Priah Ferguson (born 1st of October 2006; Age: 16) is an American actress best known for depicting the character of Erica in Stranger Things.
The upcoming star made her acting debut at the tender age of nine when she was cast to play Young Kai in Sugar Water in 2015. Since then, she has made a plethora of other appearances on both the big and small screen. However, Stranger Things has remained her best-known role to date, and she is scheduled to continue recording appearances in the series till 2024.
How Old is Priah Ferguson Now?
Priah Ferguson is a 16 year-old juvenile actress born on the 1st of October 2006. The upcoming Hollywood star was born in the United States precisely in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to reports, Priah is equally spending her growing-up years in Atlanta. An American by nationality, the juvenile actress’ looks say she is of Afro-American roots.
Ferguson was given the full name Priah Nicole Ferguson at birth, and her parents have been identified as John Ferguson, who works and earns a living as a design director, and his wife, Adjua Leon Ferguson – a graphic design expert.
The young actress is not he parents’ only child; she built childhood memories with a younger sister who goes by the name Jayda Ferguson.
Priah is still in the process of acquiring basic academic qualifications at the high school level, and according to reports, the juvenile actress is set to graduate on the honor roll.
How Old was Priah Ferguson When She Recorded Her Acting Debut?
Priah Ferguson just clocked nine when the up-and-coming movie star recorded her debut acting role in 2015. The locally-produced short indie movie Suga Water was where she first gave expression to her creative prowess, playing the role of Young Kai.
With that said, Priah made her television debut the following year, depicting the character of Jojo in the 2016 series BB Brown & Friends.
How Old Was Priah Ferguson When She Appeared in Stranger Things?
Priah Ferguson was an 11-year-old girl when she first showed up in the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. According to reports, the reason why it was convenient for her to join the series was that it was filmed very close to her hometown.
After passing the auditions, she was introduced to essay the role of the feisty and sassy Erica Sinclair, Caleb McLaughlin’s younger sister. It was well understood that Priah was slated to last just a single episode in Stranger Things. However, the talented actress was able to change the status quo with a stellar performance.
She did not only get the audience enchanted with her natural acting skills, but Priah also captivated the producers of the series, who couldn’t help but bring her back to deliver additional doses of those snappy one-liners that later made her a fan-favorite.
Priah Ferguson completed season two on a good note, perfecting the character of a nerd. Going into the third season, the series producers decided to promote her from a recurring role to the main cast.
Playing the role of Erica Sinclair also marked Priah’s big break, and she is expected to continue with the cast till 2024.
Priah Ferguson’s Real Age Compared To Her Character, Erica’s Age
As earlier mentioned, Priah Ferguson was an 11-year-old when she started playing the role of Erica Sinclair in Stranger Things in 2017, and coincidentally, Erica’s character was written to be 11 also. However, as time went by, Priah grew older, but Erica still remained 11.
She is currently a 16-year-old and is still depicting the character of an 11-year-old.