December 11, 1996 |
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress. She rose to fame for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the 2010 film True Grit, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Steinfeld was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, the daughter of Cheri (née Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has an older brother, Griffin. Her paternal uncle is fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld, and her maternal great-uncle is former child actor Larry Domasin. Her father is Jewish and her mother is of English, Filipino and German descent. Steinfeld was raised in Agoura Hills and later in Thousand Oaks, California, attending Ascension Lutheran School, Conejo Elementary, and Colina Middle School. She has been home-schooled since 2008.
Steinfeld began acting at the age of eight, initially appearing in several short films to gain experience. She played the role of Talia Alden in the award-winning short film, She's a Fox. She went on to make several television commercials and guest appearances on television programmes. Steinfeld was chosen out of 15,000 girls for the role of Mattie Ross in True Grit. She was announced as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress at the 83rd Academy Awards on January 25, 2011.
She played Juliet Capulet in a 2013 adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, by director Carlo Carlei. She was cast in 2011, when she was fourteen. Due to her young age, there was some concern she would be asked to appear nude in the film. Director Carlo Carlei explained that "there was a lovemaking scene that included nudity for the married Romeo and Juliet. The script was written with a 20-year-old actress in mind. As soon as Hailee Steinfeld was cast, all nudity and love scenes were excised from the script making it age-appropriate for a 14-year-old." Julian Fellowes stated, "We did feel it would be nice to have romantic, married love, and that purity was an important part of the film. They don't make love until they have been married." Steinfeld finished filming her scenes for the film on March 7, 2012.
Her upcoming projects also include a role as Violet, one of the leads in Can a Song Save Your Life?, a romance-drama directed by John Carney. Also, she starred as Petra Arkanian in Ender's Game, a science fiction action-adventure film directed by Gavin Hood, based on the book by Orson Scott Card. The film was released on November 1, 2013. Paramount Pictures has closed a deal for screen right to Forgotten, a novel by Cat Patrick in 2011, in which Steinfeld will play London Lane, the leading female role. The movie is said to be released in 2013. Steinfeld is also said to be starring in a screen adaptation of Daniel Handler's romantic-comedy book, Why We Broke Up as Min Green. The film will be directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and is due for release in 2014.
|2007||Back to You||Little Girl||TV series; Episode: "Gracie's Bully"|
|2008||Heather: A Fairytale||Heather||Short film|
|2009||She's a Fox||Talia Alden||Short film|
|2010||Without Wings||Allison||Short film|
|2010||Summer Camp||Shayna Matson||Television film|
|2010||Grand Cru||Sophie||Short film|
|2010||Sons of Tucson||Bethany||TV series; Episode: "Chicken Pox"|
|2010||True Grit||Mattie Ross|
|2013||Romeo and Juliet||Juliet Capulet|
|2013||Ender's Game||Petra Arkanian|
|2013||Hateship, Loveship||Sabitha||Premiered at TIFF|
|2013||Can a Song Save Your Life?||Violet||Premiered at TIFF|
|2014||The Homesman||Tabitha Hutchinson||In post-production|
|2014||Three Days to Kill||In post-production|
|2014||The Keeping Room||In post-production|
Awards and nominations
- Riley, Jenelle (December 13, 2010). "A Girl With 'Grit'". Back Stage. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- Strauss, Bob (December 18, 2010). "Thousand Oaks teen Hailee Steinfeld earns nods for big role in 'True Grit'". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
- Garza, Oscar (February 25, 2011). "Hailee Steinfeld’s True Colors". L.A. Forward. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
- Tugend, Tom (January 27, 2011). "Coens’ ‘Grit’ at top of Oscar list, with a king and a social networker". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved March1 1, 2011.
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- Nepales, Ruben V. (December 11, 2010). "Angelina more balanced, 'but still wild at heart'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
- McClintock, Pamela; Appelo, Tim (March 4, 2011). "Black 'Thor' Actor Blasts Debate Over His Casting". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 4, 2011. "People were so desperate for any sign of color at the Feb. 27 ceremony that many media outlets, including the Boston Globe, accepted as fact the rumor that True Grit nominee Hailee Steinfeld's mother is part African-American. (Steinfeld's rep told THR that the claim, spread on the Internet in recent days, is erroneous.)"
- Lee, Michael J. (December 9, 2010). "Hailee Steinfeld on 'True Grit'". RadioFree.com. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
- Lindell, Karen (December 24, 2010). "Hailee Steinfeld is still in a daze over the accolades she's receiving for 'True Grit'". Ventura County Star. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
- Davis, Erik (2011-01-17). "Watch Hailee Steinfeld's 'Wonder Years'-esque Short, 'She's a Fox' - The Moviefone Blog". Blog.moviefone.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "Oscar nominations 2011 in full". BBC News. January 25, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
- Isabel Wilkinson (2011-05-16). "Hailee Steinfeld as Miu Miu's New Muse". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "Hailee Steinfeld: The New Face of Miu Miu!". E! Online. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "Hailee Steinfeld Cast As Juliet: Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?". Hollywoodcrush.mtv.com. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- Krager, Dave (June 10, 2011). "'Romeo and Juliet' director: No nude scene for Hailee Steinfeld -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Bamigboye, Baz (March 22, 2012). "Fellowes' Romeo will put Twilight stars in the shade". Daily Mail. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- Steinfeld, Hailee (March 7, 2012). "Twitter / HaileeSteinfeld: Bitter sweet day today". Twitter.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- "Can A Song Save Your Life?". comingsoon.net. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
- West, Kelly (June 8, 2012). "Ender's Game". cinemablend.
- Fleming, Jr, Mike (February 18, 2011). "Paramount Crafts ‘Forgotten’ For Its ‘True Grit’ Discovery Hailee Steinfeld". Deadline Hollywood.
- White, James (May 22, 2012). "Why We Broke Up". Empire.
- Laydon, Joe (December 18, 2010). "'Social Network' lauded by Houston crix: Film continues dominance of award season". Variety. Retrieved December 18, 2010.
- "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
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