ChloŽ Grace Moretz born
February 10, 1997, an American actress and model. She began her acting
career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the
following year for The Amityville Horror. Her film credits include (500)
Days of Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark
Shadows, Carrie, If I Stay and The Equalizer. In 2010, Moretz provided the
voice of Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game. Three years later, she reprised
the role in Kick-Ass 2. In 2014, she performed in The Public Theatre's
off-Broadway production of The Library in March and April. Her modeling
career has included cover and feature shoots for publications such as Vogue,
Marie Claire, and Elle.
She moved from Cartersville, Georgia, to New York City in 2002, with her
mother and her older brother, Trevor, because he had been accepted into the
Professional Performing Arts School, which is what first drew her interest
in acting. Moretz would help Trevor read lines, and he taught her some
acting techniques that he learned in school. When Moretz realized how much
she enjoyed acting, the family decided to attend some auditions to see if
she could apply her skills professionally.
Moretz's first acting role in Hollywood was as Violet in two episodes of the
CBS series The Guardian, and her first film role was as Molly in Heart of
the Beholder. It was not until her second big-screen acting role, in the
2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, that she earned greater recognition in
the form of a Young Artist Award nomination. After Amityville, Moretz's
acting career progressed further when she received several guest-starring
roles on TV, as well as a small role in Big Momma's House 2. Her recurring
TV characters include Kiki George in Dirty Sexy Money and Sherri Maltby in
Desperate Housewives. Moretz also voiced the U.S. version of the animated
character Darby in My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Moretz also co-starred as
Cammie, an abused child, in The Poker House. After her first film premiere
in The Amityville Horror, she has been a frequent guest at film premieres.
In 2010, Moretz appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's action
film Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series of the same name by Mark
Millar and John Romita, Jr. Despite controversy surrounding her role in the
violent film, she received widespread critical acclaim for her performance.
Roger Ebert gave the film one out of four stars, but nonetheless wrote: "Say
what you will about her character, but ChloŽ Grace Moretz has presence and
appeal." Moretz trained with Jackie Chan's stunt crew for three months prior
to filming and did most of her own stunts while filming on location. That
same year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In, the UK/US
remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released on
October 1, 2010. In November, at age 13, she was called "the busiest actress
Moretz played Ann Sliger in the 2011 crime thriller Texas Killing Fields.
That same year, she played Isabelle in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, a film
adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo, which was nominated
for 11 Oscars, co-starred Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen
and Helen McCrory. Moretz starred in Hick, an adaptation of the novel by
Andrea Portes. She appeared in the 2012 Tim Burton film Dark Shadows, a
remake of the popular soap opera, playing the role of Carolyn Stoddard, a
rebellious teenage daughter. In 2013, she reprised her role as Hit-Girl in
the sequel Kick-Ass 2, The same year, she also appeared in a short segment
in the film Movie 43 and played the title character in a remake of the
Stephen King-based film, Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Moretz also has done voice work for video games. She reprised her role as
Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game, and played young Lady Emily in Dishonored.
When asked in October 2012 why she tends to gravitate towards playing
darker, troubled characters, such as those in Let Me In, Kick-Ass, Hick, and
Carrie, Moretz responded that she has such a happy family life, and finds it
challenging to play characters that are significantly different from that
reality. From March 25 through April 27, 2014, Moretz made her Off-Broadway
debut in The Library, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Moretz played the protagonist, Mia, in the adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I
Stay (2014). The story follows a 17-year-old classical musician as she deals
with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family and
has an out-of-body experience. Critical response to the film was mixed; a
41% positive rating based on 65 reviews garnered by Rotten Tomatoes was
accompanied by a critic's consensus praising Moretz for giving the
performance "her all". Moretz subsequently starred as Cassie Sullivan in The
5th Wave, an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel by Rick
Yancey. The film was released on January 22, 2016. Hannah Minghella of Sony
Pictures said Moretz "embodies the heart, strength and determination that
make Cassie such a compelling character."
Moretz co-starred with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the film Neighbors 2:
Sorority Rising, the 2016 sequel to Neighbors. In July 2015, she completed
filming the crime drama November Criminals. Her upcoming roles include Brain
on Fire, based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan, where she replaced Dakota
Fanning, who was committed to another project.
In November 2015, Moretz was attached to Shane Carruth's third film, The
Modern Ocean. The ensemble cast includes Asa Butterfield, Anne Hathaway,
Daniel Radcliffe and Keanu Reeves. Also in November, Moretz was announced as
the star of Universal Studios' live action version of Hans Christian
Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to be written by Richard Curtis.
In April 2016, Moretz was chosen to serve as one of three members of the
Narrative Short Film Competition jury for the Tribeca Film Festival,
alongside Mike Birbiglia and Sheila Nevins.
Moretz has starred in numerous photo shoots, including editorials, features
and covers, for major magazines including Flaunt, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Jalouse,
Marie Claire, Interview, Elle, Love Magazine, Crash Magazine, InStyle and
many others. She has also been invited to various haute couture events, such
as Dior Spring / Summer 2013 at Paris Fashion Week. Max Mara's signature in
2012 granted her the "Max Mara Face of the Future" award. In 2012, Moretz
also became the face of American youth clothing retailer Aťropostale,
appearing at various events, videos and reports. In February 2013, Elle
magazine awarded her with the "Next Future Icon Award" at the "Elle Style
Awards" gala held in London.
Moretz lives in Studio City, Los Angeles. Her brother Brandon serves as her
business manager; her brother Trevor has been her acting coach since 2010,
and accompanies her on trips and press dates when her parents are unable to
attend. In order to maintain a clear separation between her professional and
personal life, Moretz does not invite her friends to film sets or premieres;
she says it is easier for her to focus on work, and to relax with her
friends when not working.
Moretz has publicly supported LGBT equality rights. She considers herself a
feminist, and has turned down film characters who are overtly sexualized.
She took on the role of a teenage prostitute in The Equalizer because her
character "felt so real", rather than a mere "plot device". In October 2014,
Moretz was named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of the year by Time
On May 11, 2016, Moretz revealed on The Late Late Show with James Corden
that she is currently in a relationship with Brooklyn Beckham, the son of
retired professional footballer David Beckham.
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