Steinfeld in January 2011
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.
Early life 
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, and her uncle is fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld. Her father is Jewish and her maternal grandfather is Filipino. 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 has been cast as Juliet Capulet in an upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by director Carlo Carlei. The film is set for release in 2013. In May 2011, Steinfeld was chosen to be the new face of the famous designer brand, Miu Miu.
Her 2013 projects include a remake of Romeo and Juliet, and as Violet, one of the leads in Can a Song Save Your Life?, a romance-drama directed by John Carney. Also, she will be starring as Petra Arkanian in a Sci-Fi action and adventure film directed by Gavin Hood, called Ender's Game, which is based on the book by Orson Scott Card. The film is scheduled to be 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.
Feature films 
- 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 March 11, 2011.
- 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.
- "Hailee Steinfeld Cast As Juliet: Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?". Hollywoodcrush.mtv.com. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- 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.
- "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.
- Kit, Borys. "Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld to Star in 'Hateship, Friendship' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- Fischer, Russ (February 18, 2011). "Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Romantic Thriller 'Forgotten'". /Film.
- Durand, Elizabeth (February 18, 2011). "Hailee Steinfeld Is About to be 'Forgotten'". NextMovie.com.
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