Chloe Grace Moretz is an American actress and model known for movies such as ‘The Poker House,’ ‘Kick-Ass,’ and ‘If I Stay.’ Venturing into Hollywood as a child actor, she proved her mettle quite early on with her role in the movie ‘The Amityville Horror’ which led her to be nominated for a major award. Even though she was just seven when she started acting, she earned much praise for her acting skills and determination. She played a very challenging role in the action film ‘Kick-Ass’ for which she trained hard for three months with Jackie Chan's stunt crew. The young girl even insisted on performing her stunts herself! After establishing herself as a child actor, she looked forward to do more acting roles as a teenager. Unlike several other child stars whose careers fizzle out as they reach their teens, Chloe went on to develop a successful acting career as a young adult as well. She gained much appreciation for her poignant role as Mia in the teen romantic drama ‘If I Stay’ in 2014. The actress is also a well-known model and has modeled for publications such as ‘Vogue,’ ‘Marie Claire,’ and ‘Elle.’
Childhood & Early Life
Chloe Grace Moretz was born on February 10, 1997, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to Teri and McCoy Moretz. She has four brothers: Ethan, Trevor, Collin and Brandon.
Her parents got divorced when she was 12 years old. Later on Chloe revealed in an interview that the divorce took a toll on her and that forgiving her father seems far-fetched.
When Chloe’s brother Trevor got accepted into an acting school, she was intrigued by the concept of acting and performing. She helped her brother read his lines and in turn he gave her a few tips on how to act. This was the spark of interest in acting that led Moretz to audition for movies at the age of seven.
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Chloe Moretz appeared in two episodes of the television series ‘The Guardian’ in 2004 and earned her first film role in the movie ‘Heart of the Beholder’ in 2005. She then bagged another one in ‘The Amityville Horror’ the same year. She received her first award nomination for her performance in the latter.
After playing small roles in several other films, she was selected to play the Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's action film ‘Kick-Ass’ in 2010. The role required her to perform a lot of action sequences and thus she trained with Jackie Chan's stunt crew for three months. The movie became a huge hit and Chloe’s role was appreciated.
In 2011, she played the role of Little Anne Sliger in the crime film ‘Texas Killing Fields.’ The film was loosely inspired by true events surrounding the murder of several women in areas surrounding the oil fields of Texas City.
Chloe Moretz played a rebellious teenager in the 2012 horror comedy film ‘Dark Shadows.’ Directed by Tim Burton, the movie also had Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham in major roles.
Already a popular figure in the film industry by now, she enjoyed even greater success after the release of the hit movies ‘Kick-Ass 2’ (2013) and ‘Carrie’ (2013) where her characters were hugely accepted and loved by the masses.
Due to her rising popularity as an actress and fashion icon, she is often invited to major haute couture events like the Paris Fashion Week. She was awarded the Elle Style Award for Next Future Icon by ‘Elle Magazine’ in 2013.
Alongside her career in films, Chloe also made her theater debut in the Off-Broadway production, ‘The Library’ (2014) which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
In 2016, she acted in the comedy film ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ where she played the role of Shelby, a freshman at the Phi Lamda sorority. Made on a budget of $35 million, the film grossed $108 million worldwide.
Moretz has now not only made a name for herself as a Hollywood actress, but is also widely popular for her modeling talents. This beauty queen has graced the covers of major publications like ‘Vogue’, ‘Elle,’ and ‘Marie Claire’ among others.
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Universal Studios announced recently that they have chosen Chloe to star in the live action version of the famous fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’ which will be written by Richard Curtis.
Her role as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl in the 2010 black comedy action film ‘Kick-Ass’ earned her many compliments. Though the movie generated some controversy for its profanity and violence, it went on to become a super hit at the box office and also received positive reviews from critics.
One of Chloe Moretz’s most acclaimed recent roles was as Cassie Sullivan in the hit movie ‘The 5th Wave’ (2016) which is an adaptation of Rick Yancey’s bestselling novel of the same name.
Awards & Achievements
Chloe Moretz first found recognition when she received the Young Artist Award nomination for her role in the movie ‘Amityville Horror’ in 2005.
In 2011, she won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film for her performance in ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid.’
She received the Max Mara Face of the Future award in the year 2012.
In 2015 she received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama for her role as Mia Hall in the film ‘If I Stay.’
Personal Life & Legacy
Chloe Moretz’s brothers Brandon and Trevor work as her business manager and acting coach respectively. She currently resides in LA.
She made headlines when she revealed in a talk show about her relationship with the English footballer David Beckham’s son Brooklyn Beckham. The on-and-off couple dated for a while but ultimately called it off due to some personal differences.
Chloe is currently single and is rumored to be seeing the singer Shawn Mendes.
According to an online source, it is said that Chloe Moretz has a distant connection with Miley Cyrus, the famous actress and singer.