Sadie Elizabeth Sink, born on April 16, 2002, started out acting in Houston at the Hobby Center of the Performing Arts and has become one of America’s youngest heavy hitters in the industry. Her first on-screen appearance was in the series “The Americans.” She appeared in a few more movies until 2017 when she was cast to play in “Stranger Things.” This role catapulted her to fame and made her one of the most popular child actors in the country. We’ll help you celebrate her special day right here.
History of Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink was born on April 16, 2002, to a middle-class family in Brenham, Texas. Casey Adam Sink, her father, is a rugby coach. Her mother Lori Elizabeth Sink, is a mathematics teacher. Sink is the third of four siblings. She has three elder brothers, Spencer, Caleb, and Mitchell, and a younger sister, Jacey. Sink attended Frederick Wilson Benteen Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia. She discovered her talent for acting while she was young, and at seven, she became obsessed with recreating “High School Musical,” so her mother allowed her to join a theater in Houston. This led her to a Broadway audition and eventually a starring role in “Annie.” The experience proved to be highly rewarding.
Shortly after, the family moved to New Jersey. Sink started training in dance and vocals to improve her performance at musicals and Broadway shows. In 2013, she made her first on-screen appearance in the series “The Americans.” Soon after, she was cast to play in another series “Blue Bloods.” In 2015, she played the role of Suzanne Ballard in the series “American Odyssey.” Two years later, she played the role of one of the main characters in “Stranger Things,” a role that catapulted her to fame. For this role, she had to take skateboarding classes.
In 2018, she narrated Delforces’s animal rights documentary, “Dominion,” alongside Rooney, Sia, Joaquin, and Kat. For her contribution, Sink was awarded the 2018 ‘Award of Excellence’ for narration by the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.
Sadie Sink timeline
She starts acting in the community theater where she experiments with different roles, including Duffy, from “Annie.”
Sink’s Broadway performances bag her the small role of Lana in an episode of the series “The Americans.”
She learns British history for her role as young Elizabeth II in “The Audience on Broadway.”
Sink its cast to play Maxine Mayfield (Max), a skateboarder in “Stranger Things.”
Sadie Sink FAQs
Did Sadie Sink go to college?
No, Sink studied until high school.
Does Sadie Sink dye her hair
Her red hair is completely natural.
Does Sadie Sink have a brother?
Sink has three brothers, Mitchell, Caleb, and Spencer.
5 Surprising Facts
She struggled with her education
Sink’s successful acting career made it difficult for her to concentrate in school, but her mother didn't allow her to compromise on her academics.
She is a skateboarder
When Sink was cast to play Max in “Stranger Things,” she was forced to take skateboarding classes for her role.
The kiss controversy
The creators of “Stranger Things” knew that Sink was hesitant to kiss in real life, so they added a scene to the script forcing Sink to kiss her co-star, Caleb McLaughlin.
She is a huge Emma Stone fan
Sink loves Stone and expressed her interest in working with her.
She has other skills
Apart from acting, Sink has also trained in vocals and dance.
Why We Love Sadie Sink
She loves animals
Speaking to “Vegan Life” magazine, Sink declared that she is a vegan. Her decision to turn vegan was inspired by her love for animals.
She loves her fans
Sink is happy to meet her fans. She allows them to take pictures with her.
She is a “High School Musical” fan
Sink had a childhood obsession with the Disney film “High School Musical.” This led her mother to enroll her in drama classes.
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