Priah Ferguson, born on October 1, 2006, has made headlines for her role as Erica in the popular Netflix film “Stranger Things.” The young actress first began her acting career in 2015 at the age of nine, when she starred in short films. In 2016, she made her appearance as a guest character in a few television shows, such as “Atlanta” and “Coffee X Cream.” Ferguson’s career breakthrough came in 2017 when she was cast as a recurring character in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” This rising actress has been nominated for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Now, we are here to celebrate the birthday of this young and rising star!
The lovely Priah Ferguson, popularly known for her role as Erica in the Netflix film “Stranger Things,” has been acting her way to fame since 2015 and still has much in store for her in the world of film. The young actress was born on October 1, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ferguson’s father, John, is a design director; her mother, Adjua, is a graphic designer; and her sister Jayda takes an interest in art. Ferguson began her acting career in 2015, when she was nine years old, in short, independent films before appearing in various television series.
In 2016, she made her television debut in two episodes of the “Coffee X Cream” television series, “Mercy Street,” and in an FX Networks show called “Atlanta.” In 2017, she made her first appearance in the Netflix science fiction series “Stranger Things” as Erica. Her exceptional acting led to her being promoted to a recurring character in the popular sci-fi series, and she was cast for seasons three and four. In the same year, she appeared in the comedy-drama film “La Vie Magnifique De Charlie” and the television series “Daytime Divas.”
In 2018, she starred alongside Tiffany Haddish in the comedy film “The Oath.” Ferguson has won the hearts of many “Stranger Things” fans, and her performance in the show has earned her a nomination for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which was also her very first award nomination. Ferguson is also said to be in the Netflix comedy movie “Boo!” starring Marlon Wayans.
Ferguson makes her acting debut in short films.
She makes her television debut in two episodes of the “Coffee X Cream” television series and in an FX Networks show called “Atlanta.”
She lands a recurring role in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” as young Erica.
Ferguson earns a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.’
Why We Love Priah Ferguson
She loves a celebration
This young actress says that she loves hosting celebrations for family and friends no matter the occasion! She loves planning cookouts, sleepovers, and dinners for things as simple as a cousin coming to town, stating that she’s all for any reason to bring everyone together with food, music, and laughter!
She is willing to improve
In addition to acting, Ferguson likes playing the guitar and plans to improve her skills so that she can play for hospital patients. She has a heart of gold! She wants to improve not only for herself but also to entertain others.
She’s a young philanthropist
As we already know, Ferguson has partnered with United Way to bring attention to the well-being of children. She aims to use her influence for good!
5 Surprising Facts
She loves playing the guitar
As one of Ferguson’s hobbies, she loves playing the guitar and is currently working on sharpening her skills.
Her career was inspired by two movies
Ferguson revealed that she was motivated to start acting after watching two movies — “Crooklyn” and “Daddy’s Little Girls.”
Her favorite make-up brand is Mac
Although she doesn’t wear much make-up, Ferguson revealed that she loves MAC concealers.
She worked with an organization
Ferguson collaborated with United Way, a non-profit organization that focuses on the well-being of children.
Ferguson’s favorite Netflix show
She is an avid viewer of the Netflix drama series "On My Block."
Priah Ferguson FAQs
How old was Priah Ferguson in “Stranger Things?”
Ferguson joined the show at the age of 11.
How did Priah Ferguson get the role of Erica in “Stranger Things?”
A significant factor in Ferguson getting the role of Erica in “Stranger Things” was that the show was being filmed close to her home.
Who is the creator of “Stranger Things?”
“Stranger Things” was created by Matt and Ross Duffer, professionally known as the Duffer Brothers.
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