Sydney Sweeney, biography, news, photos
Name: Sydney Sweeney
Birth date: 12 of September 1997 (22 y.o.)
Place of birth: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Weight: 117 lb
Birth Sign: Virgo
Chinese zodiac: Ox
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Sydney Sweeney’s biography
Sydney Sweeney is an up and coming movie star, who became widely known after portraying a true believer Eden in the Hulu’s dystopian drama web television series The Handmaid’s Tale. In 2018, the actress portrayed the main character’s young roommate at the psychiatric hospital, named Alice, in the critically acclaimed psychological thriller miniseries Sharp Objects.
Childhood. The beginning of acting career
Sydney Sweeney was born on September 12, 1997, in the second-largest city in Washington – Spokane. Just like most American kids, she took up volleyball and baseball from a very young age.
Sydney’s parents couldn’t be further away from the artistic world: her mother is a lawyer, while her father holds an administrative position at a hospital. Imagine the family’s surprise when a then 12-years-old Sydney asked her parents to take her to an audition for a zombie comedy ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, which was being shot in her town at that time.
As a result, Sydney got the role after surpassing hundreds of other girls at the audition. The aspiring actress got to work with Doug Fahl, Janette Armand, and Cooper Hopkins, whose words of encouragement completely changed Sydney’s perspective. Although she never thought seriously about an acting career before, she decided to do everything she could in order to move to Los Angeles and make it in Hollywood.
In order to convince her parents to relocate to Hollywood, the teenager had to make a huge compromise and presented them a five-year business plan of her career. Sydney promised that if she was unable to launch her career in the next three months, they would all just come back home.
Sweeney’s parents were surprised by her very thorough approach and sensible view of that matter and eventually gave in. And although it took the actress almost ten years instead of five to get the recognition she wanted, her parents didn’t regret their decision even once.
However, not everyone from the immediate family and friends were as supportive of Sydney and the news of her leaving received much discussion and negativity. Her parents’ acquaintances were baffled as to why they would let their young daughter move to the hell-ridden city, while Sydney’s peers bullied her by sending hateful messages.
Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Sydney booked her first job in a police procedural drama series Chase, where she worked with Cole Hauser, Kelli Giddish, Steven Walters, Eddie Cibrian, and Jesse Metcalfe.
She then had an amazing chance to meet and work with Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, and Jared Harris on the set of a supernatural psychological horror The Ward.
In 2013, Sweeney was cast in a supporting role in a science fiction monster horror Spiders 3D where she met Patrick Muldoon and William Hope. A year later, Sydney appeared in a coming-of-age comedy drama Angels in Stardust, where she partnered up with Alicia Silverstone.
By 2016, Sydney Sweeney was considered one of the most promising actresses of the future generation. That year she starred in a thriller Cassidy Way and an action horror The Horde. Her next project was a romantic comedy titled Vikes, where she played Ida, the love interest of the main character, portrayed by Aidan Alexander. Although the film flopped, the viewers noted Sweeney’s believable acting and natural charisma.
The year 2017 brought Sydney Sweeney to the public’s attention as she was cast in a recurring role in a dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale. She portrayed Eden Spencer, a religious and very obedient young girl, who was unlucky to be born in Gilead. The role brought the young actress worldwide recognition and critic’s praise.
The innocent and pious beauty, dressed in all grey, became a true revelation of the second season of the show as the viewers were kept on the edge of their seats trying to figure out her motives and loyalties.
HBO’s psychological thriller Sharp Objects based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel of the same name became Sydney’s next big project. The actress starred as Amy Adams’ character roommate in a psychiatric facility.
While preparing for this role, Sydney kept diaries for her character Alice so as to preserve the timeline of memories and events and to understand the girl better. She also researched the girls who had similar struggles and have been hospitalized.
In 2018, the blonde starlet has secured her position in Hollywood, appearing in two more films. One of them was a horror thriller Tell Me Your Name, where she teamed up with Matt Dallas and Jessica Barth. Sydney portrayed a very unstable young woman named Ashley, who got a psychological trauma when she was a little girl. The actress looked solid in that role and even managed to elicit sympathy from the audience.
The second film was a comedic neo-noir mystery Under the Silver Lake, where she starred opposite Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Andrew Garfield, and Jimmi Simpson. The audience loved all the references to the classic David Lynch films, very aesthetically pleasing cinematography and the unpredictable ending.
I wanted to make sure it was as real as possible.
Sydney Sweeney’s personal life
It is unknown whether Sydney has any romantic relationships at the moment, but the actress states that she prefers to dedicate all her time and efforts into furthering her career.
Apart from improving her acting skills, she studies entrepreneurship at the University of California. She adores Angelina Jolie and considers her a role model in acting and activism.
Sydney Sweeney today
A drama film Clementine starring Sydney Sweeney, premiered in the spring of 2019 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The plot revolves around a very complicated relationship between Sydney Sweeney’s character, a provocative young woman and Otmara Marrero’s character, which had just broken up with her boyfriend. The film was received very well, with critics citing Sweeney’s exceptional performance and ability to convey the irresistible magnetic appeal of her heroine.
Sydney was cast to play the older sister of Maude Apatow’s character in a new teen drama television series Euphoria, which follows a group of high school students struggling to find their place in the world. From the very first episode, the American adaptation of a 2012 Israeli drama series gained the love of audience of all ages due to its relevant storytelling, amazing soundtrack, and brilliant cast. The main role was given to the versatile and very talented teen icon Zendaya, who plays Rue, a recovering drug addict, who comes back to her home town after spending some time at the rehab.
Sweeney is also a part of one of the most anticipated films of 2019 – Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She is working alongside Brad Pitt, Kurt Russell and many others. And although she made just a minor appearance as a member of the Manson family, nicknamed Snake, film critics believe that 2019 was Sydney’s best year as of yet and the future looks bright for this young star on the rise.
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