Sydney Bernice Sweeney is an American actress. She gained mainstream attention in the Netflix series Everything Sucks!, playing Emaline, and portrayed Eden Blaine/Eden Spencer in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale and Alice in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects.
Years active 2009–present
Born September 12, 1997, age 25 years old and 2 months, Spokane, Washington, United States
Sun Sign Virgos
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5’3 / 161 vm
Measurements 36-25-36 in / 91-64-91 vm
Bra size 34D
Education Saint George’s School
Father Scott Sweeney
Mother Lisa Mudd Sweeney
Sibling Trent Sweeney
In film, Sweeney had a role in Quentin Tarantino‘s 2019 comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, portraying Dianne “Snake” Lake, a member of the Manson Family, and will appear in the upcoming Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU) film Madame Web.
Sweeney was born to Lisa (née Mudd) and Scott Sweeney. Her mother is a lawyer and her father works in the medical field. She has a brother, Trent. Sweeney was raised in northwestern Idaho in the state’s Panhandle region along the Washington border, at a rural lakeside home that her family has inhabited for five generations. Sweeney has said she has a “religious family”.
Sweeney attended Saint George’s School in Spokane. She was active in numerous athletics: “I was in every single sport possible”, she said. “I was on the soccer team, the baseball team, the snow slalom ski team, I was wakeboarding.”< Sweeney also studied multiple languages and graduated as a valedictorian. She became interested in acting after auditioning to be an extra in an independent film that was shooting in the Spokane area. To convince her parents to allow her to pursue acting, she presented them with a five-year business plan. Sweeney began to audition and book commercial acting jobs in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, where the family temporarily resided, until choosing to relocate to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old.
One of Sweeney’s first feature films was a horror film, Along Came the Devil. Sweeney has guest starred in TV shows such as 90210, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, In the Vault, and Pretty Little Liars.
Sweeney starred as Emaline Addario on the Netflix series Everything Sucks!, which revolved around two groups of high school students in Oregon in 1996. She then appeared in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects, recurring as Alice, a roommate whom Amy Adams‘s 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. She filmed Everything Sucks! and Sharp Objects concurrently, the former during the week and latter on weekends.Sweeney had a role in the thriller film Under the Silver Lake in 2018. She had a recurring role during the second season of the dystopian drama 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 next year, Sweeney appeared in the drama film Clementine, the coming-of-age film Big Time Adolescence, and Quentin Tarantino‘s dramedy Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
2019–present: Breakthrough and mainstream recognition
Since 2019, Sweeney has portrayed teenager Cassie Howard in the drama series Euphoria,< to widespread acclaim, receiving a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2022. She starred in the TV film Nocturne and will star in The Players Table, a TV series adaptation of Jessica Goodman’s novel They Wish They Were Us on HBO Max, which Sweeney will also executive-produce with her production company, Fifty-Fifty Films. The adaptation will co-star singer Halsey, with whom Sweeney worked on the video for Halsey’s song “Graveyard“. In 2021, Sweeney appeared in the first season of Mike White‘s anthology black comedy series The White Lotus, receiving critical acclaim for the role. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie in 2022.
Sweeney has promoted various products and featured in numerous advertisements. In May 2020, she became a model for Savage X Fenty. In June 2021, she became a model for Parade Lingerie and in September 2021, she became the face of Guess Originals‘s Anna Nicole Smith Collection.
Sydney Sweeney from the movie Vikes
In March 2022, Sweeney became the face of SOL by Jergens. She was announced as the first U.S. celebrity partner of skin care brand Laneige in April 2022. In the same month, Sweeney became the brand ambassador for Tory Burch‘s handbags and shoes.< Previously, she starred in the brand’s “Good Luck” holiday campaign. Sweeney embarked on her first project with the brand as an ambassador in June 2022, starring in the brand’s campaign “Show Me Your Millers”, wearing the brand’s Miller sandals. In May 2022, she became a model of Miu Miu‘s Miu Wander Bag. In June 2022, she became a model for Jacquemus‘s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection. In the same month, Sweeney was appointed as the face of Australian retailer Cotton On Body. She modeled for the jewelry brand David Yurman.
Sweeney has said she creates 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.
Sweeney has been engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Chicago-based restaurateur Jonathan Davino, since February 2022.