Sophie von Haselberg

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Sophie von Haselberg
Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg

(1986-11-14) November 14, 1986 (age 32)
Alma materYale University
Years active1991–present
Parent(s)Martin von Haselberg
Bette Midler

Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg (born November 14, 1986) is an American actress, best known for co-starring in the Woody Allen film Irrational Man.

Early life and education[edit]

Von Haselberg was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actress and singer Bette Midler and artist Martin von Haselberg. Her father is German and her mother is Jewish-American. She attended the Nightingale-Bamford school for girls in New York City as a child. She then studied sociology and East Asian studies at Yale University, worked at an ad agency in China and returned to Yale to study at the drama school in 2011.[1]


Von Haselberg started becoming interested in acting because of her mother. Her NYC theatre debut was in October 2014 in a play entitled Billy and Ray.[1][2]

In 2015, von Haselberg had a role in the Woody Allen film Irrational Man.[3][4] Allen stated, "She’s wonderful. She came in with a lot of other women that read and she’s the spitting image of her [mother] and she was just good... I thought she was so good that I combined her part. There was another part too and when I gave her the role, then I dropped the other character out of the movie and worked it so that she could have a double role, so could appear more frequently 'cause she was impressive… She projects intelligence because she’s intelligent."[5]

Von Haselberg has been cast as series regular starring with Nicole Byer in MTV’s new unnamed Nicole Byer pilot.[6][7] In October 2015, she started shooting The Wizard of Lies for HBO.[7] Equity will be released toward the end of 2015 co-starring Von Haselberg and Anna Gunn.[7] Also, von Haselberg will be appearing in an indie named A Woman, a Part.[7] In 2017, she filmed the role of Joyce in the 2018 historical drama film Ask for Jane.

In 2018, she played Linda Elwell in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Meet the rising star daughter of Bette Midler". New York Post. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bette Midler cuddles up to daughter Sophie Von Haselberg at opening night of Billy & Ray – Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Sophie Von Haselberg – Vineyard Theatre". Vineyard Theatre. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Movie review: Irrational Man grapples with moral dilemma". Northern Star. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Roger Friedman. "Woody Allen: Bette Midler's Daughter Sophie Is Such a Good Actress He Expanded Her Role in "Irrational Man"". Showbiz411. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Anne-Sophie Vermorel. "Castings en séries N.580 : Game of Thrones, Agent Carter, Lucifer..." SeriesAddict. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d Denise Petski. "MTV's Nicole Byer Pilot Casts Three – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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