know, right? But it wasn't too bad.'
I wasn't worried about my hair at all. I don't care what I look like; it's how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, 'Oh, she's nice,' rather than, 'Oh, she's so pretty. Yes, it's hard for anybody to go through something like that, but it's harder for someone to go through a disease like alopecia or cancer, losing their hair without any choice.
I live on a plane.
Well, I'm quite sarcastic and I'm funny, but not kind of funny. It's a weird funny and some people don't get me and some people do. They kind of wrote to that. In some sense they'd be like... When they dropped the space ship... I'm sorry, I don't watch Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)!
I watch lots of real TV! When I'm in the UK I wake up early every day to watch "This Morning" and then "Loose Women". I love Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007) too. I guess they're seen as guilty pleasures, but yeah.
[on being mistaken as a boy] It has happened to me so much, my alter ego his name is John.
Comic Con was amazing, it was so much fun. Super hectic! I wish I could have gone round and seen every single little stall.
[on Winona Ryder] I used to go off set and then pretend I was called back on to set and then hide behind the chairs and watch her scenes, which was so cool for me. It was amazing just to be around her. She was great.
[on revealing she is deaf in one ear] I just started to sing, and if I sound bad, I don't care, because I'm just doing what I love. You don't have to be good at singing. You don't have to be good at dancing or acting. If you like to do it, if you genuinely enjoy doing it, then do it. No one should stop you.