Victoria Pedretti

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Victoria Pedretti
Born (1995-03-23) March 23, 1995 (age 26)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present

Victoria Pedretti (born March 23, 1995) is an American actress. Recognized as a modern scream queen, she is known for her portrayals of disturbed, villainous characters. Her accolades include an MTV Award and nominations for two Critics' Choice Awards and a Saturn Award.

Pedretti starred in the Netflix anthology series The Haunting (2018–2020), playing different characters in both of its seasons. She played Love Quinn in the Netflix thriller series You (2019–2021), and appeared as Leslie Van Houten in the comedy-drama film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and Katherine in the biographical-drama film Shirley (2020).

Early life[edit]

Pedretti was born in Philadelphia on March 23, 1995.[1] Three of her father's four grandparents were Italian, while her maternal grandmother was Ashkenazi Jewish. Pedretti had a bat mitzvah. She has said that she grew up in an emotionally abusive household,[2] but said of her parents that she "love[s] them very much and they tried their best".[citation needed] She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was six years old.[3] Pedretti attended Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills,[4] where she expressed an interest in musical theatre, and the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, where she earned a BFA in acting in 2017.[5][6] She revealed in a 2020 interview that she was told by her Carnegie Mellon teachers not to pursue acting: "They were like, 'I don't know if you're cut out for this. Maybe you should try directing.' And I was like, 'That's not easier.'"[7]

Career[edit]

Pedretti rose to prominence for her role on Netflix's 2018 series The Haunting of Hill House, where she played Eleanor "Nell" Crain Vance.[8][9][10][11] She was lauded for her performance, and earned Saturn Award and MTV Award nominations in 2019;[12] she was promptly established as a modern-day scream queen.[8][13][14] She stated that the role of Dani helped her to grow comfortable towards playing darker roles in the horror and thriller genres, later stating that she has "got a knack for" them.[15]

Pedretti auditioned for the role of Guinevere Beck on the thriller series You;[16] although she was initially rejected,[17] the directors later cast her as Love Quinn in the show's second season after seeing her previous acting work and her chemistry with her co-star Penn Badgley.[6][18][19][20] The second season was released by Netflix on December 26, 2019,[21] with Pedretti's performance and the show being received positively.[22][23][24] She reprised the role for the third season of You,[25] which was released on October 15, 2021.[26][27][28] Filming was done amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, where the intimate scenes posed a challenge Pedretti to film: "This is not a show where you can be like, 'Nobody's going to kiss. It'll be fine.' So it took months to figure out how to do it safely. [...] It's weird. We have a rapport. We played a couple before, but it didn't just immediately come back after being in a global pandemic."[29]

In 2019, Pedretti appeared as Leslie Van Houten in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,[30] which was a commercial success,[31] and earned her a nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.[32] In 2020, Pedretti guest-starred in the anthology series Amazing Stories as Evelyn Porter,[33] and in the same year starred as Katherine in the biographical-drama film Shirley,[34] the latter of which received positive reviews from critics.[35][36] Pedretti was next announced to lead the follow-up season to Hill House, later revealed to be titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, which was released in 2020 to positive reception. Screen Rant wrote in 2021 that "if there is any performance that has absolutely been a star-making one, one would need look no further than Victoria Pedretti's incredible work..."[37] For her performance, she earned a nomination from the Critics' Choice Super Awards[38][39] and won the award for Best Frightened Performance at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.[40]

In 2021, Pedretti appeared in singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves' film Star-Crossed,[41][42] a companion feature to Musgraves' album of the same name,[43][44] in a cameo role as a woman participating in a heist. A clip from the film featuring Pedretti served as the music video for Musgraves' song "Simple Times".[45][46]

In May 2021, it was announced that Pedretti would star in the film Lucky, based on the memoir of the same name,[47] in which she would be portraying writer Alice Sebold during her freshman year at Syracuse University.[48][49] However, in November 2021, it was announced that the film was cancelled after losing its financing.[50]

Personal life[edit]

Pedretti rarely uses her Instagram and has no other social media profiles.[51] In 2021, she said during an interview, "I see social media as something I struggle to engage with authentically. [...] It works for many people, and they know how to express themselves within that format. I'm more of a one-on-one person. [...] I rarely find that any relationships I have are strengthened through social media. And at the same time, I don't feel like I struggle with being not socially engaged. Even if I'm not on Instagram, I'm still fully aware of what's going on in the world."

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2014 Sole Girl Short film
2014 Uncovering Eden Edie Short film [52]
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Leslie Van Houten [30]
2020 This is Not a Love Letter Girl Short film
2020 Shirley Katherine [35]
2021 Star-Crossed: The Film Heist Girl 1

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs.
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Nell Crane 10 episodes [8]
2019–2021 You Love Quinn 20 episodes [18]
2020 Amazing Stories Evelyn Porter Episode: "The Cellar" [33]
2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor Dani Clayton 9 episodes [14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Most Frightened Performance The Haunting of Hill House Nominated [12]
2019 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation The Haunting of Hill House Nominated [12]
2019 International Online Cinema Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie The Haunting of Hill House Nominated
2019 Online Film & Television Association Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series The Haunting of Hill House Nominated [53]
2019 National Film and Television Awards Best Newcomer Herself Nominated [54]
2020 Critics' Choice Awards Best Cast Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Nominated [32]
2021 Critics' Choice Awards Best Actress in a Horror Series The Haunting of Bly Manor Nominated [39]
2021 Gold Derby Awards Best Movie/Limited Series Actress The Haunting of Bly Manor Nominated [55]
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Most Frightened Performance The Haunting of Bly Manor Won [40]

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