Priah Ferguson is a teen actress best known for her role as Erica Sinclair on the Netflix’s series Stranger Things. Her biography explored below…
At age 16, Priah Ferguson is ready to take the world by storm. After landing her first acting job on FX’s Atlanta in 2016, she booked the role of Erica Sinclair in Stranger Things. Erica entered the Netflix show’s universe as Lucas Sinclair’s (Caleb McLaughlin) witty, sarcastic sister.
Priah’s character proved to be precisely what Stranger Things needed. Once Season 2 wrapped, she moved from a recurring character to full-time. Now, Erica is a fan favorite on the series, and Priah’s career is just getting started. Most recently, Priah received an offer to play Marlon Wayans’ daughter in the October 2022 horror film, The Curse of Bridge Hollow.
Throughout her success, Priah has received unwavering support from her family, friends, and fans. So, who is the actress? Here’s everything to know about her.
1. How old is Priah Ferguson?
Priah Ferguson’s birthday is on October 1st. She was born in 2006, making her currently 16 years old. She’ll turn 17 in 2023.
2. Where is Priah Ferguson from?
Priah Ferguson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. In fact, she got the role on Stranger Things because the show was filmed close to her own home.
3. How tall is Priah Ferguson?
There’s no accurate information on how tall Priah Ferguson actually is but at the 2020 SAG Awards, she stood just a few inches shorter than Millie Bobby Brown who is around 5 ft 3 inches tall. However, Priah is still a growing teenager so it’s possible she may tower over her cast mates soon!
4. Who plays Erica in Stranger Things?
Priah Ferguson plays the role of Lucas’ iconic little sister Erica Sinclair on Stranger Things. She appeared in season 2 where she was supposed to have a small part. She was so brilliant in the role, they decided to include her in more scenes. She was eventually promoted to a bigger, recurring role in Stranger Things 3. She has now returned for season 4.
5. What movies has Priah Ferguson been in?
Priah Ferguson is only just starting her career but she’s already appeared in a few films. She was in 2018’s The Oath with Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz. And she also appeared in La Vie Magnifique De Charlie, as Young Brandy.
6. What other TV shows has Priah Ferguson been in?
Before Stranger Things, Priah Ferguson appeared on a few TV shows. She appeared on Cream X Coffee as Michelle, in one episode of Daytime Divas as Fatima (alongside Vanessa Williams), and also appeared in PBS’ Mercy Street, pictured above. She was also in one episode of Donald Glover’s Atlanta.
7. What episode of Atlanta is Priah Ferguson in?
Priah Ferguson appears in one episode of Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta. She played the role of Asia in the episode Streets on ‘Lock‘ (Season 1, Episode 2). She scored the role on the critically acclaimed series after just one year of working with her talent agent.
8. What is Priah Ferguson’s net worth?
Teen actress Priah Ferguson has an estimated net worth of $600,000 to $2 million.
However, not much is known about Priah Ferguson’s exact net worth but after her promotion to series regular ahead of Stranger Things 4, she’ll probably be taking home a pretty decent amount of pay per episode. Priah appeared in all 8 episodes of season 3 in a recurring role. She’s more than likely set to appear in all 9 episodes of Stranger Things 4 too.
9. Is Priah Ferguson on Instagram?
Yes! Priah Ferguson does have an Instagram with over 4 million followers where she posts behind the scenes pictures. You can follow her at @priahferguson. She’s also on Twitter at @priahferguson. She is currently active on TikTok with the handle @priahfergusonofficial where she has 2.8 million followers with over 8 million likes
10. Who are Priah Ferguson’s parents?
Priah was born to parents Adjua and John Ferguson. John works in entertainment, though he prefers to stay behind the scenes. Priah’s dad is reportedly a design director who has collaborated with Janelle Monae and other artists.
John and Priah aren’t the only creatives in the family. Her mother, Adjua, is a graphic designer and entrepreneur. In the 2010s, Adjua used her design skills to create a party decor line, P.J. Tuttles.
The shop includes party essentials such as napkins, plates, and cups after she said she “became dismayed at the lack of major retailers offering stylish and detailed party themes, especially for children of color.”
Priah’s parents’ creativity influenced her passion for the arts. The actress said her mother was the first person to introduce her to acting. After realizing her daughter wanted to know more about the craft, she explained the business to Priah.
“I would be really into very suspenseful movies and shows, and I would wonder, ‘Oh, how are they on TV?’” Priah explained to PopSugar in June 2022. “How are they doing this? How are they recording this?”
The ‘Curse of Bridge Hollow’ star said her sister Jayda inspired her ‘Stranger Things’ character.