The Amityville Horror Girl
Child actress Chloe Moretz landed her big break at age 8 when she won the role of Chelsea Lutz, one of the three children of the Lutz family, in the 2005 remake of the original 1979 film, "The Amityville Horror." She subsequently added to her resume with roles in the films "Big Momma's House 2" (2006), "Wicked Little Things" (2006), "Room 6" (2006), "The Third Nail" (2008), and "The Eye" (2008). She will appear in the upcoming films "The Poker House," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Bolt," and "Not Forgotten."
Meanwhile, TV viewers could catch her in the animated series "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" (2007), in which she voiced Pooh's human friend Darby, and "Dirty Sexy Money" (2007), as Kiki George. She also appeared in two episodes of "Desperate Housewives," playing Sherri Maltby, for which she was nominated a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Guest Starring Young Actress.
Childhood and Family:
On February 10, 1997, Chloe Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In her spare time, Chloe, who has four older brothers, loves gymnastics, ballet, and basketball. She also loves to swim and play with her dogs, Fuller (after “The Amityville Horror” producer Brad Fuller) and Missy (after her character Chelsea "Missy" Lutz), as well as her cat, Zoe.
Chloe's favorite subjects in school are science and math. She likes to eat pasta and listen to the song "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt. Chloe, who would like to work with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp, loves the “Legally Blonde” (2001) movies.
My Friends Tigger & Pooh
Starting out as a model, Chloe Moretz began acting at age 7 with a guest spot in two 2004 episodes of CBS drama series "The Guardian." She followed it up with a portrayal of the younger version of Tori Spelling's character in the comedic TV movie "Family Plan" (2005) and landed her film debut in writer/director Ken Tipton's dramatic feature, "Heart of the Beholder" (2005), starring Greg Germann and Michael Dorn. The award winning film, based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980, has been banned in several theaters and now can be viewed online. It won the Director's Choice award at the Bluegrass Independent Film Festival.
Chloe's next film work, "The Amityville Horror" (2005), Andrew Douglas' remake of the original 1979 film version which was based on Jay Anson's 1977 novel of the same name, helped Chloe to catapult her name towards recognition. Portraying Chelsea Lutz, one of the three children of the Lutz family, who along with her family (Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George played her parents while Jesse James and Jimmy Bennett played her brothers), is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder, Chloe received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger. She was not allowed to see the movie at the time of its premiere.
"This one day I was playing and I was swinging and I had my wires on and I flew off the edge and then I [panicked]. But they said, `You're fine. You have wires on." Chloe Moretz (in her scene on the top of the roof at “The Amityville Horror” ).
Following her first big break, Chloe played the little girl in the straight-to-video released movie "Today You Die" (2005; starring Steven Seagal), and was spotted as a guest in an episode of NBC Emmy Award-winning sitcom starring Jason Lee, "My Name Is Earl," and Disney Channel/ABC/Toon Disney animated series "The Emperor's New School." She also appeared in the 2006 films "Big Momma's House 2," John Whitesell's comedy that earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger, "Wicked Little Things," J.S. Cardone's horror in which she co-starred with Lori Heuring (as her mother) and Scout Taylor-Compton (as her sister), and "Room 6," Michael Hurst's horror/thriller in which she supported Christine Taylor and Shane Brolly.
Chloe spent the year of 2007 on television, providing the voice of the 6-year-old red-haired girl named Darby, the main human friend of Pooh and the gang, in the Disney Channel computer animation television series based on the fictional bear created by A. A. Milne, "My Friends Tigger & Pooh," and played Kiki George in the ABC night soap "Dirty Sexy Money."
She also appeared in two episodes of ABC critically-acclaimed comedy-drama/soap opera series "Desperate Housewives," playing Sherri Maltby, for which she was nominated a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Guest Starring Young Actress, and starred in an un-picked TV series pilot called "The Cure." Chloe, who was considered for the role of Lucy in the horror film “Case 39” (she had to read lines with the film star Renée Zellweger during the screen test; lost out to Jodelle Ferland), only made one film, "Hallowed Ground," a straight-to-video released horror/thriller by David Benullo.
Moviegoers recently saw Chloe as the abducted daughter to Huntley Ritter's character in Kevin Lewis' modern day retelling of the "Book of Job," "The Third Nail" (2008), and as a bald child with a brain tumor in David Moreau and Xavier Palud's remake of a 2002 Hong Kong-Singaporean-Thai film, "The Eye" (2008), starring Jessica Alba.
Chloe has wrapped her new film project, "The Poker House," a drama by Lori Petty, and will soon complete "Jack and the Beanstalk," a live-action movie by Gary J. Tunnicliffe starring Colin Ford, and "Bolt," an animated movie by Byron Howard and Chris Williams. She is currently on the set filming Dror Soref's upcoming classic psychological thriller film, "Not Forgotten," playing the kidnapped daughter to Paz Vega and Simon Baker's characters.