Sydney Sweeney

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Sydney Bernice Sweeney was born September 12, 1997 and is an American actress.

Sweeney was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. She has a younger brother named Trent. Her mother is a lawyer and her father is in the medical field. She became interested in acting after wanting to audition for a role in an independent film that had come to her town. In order to convince her parents, she presented them a five-year business plan. They agreed and shortly afterward the family moved to Los Angeles.

Sweeney has guest starred in TV shows such as 90210Criminal MindsGrey’s AnatomyIn the Vault, and Pretty Little Liars.

Sweeney starred as Emaline Addario on the Netflix series Everything Sucks!, she then appeared in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects, recurring as Alice, a roommate whom Amy Adams’ character meets at a psychiatric facility. Her character was originally supposed to have a smaller role, but the director kept bringing her in for more scenes. 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. Sweeney filmed Everything Sucks! and Sharp Objects concurrently, filming the former during the week and latter on the weekend.

Sweeney portrayed a role in the thriller film Under the Silver Lake in 2018. She recurred during the second season of the dystopian tragedy series The Handmaid’s Tale as Eden Spencer, a pious and obedient girl. She also starred as the heroine in the horror film Along Came the Devil. 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. Sweeney also began starring in the teen drama series Euphoria as Cassie Howard, a “teenager with a promiscuous reputation”, that same year.

Sweeney is set to star in the television film Nocturne. 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. The adaptation will co-star singer Halsey, with whom Sweeney had worked on the music video for the song “Graveyard”, also by Halsey. In the summer of 2021, she appeared in the HBO miniseries, The White Lotus, from writer/director Mike White.

Sweeney studies entrepreneurship at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a trained MMA fighter, and competed in grappling in high school.

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.