|Full Name||Hailee Steinfeld|
|Birthday||December 11, 1996|
|Birth Place||Tarzana, California, United States|
|Age||26 years old|
|Parents||Cheri (mother), Peter (father)|
|Siblings||Griffin (younger brother)|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
A Natural Talent from an Early Age
Born in Tarzana, California in 1996, Hailee Steinfeld grew up in a family of creative performers. Her mother was an interior designer, while her father was a personal fitness trainer – both had experience acting in theater. Steinfeld‘s younger brother Griffin is also an actor. With performing in her blood, Steinfeld started acting as a child, appearing in short films like She‘s a Fox at age 8.
Her first major role came in 2007 when she played Talia Alden in 3 episodes of the sitcom Back to You alongside Kelsey Grammer. This early success was a sign of big things to come for this talented young actress!
Earning Widespread Acclaim for True Grit
Steinfeld had her major Hollywood breakthrough playing the lead role of Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers‘ 2010 remake of True Grit. Despite being just 13 years old, Steinfeld held her own acting alongside stars like Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Her brilliant performance as the quick-witted, determined Mattie earned her massive critical acclaim. She won several Best Supporting Actress awards and became one of the youngest nominees for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Transitioning into Diverse Lead Roles
The success of True Grit proved that Steinfeld was a versatile leading lady. She went on to star in a diverse array of films like the sci-fi thriller Ender‘s Game in 2013, the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet in 2013, the Pitch Perfect sequel in 2015, and many more. Steinfeld has proven she can pull off any era or genre, from period pieces to action flicks. Some fun facts: she learned to speak Shakespearean English for Romeo and Juliet and did her own stunts in Ender‘s Game!
Evolving into a Pop Icon
A longtime fan of pop musicians like Britney Spears, Steinfeld pursued music by contributing songs to film soundtracks. Her first breakout single was "Love Myself" in 2015, an empowering ode to self-love. Since then, she‘s released two EPs, multiple singles like "Starving" and "Most Girls", and her debut studio album Haiz in 2018. Steinfeld even went on tour across North America and Europe in 2018, performing for crowds of adoring fans. Her music combines catchy pop hooks with deeply personal lyrics.
Using Her Platform for Good
On top of her creative talents, Steinfeld stands out for using her fame as a platform for good. She‘s spoken out and advocated for equality, inclusivity, and women‘s rights. In 2018, she was appointed by Elizabeth Arden as a global brand ambassador, supporting programs that empower women. Steinfeld also works to destigmatize mental health issues. It‘s clear she cares deeply about causes beyond herself.
At just 26, Hailee Steinfeld has already accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. As both an actress and a singer, she‘s proven herself a versatile talent and role model. With her combination of artistic gifts, down-to-earth charm, and strength of conviction, there‘s no doubt Steinfeld will continue wowing us in years to come.