Birthdate: August 10, 1990
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Sydney Lemmon (birthname: Sydney Noël Lemmon) is a rising young actor who is classically trained and already displays a keen eye for prestige projects. Her first significant film was Dan Gilroy’s black comedy about the Los Angeles art scene, Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), with Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Rene Russo, and Tom Sturridge. Lemmon co-starred with Zac Efron in the Universal/Blumhouse remake of Stephen King’s Firestarter (2022), followed by Matthew Charman’s science fiction film, The Mothership (2022) and Todd Field’s highly anticipated Tár (2022), with Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, and Mark Strong.
Her TV appearances have been equally striking, with a guest role opposite Jeremy Strong in Season 2 of Jesse Armstrong’s Succession (2019), and a recurring role in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead (2019-2021). Sydney Lemmon’s highest-profile role to date is lead of the Marvel/Hulu series, Helstrom, with Tom Austen. Lemmon’s theater work includes playing with Uma Thurman in the Broadway premiere of The Parisian Woman, and as a member of the ensemble of the world premiere of Steven Dietz’s play, Rancho Mirage, at Maryland’s Olney Theatre.
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Sydney Lemmon comes from a distinguished acting family. Her father is actor Chris Lemmon, and her grandfather is the late, great Jack Lemmon. Her brother is actor Jon Lemmon, with whom she collaborates on music. As a holder of the Julie Harris Scholarship, Sydney Lemmon earned her Bachelors in Acting from Boston University and her Masters’s degree in Acting from the Yale School of Drama in 2017. Lemmon also attended London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Boston University. Her height is 5’ 10”.
On The Great White Way: Sydney Lemmon made her Broadway debut in 2018 opposite Uma Thurman in the play, The Parisian Woman.
Honors: Lemmon received her professional award recognition with a Saturn Award nomination for guesting on Fear the Walking Dead in 2019.