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In Netflix’s Stranger Things, these actors portray a young couple facing demogorgons, mind flayers, and everything in between. In real life, Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard are a few months apart in age. 

Here’s what we know about the stars of Netflix’s original sci-fi series. 

Actor Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobbie Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp of Netflix's 'Stranger Things 3'
Actor Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobbie Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things 3’ | CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

Millie Bobby Brown, of the Netflix original series ‘Stranger Things,’ was born on Feb. 19, 2004

She’s the star of several Godzilla-related movies. Brown is also a recurring cast member on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Born on Feb. 19, 2004, Brown was still a teenager when she earned the starring role of Eleven. 

“All I can say is that I’m so lucky to work with my best friends,” Brown said during an interview with The Jakarta Post. “To experience all of this with them, not just being in the series, but even when we attend awards shows, is very reassuring.”

“We don’t talk to each other every day — in fact, sometimes, we don’t even get to talk to each other for months — but when we do talk to each other, it’s like we’re going right back to our old ways again,” she continued. “Like, I hadn’t seen Noah Schnapp [Will Byers] for five months, then we saw each other the other day. So, it was like, ‘Hi, hi, hi’—it was crazy.”

Finn Wolfhard was born on Dec. 23, 2002

This actor starred in the 2017 adaptation of It, as well as movies like The Goldfinch and The Addams Family. With the sci-fi series, Stranger Things, Wolfhard appeared as the character Mike Wheeler, starring alongside Brown.

Wolfhard’s birthday is Dec. 23, 2002. That makes this actor a few months older than his Stranger Things co-star, Brown. However, he was still a teenager when he was cast as Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things. 

Most other cast members in the AV Club are around the same age. Gaten Matarazzo, known for his portrayal of Dustin Henderson, was born on Sept. 8, 2002. Sadie Sink was born on April 16, 2002.


‘Stranger Things:’ What Is Eleven’s Origin Story?

Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard star in Netflix’s original series, ‘Stranger Things’

These actors portray two of the main characters from this science-fiction series. Wolfhard starred as Mike Wheeler, a Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast whose life got turned upside down — literally — when his friend, Will, went missing.

Amidst all of the chaos in this Indiana town, an experiment named Eleven escaped her life in the Hawkins Lab. She stumbled upon Mike and his friends, showcasing her powers in the process. Together, these underdogs helped bring Will back and faced whatever monsters come across their path.

Mike and Eleven returned for several seasons of Stranger Things, growing up along the way. The two characters eventually became a couple and saved their town from other strange threats. 

Seasons 1-3 of Stranger Things are available on Netflix.