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Hailee Steinfeld

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Hailee Steinfeld made her feature film debut in True Grit, having landed the key role of Mattie Ross after a nation wide search. At the age of 8 Hailee told her family she wanted to be an actress, she signed with an agent after only a year of study. She started with print work and then moved on to acting in commercials and several short films and also partcipating in acting workshops.

On the small screen, Hailee had guest roles in Kelsey Grammer's short-lived televison series Back to You (2007) as well as "Sons of Tucson" (2010). Her short films includes "Without Wings" (2010/11), "Grand Cru," "She's a Fox" (2009) and "Heather: A Fairy Tale" (2008).

Just months before the True Grit role she was bantering with high school kids in a squeaky-clean "Blingatude" back-to-school commercial for Kmart. She's the girl in the light-blue headband and heart-print top. It was one of Steinfeld's few onscreen roles before being cast in True Grit.

Hailee grab the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (2013), and along with "Can a Song Save Your Life?" (2013), Ender's Game and "Hateship, Loveship." Her prolific acting continues in 2014 in the films "Three Days to Kill," The Homesman, "The Keeping Room" and "Barely Lethal." Her features for 2015 included "10,000 Saints" and "Pitch Perfect 2."  Her upcoming films includes "Term Life," "The Edge of Seventeen" and "Pitch Pefect 3" has been announced.

Hailee has added singing to her impressive acting career when we first hear her sing in Pitch Perefect 2 and later released a cover version of the song Flashlight from the film. She went on to sign a recording deal with Republic Records and released the single "Love Myself" along with a music video in August 2015, which has been certified platinum. Her debut EP, Haiz was released in November 2015. The video Rock Bottom ft. DNCE is now currently availiable.

A native of California, Hailee lives in the Los Angeles area with her parents and her older brother. She is receiving rave reviews for her role as mattie Ross in True Grit. Which includes winnning the Critics Choice Award for BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS for the True Grit role.