Barbara Holland, more commonly referred to as Barb, was a recurring character in the first season of Stranger Things. She was the best friend of Nancy Wheeler.
In late 1983, Barb mysteriously vanishes, which leads Nancy and Jonathan Byers to investigate her disappearance. Eventually, it was revealed that she had been killed by the Demogorgon.
In 1984, following an acknowledgment of Hawkins Lab’s involvement in her death, she was given a proper funeral.
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Barbara Holland was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holland. She attended Hawkins High School and at some point became the best friend of Nancy Wheeler.
In 1983, Nancy began dating Steve Harrington, a popular boy at school, making out with him “a couple of times”. Nancy and Barb went clothes-shopping one weekend, with Nancy seeking to impress Steve.
Barb was a kind, cautious, sensible, and smart girl. When Nancy went to Steve’s house, Barb wasn’t at all happy about it, due to her dislike for Steve, Tommy H, and Carol. Nevertheless, she agreed to chaperone her best friend even though she vehemently didn’t want to attend the party.
She was ultimately made fun of by Tommy H and Carol and brushed off by Nancy who was more interested in spending time with Steve. This caused her to reflect miserably by the pool instead of going straight home, which ultimately led to her death.
Biographical data of Barbara Holland
High school student at Hawkins High School (formerly)
Shannon Purser is an American actress and voice actress. She was born on June 27, 1997. Shannon Purser made her acting debut in the Netflix drama series Stranger Things as Barbara “Barb” Holland and portrays Ethel Muggs in The CW’s teen drama series Riverdale. She made her film debut in the 2017 horror film Wish Upon.
Actress, voice actress
June 27, 1997
Purser made her acting debut in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things. She portrayed the character Barbara Holland, an intelligent and outspoken girl, who is the best friend of Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer).
Despite her only being a minor character, several outlets called Barb one of their favorite characters. This role brought Purser to international fame and earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination.
Facts about Shanon Purser
Her father was an airline pilot and her mother was a flight attendant.
Her celebrity crush is Santino Fontana.
She has a younger sister.
On April 18, 2017, Purser came out as bisexual through Twitter.
She once worked in a movie theatre, but quit to focus on acting.
Purser is currently attending Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Instagram. “For me, this is the presence of God.”
The tattoo artist was Sophie C’est la Vie.
She tweeted “took 3 1/2 hours, but it was totally worth it”.
On October 16, 2017, Purser got a tattoo of a candle with wax dripping down the sides, framed by flowers. The meaning of her tattoo means “This tattoo brings back memories of my mom burning sweet-smelling candles during the fall and winter and of nights spent in prayer and meditation with the candles lit”.
In her Instagram, she texted “Candles have always represented warmth, comfort, and the presence of something higher than ourselves,” she wrote on