Steinfeld at the 2018 San Diego Comic-con
|Born||December 11, 1996|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in the drama western film True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Thereafter, Steinfeld gained further prominence for roles in Ender's Game (2013), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Begin Again (2013), and 3 Days to Kill (2014). She appeared as Emily Junk in the Pitch Perfect film series (2015-2017), and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen (2016). In 2018, she voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and starred in the action film Bumblebee, contributing to the latter's soundtrack.
Steinfeld made her breakthrough in music after performing "Flashlight" in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), signing with Republic Records soon after and releasing her debut single, "Love Myself", followed by her debut extended play HAIZ (2015). She has since released a series of singles, including "Starving", a collaboration with both Grey and Zedd, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and "Let Me Go", a collaboration with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt, which peaked at number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Steinfeld was born in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the daughter and younger of two children of Cheri (née Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has an older brother, Griffin. Her paternal uncle is fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld, and her maternal great uncle is former child actor Larry Domasin. Her maternal first cousin, actress True O'Brien, appeared in a television commercial when Steinfeld was eight years old, inspiring her to try acting as well.
Steinfeld's father is Jewish, and her mother is Christian. Her maternal grandfather, Ricardo Domasin, was of half Filipino (from Panglao, Bohol) and half African-American descent. Steinfeld was raised in Agoura Hills and later in Thousand Oaks, California, attending Ascension Lutheran School, Conejo Elementary, and Colina Middle School. She was home-schooled from 2008 until her high school graduation in June 2015.
Steinfeld began acting at the age of 10; she appeared in several short films, including playing the role of Talia Alden in the award-winning She's a Fox. She made several television guest appearances and commercials. Steinfeld was chosen for the role of Mattie Ross in True Grit when she was 13. The film was released internationally in December 2010; Richard Corliss of Time magazine called her performance one of the Top 10 Movie Performances of 2010 and wrote that Steinfeld "delivers the orotund dialogue as if it were the easiest vernacular, stares down bad guys, wins hearts. That's a true gift". Reviews from Roger Ebert, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone were also complimentary. The role earned Steinfeld a nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress; the Oscar went to Melissa Leo. In May 2011, five months after Grit was released, she was chosen to be the new face of Italian designer brand Miu Miu.
In 2011, Steinfeld was cast at age 14 to play Juliet Capulet in a 2013 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. The role was originally intended for a 22-year-old actress; there was concern about nudity in the film, its director explained that when Steinfeld was cast, the script was changed to make it age-appropriate. The screenwriter added that the film's purity was important, and the main characters "don't make love until they have been married." The film was released in October 2013 to poor reviews in the United States and internationally. Steinfeld starred as Petra Arkanian in Ender's Game, a science-fiction action-adventure film based on the book by Orson Scott Card. The film was released on November 1, 2013.
Steinfeld played Violet, one of the leads in the romance-drama Begin Again. The film was given a limited release in the United States on June 27, 2014, grossing $134,064 on its opening weekend; it opened in wide release on July 11. It was re-released by The Weinstein Company on August 29. Paramount Pictures closed a deal in 2011 for the screen rights to the Cat Patrick novel Forgotten and announced that she would play London Lane in a project yet to be filmed as of 2015 . In 2014, Steinfeld was announced to star as Min Green in a screen adaptation of Daniel Handler's romantic-comedy book Why We Broke Up, but the film has not yet gone into production.
Steinfeld was cast as Eliza opposite Ender's Game co-star Asa Butterfield in the film adaptation of Ten Thousand Saints, which premiered on January 23, 2015, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Steinfeld was originally cast to play the female lead in the 2015 film, For the Dogs, but was replaced by actress Emma Roberts. In spring 2014, Steinfeld narrated as the voice of Anne Frank for an exhibition on Frank at the Museum of Tolerance. In October, she was cast to star as Hadley in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer E. Smith. Steinfeld was announced in January 2015 as the star of the film adaptation of Carrie Pilby, the young adult novel by Caren Lissner. In March, Steinfeld was one of the voice actors for the English-language dub of the Japanese animated film When Marnie Was There. Steinfeld plays Anna Sasaki alongside Kiernan Shipka as Marnie. Steinfeld stars as the Trinity in the music video for "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar. The video premiered at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards ceremony on May 17, 2015.
In 2015, Steinfeld co-starred in Pitch Perfect 2, alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks, who also directed. She played some of her songs for a representative from Republic Records at an event in New York City, and the label signed her. In May, Republic Records announced the record deal and that Steinfeld was working on her first release. In April 2015, Steinfeld was cast in a lead role in Break My Heart 1000 Times, based on the YA novel by Daniel Waters. Scott Speer is set to direct. In July 2015, Steinfeld and singer Shawn Mendes released an acoustic version of Mendes' single, "Stitches". The following month, Steinfeld released her debut single, "Love Myself", with Republic Records. The song garnered media attention for its empowering message as well as suggestive lyrics that led media outlets to dub the song an "ode to masturbation". Steinfeld's debut extended play, HAIZ (the nickname used by her fans), was released in November 2015. HAIZ was produced by Mattman & Robin and features co-writers Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. The EP was released to mixed reviews from PopDust,Vulture and Nylon. In February 2016, Steinfeld released a new version of "Rock Bottom", replacing the original version as the second single featuring American funk pop band DNCE, her second verse and a line in the bridge was sang by lead singer, Joe Jonas and the second pre-chorus, rest of the choruses after that, and the last line in the bridge was sang by her and Jonas, alongside with other DNCE members JinJoo Lee on guitar, Cole Whittle on bass guitar, and Jack Lawless on drums. Her single "Starving" was released in July 2016. The song is a collaboration with Grey featuring Zedd and became her biggest hit to date going platinum in Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States while also going double platinum in Australia and triple platinum in Canada.
Steinfeld played the lead role in The Edge of Seventeen, a coming-of-age comedy co-starring Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick, and written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film was released on November 18, 2016, to positive reviews, and Steinfeld's performance was praised by critics and earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Steinfeld reprised her role as Emily Junk in Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). She released two singles in 2017: "Most Girls" in April, which peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and "Let Me Go" in September, a collaboration with Swedish record producer Alesso featuring backup vocals from Florida Georgia Line and Republic Records songwriter Andrew Watt, which reached number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. In December 2017, it was confirmed that Steinfeld will be the opening act for Charlie Puth's Voicenotes Tour. In March 2018, Steinfeld revealed that she is "wrapping up" work on her debut studio album. Steinfeld then featured the song "Colour" with MNEK on June 1.
In 2018, Steinfeld starred in the Transformers spin-off film Bumblebee. At the same time, she provided the voice of Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman in the Academy Award-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. On November 2 of that year, her song "Back to Life" was released as a single from the soundtrack of the film. Also in 2018, she was cast to star as Emily Dickinson in the Apple TV+ period comedy series Dickinson.
In January 2019, she featured on the remix of "Woke Up Late" by Drax Project. In August 2019, she was featured on the music video for Benny Blanco and Juice Wrld's single "Graduation", alongside with various actors and singers, including Justice Smith, Dove Cameron, Tony Revolori, Peyton List and Lil Dicky.
Steinfeld has endorsed a variety of charities, most of them are focused on improving children's lives. The list of charities endorsed by the actress/singer includes: "What's Your Mission?"  A charitable Initiative with Mission apparel and accessories brand, "No Kid Hungry" a charity working to eradicate child hunger in the United States, WE Movement a Canadian-based initiative that fights child labor on a global scale and empowers youth to bring social change to their communities, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Make a wish foundation and more.
In 2016, Steinfeld participated in singing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" with fellow singers and celebrities. The single raised money to aid New York City's homeless during the holiday season through "Robin Hood", a New York City organization that focuses on fighting poverty.
Steinfeld has made several public appearances during charity events, such as during WE Day California 19,iHeartRadio Jingle Ball  2015 tour, and Breast Cancer Foundation's 2014 Hot Pink Party.
|2008||Heather: A Fairytale||Heather||Vincent Raisa||Short film|
|2009||She's a Fox||Talia Alden||Cameron Sawyer|
|2010||Without Wings||Allison||Megan Weaver|
|Grand Cru||Sophie||Aimee Long|
|True Grit||Mattie Ross||Coen brothers|
|2013||Hateship, Loveship||Sabitha||Liza Johnson|
|Begin Again||Violet Mulligan||John Carney|
|The Magic Bracelet||Angela||Jon Poll||Short film|
|Romeo & Juliet||Juliet Capulet||Carlo Carlei|
|Ender's Game||Petra Arkanian||Gavin Hood|
|2014||3 Days to Kill||Zooey Renner||McG|
|The Homesman||Tabitha Hutchinson||Tommy Lee Jones|
|The Keeping Room||Louise||Daniel Barber|
|2015||Ten Thousand Saints||Eliza Urbanski||Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini|
|Pitch Perfect 2||Emily Junk||Elizabeth Banks|
|When Marnie Was There||Anna Sasaki||Hiromasa Yonebayashi||Voice; English dub|
|Barely Lethal||Megan Walsh||Kyle Newman|
|2016||Term Life||Cate Barrow||Peter Billingsley|
|The Edge of Seventeen||Nadine Franklin||Kelly Fremon Craig|
|2017||Pitch Perfect 3||Emily Junk||Trish Sie|
|2018||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman||Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman||Voice|
|Bumblebee||Charlie Watson||Travis Knight|
|2019||Between Two Ferns: The Movie||Herself||Scott Aukerman|
|2007||Back to You||Little Girl||Episode: "Gracie's Bully"|
|2010||Summer Camp||Shayna Matson||Television film|
|Sons of Tucson||Bethany Springs||Episode: "Chicken Pox"|
|The Voice||Herself / Advisor||Guest in seasons 8, 13; advisor in season 14|
|2017||Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular||Herself||Singer|
|2018||2018 MTV Europe Music Awards||Host / Performer||Television special|
|2019||Dickinson||Emily Dickinson||Lead role|
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|2010||Austin Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||True Grit||Won|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Critics' Choice Movie Award||Best Young Performer||Won|
|Houston Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Indiana Film Journalists Association||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Kansas City Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society||Youth in Film||Won|
|Online Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Female||Won|
|Southeastern Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Toronto Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Vancouver Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress||Won|
|Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|BAFTA Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||Most Promising Performer||Nominated|
|Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Empire Awards||Best Female Newcomer||Nominated|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Breakout Female||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2013||MaxMara||Face of the Future||--||Won|
|2014||Women Film Critics Circle||Best Ensemble||The Homesman||Won|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Scene Stealer||Pitch Perfect 2||Nominated|
|2016||iHeartRadio Music Awards||Biggest Triple Threat||--||Nominated|
|Women Film Critics Circle||Best Young Actress||The Edge of Seventeen||Won|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Movie Award||Best Actress in a Comedy||Nominated|
|Best Young Performer||Nominated|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society||Youth in Film||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|2017||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite New Artist||--||Nominated|
|Radio Disney Music Awards||Breakout Artist of the Year||--||Nominated|
|Best Crush Song||"Starving"||Nominated|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Performance in a Movie||The Edge of Seventeen||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Covered Artist||--||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Drama||The Edge of Seventeen||Nominated|
|Choice Music: Female Artist||--||Nominated|
|Choice Single: Female Artist||"Most Girls"||Nominated|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Push Act||--||Won|
|2018||Radio Disney Music Awards||Best Dance Track||"Let Me Go"||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Comedy Movie Actress||Pitch Perfect 3||Nominated|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Pop||--||Nominated|
|2019||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Animated Female||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Action||Bumblebee||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best World Stage||--||Pending|
My grandfather, my mom's dad, was half African-American, half Filipino.