Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress, model and singer. She was born in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Cheri, an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer.
Steinfeld is known for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the 2010 film True Grit, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also played Petra Arkanian in the 2013 sci-fi film Ender's Game. She portrayed Juliet Capulet in the 2013 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet, Zooey Renner in the 2014 crime film 3 Days to Kill, and Violet in Begin Again. In 2015, she played Emily Junk in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2. A second Pitch Perfect sequel was announced in June 2015. Steinfeld is expected to return for the third and final installment of the franchise. Steinfeld will portray Nadine in The Edge of Seventeen, a coming-of-age film co-starring Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick, and written by Kelly Fremon. Filming began in October 2015.