Date of Birth: 1996
Fresh faced, scene stealer teen Hailee Steinfeld made her mark on both the small screen and big all before the age of 15, including most recently in the Coen brothers’ Wild West pot boiler, True Grit.
Born in Twin Oaks, California, Steinfeld was home schooled most of her life, before a role in a K-Mart commercial led the actress-to-be to land small parts on the TV series Back to You, and Sons of Tucson.
Still a relative unknown, in 2010 Steinfeld snagged a critical role in True Grit, a remake of the John Wayne classic, staring opposite Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Playing an orphaned girl in search of her father’s killer, Steinfeld was rumored to have beat out Kick Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz and Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka for the part, leaving little doubt the young starlet could be the next big child star to take center stage in Hollywood.