Shannon Purser

Shannon Purser

Highest Rated: 61% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)

Lowest Rated: 19% Wish Upon (2017)

Birthday: Not Available

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Shannon Purser rose to international attention with her first screen role as sidekick and best friend to Natalia Dyer's conflicted heroine on "Stranger Things" (Netflix, 2016- ). The Atlanta, Georgia native was working at a movie theater when she decided to focus on acting. She struck pay dirt with her first screen role, the acerbic Barbara "Barb" Holland, best friend to Dyer's Nancy Wheeler. Purser's dry delivery, combined with the character's whole-hearted embrace of her outsider status, endeared the actress to fans and press alike, who were crushed when Barb was discovered dead in the seventh episode after encountering the series' malevolent creature. The popularity of Purser's character paved the way for more significant roles in major productions, including the perpetually lovelorn Ethel Muggs in "Riverdale" (2017- ), the CW's dramatic take on the venerable Archie Comics series, and a supporting role in "Life of the Party" (2018), a comedy written by and starring Melissa McCarthy.

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Movies

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61% 30% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Sierra Burgess (Character) - 2018
19% 30% Wish Upon June Acosta (Character) $14.3M 2017

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Equal Del Martin (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 52% Room 104 Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
59% 76% Rise Annabelle (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Stranger Things Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017
No Score Yet 58% Riverdale Unknown (Guest Star) 2017

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