Bio / Info
Hailee was born in Tarzana, California. She has an older brother, Griffin, who is a professional NASCAR driver. Her paternal uncle is fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld and her maternal great-uncle is former child actor Larry Domasin. Her father is Jewish and her mother is of English, Filipino, and German descent. She began acting at the age of eight, initially appearing in several short films and television commercials. Her breakthrough came when she was chosen out of 15,000 girls for the role of Mattie Ross in TRUE GRIT when she was 13. The role earned her a nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She played Juliet Capulet in a 2013 adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and later appeared in the adaptation of the Orson Scott Card book ENDER'S GAME, playing the character Petra Arkanian. She was also cast as Eliza opposite ENDER'S GAME co-star Asa Butterfield in the film adaptation of TEN THOUSAND SAINTS, which premiered at the 2015 The Sundance Film Festival. 2015 also sees her starring in the sequel to PITCH PERFECT. In addition to her acting career, Hailee also does modeling work as the face of Miu Miu, for which she began modelling shortly after breakout role in TRUE GRIT.