Feldstein at the 2019 South by Southwest
Elizabeth Greer Feldstein
June 24, 1993
|Alma mater||Wesleyan University|
|Relatives||Jonah Hill (brother)|
Elizabeth Greer Feldstein (born June 24, 1993) known professionally as Beanie Feldstein, is an American actress and singer. She has played supporting roles in the comedy film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) and the comedy-drama film Lady Bird (2017). For her starring role as a high school senior in the comedy Booksmart (2019), she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
Early life and education
Feldstein was born in Los Angeles, the only daughter of Sharon Lyn (née Chalkin), a costume designer and fashion stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. Feldstein is Jewish. Feldstein is the youngest of three children; her elder brother is actor Jonah Hill while her elder brother, Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein (1977–2017), died suddenly of a blood clot at age 40. Her caretaker nicknamed her "Beanie" when she was an infant, and her brothers kept it up. She attended the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and Stagedoor Manor, a theatre camp in New York. She and fellow Broadway and film actor Ben Platt have been best friends since high school. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a degree in sociology.
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.
In 2019, she starred in Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, the high school comedy Booksmart, and played the British lead character, Johanna Morgan, in the film adaptation of Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl.
On August 29, 2019, it was announced that Feldstein would be starring in Richard Linklater's film adaptation of Merrily We Roll Along, which would be shot over the course of twenty years. Principal photography of the first section of the film has already been completed. Feldstein is set to star alongside Ben Platt and Blake Jenner.
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Nora|
|2017||The Female Brain||Abby|
|Lady Bird||Julianne "Julie" Steffans|
|How to Build a Girl||Johanna Morrigan|
|2020||Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall||Herself||Cameo appearance|
|TBA||The Humans||In post-production|
|Merrily We Roll Along||Mary Flynn||Will be filmed over 20 years|
|2002||My Wife and Kids||Beanie||Episode: "Crouching Mother, Hidden Father"|
|2012||Madison High||Marty||Unsold television pilot|
|2015||Orange Is the New Black||2004 Party Girl||Episode: "Where My Dreidel At"|
|Fan Girl||Anna||Television film|
|The Devil You Know||Lydia Harris||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2017||Will & Grace||Stella||Episode: "Who's Your Daddy", uncredited|
|2019||What We Do in the Shadows||Jenna||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2020||The Simpsons||Celebrity Executive Assistant Therapist (voice)||Episode: "Frinkcoin"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Tess Anderson||Episode: "Snowblind"|
|TBA||American Crime Story: Impeachment||Monica Lewinsky||Main role|
|2018||"Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions)||Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B||Herself (cameo)|||
|2017||Hello, Dolly!||Minnie Fay||Shubert Theatre||Broadway|
April 20, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Awards and nominations
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|2018||Gold Derby Awards||Best Ensemble Cast||Lady Bird||Nominated|
|2018||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2020||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Booksmart||Nominated|
|2020||Santa Barbara International Film Festival||Virtuoso Award||Won|
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