Shannon Purser Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Sep, 2018
Facts of Shannon Purser
Date of Birth: 1997 , June-27
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Shannon Purser
Birth Name Shannon Purser
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Atlanta, Georgia
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Red
Famous for Stranger Things
Education Kennesaw State University
Awards Primetime Emmy Award
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
TV Show Stranger Things
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Shannon Purser rose to fame following her appearance in the popular Netflix drama series Stranger Things. After her incredible performance in the television series, the actress starred on several other popular movies and television series like Wish Upon, Riverdale, and Sierra Burgess Is a LoserPurser is a courageous actress who came out of the cell as a bisexual. Along with her incredible acting skills, the star is loved by many for her outspoken personality. She supports LGBTQ people and is against body-shaming.      

Early Life And Education Of Shannon Purser

Shannon Purser was born on 27 June 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her zodiac sign in Cancer which defines her personality as an emotional and imaginative person. There is no information regarding Purser's family and siblings. 

Shannon was engaged in a theatre back in her hometown Roswell, Georgia. As of September 2018, the Purser is currently studying at the Kennesaw State University. 

Shannon Purser's Career

Shannon Purser began her acting career from the small screen with the American science fiction horror television series Stranger Things in 2016. In the series, she played the role of Barbara Holland sharing the screen Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Finn Wolfhard.  She was loved by many for her performance in the debut role and was awarded Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.   

Purser then starred on another teen drama television series Riverdale in 2017. In the series, she played the role of Ethel Muggs, a student of Riverdale High School who is also known by her nickname Big Ethel.     

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Following the successful small screen roles, she starred on the big screen from the supernatural horror movie Wish Upon in 2017. In the successful movie, Purser portrayed the character of June Acosta.   

Continuing her successful acting journey, she was cast in the musical drama television series Rise in 2018. She played the role of Annabelle Bowman in the popular series. The same year, Shannon gave her voice for the animated comedy-drama series Final Space.  

Purser then starred on the teen comedy film of Netflix, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser in 2018. The actress played the main character, Sierra Burgess in the movie. The film cast the popular actors like Noah Centineo, RJ Cyler, Kristen Froseth, and others.  

Shannon Purser's Net Worth

Shannon Purser is enjoying a successful career in a short period of time. She is earning a handsome amount of money from her movie roles, however, her exact net worth is under review as of 2018.

For her appearance in one of the highest paying television series Stranger Things, she was probably paid a decent amount of money for her appearance. Her co-stars David HarbourNoah Schnapp, and Charlie Heaton were paid a handsome amount of $350,000, $250,000, and $150,000 respectively.   

Shannon Purser's Personal Life

Emerging actress Shannon Purser is openly bisexual since April 2017. After coming out as a bisexual, Purser is single and there is no dating report of hers as of September 2018. Seems, the actress is completely focused on her career rather than dating.   

The outspoken actress revealed her sexuality over Twitter. Before the confession, Shannon went through a depressing situation because of her common faith regarding the sexuality. Despite her inner battle, the actress finally became strong enough to came out of the closet. 

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I try not to do a lot of sponsored posts. I worry a lot that I’ll be viewed as more of a salesperson than an artist. However, when @aerie reached out, I immediately said yes. I love what this company stands for. I love that they are committed to authenticity and showcasing the beauty of every body type. Like all of aerie’s photos, this one is not retouched and that’s really powerful to me. I haven’t always loved my body. Society told me through magazines, tv, and movies what kind of body is beautiful and it wasn’t mine. But I’m going to prove them wrong. I’m so much more confident than I used to be. It isn’t always easy, but it’s getting better. And honestly, having clothes that I’m comfortable in really helps. Which is why I love this bra. I honestly forget it’s there, it’s so comfy. So yeah. I don’t have an airbrushed body. I have stretch marks and cellulite and curves. And I’m beautiful. #AerieREAL #AeriePartner  by @hannahshlapak

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After the confession, Purser helped other LGBTQ people to fight their battle and come out of the cell. Along with the LGBTQ, she is vocal against the body shaming activities. Thus, the actress promotes the brands like aerie which supports plus-size models and is against body shaming. 

Body Measurement 

  • Height: She stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m). 
  • Weight: As of 2018, she weighs 132.5 lbs (60 kg).
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye color: Dark Brown.  

Enjoy an interview video of Shannon Purser on Jimmy Kimmel's show. 


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