Hailee Steinfeld Biography

(Actress Known for Her Films: 'True Grit', 'The Edge of Seventeen' and the Series 'Hawkeye')

Birthday: December 11, 1996 (Sagittarius)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress, model and singer, who in her short career so far has given many memorable performances. She first became famous for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the movie ‘True Grit’. She was thirteen years old at the time. Her strong and confident performance earned her numerous critical awards and many people already got a glimpse of the star she was about to become. Renonwed for her musical prowess and versatility, she has bagged in numerous awards and accolades, including a 'Billboard Music Award,' a 'Peabody Award,' and a 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards.' She has also been nominated for a 'Golden Globe Award,' a 'British Academy Film Award,' a 'Screen Actors Guild Award,' an 'Academy Award,' and three 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards.' She earned nominations for 'BAFTA Award,' an 'Academy Award,' and 'Screen Actors Guild Award' for her performance in western drama film 'True Grit.' She earned prominence for her performances in '3 Days to Kill,' 'Ender's Game,' 'Begin Again,' and 'Romeo & Juliet.' She also earned critical acclaim for her roles in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film 'The Edge,' and 'Pitch Perfect' film series.

Quick Facts

Age: 27 Years, 27 Year Old Females

Born Country: United States

Actresses Pop Singers

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

Ancestry: Filipino American

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

Childhood & Early Life

Hailee Steinfeld was born on the December 11, 1996, in Los Angeles, California, to Peter and Cheri Steinfeld. Her mother is an interior designer while her father is a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother named Griffin.

She spent her early childhood in Agoura Hills and then in Thousand Oaks, California. She attended the Ascension Lutheran School, Conejo Elementary and Colina Middle School. Hailee Steinfeld has been homeschooled since 2008, due to bullying and acting schedule.

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Hailee Steinfeld began acting at the age of 8 and appeared in several short films. She was a part of the award winning short film ‘She’s a Fox’ and played the character of Talia Alden.

At the age of thirteen, she was chosen for the role of Mattie Ross in the movie ‘True Grit.’ The film was released internationally in 2010. Her performance was appreciated by many critics and she was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In May 2011, 5 months after ‘True Grit’ was released, Hailee Steinfeld became the new face of the Italian designer brand Miu Miu.

In 2011, she was cast to play Juliet Capulet in a modern adaptation of the evergreen Shakespeare play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Although the role was originally intended for a 20-year-old actress, Hailee Steinfeld was only fourteen at the time. 

In 2013, Hailee was cast as Petra Arkanian in the science fiction adventure movie titled ‘Ender’s Game’.

Hailee Steinfeld played one of the protagonists in the Romance Drama ‘Begin Again’. The movie first saw a limited release on June 27, 2014 and was later re-released by the Weinstein Company on August 29, 2014.

She was cast as Eliza in the film adaptation of ‘Ten Thousand Saints’, which premiered on January 23, 2015, at the 2015 Sundance Festival.

She has also been cast as the star of the film adaptation of ‘Carrie Pilby’ which is a Young Adult Novel by Caren Lissner.
In March 2015, Hailee Steinfeld dubbed for the character of Anna in the English version of the Japanese animated film titled ‘When Marnie Was There’.
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Hailee has also been part of Taylor Swift’s hit music video ‘Bad Blood’. The video premiered at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

She then went on to star in the Global Franchise of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ alongside many other well-known stars like Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks etc.
After ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Hailee Steinfeld was signed on by Republic Records in May 2015. She was hired by the company after listening to her sing in the movie.
In July 2015, she released an acoustic version of ‘Stiches’ alongside Shawn Mendes, who is the original song composer.
In July 2015, she released another single ‘Love Myself’. The song created a lot of controversy after the release of its music video as it had the media calling it ‘ode to masturbation’.

Hailee released her first EP titled ‘Haize’ on November 13, 2015. The EP received mixed reviews from audience and fans all over the world.

She then went on to release a single, ‘Rock Bottom’ on February 27, 2015. On July 15, 2016, Hailee Steinfeld came out with her new single ‘Starving’ in collaboration with Grey and featuring Zedd. This song is her biggest hit till date and has gone double platinum in Australia and triple platinum in Canada.

Hailee’s surreal performance in the movie ‘Edge of Seventeen’ was met with a lot of positive reviews from the critics and earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. The movie was released on the November 18, 2016.

Hailee Steinfeld released her latest music single ‘Most Girls’ on April 28, 2017.

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Major Works

Hailee Steinfeld played the character of Mattie Ross in the movie ‘True Grit’ at age of thirteen, which later went on to become the role that propelled her towards stardom.

She was part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction adventure movie titled ‘Ender’s Game’.
Hailee Steinfeld was cast as Juliet in the modern remake of the Shakespearean classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The project was penned down by Julian Fellowes.
Hailee landed a role in the global franchise ‘Pitch Perfect’. The movie went on to be a huge success.
Awards & Achievements
For her stupendous performance in the movie 'True Grit', Hailee Steinfeld was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
Love Life

Hailee has had a few boyfriends in the past, namely Douglas Booth and Jack Antonoff. Douglas was Hailee’s co-star in the Shakespearean adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

In 2016, she dated Instagram star Cameron Smoller. They broke up in November 2017. She started dating Niall Horan in December 2017 but they called it quits in December 2018.

Hailee Steinfeld was signed on as the face of Miu Miu, which is an international Italian designer fashion brand.
Her older brother, Griffin Steinfeld, is a NASCAR driver.

Her maternal first cousin, True O’ Brien, acted in a commercial when Hailee was eight years old. This inspired her to become an actress.

Hailee Steinfeld Movies

1. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

  (Drama, Comedy)

2. True Grit (2010)

  (Western, Adventure, Drama)

3. Begin Again (2013)

  (Music, Drama)

4. Bumblebee (2018)

  (Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure)

5. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

  (Music, Comedy)

6. Ender's Game (2013)

  (Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

7. The Homesman (2014)

  (Drama, Western)

8. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

  (Drama, Action, Thriller)

9. Romeo & Juliet (2013)

  (Drama, Romance)

10. Hateship Loveship (2013)

  (Romance, Drama)

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