Chloë Grace Moretz

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Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz Cannes 2014 3.jpg
Born (1997-02-10) February 10, 1997 (age 17)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2004–present
Website
chloemoretz.com

Chloë Grace Moretz (/ˈklɒ ˈɡrs məˈrɛts/; born February 10, 1997)[1] is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror. Her film credits include (500) Days of Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie, and If I Stay. In 2010, Moretz provided the voice of Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game. Three years later, she reprised the role in Kick-Ass 2. In 2014, she performed in The Public Theatre's off-Broadway production of The Library in March and April.

Her modeling career has included cover and feature shoots for such publications as Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.

Early life[edit]

Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Teri (née Duke), is a nurse, and her father, McCoy Lee Moretz, is a plastic surgeon.[2][3] She has four older brothers: Brandon, Trevor, Colin, and Ethan.[4] She has described her family as "very Christian".[5] She moved from Cartersville, Georgia to New York City in 2002, with her mother and her older brother, Trevor, because he was accepted into the Professional Performing Arts School, which is what first drew her interest in acting.

Moretz would help Trevor read lines,[6] and he taught her some acting techniques that he learned in school. When Moretz realized how much she enjoyed acting, the family decided to attend some auditions to see if she could apply her skills professionally.[7] As of 2010, Trevor is her acting coach and accompanies her on trips and press dates when her parents are unable to attend.[8]

Acting[edit]

Moretz in April 2009

Moretz's first acting role in Hollywood was as Violet in two episodes of the CBS series The Guardian, and her first film role was as Molly in Heart of the Beholder. It was not until her second big-screen acting role, in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, that she earned greater recognition in the form of a Young Artist Award nomination.[9] After Amityville, Moretz's acting career progressed further when she received several guest-starring roles on TV, as well as a small role in Big Momma's House 2. Her recurring TV characters include Kiki George in Dirty Sexy Money and Sherri Maltby in Desperate Housewives. Moretz also voiced the U.S. version of the animated character Darby in My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Moretz also co-starred as Cammie, an abused child, in The Poker House.[10] After her first film premiere in The Amityville Horror, she has been a frequent guest at film premieres.

In 2010, Moretz appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's action film Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. Despite controversy surrounding her role in the violent film, she received widespread critical acclaim for her performance. Roger Ebert gave the film one out of four stars,[11] but nonetheless wrote: "Say what you will about her character, but Chloë Grace Moretz has presence and appeal." Moretz trained with Jackie Chan's stunt crew for three months prior to filming Kick-Ass and did most of her own stunts while filming on location.[12] That same year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In,[13] the UK/US remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released on October 1, 2010.[14] In November, at age 13, she was tagged as "the busiest actress in Hollywood".[15]

Moretz at the Hugo premiere, November 2011

Moretz played Ann Sliger in the 2011 crime thriller Texas Killing Fields.[16] That same year, she played Isabelle in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, a film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.[17] Hugo, which was nominated for 11 Oscars, co-starred Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen McCrory. Moretz starred in Hick, an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes.[18] She appeared in the 2012 Tim Burton film Dark Shadows, a remake of the popular soap opera, playing the role of Carolyn Stoddard,[19][20] a rebellious teenage daughter. In 2013, she reprised her role as Hit-Girl in the sequel Kick-Ass 2,[21] Upon release, Kick-Ass 2 received mixed reviews, but once again, Moretz's performance was highly praised.[citation needed] The same year, she also appeared in a short segment in the film Movie 43[22] and played the title character in a remake of the Stephen King-based film, Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce.[23]

Moretz at the Elle Style Awards in 2013

When asked in October 2012 why she tends to gravitate towards playing darker, troubled characters, such as those in Let Me In, Kick-Ass, Hick, and Carrie, Moretz responded that she has such a happy family life, and finds it challenging to play characters that are significantly different from that reality.[24] In January 2013, Moretz was chosen to play the protagonist Mia in the adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I Stay. The story follows a 17-year-old classical musician as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family and has an out-of-body experience.[25] Critical response to the film was mixed; a 41% positive rating based on 65 reviews garnered by Rotten Tomatoes was accompanied by a critic's consensus praising Moretz for giving the performance "her all", but calling If I Stay "more manipulative than moving."[26]

From March 25 through April 27, 2014, Moretz made her Off-Broadway debut in The Library, directed by Steven Soderbergh.[27][28] Sony Pictures announced in April that Moretz was signed to play the role of Cassie Sullivan in The 5th Wave, adapting the New York Times best-selling novel by Rick Yancey. Susannah Grant was pegged to write the screenplay and J Blakeson to direct,[29] and a release date of January 29, 2016, was set.[30] Hannah Minghella of Sony Pictures said Moretz "embodies the heart, strength and determination that make Cassie such a compelling character."[31]

Modeling[edit]

Moretz has starred in numerous photo shoots, including editorials, features and covers, for major magazines including Flaunt, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Jalouse, Marie Claire, Interview, Elle, Love Magazine, Crash Magazine, InStyle and many others. She has also been invited to various haute couture events, such as Dior Spring / Summer 2013 at Paris Fashion Week. Max Mara's signature in 2012 granted her the "Max Mara Face of the Future" award.[32] In 2012, Moretz also became the face of American youth clothing retailer Aéropostale, appearing at various events, videos and reports. In February 2013, Elle magazine awarded her with the "Next Future Icon Award" at the "Elle Style Awards" gala held in London.[33]

Personal life[edit]

To maintain a clear separation between her professional career and her personal life, Moretz does not invite her friends to film sets or premieres; she says it is easier for her to concentrate on work, and to relax with her friends when not working.[7] Her hobbies include playing video games[34] and skiing.[35] She is an avid fan of Rihanna[36] and Britney Spears.[37][38]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Heart of the Beholder Molly
2005 The Amityville Horror Chelsea Lutz
2005 Today You Die St. Thomas Hospital Girl Direct-to-video
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Carrie Fuller
2006 Room 6 Melissa Norman
2006 Wicked Little Things Emma Tunny
2007 Super Sleuth Christmas Movie Darby Voice; direct-to-video
2007 Hallowed Ground Sabrina Direct-to-video
2008 Third Nail, TheThe Third Nail Hailey
2008 Eye, TheThe Eye Alicia
2008 Poker House, TheThe Poker House Cammie
2008 Bolt Young Penny Voice
2009 (500) Days of Summer Rachel Hansen
2009 Not Forgotten Toby Bishop
2009 Tigger and Pooh and A Musical Too Darby Voice; direct-to-video
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Jillian
2010 Super Duper Super Sleuths Darby Voice; direct-to-video
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Angie Steadman
2010 Kick-Ass Mindy McCready / Hit-Girl
2010 Let Me In Abby
2011 Our Deal Veronica Short film
2011 Hick Luli McMullen
2011 Texas Killing Fields Little Ann Sliger
2011 Hugo Isabelle
2011 Scary Girl Enid Krysinski Short film
2012 Dark Shadows Carolyn Stoddard
2013 Movie 43 Amanda Segment: "Middleschool Date"
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Mindy McCready / Hit-Girl
2013 Carrie Carrie White
2013 Girl Rising Narrator Documentary
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Newspaper Delivery Girl Cameo
2014 Laggies Annika
2014 Clouds of Sils Maria Jo-Anne Ellis
2014 If I Stay Mia Hall
2014 Dark Places Young Diondra Wertzner
2014 The Equalizer Teri[39]
2014 The Tale of Princess Kaguya Kaguya-hime Voice; in post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Guardian Violet 2 episodes
2005 Family Plan Young Charlie Movie
2005 My Name Is Earl Candy Stoker Episode: "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine"
2006 The Emperor's New School Furi (voice) Episode: "Kuzcogarten/Evil and Eviler"
2006–07 Desperate Housewives Sherri Maltby 2 episodes
2007 The Cure Emily Pilot
2007–08 Dirty Sexy Money Kiki George 7 episodes
2007–10 My Friends Tigger & Pooh Darby (voice) 87 episodes
2011–13 30 Rock Kaylie Hooper 3 episodes
2013 American Dad Honey (voice) Episode: "Steve & Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure"

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Library Caitlin Gabriel The Public Theatre

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song
2010 The Soft Pack "Answer to Yourself"
2011 Best Coast "Our Deal"
2011 Dionne Bromfield featuring Mz Bratt "Ouche"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Kick-Ass: The Game Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
2012 Dishonored Emily Kaldwin I[40]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2006 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger The Amityville Horror Nominated
2007 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Big Momma's House 2 Nominated
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Desperate Housewives Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role My Friends Tigger & Pooh Nominated
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress Dirty Sexy Money Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Actress (500) Days of Summer Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Female Breakout Kick-Ass Nominated
Scream Award for Best Fantasy Actress Nominated
Scream Award for Best Superhero Nominated
Scream Award for Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Won
2011 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Hero Won
MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Mark Strong) Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Actress Kick-Ass & Let Me In Nominated
Empire Award for Best Newcomer[41] Won
Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor[42] Let Me In Won
Scream Award for Best Horror Actress Won
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film Nominated
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film Diary of a Wimpy Kid Won
2012 People's Choice Award Favorite Movie Star Under 25 Hugo Won
CinemaCon BSA Award for Female Star of Tomorrow Award[43] Won
Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film[44] Won
Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor[45] Nominated
Women in Film Crystal Awards Face of the Future[46] Won
2013 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor[47] Dark Shadows Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Biggest Teen Bad Kicking Ass Kick-Ass 2 Won
2014 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor[48] Carrie Won
Young Hollywood Awards Fan Favorite Actor – Female[49] N/A Won

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