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13 Things You Didn't Know About Millie Bobby Brown, The Coolest 13-Year-Old On Netflix

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In less than a year, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has gone from a virtual unknown to everyone's new favorite sci-fi star. Given this meteoric rise, there are probably plenty of things you didn't know about Millie Bobby Brown. Her extreme talent as an actor was proved by her depiction of Eleven on Stranger Things where she barely says a word. One observant fan did the math and deduced that Eleven speaks just 246 words during the entire first season of the binge-tastic Netflix series. That works out to an average of about 30 words per episode.

Brown proves something else, too: Fine acting is not always the product of a lengthy career. Talent makes up for experience and this 13-year-old has it in abundance. Though Eleven isn't her first role, it's certainly her most famous, and it's safe to say she has carved out a place in modern popular culture by virtue of her work on the show. The entirety of Millie Bobby Brown's biography prove she's full of surprises.

Not to mention, all these Millie Bobby Brown facts point to her just being a really cool person. But don't take our word for it, these stories about Millie Bobby Brown speak for themselves.

  • She's One Of The Stars Of 2019's 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'

    Brown will play a principal role in the 2019 movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She'll be starring alongside equally-big names like Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, and Kyle Chandler. While the details of Brown's paycheck have not been released, word has it that she now commands nearly $4 million dollars per movie.

    Bear in mind that Godzilla will be her first motion picture. Not bad for an after- school job.

  • She's A Fashion Icon In The Making

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    Her Calvin Klein modeling gig aside, Brown consistently appears on best-dressed lists everywhere. Her attire tends to be cutting edge, bold, and highly creative, all while being age-appropriate. Despite being on the scene for such a short period of time, Brown is already a red-carpet superstar.  She breezes down the carpet and floats effortlessly between interviews, striking poses for the flashbulbs. More testament to her dynamite presence in front of the camera.

  • She Has A Large And Supportive Family

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    Brown may be on her way to mega-stardom, but her feet are planted firmly on the ground. In an interview with Drew Barrymore (another child star made good), she discussed her family and their grounding influence. Her dad provides security and her mom makes sure she looks and acts her age. Her older brother is her best friend, her older sister takes her everywhere, and her younger sister brings out the child in Brown. "We do family things, like watch lots of movies and have family meetings about everything from schedules to getting a new dog," she said. "We are a team."

  • She Auditioned With Hugh Jackman For 'Logan'

    During the casting process for the X-Men film Logan, Brown scored an audition with star Hugh Jackman. As could be expected, she took it all in stride. Brown was thrilled for the opportunity and she meticulously prepared. Though she didn't nab the role, she had only praise for the actress who did, Dafne Keen. "She's incredible," Brown said. MBB considers her Logan audition to be the best she's ever given. Her worst? A Barbie commercial.