Most of us are familiar with her thanks to her standout performance as Cassie Howard in Euphoria. But how did Sydney Sweeney become a Hollywood star? How did she achieve such a high profile at such a young age? In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the life story of talented actress Sydney Sweeney. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Sweeney was born in 1997 in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in northwest Idaho’s Panhandle region on the Washington border in a rural lake house that her family has owned for five generations. She became interested in acting after auditioning as an extra in an independent film being shot in the Spokane area. To convince her parents to let her pursue acting, she presented them with a five-year business plan. Sweeney began auditioning and getting jobs as a commercial actress in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, where the family temporarily resided, until she moved to Los Angeles at age 14. Over the years, Sydney Sweeney became a well-known Hollywood star.
Why is Sydney Sweeney So Famous?
Despite her young age, Sydney Sweeney has already appeared in several outstanding movies and TV series. At the beginning of her acting career in 2019, she first made minor appearances in popular TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and Criminal Minds. Then in 2018, she made her breakthrough with her role as Emaline Addario in the comedy series Everything Sucks!
That same year, she starred in two other critically acclaimed series, The Handmaid’s Tale and Sharp Objects. She shot Everything Sucks! and Sharp Objects simultaneously, the former during the week and the latter on weekends. Her role in Sharp Objects was a roommate who meets Amy Adams’ character in a psychiatric facility. She was originally supposed to play a smaller role, but the director kept bringing her in for more scenes. This in itself gives us an indication of how talented and promising she’s as an actress.
Shortly after, in 2019, she joined the cast of the popular teen drama series Euphoria with her role as Cassie Howard. She’s still part of the cast of the series. However, the passionate actress has continued to participate in various projects. In 2021, she starred in the HBO comedy miniseries The White Lotus. For her performances in Euphoria and The White Lotus, Sweeney received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations in 2022.
In addition to her memorable appearances in the aforementioned TV series, the actress also made several appearances on the big screen. Among the well-known films Sweeney starred in are Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Voyeurs and Nocturne.
The actress will also 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 film adaptation will feature singer Halsey, with whom Sweeney previously worked on the video for Halsey’s song “Graveyard.”
How Much Did Sydney Sweeney Make from Euphoria?
According to reports, Sydney Sweeney earned $350,000 for 13 episodes in Season 1 with her role as Cassie Howard in Euphoria. That’s over $26,000 per episode. Her net worth is estimated at $5 million.
Is Sydney Sweeney in a Relationship?
Yes, Sydney Sweeney is in a relationship with Jonathan Davino. The couple is even engaged! Sweeney has been dating the 37-year-old businessman since 2018, but the couple preferred to keep their relationship a secret until recently. On February 28, 2022, Sweeney was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger. Then, on March 2, it was confirmed that the two are engaged. Although their relationship has been officially confirmed, the two still don’t like being in the spotlight.