Chelsea Talmadge, (Chelsea Tolmich) was born in Fountain Valley California and moved to Orlando Florida at the age of three where she was raised with her mother and step-father Stephen Gayle. She is the youngest daughter of Lisa Gayle and Keith Tolmich and has an older brother, Jeremy Tolmich. Chelsea is also the grand daughter of the late Jerry Talmadge and great, great niece of Sid Talmadge Jas Records, brother of Mercury Records Art Talmadge known for the push and success for the 1950's Penguins' hit "Earth Angel" and owner of Highland Records ("Angel Baby.") After numerous failed attempts to spell or pronounce her biological last name correctly it was decided that she would in honor of her family's legacy carry on the business name Talmadge. She is also the niece of the late noted television actor Peter Haskell.
Chelsea began training in dance at the age of 6 and continued to show a strong passion for the arts, auditioning and booking her first regional production at age 11. She performed in numerous stage productions, some of which include Little Sally in Urinetown, Charlotte in 13 The Musical, Anne Frank in Anne Frank and Me and Allison in Pinkalicious along with numerous vocal performances in and around the Orlando area. In December 2010 after a National Search, the Harold Arlen Foundation offered her the role in an off Broadway production as the next Dorothy in Wizard - a tribute to Harold Arlen. Unfortunately, due to the crash in the economy, the show did not proceed. Shortly after she began working in commercials and film, playing alongside Kat Dennings in To Write Love on Her Arms and Gary Burgoff in Daniel's Lot.
Talmadge plays the role of Carol in The Duffer Bros., Netflix series Stranger Things and Mabel in CMT's comedy series, Still The King, starring Billy Ray Cyrus. She also recurs as Grace in Ridley Scott and David Zucker's second season of the praised Civil War-drama Mercy Street on PBS. She is represented by Clear Talent Group, Brevard Talent Group and managed by Impact Artists Group, LLC.