Priah Ferguson Bio: Age, Birthday, School, Parents, Family & More

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 21 Jan, 2020
Priah Ferguson Bio: Age, Birthday, School, Parents, Family & More

Priah Ferguson is a young American actress who rose to limelight after she played the role of Erica Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things—she got cast on the show during its second season in 2017.

Besides that, she has also portrayed smaller roles on series like Daytime Divas (2017), Mercy Street (2017), Atlanta (2016), and BB Brown & Friends (2016).

Bio: Age, Birthday

Priah Ferguson was born on 1st October 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her height was 3 feet 11 inches (1.20 meters), according to as of July 2019. Her birth sign is Libra.


Priah Ferguson manages a secretive life due to which her regular activities and life updates are not known to many people.

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However, during an interview with in July 2019, she disclosed that she is in middle school currently and attends a regular public school.

Family: Parents, Siblings

Her parents are raising Priah Ferguson—her father’s name is John Ferguson, and her mother’s name is Adjua Leon Ferguson. Professionally, her mother is a graphic designer and the owner of P.J. Tuttles Party Décor. Priah also has a little sister named Jayda in her family.

When Did She Start Acting?

Priah Ferguson showed an interest in acting after her parents introduced her to performing arts at the age of 5. As she continued acting, she displayed her natural timing and versatile acting skill, which also encouraged her parents to seek a proper platform for her.

In the process, Priah’s parents signed a contract with an Atlanta-based talent agency so that Priah can get cast in notable acting projects. In no time, she got a role in an episode of critically acclaimed FX series "Atlanta" in 2016. 

Then, she got the chance to work in acting projects one after another, leading her way to her career-defining web series Stranger Things in 2017. 

Stranger Things: Her Role, Series’ Details

The Netflix series Stranger Things is based on the story of the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the early-to-mid 1980s. The series’ first season was released in 2016, the second season in 2017 and third season in 2019—the fourth season is expected to be out soon. 

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In the series, Priah Ferguson plays Erica Sinclair, the younger sister of Lucas Sinclair. She joined the cast in the second season of the series as a minor character. However, in the third season, she appeared as the lead character and helped the so-called Scoops Troop—Dustin, Steve, and Robin—to investigate the secret of Russians at the Starcourt Mall. 

Priah Ferguson and her Stranger Things' co-star Gaten Matarazzo (Photo: Getty Images)

Erica’s smart-alecky personality and her loud arguments with Dustin (portrayed by Gaten Matarazzo) was loved and appreciated by the audiences. 

Quick Facts About Priah Ferguson

  • Priah is represented by a Los Angeles based entertainment PR firm named Strategic Public Relations.
  • She has been an official Spokeskid for a non-profit firm United Way of Greater Atlanta.
  • She has over 1.6 million followers on her Instagram account.