Shannon Purser

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Shannon Purser

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Shannon Purser
Born (1997-06-27) June 27, 1997 (age 19)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2016–present

Shannon Purser (born June 27, 1997) is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the Netflix original series Stranger Things portraying the character Barbara “Barb” Holland[1] and portrays Ethel Muggs in Riverdale.[2] She is set to make her film debut in the upcoming 2018 film Life of the Party.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Purser made her acting debut in the Netflix original series Stranger Things. She portrayed the character Barbara Holland, an intelligent and outspoken girl, who is the best friend of Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer). Despite her only being a minor character, several outlets called Barb one of their favorite characters.[5][6] This role brought Purser to international fame.[7][8] On August 30, 2016, it was announced that Purser would portray Ethel Muggs in the upcoming television series Riverdale.[9] On September 7, 2016, it was announced that Purser would have a minor role in the 2018 film Life of the Party.[10] In January 2017, it was reported that Shannon had scored a lead role in the 2018 film Sierra Burgess is a Loser.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Purser is currently attending Kennesaw State University. Purser formerly worked at a movie theatre[12][13] but quit in order to focus on acting. She has expressed interest in playing the Marvel Comics character Squirrel Girl.[14] On April 18, 2017, Purser came out as bisexual over Twitter.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Stranger Things Barbara “Barb” Holland 5 episodes
2017 Riverdale Ethel Muggs 3 episodes

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Wish Upon June In post-production
2018 Life of the Party Connie In post-production
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