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|Born||Hallee Leah Hirsh
December 16, 1987
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
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 second (and final) actress to portray Rachel Greene on ER. Starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Hirsh portrayed the role of Rachel Bruin in Speak.
Hallee was born at 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 started acting when she was 3, with her older brother Greg.
Being a military family, they moved a lot, starting in 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 mom 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, with her mom getting re-stationed in Monterey, California. Hallee lived in the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex - alongside other notable child stars such as Hilary Duff - with her dad, which she has referred to as "an important part of her life".
She first portrayed Rachel Greene in the 2001-2002 season of ER in a storyline where a now teenage and rebellious Rachel leaves her mom in St. Louis to be with her father, Mark Greene, with whom she feuds but eventually they reconcile before Mark succumbs to brain cancer at the end of the 8th season. Hirsh later reprises her role in 2004 in the season 10 episode "Midnight", visiting her stepmother Dr. Elizabeth Corday, introducing her new boyfriend and seeking birth control pills. 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 turns 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.
She 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.
|1993||Loving||Heather Rose Forbes #2||Television series - 20 episodes 1993-1995|
|1994||Saturday Night Live||Caroline Giuliani||Episode "Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin"|
|1996||All My Children||Little Girl||Television series|
|1997||Norville and Trudy||Bobbie Kockenlocker|
|What the Deaf Man Heard||Young Tallasse||Television movie|
|1998||Carson's Vertical Suburbia||Penelope||Television pilot|
|One True Thing||Ellen - age 8|
|Saint Maybe||Young Agatha|
|You've Got Mail||Annabelle Fox||Tom Hanks's character's 8 year old aunt|
|Law & Order||Gillian Lanetti||Episode "Grief"|
|1999||Jenny Brandt||Episode "Killerz"|
|The Snooker Report||Shanna Levine||Television series|
|LateLine||Jennifer Karp||Episode "Kids 'N' Guns"|
|2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Nora Mitchell|
|The Ultimate Christmas Present||Allie Thompson||Television movie|
|Judging Amy||Jodi Larson Pruitt||Episodes "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Dog Days"|
|2001||The Gene Pool||Dina Fineman||Television pilot|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Jessica||Episode "Traffic Jam"|
|Family Law||Katie Pollack||Episode "Obligations"|
|Taking Back Our Town||Catherine Melancon||Television movie|
|2002||My Sister's Keeper||Young Judy Chapman||Television movie|
|The American Embassy||Liv Faulkner||Episode "Pilot"|
|The Young and the Restless||Abby||Television series|
|Manna from Heaven||Young Theresa|
|The Guardian||Andrea Caffe||Episode "The Innocent"|
|Six Feet Under||Kaitlin Elise Stolte||Episode "Parallel Play"|
|Will & Grace||Olivia Walker||Episode "Christmas Break"|
|2005||Happy Endings||Mamie at 17|
|JAG||Mattie Grace Johnson||17 Episodes, 2003–2005|
|Nip/Tuck||Madison Berg||Episode "Madison Berg"|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Claire||Episode "Losing My Religion"|
|Episode "Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response"|
|Wild Hearts||Madison||Television movie|
|Without a Trace||Malia Norton||Episode "All For One"|
|2007||Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango||Daley Marin||Television movie|
|Boston Legal||Michelle Cabot-Levinson|
|Flight 29 Down||Daley Marin||27 episodes, 2005–2010|
|Cold Case||Tina Quinn '98||Episode "That Woman"|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Amy Benzing||Episode "Home But Not Alone"|
|Saving Grace||Sophie Ward||Episode "It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love"|
|90210||Hannah Vasquez||Episodes "The Jet Set" and "We're Not in Kansas Anymore"|
|2009||ER||Rachel Greene||16 episodes, 2001–2009|
|Make the Yuletide Gay||Abby Mancuso|
|Criminal Minds||Carol||Episode "Cradle to Grave"|
|Private Practice||Melissa - the Bride||Episode "The Hard Part"|
|16 to Life||Kate|
|2010||Flight 29 Down Hotel Tango||Daley||TV Movie|
|2011||Fading of the Cries||Sarah|
|A Chance of Rain||Vanessa||Post Production|
- 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
- "@halleeh on Instagram". Instagram.