March 27, 2000 
|Relatives||Isabelle Nélisse (sister)|
Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montreal, Quebec,with her family when she was four. She is of French Canadian descent. Besides her Genie Award for Monsieur Lazhar, she won a Jutra Award for her performance and a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in an International Feature Film. She also had roles in the film Ésimésac and in a Quebec sitcom called Les Parents.
She portrayed Liesel Meminger in the film version of the best-selling novel The Book Thief, which was released on November 8, 2013 and has received very good reviews. The plot is about the effects of World War II on many lives. Her sister is actress Isabelle Nélisse.
|2011||Monsieur Lazhar||Alice L'Écuyer||Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Jutra Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actress in an International Feature Film
|2013||The Book Thief- Die Bücherdiebin||Liesel Meminger||Satellite Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance
Hollywood Film Awards Spotlight Award
Phoenix Film Critics Society for Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Female
Satellite Awards for Best Newcomer
Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
|2014||Pawn Sacrifice||Young Joan Fischer|
|2014||The Great Gilly Hopkins||Gilly Hopkins|
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1209/1210). Jun 1/8, 2012. p. 35.
- "Meet Sophie Nélisse". Time for Kids, November 27, 2013.
- "Sophie Nelisse of 'Monsieur Lazhar' takes Genie nomination in stride". Canadian Press, March 6, 2012.
- "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- "Jouer en famille". Voir, December 22, 2011.
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