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Who plays Amber Freeman in Scream 5 and why do they look familiar?

Amber Peake January 15, 2022
Who plays Amber Freeman in Scream 5 and why do they look familiar?


As the fifth instalment of the Scream films made its debut in cinemas this week, some fans are curious to know more about the actress behind the Scream 5 character Amber Freeman.

The fifth instalment of the horror franchise is set 25 years after the first 1996 film as a new killer dons the infamous Ghostface mask.

Following its premiere, fans seem to be curious to know more about the cast, including who Scream 5 character Amber Freeman is portrayed by. Let’s take a look…

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Who plays Amber Freeman in Scream 5?

Scream 5’s Amber Freeman is portrayed by rising star Mikey Madison. The actress landed her first on-screen role in 2015 in Liza Liza: Skies Are Grey, after featuring in a number of short films.

Madison is one of five children but is the only actor in her family with the actress having previously revealed it was her brother in law, who is a writer, who inspired her love of acting.

While chatting to Interview Magazine in 2017, she explained: “My sister married a writer, so I think that’s what sparked my interest in acting.”

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Fans think Mikey Madison is one to watch

Following her feature in Scream 5, fans hope to see a lot more of the up and coming actress as others admit they see big things for her:

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What else has she been in?

If you’re a fan of the comedy-drama Better Things, you may recognise Mikey Madison for her breakthrough role as Max, the eldest daughter in the Fox family. The series first aired in 2016, and as per Variety, will come to an end this year as the fifth season debuts.

Away from her recurring role on Better Things, Madison also featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, with the actress having previously admitted she was a fan of the director’s work growing up in a 2020 interview with V Magazine.

As per her IMDB, she is also set to appear in an upcoming film, All Souls, alongside rapper G Easy, which is currently in post-production. The young star told Nylon in 2017 she has big plans which don’t stop at acting as she admitted she wants to “travel and see the world” as well as “open businesses and write and meet new people and just be happy!”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.