Like actress Kim Darby, teenager Hailee Steinfeld was raised from relative obscurity to overnight stardom by playing Mattie Ross, the strong-willed frontier girl who hired aging marshal Rooster Cogbur...
Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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|Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role ("True Grit")|
|Cast as Juliet in the remake of "Romeo & Juliet"; Julian Fellowes penned screenplay based on Shakespeare's classic|
|Made TV debut appearing on an episode of the Fox series "Back to You"|
|Landed breakthrough film role, playing Mattie Ross in the Coen brothers' adaptation of "True Grit"|
|Appeared in the sci-fi movie "Ender's Game"|
|Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
Born Dec. 11, 1996 in Thousand Oaks, CA, Hailee Steinfeld knew that she wanted to be an actress from a very young age. She had fallen in love with the craft after seeing a neighbor perform in a play, and became further enamored after her cousins began making appearances in television commercials. However, Steinfeld's parents insisted that she attend acting classes before they would consider booking her an agent to pursue her career goals. Her family held to their promise, and Steinfeld began landing roles in television commercials and short films. Her all-American looks and natural poise made her a natural for idealized young women, including an angel in the short "Heather: A Fairy Tale" (2008) and a dream girl worthy of sacrificing a beloved mullet in "She's a Fox" (2009).
When directors Joel and Ethan Coen began searching for the young protagonist for their remake of "True Grit" (1969), they envisioned an unknown who could make the role her own, a la Tatum O'Neal in "Paper Moon" (1973) or Linda Manz in "Days of Heaven" (1978). After traveling across the Southwest and auditioning some 5,000 actresses, they found Steinfeld in Los Angeles, and cast her within a week of meeting her. Days later, she was on a plane to Texas to begin filming. Reviewers on the whole agreed with the Coens' choice for their young heroine. Steinfeld received rave reviews for her spirited performance, as well as three Best Supporting Actress awards and a score of nominations from state and national film critic associations. In December of 2010, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and a month later, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
After some time away from screen work, Steinfeld returned in 2013 with a number of projects. She starred as Juliet opposite fellow actor-on-the-rise Douglas Booth in a feature adaptation of Williams Shakespeare's perennially performed romantic tragedy "Romeo & Juliet" and portrayed the key character of Petra Arkanian in the sci-fi adventure "Ender's Game," based on the Orson Scott Card novel and starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford.
|Colina Middle School|
|In 2011, Steinfeld became the face of Miu Miu for the fashion brand's print advertising campaign.|
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