Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is a British actress and producer. She gained recognition for playing Eleven in the Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things (2016-present), for which she received nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards. +more Brown has starred in the adventure film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and its sequel Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). She also starred in and produced the Netflix mystery film Enola Holmes (2020) and its 2022 sequel.
Brown was born in Marbella, Málaga, Spain, on 19 February 2004, the third of four children born to British parents Kelly and Robert Brown. She was born with partial hearing loss in her left ear and gradually lost all hearing in that ear over several years. +more She moved with her family back to England when she was four, settling in Bournemouth; when she was eight, the family moved to Orlando, Florida.
2013-2017: Early roles and Stranger Things
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. +more She made guest appearances in the CBS police procedural drama NCIS, the ABC sitcom Modern Family, and the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.
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 then won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with her co-stars and won the 43rd Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series. +more For her role as Eleven in the second season of Stranger Things, she received her second nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award in 2018.
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 investment and financial service cooperation Citigroup. +more In January 2017, she made her modelling debut in Calvin Klein's "By Appointment" campaign. The following month, she was signed to the agency IMG Models. Brown appeared in the campaign of the Italian brand Moncler in the summer of 2018. Brown has also made appearances on the cover of Vogue. On 25 May 2022, Brown was made brand ambassador by fashion brand Louis Vuitton.
In January 2018, Brown was cast to star in and produce the film adaptation of The Enola Holmes Mysteries. She was also chosen to voice in the Darren Aronofsky-produced virtual reality experience Spheres: Songs of Spacetime. +more On 20 April 2018, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, becoming the youngest person to be included in the list. In addition she was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential teens of 2017 and of 2018. On 20 November 2018, it was announced that she had become the youngest person ever to be appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In November 2018, EA Games announced that Brown collaborated with The Sims 4 programmers to feature in the Sims 4 Positivity Challenge. In 2018, The Hollywood Reporter ranked Brown as among Hollywood's top thirty stars under age eighteen.
Brown made her feature film debut in 2019, in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to the 2014 film Godzilla. She reprised her role in the next sequel, +more_Kong'>Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). In March 2019, she became the ambassador of UEFA's Together #WePlayStrong campaign. That same month, it was announced Brown will be starring in the film adaptation of The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin as Suzy. In 2019, Brown launched "Florence by Mills", her own beauty product line. It is available at UK pharmacy Boots, Walmart in the United States, and Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.
On 28 July 2020, it was announced that she would star in and produce through her PCMA Productions a suspense film titled The Girls I've Been, based on the novel of the same name by Tess Sharpe. Brown will also star and executive produce the fantasy film Damsel for Netflix, under the direction of Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo based on a screenplay by Dan Mazeau. +more In December 2020, it was announced that the Russo brothers will direct an adaptation of Simon Stålenhag's graphic novel The Electric State for Universal Pictures with Brown set to star as the lead. That December, it was reported that Netflix offered her a first look deal that included multiple projects. In 2022, Brown earned $10 million to reprise her role as Enola Holmes in the sequel, Enola Holmes 2.
Brown came into the public eye at age 12 after being cast in Stranger Things. At age 14, homophobic quotes, falsely attributed to Brown, circulated on social media in meme form which made her eventually quit Twitter because of the harassment. +more In addition to online bullying, she has also faced social media users and articles sexualizing her. She became frustrated with the experiences, and captioned a 2020 Instagram post on her 16th birthday with the comment "There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualization, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me. " After Brown turned 18 in February 2022, her social media profiles began to be flooded by sexually explicit material from users.
Since 2021, Brown has been in a relationship with actor Jake Bongiovi, son of musician Jon Bon Jovi.
She is an online student at Purdue University studying health and human services as of August 2022.
|2018||Spheres: Songs of Spacetime||Narrator||Voice role; segment: "Chorus of the Cosmos"|
|2019||Godzilla: King of the Monsters||Madison Russell|
|2020||Enola Holmes||Enola Holmes||Also producer|
|2021||Godzilla vs. +more Kong||Madison Russell|
|2022||Enola Holmes 2||Enola Holmes||Also producer|
|2023||Damsel||Princess Elodi||Also executive producer; post-production|
|2024||The Electric State||Filming|
|2013||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||Young Alice||2 episodes|
|2014||Intruders||Madison O'Donnell||Main role|
|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||Main role|
|2020||Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special||Herself||Television special|
|2016||"Find Me"||Sigma featuring Birdy|
|2017||"I Dare You"||The xx|
|2018||"Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions)||Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B|
|2018||"In My Feelings"||Drake|
|2019||"Happy Anniversary, All I Want for Christmas Is You!"||Mariah Carey|
|2018||The Sims 4||Herself||Free downloadable character as part of an event|
Awards and nominations