Shannon Purser

Shannon Purser was a guest at our 2018 Nickel City Con event. To see this year’s lineup, click here.


Shannon Purser burst into Hollywood with her scene-stealing, fan favorite role of “Barb” on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things (2016), for which she was nominated for an Emmy. She has not stopped working since, being straight offered a recurring role on the CW series Riverdale for Greg Berlanti, being hand-picked by Melissa McCarthy to work alongside her in her upcoming New Line feature Life of the Party, booking a lead role in BroadGreen’s Wish Upon opposite Joey King, and most recently a starring vehicle in Black Label Media’s upcoming feature Sierra Burgess is a Loser as “Sierra”. She just joined Jason Katims’ highly-anticipated NBC series Rise, opposite Josh Radnor. The Guardian named Shannon one of the break-out stars of 2016!