Millie Bobby Brown: Life Before Eleven
Although a british citizen, residing in both Los Angeles and the UK, Millie Bobby Brown was actually born in Marbella, Málaga, Spain on 19th February, 2004 to loving parents, Kelly and Robert Brown. Millie Bobby Brown is a middle child and has three siblings, Paige, Charlie and Ava. Her parents have supported Millie's desire to be an actress - even if it meant relocating to the United States and struggling financially. Her parents are working-class folk and her father supported his family of four as a real estate agent. Millie was a success right out of the gate and scored numerous roles on TV after moving with her family to Florida, when she was just 8 years old. From 2013-2015 Millie Bobby Brown guest starred in Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, NCIS, Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy. Unfortunately, her parents ran out of money and the family had to move back to the UK. It was there where the Duffer Brothers had her self-record her audition for Stranger Things. Since the Duffer Brother's had strict secrecy around Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown and the rest of the cast were given dummy scripts, or sides, as they are called in the business, and Millie aced her audition. After that - we have all observed the world-wide phenomenon that is Stranger Things. Thank goodness Millie Bobby Brown has strong family values and is home-schooled, while Stranger Things shoots. Being so close with the family and the cast of Stranger Things is certainly helping her keep grounded with all the crazy press and fanfare around the series. 2016 and 2017 are huge years for Millie Bobby Brown, who's career is in its infancy and shows promise of the brilliance to come.
"It was like a bug. I know this sounds crazy, but once I find something I want to do, nobody’s stopping me. If I don’t know how to sew, and I really had that passion to sew, that’s it, I’m going to sew. That’s also with acting. So here I am.”
Millie Bobby Brown on moving to the United States with her parents and 3 siblings to pursue acting.
Millie Bobby Brown Is British Star On The Rise
If you are alive - you will see that the world has been swept up in the thrall of Stranger Things and Millie Bobby Brown. And, proving big things come in a small powerhouse package; Millie Bobby Brown stands at a height of only 5ft 3." Reflect, if you will, that in LESS than one year Millie Bobby Brown went from random guest star on TV to the height of stardom overnight. Imagine the view from THAT height. Be dizzy for her. It's awesome. To have your Instagram account go from a few hundred, to over a million followers overnight, is a heady example of the power of a popular show like Stranger Things. It also shows the power of the fusion of a brand and social media. Currently Millie Bobby Brown's instagram has 7.8 million followers. SIDEBAR: As I was writing this article last night I went to follow Millie Bobby Brown on instagram and her account has an approval process. I am actually happy that her instagram account has a stop gap in place; to sort the wheat from the chaff. Clearly I'm a journalist and a huge fan and an 80s kid, so I'm completely in support of this talented young woman. Also, to be really honest; I'm glad I made the cut and I'm happy to say I am one of the 7.8 million followers on her instagram account. Needless to say, at the young age of 13 years old, Millie Bobby Brown already sits at the height of success and with a co-star like Winona Ryder who calls Snapchat "Snackchat," and distances herself from social media scrutiny, due to her own personal experience with fame at a young age. This may allow Millie to have more boundaries around Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat - if nothing else, to forget from time-to-time, that she is now a brand. She will forever be known as Eleven on Stranger things. An Icon at the age of just 13.
"The audition for Stranger Things was, it was like a hurry-up, no it was like a wait-hurry-up. I had no idea what I was auditioning for. It was just a roller coaster, I had no idea what I was doing. They gave me script, I read the script, they asked me back four times for an audition and then I Skyped with the directors and we talked about '80s movies and E.T. and Stand by Me, Poltergeist and I immediately fell in love with these directors and they were so young and I was so surprised by how like they (the Duffer Brothers) were just geniuses."
Millie Bobby Brown on scaling the height of success with her audition for the Duffer Brothers for Stranger Things.
Millie Bobby Brown The "It" Girl Of Stranger Things 1&2
Eleven, AKA Jane Hopper, is a pop-culture icon. This 13 year old is imitating Winona Ryder's path, blazed over 30 years ago. Millie Bobby Brown is an amalgam. She's like if Winona Ryder, Emma Watson and Elizabeth Perkins had a love-child. And now, at only 13 years of age, Millie Bobby Brown is single-handedly revolutionizing child acting and blazing a trail for the supernova of her own fledgling career. She's got it on lock - I can't wait to see the roles Millie Bobby Brown plays, in the future. We have a front row seat. Take notes, folks - this girl is going to be huge in the entertainment industry. Rock on.
Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder Are Besties
Duh. Would there be any doubt. First of all, Winona Ryder is just one of the most hauntingly endearing actresses ever. A truly unique woman. And she is someone who knows first hand what it's like to find success young. Winona was just 13 when she starred in the movie Lucas and her career has now continued into her forties, to where she is now playing a mom. Secondly, how could they not be besties? Kindred spirits stick together and what a huge gift for both of them to give each other, as they both celebrate the heady success of Stranger Things.
Full Circle: Millie Bobby Brown And Winona - Mentor
For those of us old enough to remember; Winona Ryder was a child actress, before she became a Gen X icon. Both Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder have become fast friends, as industry veteran Ryder, mentors her young co-star. Both began their careers at the tender age of 13 and there is no better protection for a child than having an adult who has experienced the intensity of public scrutiny by her side. It's a healing and transformative experience for the older actress; by helping a new version of herself, she can heal any trespasses that may have been visited upon her. Brilliant.
“Winona’s just a phenomenal, amazing actress! We have a really good friendship, and because she was a child actress and she cut her hair, and I’m a child actress and I cut my hair, I think we just have so much in common.”
Millie Bobby Brown on her co-star Winona Ryder on Stranger Things
Millie Bobby Brown and her co-star Winona Ryder
It's lovely to see Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder as the kindred spirits they are. Both are completely unique in their own right, extremely gifted actors and both started out in the industry at the age of 13. Snap.
Millie Bobby Brown To Star In Godzilla: King Of Monsters
Since being cast in Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown AKA Jane Hopper AKA Eleven, has just signed on to star in the feature film, Godzilla: King of Monsters. The movie will be released March 22nd, 2019. There is also another movie, Godzilla vs Kong slated for release May 29th, 2020. No news of Millie Bobby Browns involvement in that movie, but with her meteoric rise to fame, we shouldn't be surprised if she does a two picture deal when not shooting Stranger Things. Congratulations to this talented, young actress.
Millie Bobby Brown commanding attention as Eleven in Season One Of Stranger Things. Rocking the dress and socks. Bad ass.
Millie Bobby Brown Can Sing
In spite of a little known fact that Eleven AKA Millie Bobby Brown is completely deaf in one ear; she has a remarkable talent for singing, rapping and acting. How's that for a breakout star? Rad. Period. End of declarative sentence.
Stranger Things: The Rise Of Jane Hopper
Eleven is officially bad-ass. Her evolution from scared lab rat to 80s slicked-back hair teen, kicking serious ass, has been ridiculously cool to watch. Binge watch. We all did it. Admit it. Pop the Totino's and let's all do it again next year. Bring on Stranger Things Season 3, already!
The Evolutionary Rise Of Eleven
Season 2 of Stranger Things shows the audience the next phase of Eleven's development. From season 1 to season 2, we've seen her go from weakling in a hospital robe, at the dastardly hands of "Papa" and into a slick-haired, powerful teenager, who goes toe-to-toe with Jim Hopper, her surrogate, angry cop and reluctant hero. It's very empowering and just plain cool.
“It’s really twisted and just perfect."
Millie Bobby Brown on Eleven's slow burn return to Season 2 of Stranger Things and her new look.
Eleven Rises To Claim Her Destiny
Millie Bobby Brown sports a cool retro 80's punk vibe as she searches for "momma" in Season 2 of Stranger Things. Shades of homages to the classics "Blade Runner" and "The Warriors," flesh out Eleven's iconography. Rad AF, y'all.
Paging Millie Bobby Brown-Who Is Jane Hopper?
SPOILER ALERT: On Stranger Things Season 2 - brash, rude Sheriff Jim Hopper assumes the role of father-figure for Eleven. They go at it because Eleven feels trapped in the cabin he's hiding her in. Eleven shows she's not just a teenager having a tantrum; she's dangerous and powerful. The telekinetic power of Eleven, AKA Jane Hopper, has definite homages to The Fury in 1978 and 1984's Firestarter, starring a young Drew Barrymore. Upon escaping the cabin, Eleven embarks on a cross-country journey to find "mama." Here, she finds that her name is Jane - as in Jane Doe. Not to give too much away, if you haven't already seen Season 2 yet, Jane essentially is Eleven's name that she adopts for herself and by the end of the series, Jim Hopper officially becomes her legal guardian. And it seems in real life Millie Bobby Brown has the support of David Harbour, a showbiz guardian, who is understandably concerned for Millie's future. He's on guard in real life to make sure Millie Bobby Brown stays grounded. SIDEBAR: Hollywood is littered with the ghost of child stars past. The odds can be a bit rough. It's good Millie Bobby Brown has an elder statesman like David Harbour, along with the Duffer Brothers and Winona Ryder in her corner. Not to mention her parents, who are the floor beneath her on this crazy ride called Jane Hopper and Stranger Things. BACK ON TOPIC: So, Eleven officially has a name: Jane Hopper. What Jane Hopper will do in Season 3 is anybody's guess, but judging from Season 2 - Jane Hopper, AKA Eleven, has improved her abilities to the point of being slightly scary. I wouldn't want to get on Jane Hopper's bad side. Just saying. Ps - if you haven't watched Season 2 of Stranger Things yet and are ticked off about the spoilers in this article - why are you even torturing yourself in this way. Shut the laptop and watch the show on Netflix immediately.
“I’m leery of blowing too much smoke up her already well-filled smoke ass, because I do feel that when I’m in the nursing home, I would like to be able to watch movies with her in her 30s and have her become Meryl Streep. She has the potential for that to happen.”
David Harbour on Jane Hopper aka Eleven aka Millie Bobby Brown on Stranger Things.
Millie Bobby Brown Can Rap
Millie Bobby Brown revealed her multi-talent on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Let's just say she nailed it and leave it there, just like Millie Bobby Brown mic-dropped at the end. Bravo. Get it, girl.
Stranger Things: No Emmys For 2017???
Really, The Handmaid's Tail? Really???!! You froze out Stranger Things and Westworld this year. 2017 netted no emmys for our fab show, but at least it was in good company. In case you didn't know, Millie Bobby Brown and David Harbour were both nominated for Emmys this year and neither of them won. And the world collectively scratched their heads as we were forced to accept that The Handmaid's Tale was read as the winner. SIDEBAR: The Creative Arts Emmys was held a week before the Primetime Emmy's and Stranger Things did receive five technical and creative Emmys, for the awesome theme song, the retro 80's title design, casting, sound editing and picture editing, so the show wasn't at a total loss. Quite impressive for a show in it's sophomore year, actually. Whatever. Stranger Things 3 will kill it next year and Millie Bobby Brown is just getting started, ya'll.
Greater Than Eleven: Millie Bobby Brown Net Worth
Millie Bobby Browns' net worth is estimated at $3 million for acting, modeling and sundry other TV residuals. Not bad for a 13 year old phenomenon.
Movie Asking Price Will Increase Net Worth For Millie Bobby Brown
With all her recent success, Millie Bobby Brown can officially command a $3million asking price to star in any movie; rolling into 2018 with a smile, instead of her classic thousand mile dead-eye Eleven stare.
Eleven Is A Philanthropist
Millie Bobby Brown was on hand as ambassador, to promote World Children's Day, on November 20th. Well done, Millie.
Future Tripping: Age 13 And The World IS Millie Bobby Brown's
Millie Bobby Brown has her whole life ahead of her. She is already being compared to Meryl Streep and Winona Ryder and she is only 4 years into her career. So, to offset the heady rise of rapid fame, Millie Bobby Brown deliberately lives in Georgia with her family, instead of Hollywood. Smart choice for a preternaturally gifted actress. As we collectively hold our breath at Millie Bobby Brown's voyage towards Meryl Streep-dom; we must always remember that we are witnessing this ascension in real time and she is in the eye of the storm. Let's not forget that she is a rare talent AND barely a teenager. Please, just let us all hold space for her to shine; instead of celebrating anything less for her.
"I feel like Hollywood is just a place where everything’s going so fast, (Georgia) is calm, peaceful, beautiful and grounded for my family and my home and my friends.”
Millie Bobby Brown on her decision to live in Georgia instead of Hollywood.
Eleven Just Got Big Ups: Jane Hopper, AKA Millie Bobby Brown, Is Owning The Upside Down.
Millie Bobby Brown's icon-making role of Eleven, just went from struggling with her abilities; to becoming far more powerful, in Season 2. This season, Eleven doesn't need a swimming pool and she's fighting back in a major way; just give the girl a blindfold and a tissue for the ever-present bloody nose and BAM - major skills. Super kinetic. Totes RAD as hell - for real!