Millie Bobby Brown: Hollywood Prodigy and All-Round Talent

Millie Bobby Brown: Hollywood Prodigy and All-Round Talent

Millie Bobby Brown: Hollywood Prodigy and All-Round Talent
Millie Bobby Brown: Hollywood Prodigy and All-Round Talent

Only 15 years old, but already a really big number: Millie Bobby Brown. The young star is one of the best-paid actresses in her age group and Netflix fans adore her for her role as Eleven (Elf) in "Stranger Things".

Who is Millie Bobby Brown?
She was born in Malaga on February 19, 2004 as the third of four children. At the age of four, her family moved from the southern province of Andalusia back to the British homeland of their parents Kelly and Robert, to Bournemouth. Millie discovered her passion for acting early on, took part in workshops and attended drama school. To advance their careers, the Browns decided in 2011 to sell their house in England and move to Orlando, Florida, in the USA. The then 7-year-old got some roles, including that of the young Alice in two episodes of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" and some guest appearances in "Grey's Anatomy" and "Navy CIS". The big breakthrough does not happen for the time being, which almost drives the family to ruin. "There were times when we didn't know whether we could buy food or pay the rent. It was very tough. There were a lot of tears," Millie told Bobby Brown, according to the Daily Mail. The family then decides to move back to the UK. Millie doesn't want to give up her dream yet - and from then on she lives with her aunt.

The big turning point in her young life
Then comes the turning point in her young life: Millie is invited to audition for the lead role Eleven in the Netflix series "Stranger Things". Due to the enormous pressure that was on her to successfully master the audition, she suffered a breakdown during the casting. BUT: In the end, she gets the lead role - on condition that she shave her hair off, which she does without hesitation. That is the start of a really great career.

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things
With her role as Eleven (Elf) with paranormal abilities in the Netflix series "Stranger Things", she plays herself in the hearts of viewers. Without blinking an eye, she had her head shaved for the role. The short haircut is the trademark of her serial role. In July 2016, Netflix will broadcast the first season with her as the main character. Season two followed - as well as numerous awards. The hit hit Netflix millions in the box office and let the young actress and her colleagues (including Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard) become true icons overnight. In 2018 she was named one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens" list. Today the teenager has an estimated net worth of around 5.6 million euros. Millie is said to earn around 30,000 euros per "Stranger Things" episode.

All-round talent and jack of all trades
Millie Bobby Brown is no longer just an actress: She signs a model contract with IMG, dances in music videos by international artists ("Girls Like You" by Maroon 5, "Find Me" by Sigma feat. Birdy or "In My Feelings" by Drake ), raps alongside, makes her feature film debut in "Godzilla: King of Monsters". adorns magazine cover and is named the youngest UNICEF special ambassador to date. Oh yes, and she also gets her own character in the computer game "Sims". The hype about her person seems to be endless.

Latest coup: She was hired for the film adaptation of the Enola Holmes Mysteries novel series by US author Nancy Springer not only for the lead role, but also as a producer in collaboration with Legendary Entertainment. Her fans rightly like to refer to her as a child prodigy.

She currently lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, where the "Stranger Things" seasons are filmed.

Style icon at just 15 years old?
Other teenagers wear jeans and T-shirts at the age of 15, but Millie is often seen in Calvin Klein, Valentino, Louis Vuitton or Giambattista Valli. The designers scramble to dress the young film star. At the fashion shows she sits next to the big stars in the front row and then congratulates the designers on a successful show. She was also photographed in elegant robes for British Vogue - at just 15 years old, she poses proudly and confidently and can easily keep up with the top league of actresses from Hollywood. Stylist Thomas Carter Phillips, who also advises Emmy Rossum on questions of style, is responsible for her looks.

Millie Bobby Brown and Social Media
Millie grew up with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at the age of 15 - so it's no wonder that she always keeps her fan base up to date via social media and has an incredible number of followers (almost 19 million on Instagram alone!). In addition to updates on ongoing filming, she also shows snapshots from her private life and selfies with other stars.

What many don't know about Millie
You can't tell that the young actress is actually British. She once revealed that she trained her American accent with the help of the Disney Channel.

Millie is a real sportsman. Martial arts are particularly popular with her: Thai boxing, jiu jitsu and boxing are her favorites!

As a successful Hollywood actress, Millie doesn't have time to go to school. It is taught at home by a private tutor.

She dreams of a role at the side of Jodie Foster.