Chloë Grace Moretz
|Chloë Grace Moretz|
Moretz at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
February 10, 1997 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Chloë Grace Moretz (/ /; born February 10, 1997) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror. Her film credits include (500) Days of Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie, If I Stay and The Equalizer. In 2010, Moretz provided the voice of Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game. Three years later, she reprised the role in Kick-Ass 2. In 2014, she performed in The Public Theatre's off-Broadway production of The Library in March and April.
Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Teri (née Duke), is a nurse, and her father, McCoy Lee Moretz, is a plastic surgeon. She has four older brothers: Brandon, Trevor, Colin, and Ethan. She has described her family as "very Christian".
She moved from Cartersville, Georgia, to New York City in 2002, with her mother and her older brother, Trevor, because he was accepted into the Professional Performing Arts School, which is what first drew her interest in acting. Moretz would help Trevor read lines, and he taught her some acting techniques that he learned in school. When Moretz realized how much she enjoyed acting, the family decided to attend some auditions to see if she could apply her skills professionally.
Moretz's first acting role in Hollywood was as Violet in two episodes of the CBS series The Guardian, and her first film role was as Molly in Heart of the Beholder. It was not until her second big-screen acting role, in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, that she earned greater recognition in the form of a Young Artist Award nomination. After Amityville, Moretz's acting career progressed further when she received several guest-starring roles on TV, as well as a small role in Big Momma's House 2. Her recurring TV characters include Kiki George in Dirty Sexy Money and Sherri Maltby in Desperate Housewives. Moretz also voiced the U.S. version of the animated character Darby in My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Moretz also co-starred as Cammie, an abused child, in The Poker House. After her first film premiere in The Amityville Horror, she has been a frequent guest at film premieres.
In 2010, Moretz appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's action film Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. Despite controversy surrounding her role in the violent film, she received widespread critical acclaim for her performance. Roger Ebert gave the film one out of four stars, but nonetheless wrote: "Say what you will about her character, but Chloë Grace Moretz has presence and appeal." Moretz trained with Jackie Chan's stunt crew for three months prior to filming and did most of her own stunts while filming on location. That same year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In, the UK/US remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released on October 1, 2010. In November, at age 13, she was called "the busiest actress in Hollywood".
Moretz played Ann Sliger in the 2011 crime thriller Texas Killing Fields. That same year, she played Isabelle in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, a film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo, which was nominated for 11 Oscars, co-starred Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen McCrory. Moretz starred in Hick, an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes. She appeared in the 2012 Tim Burton film Dark Shadows, a remake of the popular soap opera, playing the role of Carolyn Stoddard, a rebellious teenage daughter. In 2013, she reprised her role as Hit-Girl in the sequel Kick-Ass 2, The same year, she also appeared in a short segment in the film Movie 43 and played the title character in a remake of the Stephen King-based film, Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Moretz also has done voice work for video games. She reprised her role as Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game, and played young Lady Emily in Dishonored. When asked in October 2012 why she tends to gravitate towards playing darker, troubled characters, such as those in Let Me In, Kick-Ass, Hick, and Carrie, Moretz responded that she has such a happy family life, and finds it challenging to play characters that are significantly different from that reality. From March 25 through April 27, 2014, Moretz made her Off-Broadway debut in The Library, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Moretz played the protagonist, Mia, in the adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I Stay (2014). The story follows a 17-year-old classical musician as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family and has an out-of-body experience. Critical response to the film was mixed; a 41% positive rating based on 65 reviews garnered by Rotten Tomatoes was accompanied by a critic's consensus praising Moretz for giving the performance "her all". Moretz subsequently starred as Cassie Sullivan in The 5th Wave, an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel by Rick Yancey. The film was released on January 22, 2016. Hannah Minghella of Sony Pictures said Moretz "embodies the heart, strength and determination that make Cassie such a compelling character."
Moretz will join Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the upcoming film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which is the sequel to the 2014 film Neighbors. Moretz joined the cast of Brain on Fire, based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan, in June 2015. Moretz replaced Dakota Fanning, who was committed to another project. In July 2015, she completed filming the crime drama November Criminals.
In November 2015, Moretz was attached to Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean. The ensemble cast includes Asa Butterfield, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe and Keanu Reeves. Also in November, Moretz was announced as the star of Universal Studios' live action version of The Little Mermaid, to be written by Richard Curtis.
Moretz has starred in numerous photo shoots, including editorials, features and covers, for major magazines including Flaunt, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Jalouse, Marie Claire, Interview, Elle, Love Magazine, Crash Magazine, InStyle and many others. She has also been invited to various haute couture events, such as Dior Spring / Summer 2013 at Paris Fashion Week. Max Mara's signature in 2012 granted her the "Max Mara Face of the Future" award. In 2012, Moretz also became the face of American youth clothing retailer Aéropostale, appearing at various events, videos and reports. In February 2013, Elle magazine awarded her with the "Next Future Icon Award" at the "Elle Style Awards" gala held in London.
Moretz lives in Los Angeles. Her brother Brandon serves as her business manager; her brother Trevor has been her acting coach since 2010, and accompanies her on trips and press dates when her parents are unable to attend. In order to maintain a clear separation between her professional and personal life, Moretz does not invite her friends to film sets or premieres; she says it is easier for her to focus on work, and to relax with her friends when not working.
Moretz has publicly supported LGBT equality rights.[a] She considers herself a feminist, and has turned down film characters who are overtly sexualized. She took on the role of a teenage prostitute in The Equalizer because her character "felt so real", rather than a mere "plot device". In October 2014, Moretz was named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of the year by Time magazine.
|2005||Heart of the Beholder||Molly|
|2005||The Amityville Horror||Chelsea Lutz|
|2005||Today You Die||St. Thomas Hospital Girl||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Big Momma's House 2||Carrie Fuller|
|2006||Room 6||Melissa Norman|
|2006||Wicked Little Things||Emma Tunny|
|2007||Super Sleuth Christmas Movie||Darby (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Third Nail, TheThe Third Nail||Hailey|
|2008||Eye, TheThe Eye||Alicia|
|2008||Poker House, TheThe Poker House||Cammie|
|2008||Bolt||Young Penny (voice)|
|2009||(500) Days of Summer||Rachel Hansen|
|2009||Not Forgotten||Toby Bishop|
|2009||Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too||Darby (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Jack and the Beanstalk||Jillian|
|2010||Super Duper Super Sleuths||Darby (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Angie Steadman|
|2010||Let Me In||Abby|
|2011||Our Deal||Veronica||Short film|
|2011||Texas Killing Fields||Little Ann Sliger|
|2011||Scary Girl||Enid Krysinski||Short film|
|2012||Dark Shadows||Carolyn Stoddard|
|2013||Movie 43||Amanda||Segment: "Middleschool Date"|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Mindy McCready/Hit-Girl|
|2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Newspaper Delivery Girl||Cameo|
|2014||Clouds of Sils Maria||Jo-Anne Ellis|
|2014||If I Stay||Mia Hall|
|2014||The Equalizer||Alina / Teri|
|2014||The Tale of the Princess Kaguya||Kaguya-hime (voice)||English dub|
|2015||Dark Places||Young Diondra Wertzner|
|2016||The 5th Wave||Cassie Sullivan|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Shelby||Post-production|
|2016||Brain on Fire||Susannah Cahalan||Post-production|
|2017||The Little Mermaid||Ariel||Pre-production|
|2004||The Guardian||Violet||2 episodes|
|2005||Family Plan||Young Charlie||Movie|
|2005||My Name Is Earl||Candy Stoker||Episode: "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine"|
|2006||The Emperor's New School||Furi (voice)||Episode: "Kuzcogarten/Evil and Eviler"|
|2006–07||Desperate Housewives||Sherri Maltby||2 episodes|
|2007–08||Dirty Sexy Money||Kiki George||7 episodes|
|2007–10||My Friends Tigger & Pooh||Darby (voice)||87 episodes|
|2011–13||30 Rock||Kaylie Hooper||3 episodes|
|2013||American Dad!||Honey (voice)||Episode: "Steve & Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure"|
|2015||We Got Married||Herself||Episode 275|
|2014||The Library||Caitlin Gabriel||The Public Theatre|
|2010||The Soft Pack||"Answer to Yourself"|
|2011||Best Coast||"Our Deal"|
|2011||Dionne Bromfield featuring Mz Bratt||"Ouch"|
|2010||Kick-Ass: The Game||Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl|
|2012||Dishonored||Emily Kaldwin I|
Awards and nominations
- Two of her brothers are gay.
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