Who is Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place)? Wiki Bio
Millicent Simmonds was born in Utah, USA, on 6 March 2003, so her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is a deaf actress, best known for playing the lead role in the “Wonderstruck” mystery drama film, as well as in “A Quiet Place” horror film.
Early life and education
Millicent was raised in Bountiful, Utah where she is currently living with her parents and her two older and two younger siblings. When she was just one year old, she suffered from a medication overdose, and complications caused her to lose her hearing.
To show support and help Millicent, her mother learned American Sign Language, and then taught the rest of the family so that they could communicate with Millicent. She was only three years old when her parents enrolled her at Jean Massieu School of the Deaf, where she made her first contact with acting, becoming a member of the school’s drama club. She enrolled at Mueller Park Junior High School in March 2015, where she is currently studying.
Millicent is wearing a cochlear implant, which is a surgically implanted neuro-prosthetic device.
Career as an actress
Millicent launched her career as an actress when she performed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, while she made her debut film appearance in the “Color the World” deaf student’s short film.
Millicent doesn’t have many roles credited to her name, but she has been nominated for more than ten awards for her performances. She gained recognition after she was cast to portray Rose in the “Wonderstruck” mystery drama film in 2017, which follows two stories set fifty years apart, each telling of a child’s quest.
Rose (Millicent) is a young deaf girl living in 1927, who runs away from her father in New Jersey to find her mother, while the other story follows Ben, an orphan, who is deaf as well and who runs away from home to find his father. For her performance, Millicent was nominated for six awards some of which are Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer at the 23rd Critic’s Choice Awards, Florida Film Critics Circle’s Pauline Kael Breakout Award at the Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2017, and Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor at the 44th Saturn Awards (but won none).
In 2018, she was cast to portray Regan Abbott in the “A Quiet Place” science fiction horror film, which follows the story of the Abbott family who are scavenging for supplies in a deserted town after extra-terrestrial creatures attack Earth and kill everything they hear or see. Millicent was once again praised for her performance, and was nominated for four awards some of which are Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer at 24th Critics’ Choice Awards and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance at Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2018 (winning none).
Millicent was cast to portray Libby in the “Andi Mack” family comedy drama TV series in 2018 and 2019, which follows the life of Andi Mack as she learns her sister is actually her mother, and that her best friends are falling in love with her. In 2019, she appeared in the “Wanted a Name” music video by Frenship and in the same year portrayed Emmaline in an episode of the “This Close” TV series.
Millicent has recently been cast to portray Regan Abbott once more, in the “A Quiet Place: Part II” movie set to be released in 2020.
Family, love life and boyfriend
Millicent is only 16 and it appears that she hasn’t been in a single relationship to this day, but some of her fans have noticed that the popular actress is very close to Oakes Fergley, who starred alongside her in the “Wonderstruck” movie in 2017. The two could have been seen spending a lot of time together, while they were also caught holding hands but being as young as they are – he’s 15 – it turned out they were only good friends.
Millicent is very close to her four siblings, but is closest to her mother Emily who, as she often states, has been there for her while she was struggling and has made her life as a deaf person a lot easier for her.
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In an interview with the silgentgrapvine website, Emily explained that Millicent is the only deaf person in the family, that she (Emily) had a deaf aunt and that nobody knew how to talk to her, which is why Emily did not want for her daughter to feel abandoned and lonely, thus learning sign language.
Hobbies and other interests
Millicent enjoys watching movies and TV series with her mother in their spare time, and her favorite actor and actress are Ryan O’Neal and Madeline Kahn, while her favorite movies are “The Truman Show”, “Paper Moon”, and “Dear John”.
Millicent found out she was very good at drawing at the age of six, and has been drawing to this day – some of the things she has drawn over the years can be seen uploaded onto her Instagram account.
Millicent is interested in raising awareness about deaf people, and helping them to be included in society, as she has stated during an interview ‘I want to be an actor to show deaf people can do it. You’re not too young to dream big! I really hope that, while we are sharing one world, we want different people. Maybe we can change our history.’
Appearance and net worth
Millicent is 16 years old. She has medium long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 1ins (1.55m) tall, and weighs around 112lbs (51kgs). Her net worth as of early 2020 is estimated at over $600,000.