Cynthia Barrett, Barb’s Mom on “Stranger Things”


By Aaron Navarro and Joseph Longo

“To the Orange” is a DI podcast with Illinois alumni about their time on campus and how that time helped them get to where they are now.

In this episode, we talk to Cynthia Barrett, an Atlanta-based actor best known for her role as Barb Holland’s mom on the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.” In a wide-ranging interview, Barrett talks about Atlanta, “Stranger Things,” social media and the College of Fine and Applied Arts.