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Hallee Leah Hirsh
December 16, 1987
Ryan Martin (m. 2013)
Hallee Leah Hirsh (born December 16, 1987) is an American actress known for her roles as Mattie on JAG, Daley in the children's series Flight 29 Down, and as the adolescent and young adult Rachel Greene on ER. Starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Hirsh played Rachel Bruin in Speak.
Hallee was born on Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Deborah, a naval officer, and Mike Hirsh, a Marine officer. (Coincidentally, Hirsh would find herself acting on the naval-based show JAG, as Matilda "Mattie" Grace Johnson, for 17 episodes.) She began acting when she was 3, with her older brother Greg.
Hirsch and her family moved frequently, first to Pensacola, Florida, where Hallee landed her first role after her first audition in Orlando for Disney's Big Red Boat cruise line. When she was 4, her mother was transferred to Long Island, and Hallee began taking the train into Manhattan after school to audition almost daily, landing roles such as Annabel Fox in You've Got Mail.
After her agent, Abby Bluestone, moved to Los Angeles, Hallee at age 11 and her family followed, and her mother was stationed in Monterey, California. Hallee lived with her father in the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex, alongside other notable child stars such as Hilary Duff, a time which she has referred to as "an important part of her life". She graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 2011, majoring in anthropology and minoring in Chinese.
Hirsh first portrayed Rachel Greene in the 2001-2002 season of ER in a storyline where a now teenage and rebellious Rachel leaves her mother in St. Louis to be with her father, Mark Greene, a role she played through the eighth season, when Mark dies and she returns home. Hirsh later reprised her role in 2004 in the season 10 episode "Midnight", visiting her stepmother Dr. Elizabeth Corday. In the ER series finale, aired April 2, 2009, entitled "And in the End", Hirsh's character returned as a candidate interviewing for medical school, bringing the Greene family history full circle.
Following her roles on ER and JAG, she starred in the award-winning Discovery Kids Channel teen series, Flight 29 Down. Often billed as a Lost for teens, the three season series followed a group of teens surviving on a deserted island after a charter flight they were travelling aboard crash landed.
Hirsh is the recipient of two Youth in Film Young Artist Awards and was nominated for best acting awards for four other roles. She was nominated for Best Comedic Actress in a Feature Film at the 2009 Method Fest film festival for her work in 16 to Life and won Best Actress for same role and film at both the 2010 Tunis International Film Festival and the 2010 Alaska International Film Festival.
Hirsh married Ryan Martin in 2013 and they have two sons, born in May 2014 and December 2018. At the end of 2014, the family relocated from Los Angeles to Asheville, North Carolina, where they operate a donut shop specializing in donuts made using local flavors and ingredients.
|1997||Lolita||Little Girl in Bunny Suit|
|1997||Norville and Trudy||Bobbie Kockenlocker|
|1998||One True Thing||Ellen Gulden (age 8)|
|1998||You've Got Mail||Annabelle Fox|
|2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Nora Mitchell|
|2002||Manna from Heaven||Young Theresa|
|2005||Happy Endings||Mamie Toll (age 17)|
|2008||Fading of the Cries||Sarah|
|2009||Make the Yuletide Gay||Abby Mancuso|
|2009||16 to Life||Kate|
|2014||The Last Dinner Party||Haley||Short|
|2018||Chasing the Rain||Vanessa||Post-production|
|1993||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Various||"1.11"|
|1993–1998||Late Show with David Letterman||Various||TV series|
|1993–1995||Loving||Heather Rose Forbes||TV series|
|1994||Saturday Night Live||Caroline Giuliani / Little Girl||"Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin"|
|1996||All My Children||1 episode|
|1996||As the World Turns||Annie Hasbrook||TV series|
|1997||What the Deaf Man Heard||Young Tallasse||TV film|
|1998||Saint Maybe||Young Agatha||TV film|
|1998||Carson's Vertical Suburbia||Penelope||TV film|
|1998||Law & Order||Gillian Lanetti||"Grief"|
|1999||Law & Order||Jenny Brandt||"Killerz"|
|1999||LateLine||Jennifer Karp||"Kids 'N' Guns"|
|1999||The Snooker Report||Shanna Levine||TV series|
|2000||Malcolm in the Middle||Jessica||"Traffic Jam"|
|2000||The Ultimate Christmas Present||Allison "Allie" Rachel Thompson||TV film|
|2000||Judging Amy||Jodi Larson Pruitt||"Shaken, Not Stirred", "Dog Days"|
|2001||Family Law||Katie Pollack||"Obligations"|
|2001||Taking Back Our Town||Catherine Melancon||TV film|
|2001||The Gene Pool||Dina Fineman||TV film|
|2001–2009||ER||Rachel Greene||Recurring role|
|2002||My Sister's Keeper||Young Judy Chapman||TV film|
|2002||The American Embassy||Liv Faulkner||"Pilot"|
|2002||The Young and the Restless||Abby||1 episode|
|2002||The Guardian||Andrea Caffey||"The Innocent"|
|2003–2005||JAG||Mattie Grace Johnson||Recurring role|
|2004||Six Feet Under||Kaitlin Stolte||"Parallel Play"|
|2004||Will & Grace||Olivia Walker||"Christmas Break"|
|2005||Nip/Tuck||Madison Berg||"Madison Berg"|
|2005–2007||Flight 29 Down||Daley Marin||Main role|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Claire||"Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response", "Losing My Religion"|
|2006||Wild Hearts||Madison||TV film|
|2006||Without a Trace||Malia Norton||"All for One"|
|2007||Boston Legal||Michelle Cabot-Levinson||"Selling Sickness"|
|2007||Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango||Daley Marin||TV film|
|2007||Cold Case||Tina Quinn (1998)||"That Woman"|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Amy Benton||"Home But Not Alone"|
|2008||Saving Grace||Sophie Ward||"It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love"|
|2008||90210||Hannah Zuckerman-Vasquez||"We're Not in Kansas Anymore"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Carol||"Cradle to Grave"|
|2009||Private Practice||Melissa||"The Hard Part"|
|2011||SAM: A Puppy, Toothbrush & Frying Pan||Pretty Lady||Video short|
|2012–2014||Sloppy Tacos||Berri||Recurring role|
|2013||Hidden Away||Amy||TV film|
- FilmReference.com >> Hallee Hirsh Biography
- "BA #004: Hallee Hirsh". Box Angeles podcast.
- Hallee Hirsh Awards on IMDB
- 16 to Life Blog Archives April 7, 2009
- 16 to Life Blog Archives June 4, 2010
- 2010 Tunis International Film Festival
- 2010 Alaska International Film Festival Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- "@halleeh on Instagram". Instagram.
- Mackensy Lunsford (November 11, 2016). "Hollywood to Haywood: Acting couple buys Hole doughnuts". Citizen Times. Retrieved September 5, 2018.