Sophie von Haselberg is an American actor, best recognized for her performance as ‘April’ in the American crime-drama film ‘Irrational Man,’ directed by Woody Allen. She was born to celebrity parents, noted singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and film producer Bette Midler and performance artist and actor Martin von Haselberg of ‘The Kipper Kids’ fame. She made her New York City theater debut with the play ‘Billy and Ray.’ She eventually bagged the role of ‘April’ in the Woody Allen film ‘Irrational Man,’ starring Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Jamie Blackley, and Parker Posey. The film earned her initial recognition. Moving on, Sophie appeared in several other on-screen productions, such as the TV drama ‘The Wizard of Lies,’ the independent drama film ‘A Woman, a Part,’ the historical drama film ‘Ask for Jane,’ and the second season of the ‘FX’ true crime anthology series ‘American Crime Story,’ titled ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.’
Childhood & Early Life
Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg was born on November 14, 1986, in Los Angeles, California, US. Her father, Martin von Haselberg, is an Argentine-born performance artist and actor of German descent, and her mother Bette Midler, a singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and film producer, is Jewish American.
Sophie studied at the ‘Nightingale-Bamford’ school for girls in New York City. Thereafter, she attended ‘Yale University,’ where she took up sociology and East Asian studies. She graduated in May 2008. She then went to China and worked at an ad agency. In 2011, she returned to ‘Yale’ and studied at their drama school.
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Sophie developed a keen interest in acting because of her mother. She made her New York City theater debut with the play ‘Billy and Ray’ in October 2014.
She earned one of the most recognizable roles of her career, ‘April,’ in the Woody Allen-directed American crime drama ‘Irrational Man.’ The film, starring Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Jamie Blackley, and Parker Posey, had its world premiere at the 2015 ‘Cannes Film Festival’ on May 16 that year. It had a limited release on July 17 and a wide release on August 7 that year. The commercially successful film gained Sophie initial recognition.
She earned the role of ‘Nicole De Bello’ in the Robert De Niro-starrer American TV drama ‘The Wizard of Lies’ and began shooting in October 2015. The film was aired on ‘HBO’ on May 20, 2017.
Meanwhile, she essayed the character of ‘Alex’ in the Elisabeth Subrin-directed independent drama film ‘A Woman, a Part.’ The film premiered at the ‘International Film Festival Rotterdam’ in January 2016 and had a limited release on March 22, 2017.
She appeared as ‘Marin’ in the drama film ‘Equity,’ starring Anna Gunn and James Purefoy, which released in the US on July 29, 2016. She appeared as ‘Gina Serrato’ in the comedy–drama TV movie ‘Broadcasting Christmas.’ The movie was first aired in the US on November 23, 2016 and later in France and Sweden in November 2017.
She portrayed the character ‘Iota’ in the American science-fiction romantic comedy ‘Future '38.’ Written and directed by Jamie Greenberg, the film premiered at the ‘Slamdance Film Festival’ on January 24, 2017 and released theatrically in the US on December 1 that year. Meanwhile, on May 30 that year, Sophie played the role of ‘Tanya Benson’ in three episodes of the fifth season of the American political thriller series ‘House of Cards.’
She earned the starring role of ‘Joyce’ in the American historical drama film ‘Ask for Jane.’ The film also had Cait Cortelyou, Judith Arcana, Cody Horn, and Alison Wright in starring roles and was written and directed by Rachel Carey. Sophie was also included as a series regular in ‘MTV’s unnamed Nicole Byer pilot.
She played the recurring role of ‘Linda Elwell’ in the second season of the American true crime anthology ‘American Crime Story,’ titled ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.’ The nine-episode season, starring Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Ricky Martin, and Darren Criss, aired on ‘FX’ from January 17, 2018, to March 21, 2018.
Sophie will be seen playing the recurring role of ‘Natasha’ in the upcoming American TV series ‘American Princess.’ The series, created and written by Jamie Denbo, is supposed to premiere on ‘Lifetime’ on June 2, 2019.
Sophie has also appeared in the music video of her mother’s version of the song ‘From a Distance.’
She has produced and acted in the short science-fiction film ‘YOYO,’ which premiered at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival’ on March 23, 2017.
Family & Personal Life
It seems that the diva prefers to keep her personal life away from the limelight, as she has not divulged much on her private life, relationships, or marital status. Her social-media accounts, including those on ‘Twitter’ and ‘Instagram,’ too, do not reveal anything on the subject. Moreover, she has never been involved in any rumor or controversy related to either her personal life or her professional life. According to some sources, Sophie is single and has never been in any relationship so far.