Hallee Hirsh

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Hallee Hirsh
Born Hallee Leah Hirsh
(1987-12-16) December 16, 1987 (age 29)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Martin (m. 2013)
Children 1

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.

Early life[edit]

Hallee was born at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Deborah, a naval officer, and Mike Hirsh, a Marine officer.[1] (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.[2]

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.[2] 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.[2]

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".[2]

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in 2011, majoring in anthropology and minoring in Chinese.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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[4] and won Best Actress for same role and film at both the 2010 Tunis International Film Festival[5][6] and the 2010 Alaska International Film Festival.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She married Ryan Martin in 2013 and they have one son together, born May 29, 2014.[8] At the end of 2014, the family relocated from Los Angeles to Asheville, North Carolina.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Spring Forward Hope
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Nora Mitchell
2002 Incest Liz Short
2002 Manna from Heaven Young Theresa
2004 Speak Rachel Bruin
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
2013 Bad Behavior Zoe
2014 Infiltrators Micki Thorne
2014 Last Dinner Party, TheThe Last Dinner Party Haley Short
2018 Chasing the Rain Vanessa Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Snooker Report, TheThe Snooker Report Shanna Levine TV series
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Jessica "Traffic Jam"
2000 Ultimate Christmas Present, TheThe 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 Gene Pool, TheThe Gene Pool Dina Fineman TV film
2001–2009 ER Rachel Greene Recurring role
2002 My Sister's Keeper Young Judy Chapman TV film
2002 American Embassy, TheThe American Embassy Liv Faulkner "Pilot"
2002 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Abby 1 episode
2002 Guardian, TheThe 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 "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

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