Sydney Bernice Sweeney (born September 12, 1997) is an American actress. She gained mainstream attention for her role as Emaline in the Netflix series Everything Sucks! (2018). She became more well-known for her portrayals of Eden in The Handmaid’s Tale (2018) on Hulu and Alice in Sharp Objects (2018) on HBO, the latter of which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
Sweeney’s breakthrough roles were Cassie Howard in the HBO teen drama series Euphoria in 2019 and Olivia Mossbacher in the HBO black comedy anthology series The White Lotus in 2021. For the second seasons of the former and the latter, respectively, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
She made a cameo in the 2019 Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as the Manson Family member Dianne “Snake” Lake. Since then, she has appeared in the sensual thriller The Voyeurs and the psychological horror movie Nocturne (2020). (2021). She will play Madame Web in the next Spider-Man Universe (SSU) movie from Sony.
On September 12, 1997, Sweeney was born in Spokane, Washington. Her father is a doctor, while her mother is an attorney. Trent is her sister’s brother. Sweeney was raised in a rustic lakeside home that her family has lived in for five generations in northwest Idaho’s Panhandle, close to the Washington border.
Sweeney has acknowledged that, despite being open to many faiths, she was raised in a Christian home. Sweeney went to Spokane’s Saint George’s School. She participated in a variety of sports, saying, “I was in every single sport available.” I participated in wakeboarding, baseball, snow slalom skiing, soccer, and other sports. Sweeney earned a valedictorian degree while majoring in three languages.
After trying out to be an extra in a local Spokane independent film that was being shot, she developed an interest in acting. She gave her parents a five-year business plan to persuade them to let her pursue acting. Before deciding to move to Los Angeles at the age of 14, Sweeney started appearing in commercials in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, where the family was temporarily residing.
Sydney Sweeney: Personal life
Sweeney participated in high school grappling competitions and is a skilled MMA fighter. According to Sweeney, each of her characters has a unique book that serves as a “interactive diary/timeline/memory book/picture of the character’s complete life” from the time of the character’s birth until the first page of the script.
The Spokesman-Review revealed in December 2020 that Sweeney had given $12,000 to several Spokane eateries, where the money was used to buy food for homeless shelters.Since February 2022, Sweeney and Chicago-based restaurateur Jonathan Davino have been engaged.
— euphoria (@euphoriaHBO) July 12, 2022
Sydney Sweeney has been nominated for two Emmys for her work on the HBO productions The White Lotus and Euphoria. Based on her performance in the contentious teen drama Euphoria, the first of her two nominations is for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Sweeney, who has been portraying Cassie Howard since the show’s 2019 debut, stood out in its much anticipated second season.
She is characterised by a weak sense of self, a need for masculine validation, and an obsession with appearance and hypersexuality. Cassie betrays her best friend Maddie in Euphoria’s second season by continuing to date Nate, her controlling ex. Her performance in the second season received accolades from all quarters.
After the nominations were announced, Sweeney posted her response to Instagram, which included footage of her calling her mom with the news. In the video, Sweeney is seen in the passenger seat of a car, calling her mom with the big news.
— Sydney Sweeney (@sydney_sweeney) July 12, 2022
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