Millie Bobby Brown
Born on February 19, 2004, Millie Bobby Brown is a Spanish-born British actress. Her family relocated to Los Angeles for her acting career, and it was there that she quickly found television roles on prominent network shows. However, it is her role as Eleven on Netflix's sleeper hit Stranger Things that put her on the A-list fast track.
Early Life & Career Highlights
Millie Bobby Brown is a Spanish-born British actress who was born on February 19, 2004. Her family moved back to the U.K. when Brown was four years old and then moved to Orlando, Florida four years later to start an entrepreneurial business. It was there that she was spotted by a talent scout who told her parents "she has instincts you cannot teach." Brown's parents sacrificed everything — moving their family to Los Angeles — to see Brown's acting dreams come true. Within three months of moving, Brown was given the role of Alice in ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and soon after appeared as Madison O'Donnell in BBC America's Intruders. While Brown continued finding work in smaller roles on shows like NCIS, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy, she kept getting passed up for bigger roles.
With no major movement in her career, her family had become so financially strained, they moved back to the U.K. to live with an aunt. "I was devastated. I wasn’t getting work. I thought I was done," said Brown in an interview with the Daily Mail. But soon after, Brown got an audition for Netflix's Stranger Things.
"I had to cry in the audition. My emotions were so raw, I hit it out of the park," she said. Weeks later, Brown was on a plane to film the show in Atlanta. Since Stranger Things' debut, Brown's career has catapulted into the spotlight.
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