Sydney Sweeney is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Emaline Addario in ‘Everything Sucks!’ and Haley Caren in ‘In The Vault’ She began her acting career in 2009, and her role as Samantha Wright in the short film ‘Takeo’ earned her the title of ‘Best Actress’ at the ‘New York International Film Festival.’ She has appeared in numerous films over the years, including ‘ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction,’ ‘Angels in Stardust,’ ‘The Martial Arts Kid,’ and ‘Under the Silver Lake,’ as well as numerous short films, such as ‘Night Blind’ and ‘The Unborn.’ In addition to guest-starring on prominent television shows such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘90210,’ and ‘Criminal Minds,’ she starred in the main cast of ‘Everything Sucks!’ In the second season of the dystopian drama web television series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ she portrays the lead role. Her upcoming projects include the television miniseries ‘Sharp Objects’ and the film ‘Clementine’ in which she portrays Lana.
Youth and Early Life
She was born in Spokane, Washington, on September 12, 1997, to Scott Sweeney and Lisa Mudd Sweeney. She became interested in acting around the age of 12 years old. Trent Sweeney, her younger sibling, is also an aspiring actor.
Sydney Sweeney’s Career
In 2009, she entered the realm of show business as an actress. On October 12 of that year, she appeared as Little Girl in the episode “Hysterical Blindness” from Season 4 of the NBC-broadcast American science fiction television drama series “Heroes.” A few months later, on November 18, 2009, she appeared as Dani Forester in the episode ‘Outfoxed’ of the popular American police procedural crime drama television series ‘Criminal Minds’
She first gained recognition for her role as Samantha Wright in the January 12, 2010 release of Omar Samad’s short thriller ‘Takeo’. Her outstanding portrayal in the film earned her the award for Best Actress at the New York International Film Festival. In the same year, she portrayed the role of Lost Girl in the short film Night Blind.
In 2010, she also appeared in a few films on the big screen. These roles include Lisa in the zombie comedy ‘ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction,’ Young Alice in the American supernatural psychological horror film ‘The Ward,’ and Sarah Detzer in the American drama ‘The Opium Eater.’
She portrayed Kayla Edwards in the pilot episode of the American police procedural drama television series Chase, which broadcast on NBC on September 20, 2010, and was titled “Pilot.” In the same year, she also appeared as Girl in the October 25 episode of the American adolescent drama television series ‘90210’ titled ‘How Much Is That Liam in the Window?’
On June 20, 2012, she appeared in the episode ‘Swords and Magic’ of the Disney XD-broadcast American martial arts-inspired comedy television series ‘Kickin’ It’s In the same year, she portrayed Izzy Fishman in the television film The Bling Ring. She portrayed Emily in the American 3D science fiction creature horror film Spiders 3D, which was released on February 8, 2013.
Annie was portrayed by her in William Robert Carey’s directorial début, the American coming-of-age comedy-drama film Angels in Stardust. The film which was released on February 21, 2014 in the United States starred Alicia Silverstone, AJ Michalka, Michael Spears, and Billy Burke. In 2014, she also appeared in the episode “Don’t Let’s Start” of the popular American medical drama television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” which premiered on ABC on November 6.
She played Julia in the 2015 martial arts film The Martial Arts Kid, which was released on September 18, 2015. Sweeney also played Emma in the film “Stolen From Suburbia,” Leah in the short film “Love Made Visible,” and Little Janey Hutchins in the short film “The Unborn” that year.
She earned the lead role of Kelsey Connors in the suspense film ‘Cassidy Way,’ directed by Harvey Lowry. The film which was released on February 23, 2016, also starred Stan Shaw and Randy Wayne. In the same year, she also portrayed the lead role of Hailey Summers in the action horror film The Horde, directed by Jared Cohn and released on May 6.
She portrayed Ida in the August 25, 2017, released romantic comedy film Vikes. Aidan Alexander and Noah Munck also played prominent roles in the Tenney Fairchild-written and -directed film. Sam was portrayed by Sweeney in the Tom Arnold, Martin Blasick, and Sean Astin comedy “Dead Ant,” which was published on October 10 of that year. In the same year, she portrayed Young Paige in the short film “It Happened Again Last Night.”
In the web series ‘In the Vault,’ she played one of the most notable roles of her career, Haley Caren, in 2017. She appeared in seven episodes of the television show. Female Student #1 appeared in the 9 May 2017 episode of the American sitcom ‘The Middle’ titled ‘The Final Final.’
In the same year, she also appeared as Willa in the June 27 episode ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ of the American teen drama mystery thriller television series ‘Pretty Little Liars’; and she voiced Madeline Rayon in the episode ‘Welcome to Monster School’ of the animated TV series ‘Monster School Animation’.
She portrayed the lead role of Ally in the February 6, 2018 release of “Relentless,” a thriller written and directed by Lance Tracy. Emaline Addario was one of her primary roles in the Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan-created American comedy-drama web television series Everything Sucks!, which debuted on Netflix on February 16, 2018. She appeared in all 10 episodes of the series, which received middling to positive reviews from critics but was canceled after one season by Netflix.
Samantha was her starring role in the comedy-thriller television film “The Wrong Daughter,” which premiered on April 15, 2018. In the same year, she portrayed Missy “Paper Girl” in the television short “Manic.” She portrayed Ashley in ‘Tell Me Your Name,’ a drama-horror-thriller film released on April 21, 2018.
Season 2 of the American dystopian drama web television series The Handmaid’s Tale, created by Bruce Miller and premiering on Hulu on April 25, 2018, features her recurring role as Eden. Sweeney portrays Shooting Star in the American neo-noir comedy-drama film ‘Under the Silver Lake,’ written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Andrew Garfield, Topher Grace, and Riley Keough. The film’s global premiere took place at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on May 15. The film is scheduled to be released by A24 on December 7, 2018.
In ‘Clementine,’ a drama-thriller written and directed by Lara Gallagher, Sweeney will portray the leading role of Lana. The film is scheduled for release in 2018. She will also portray the recurring role of Alice in the upcoming American psychological thriller miniseries “Sharp Objects,” which is based on Gillian Flynn’s first novel of the same name. All eight episodes of the miniseries are scheduled to premiere on HBO on July 8, 2018.
Sydney’s Personal Life
She currently studies entrepreneurship at the Ithaca City School District’s Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, New York. This blonde with blue eyes affirmed her relationship with her longtime friend Michael Fitzgerald in a deleted Instagram video.
Estimated Net Worth
Sydney Sweeney is an American actress with recurring roles in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Sharp Objects.” The net worth of Sydney Sweeney is $5 million. She has also appeared in the Netflix series Everything Sucks! and the HBO adolescent drama Euphoria.