Millie Bobby Brown

Last updated on 8 November 2017

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, for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at age 13.[1]

Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Brown at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (2004-02-19) 19 February 2004
Marbella, Andalusia, Spain
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality British
Citizenship British
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2013–present

Early life

Brown was born in Marbella, Málaga, Spain,[2] the third of four children of English parents Kelly and Robert Brown. Her father is a real estate agent.[3] Her siblings are named Paige, Charlie, and Ava.[3]

The family moved to Bournemouth, Dorset, when Brown was around four years old, and moved to Orlando, Florida, four years later.[3] Brown resides in London and Los Angeles.[4]

Brown is deaf in one ear.[5]


In 2013, Brown made her acting debut as a guest star in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, a spin-off of Once Upon a Time, 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.[6] 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, Brown began starring as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things.[7] 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. She returned for the second season.[8]

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.[9] In January 2017, she made her modelling debut in Calvin Klein's By Appointment campaign.[10] The following month, she was signed to the agency IMG Models.[11]

Brown will make her feature film debut in the Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Madison Russell Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Young Alice 2 episodes
2014 Intruders Madison O'Donnell Main role; 8 episodes
2014 NCIS Rachel Barnes Episode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"
2015 Modern Family Lizzie Episode: "Closet? You'll Love It!"
2015 Grey's Anatomy Ruby Episode: "I Feel the Earth Move"
2016–present Stranger Things Eleven / Jane Ives Main role

Music videos

Year Title Artist Ref.
2016 "Find Me" Sigma featuring Birdy [13]
2017 "I Dare You" The xx [14]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Stranger Things People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Nominated [15]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [16]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [16]
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best TV Actress Won [17]
Saturn Awards Best Younger Actor in a Television Series Won [18]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Actor in a Show Won [19]
Best Hero Nominated [19]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Nominated [20]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [21]
Gold Derby TV Awards Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [22]
Breakthrough Performer of the Year Won
Herself NME Awards Hero of the Year Nominated [23]


  1. ^ Travers, Ben (19 July 2016). "Meet 'Stranger Things' Breakout Millie Bobby Brown, aka Lucky Number Eleven". IndieWire. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Millie Bobby Brown - Full Panel/Q&A - SLCC 2016". YouTube. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Graham, Caroline (7 August 2016). "Defeated, flat broke...but we risked it all to make our girl a star". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ Ziegler, Maddie (25 October 2016). "Millie Bobby Brown". Interview. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ Reporter, (1 November 2017). "Earning her fashion stripes! Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown wears two stylish outfits in NYC... as she reveals she is deaf in one ear". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  6. ^ "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. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 August 2016). "Duffer Bros. Netflix Supernatural Drama Series Sets Young Cast, Gets Title".
  8. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (4 November 2016). "'Stranger Things' Season 2 Cast Photo Reveals Who Returns From The Upside Down". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Citi Launches Digital Campaign To Spark a Nationwide Conversation About Money". Business Wire. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  10. ^ Overdeep, Meghan (23 January 2017). "Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown Is Officially a Calvin Klein Model". InStyle. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  11. ^ Kirkpatrick, Emily (13 February 2017). "Millie Bobby Brown Officially Signs with a Major Modeling Agency". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (27 January 2017). "'Stranger Things' Breakout Millie Bobby Brown Set to Star in 'Godzilla' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  13. ^ Stone, Natalie (3 November 2016). "Watch Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown Star in Birdy and Sigma's New Music Video 'Find Me'". People. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  14. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (29 June 2017). "Exclusive: Paris Jackson, Millie Bobby Brown Wear Calvin Klein for The xx New Music Video". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  15. ^ Hipes, Patrick (15 November 2016). "People's Choice Awards Nominees Set".
  16. ^ a b Nolfi, Joely (14 December 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  17. ^ "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". Fangoria. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (3 March 2017). "'Rogue One,' 'Walking Dead' Lead Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Get Out Leads the Nominations for MTV's First Ever Movie & TV Awards". People. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  21. ^ "2017 Emmy® Awards Nominations for Programs Airing June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  22. ^ Dixon, Daniel Montgomery,Chris Beachum,Marcus James (7 September 2017). "2017 Gold Derby TV Awards winners: 'Big Little Lies' and 'SNL' sweep, while 'Stranger Things' takes Best Drama". Goldderby. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  23. ^ Trendell, Andrew (15 February 2017). "Here's the full list of VO5 NME Awards winners 2017". NME.

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