PROFILE
Name:
Hailee Steinfeld
Birth Date:
December 11, 1996
Birth Place:
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality:
American
Profession:
Actress
BIOGRAPHY
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True Grit

Background:

American actress Hailee Steinfeld rose to prominence in 2010 thanks to her scene stealing role of Mattie Ross in the film “True Grit,” for which she picked up an Oscar and a BAFTA nomination, not to mention a number of awards and other nominations. Her more recent and upcoming credits include  “Can a Song Save Your Life?” (2013), “Hateship Loveship” (2013), “Romeo and Juliet” (2013), “3 Days to Kill” (2014), “The Homesman” (2014), “Barely Lethal” (2014), “The Keeping Room” (2014), “Term Life” (2015) and “Ten Thousand Saints” (2015). In 2013, Hailee won the Women in Film Crystal Award for Face of the Future and Women in Film Lucy's Face of the Future Award.

Steinfeld is best friends with Adam Irigoyen of Disney Channel's “Shake It Up!” (2010).    

Tarzana Native

Childhood and Family:

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996, in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, U.S, to Peter Steinfeld, is a personal fitness trainer and Cheri Steinfeld, is an interior designer. Her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, while her mother has Filipino, German, and English lineage. Her older brother, Griffin Steinfeld (born January 9, 1994), is a NASCAR driver. She is the niece of fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld. Hailee was raised in Agoura Hills and later in Thousand Oaks, California. She attended Ascension Lutheran School, Conejo Elementary, and Colina Middle School before starting home schooling in 2008.   

Ender's Game

Career:

Hailee Steinfeld made her television acting debut in an episode of the Fox sitcom “Back to You” called “Gracie's Bully” (2007). She went on to appear in a string of short films like “Heather: A Fairy Tale” (2008), “She's a Fox” (2009), “Without Wings” (2010), “Grand Cru” (2010) as well as to make a guest appearance in the Fox comedy series “Sons of Tucson” (2010). She also played the role of Shayna Matson on the made for TV film “Summer Camp” (2010).  

Steinfeld's huge break arrived when she was chosen out of 15,000 girls to play the role of Mattie Ross in “True Grit,” a western movie directed, written, produced and edited by the Coen brothers. The second adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same title, which was previously filmed in 1969 starring John Wayne, the film was officially released in the United States on December 22, 2010, and gained virtually universal critical acclaim. It was also a great success at the box office by grossing over $251 million worldwide against a budget of $38 million. For her bright performance on the film, Steinfeld was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and a BAFTA Film Award     for Best Leading Actress, among other nominations. She also won a number of awards for her role, including a 2010 Southeastern Film Critics Association for  Best Supporting Actress, a 2010 Phoenix Film Critics Society for Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role – Female, a Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Award for Youth in Film, a 2010 Kansas City Film Critics Circle for Best Supporting Actress, a 2010 Chicago Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress, a 2010 Austin Film Critics for Best Supporting Actress,  a Young Hollywood for Breakthrough of the Year, a Young Artist for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress, a Vancouver Film Critics Circle for Best Supporting Actress, a Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress, an Online Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actress, two Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress and  
a Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress.

After her success on “True Grit,” Steinfeld co-starred with Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine on the musical romantic comedy/drama film “Can a Song Save Your Life?”, which was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2013,  worked with Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Nick Nolte in the Liza Johnson directed drama “Hateship Loveship,” which was also premiered at the 2013  Toronto International Film Festival, and played Petra Arkanian on the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel, “Ender's Game” (2013), opposite Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Ben Kingsley. She also starred as Juliet on the British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” which opened in the United Kingdom and the United States on October 11, 2013.

Steinfeld will soon appear on the French/American thriller movie “3 Days to Kill” playing the estranged daughter of Kevin Costner. The film is scheduled to be released on February 21, 2014.

Steinfeld will play the role of Tabitha Hutchinson on the forthcoming drama film “The Homesman” (2014), opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, William Fichtner and Meryl Streep, and star with Sophie Turner, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba in the Kyle Newman directed action/comedy “Barely Lethal” (2014) as well as with  Sam Worthington, Brit Marling, Amy Nuttall, and Ned Dennehy in the drama/thriller “The Keeping Room” (2014), directed by Daniel Barber. In 2015, she is set to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the crime/drama “Term Life” and with Asa Butterfield, Emile Hirsch and Ethan Hawke in “Ten Thousand Saints.”     

Awards:

Women in Film Crystal: Face of the Future, 2013
Women in Film Lucy: Face of the Future Award, 2013
Broadcast Film Critics Association: Critics Choice Award, Best Young Actor/Actress, “True Grit,”
2011
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2011
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA): Best Ensemble, “True Grit,” 2011
Online Film Critics Society (OFCS): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2011
Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Virtuoso Award, “True Grit,” 2011
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2011
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2011
Western Heritage: Bronze Wrangler, Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture, “True Grit,” 2011
Young Artist : Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress, “True Grit,” 2011
Young Hollywood: Breakthrough of the Year, 2011
Austin Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2010
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2010
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2010
Las Vegas Film Critics Society: Sierra Award, Youth in Film, “True Grit,” 2010
Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS): Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role – Female, “True Grit,” 2010
Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA): Best Supporting Actress, “True Grit,” 2010 Show Less
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