Beanie Feldstein

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Beanie Feldstein
Born Elizabeth Greer Feldstein[1]
(1993-06-24) June 24, 1993 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Harvard Westlake
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Relatives Jonah Hill (brother)

Elizabeth Greer Feldstein (born June 24, 1993) better known as Beanie Feldstein, is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the comedy film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), and for her performance in Greta Gerwig's comedy-drama film Lady Bird (2017). In 2017 she joined the cast of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, alongside Bette Midler.

Early life and education[edit]

Feldstein was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Sharon Lyn (née Chalkin), a costume designer and fashion stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses.[2][3][4] She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015. Feldstein has two older brothers, music manager Jordan Feldstein (1977–2017) and actor Jonah Hill. She attended Stagedoor Manor, a theatre camp in New York.[5] She and fellow Broadway and film actor Ben Platt have been best friends since high school.[6] Feldstein is Jewish.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Feldstein made her acting debut by appearing in the ABC comedy series My Wife and Kids (2002).[5] In 2012, she played Megan in the musical television pilot Madison High.[9]

In 2015, Feldstein appeared as a guest in the third season of the Netflix's comedy series Orange Is the New Black.[5] She played the role of Anna in the film Fan Girl.[10]

Feldstein had a significant role in the comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.[5][10] The film was released on May 20, 2016, by Universal Pictures.[5]

Feldstein was also set to play Lydia Harris in the HBO's period drama series The Devil You Know.[11]

On October 18, 2016, it was announced that Feldstein would play Minnie Fay in the 2017 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!, alongside Bette Midler, making her Broadway debut. The show began previews on March 15, 2017 and opened on April 20, 2017.

Feldstein also co-starred in Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut Lady Bird, which was released to critical acclaim in 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Fan Girl Anna
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Nora
2017 The Female Brain Abby
2017 Lady Bird Julie Steffans
2019 Booksmart Post-production
2019 How to Build a Girl Johanna Morrigan Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 My Wife and Kids Beanie Episode: "Crouching Mother, Hidden Father"
2012 Madison High Marty Pilot
2015 Orange Is the New Black 2004 Party Girl Episode: "Where My Dreidel At"
2015 The Devil You Know Lydia Harris Pilot
2017 Will & Grace Stella Episode: "Who's Your Daddy"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2018 "Girls Like You" (featuring Cardi B) Maroon 5
"Girls Like You" (Vertical Video)

Stage[edit]

Year Production Role Location Notes
2017 Hello, Dolly! Minnie Fay Shubert Theatre Broadway
April 20, 2017 – January 14, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elizabeth Greer Feldstein". Familysearch.org. 
  2. ^ Sharon CHALKIN, b: Private. Levinsongenealogy.org. Retrieved on November 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Social Announcements – Weddings Engagements Births – Article – NYTimes.com. Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved on November 15, 2011.
  4. ^ Brevet, Brad. (June 2, 2010) Interview: Jonah Hill Talks Music and Movies Promoting 'Get Him to the Greek'. Rope of Silicon. Retrieved on November 15, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e Sneider, Jeff (August 7, 2015). "Jonah Hill's Sister Beanie Feldstein Joins Seth Rogen, Zac Efron in 'Neighbors 2'". thewrap.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Duboff, Josh. "Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein, the High-School "Soul Mates" Who Made It to Broadway Together". VanityFair.com. Vanity Fair. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Torok, Ryan (January 3, 2018). "Hello, Beanie: Feldstein Having a Moment With 'Dolly' and 'Lady Bird'". Jewish Journal. Retrieved July 2, 2018. 
  8. ^ Lenker, Maureen Lee (January 26, 2018). "Lady Bird's Beanie Feldstein on her great audition and 'relentless weeps' after watching the movie". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 24, 2018. 
  9. ^ Brill, Rebecca (April 30, 2015). "WesCeleb: Beanie Feldstein '15". wesleyanargus.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (August 7, 2015). "'Neighbors 2' Adds 'Dope' and 'Fan Girl' Actresses (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 13, 2015). "HBO Pilot 'The Devil You Know': Ever Carradine & Damien Molony Among Additions". deadline.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 

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