Sydney Sweeney

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Sydney Sweeney
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Sweeney in 2019
Born
Sydney Bernice Sweeney

(1997-09-12) September 12, 1997 (age 24)
EducationSaint George's School
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present

Sydney Bernice Sweeney (born September 12, 1997)[1] is an American actress. She gained mainstream attention in the Netflix series Everything Sucks! (2018) for her role as Emaline and has portrayed Eden in the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2018) and the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects (2018). Since 2019, she has starred as Cassie Howard in the HBO teen drama series Euphoria and as Olivia Mossbacher in The White Lotus. In film, she had a role in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, portraying Snake, a member of the Manson Family.

Early life

Sweeney was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, where she attended Saint George's School.[2] She has a younger brother named Trent.[3] Her mother is a lawyer and her father works in the medical field.[4] She became interested in acting after wanting to audition for a role in an independent film that was shooting in the Spokane area.[2] In order to convince her parents to allow her to pursue acting, she presented them with a five-year business plan.[4]

Sweeney began to audition and book commercial acting jobs in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, where the family temporarily resided, until choosing to relocate to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old.[5]

Career

Sweeney has guest starred in TV shows such as 90210, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, In the Vault, and Pretty Little Liars.[6][7]

Sweeney starred as Emaline Addario on the Netflix series Everything Sucks!, which revolved around two groups of high school students in Oregon in 1996. She then appeared in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects, recurring as Alice, a roommate whom Amy Adams' character meets at a psychiatric facility.[8][9] Her character was originally supposed to have a smaller role, but the director kept bringing her in for more scenes.[10] For the role, Sweeney studied stories of girls who suffered from mental illness and self-harming, and visited hospitals who had patients who self-harmed.[8][10] Sweeney filmed Everything Sucks! and Sharp Objects concurrently, filming the former during the week and latter on the weekend.[11]

Sweeney had a role in the thriller film Under the Silver Lake in 2018.[12] She had a recurring role during the second season of the dystopian tragedy series The Handmaid's Tale as Eden Spencer, a pious and obedient girl.[7] She also starred as the heroine in the horror film Along Came the Devil.[13] The following year, she appeared in the drama film Clementine, the coming-of-age film Big Time Adolescence, and Quentin Tarantino's dramedy film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.[14][15][16] Sweeney also starred in the teen drama series Euphoria as Cassie Howard, a "teenager with a promiscuous reputation", that same year.[17]

Sweeney is set to star in the television film Nocturne.[18] She will also star in The Players Table, a television series adaptation of the novel They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman which will air on HBO Max. Sweeney will also executively produce under her production company Fifty-Fifty Films.[19][20] The adaptation will co-star singer Halsey, with whom Sweeney had worked on the music video for the song "Graveyard", also by Halsey.[21] In the summer of 2021, she appeared in the HBO miniseries, The White Lotus, from writer and director Mike White.[22]

Personal life

Sweeney studied entrepreneurship at LACS.[23] She is a trained MMA fighter, and competed in grappling in high school.[24][3]

Sweeney frequently talks about creating separate books for each of her characters, which are "interactive diaries/timelines/memory books/pictures of the character’s entire world" from when the character was born to the first page of the script.[8][25][26]

In December 2020, The Spokesman-Review reported that Sweeney had donated $12,000 to various restaurants in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, which used the funds to serve meals at homeless shelters.[27]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction Lisa
2010 The Opium Eater Sarah Detzer
Takeo Samantha Wright Short
Night Blind Lost Girl Short
The Ward Young Alice
2013 Spiders 3D Emily
2014 Angels in Stardust Annie
2015 Held Lily Woods Short
Love Made Visible Leah Short
The Martial Arts Kid Julia
The Unborn Little Janey Hutchins Short
Stolen From Suburbia Emma
2016 Cassidy Way Kelsey Connors
The Horde Hailey Summers
2017 Vikes Ida
Dead Ant Sam
It Happened Again Last Night Young Paige Short
2018 Relentless Ally
The Wrong Daughter Samantha
Under the Silver Lake Shooting Star
Along Came the Devil Ashley
2019 Big Time Adolescence Holly
Clementine Lana
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood "Snake"
2020 Nocturne Juliet Lowe
2021 Downfalls High Scarlett
The Voyeurs Pippa
Night Teeth Eva
TBA Silver Star[28] Franny In Production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Heroes Little Girl Episode: "Chapter Four 'Hysterical Blindness'"
Criminal Minds Dani Forester Episode: "Outfoxed"
2010 Chase Kayla Edwards Episode: "Pilot"
90210 Girl Episode: "How Much Is That Liam in the Window"
2011 Kickin' It Kelsey Vargas Episode: "Swords and Magic"
The Bling Ring Izzy Fishman TV Movie
2014 Grey's Anatomy Erin Weaver Episode: "Don't Let's Start"
2017 Monster School Animation Madeline Rayon Voice; Episode: "Welcome to Monster School "
The Middle Female Student #1 Episode: "The Final Final"
Pretty Little Liars Willa Episode: "Till Death Do Us Part"
In the Vault Haley Caren Web series; 7 episodes
2018 Everything Sucks! Emaline Addario Main; 10 episodes
The Handmaid's Tale Eden Spencer Recurring; 7 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series[29]
Sharp Objects Alice Miniseries; Recurring; Episodes: "Dirt", "Fix"
Manic Missy 'Paper Girl' TV Short
The Wrong Daughter Samantha TV Movie
2019–present Euphoria Cassie Howard Main cast
2021 The White Lotus Olivia Mossbacher Miniseries; Main cast
Robot Chicken Barbie, Riley Andersen, Cinema Girl (voices) Episodes: "May Cause a Whole Lotta Scabs"; "May Cause Immaculate Conception"
TBA The Players Table TBA Pre-production; Main cast

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Day by Day Winnie Chapman (voice) Episode: "Winnie, Betty and... "
2021 Downfalls High Scarlett

Music video

Year Title Artist
2019 "Graveyard" Halsey

References

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  2. ^ a b Epperly, Emma (February 3, 2020). "Actress Sydney Sweeney returns home to Spokane for fan visit at middle school". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Archived from the original on June 27, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Lande, Samantha (May 21, 2019). "Girl, Uninterrupted: Sydney Sweeney". Chicago Splash. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Lehava, Noah (May 2, 2019). "On the Brink of Her First Major Film, Sydney Sweeney Has Hollywood Hooked". Coveteur. Archived from the original on February 2, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
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  12. ^ Gillespie, Katherine (April 9, 2020). ""Euphoria" Breakout Sydney Sweeney Shot by Cole Sprouse". Paper. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  13. ^ Murray, Noel (August 9, 2018). "Review: Mismatched pieces of exorcism thriller 'Along Came the Devil' don't fit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  14. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 5, 2017). "'StartUp's Otmara Marrero, Sydney Sweeney & More Cast In 'Clementine'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  15. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (June 26, 2018). "Pete Davidson, Sydney Sweeney, Machine Gun Kelly & More Join 'Big Time Adolescence' From American High". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
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