PROFILE
Name:
Haley Ramm
Birth Date:
March 26, 1992
Birth Place:
Collin, Texas, USA
Height:
5' 3½" (1.61 m)
BIOGRAPHY
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X-Men: The Last Stand

Background:

“I have usually played a nice girl and some of my characters have problems but the audience is sympathetic to them. Young Jean Grey had some serious issues!” Haley Ramm

Haley Ramm is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Jennifer Long on the CBS drama series “Without a Trace” (2007-2008), from which she nabbed a Young Artist nomination, and as a young Jean Grey in the film “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006). She also earned Young Artist nominations for “Yours, Mine and Ours” (2005) and “Ben 10: Race Against Time” (2007, TV).   

Ramm enjoys listening to country music. She mentions hockey as her favorite sport.


Dancing Girl

Childhood and Family:

In Collin, Texas, Haley Michelle Ramm was born on March 26, 1992, five weeks earlier than she was supposed to. She is the daughter of Barbara and Brian Ramm and she has an older brother named Max. She began taking dance lessons at age 3, and by the time she reached 7, Haley had choreographed her own dances. Also at 7, the lovely girl got her start in acting. She decided to move to Los Angeles to further pursue acting when she was 11.


Without a Trace

Career:

9 year old Haley Ramm started booking roles in shorts and independent films. It was not long before she appeared in national commercials for Hasbro and Dell Computers. In 2002, she was featured on the May and June issues of “American Girl.” After relocating to Los Angeles, a then 11 year old Ramm landed guest spots in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Yes, Dear” (both 2004), where she played Emily and Georgia, respectively. The same year, she played the role of April Rowlands in the mystery film “Seventy-8,” which as helmed and written by Erik Clapp and starring Cordell Adams, John F. Beach and Rebecca Beazley.

In 2005, Ramm worked with top names Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard in the thriller movie “Flightplan” and with Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Rip Torn and Linda Hunt in Raja Gosnell's “Yours, Mine and Ours,” a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. Her role in the latter brought Ramm a Young Artist nomination in the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast. She also provided the voice of Caitlin #1 in two episodes of the Nickelodeon animated TV series “Catscratch” (2005) and got a two episode role as Young Jennifer Wilson in “CSI: Miami” (2005-2006).   

Ramm first gained her first notable film role when she was cast as the young Jean Gre in “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), the third installment in the X-Men film series. Directed by Brett Ratner and starring an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, the film was a huge commercial success despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. The year also saw the actress appear as an orphan in the film “A Four Course Meal” and as Shannon in an episode of “Grey's Anatomy.”  

In 2007, Ramm starred Samantha Jensen in the direct to video action/thriller movie “Walking Tall: The Payback,” opposite Kevin Sorbo. She went on to reprise the role in the sequel “Walking Tall: Lone Justice” (also 2007). The same year, Ramm played Carine McCandless (age 11) in the Sean Penn directed biographical movie “Into the Wild,” which was adapted from the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and had a supporting role in the drama film “Mr. Blue Sky,” starring Chaney Kley, Richard Karn and Mary Kate Schellhardt. She was nominated for Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actress for playing Gwen Tennyson in the TV film “Ben 10: Race Against Time” (2007), starring Graham Phillips as the title role. She also made a guest appearance as Tasha in “ER.”

From 2007 to 2008, Ramm had a recurring role as Jennifer Long in the CBS hit TV drama series “Without a Trace.” She received a 2009 Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress for her work.

Ramm remained on the small screen by having guest roles on television series such as “Eleventh Hour” (2008, as Emily Stanner), “The Unit” (2009, as Amber), “iCarly” (2009, as Missy), “Hawthorne” (2009, as Devon), “Three Rivers” (2009, as Megan O'Leary), “Lie to Me” (2010, as Amy), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2010, as Amanda) and “The Protector” (2011, as Madison). Additionally, she appeared in the TV short “ The New 20's” (2009) and in the made for TV films “The Odds” (2010, as Molly Cooper), “Bond of Silence” (2010, as Jordan) and “Worst. Prom. Ever.” (2011, as Heather Spencer). Meanwhile, on the big screen, Ramm co-starred with Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson and Adam Arkin in the comedy film “Just Peck” (2009), with Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen, James LeGros and Taylor Handley in the Sundance premiered drama “Skateland” (2010), with
Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser and Ethan Cohn in the Cannes premiered comedy “Rubber” (2010), with Billy Campbell, Portia Doubleday and Alex Russell on the drama “Almost Kings” (2010), which was directed and co-written by Philip G. Flores, and with John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Michael Parks in the Kevin Smith independent action/horror flick “Red State” (2011).

In 2012, Ramm appeared as Liesl Braddock in an episode of “The Mentalist” called “Ruddy Cheeks,” starred as Lacy in the drama/thriller movie “Complicity,” opposite Jenna Boyd and Sean Young, and played the supporting role of Abby Boyd in the film “Disconnect,” starring Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård and Max Thieriot.

Ramm will star opposite Charlie McDermott and Nate Hartley in the comedy film “ImagiGARY,” which is directed and co-written by McDermott. She also will star as Brenna in the upcoming TV film “Terminales” (2013).


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