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->''"I hope to make acting my career for the rest of my life, if I can. If acting doesn't work out, I'd love to produce, direct or write. I just want to stay in this business. That would be my number one thing. I always want to be an actress."''

'''ChloŽ Grace Moretz''' (born February 10, 1997) is an American actress from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia. Moretz moved from Georgia to New York in 2001 with her mother and her older brother Trevor because he was accepted into a professional performing arts school; this initially got her interested in acting. Her Hollywood career began when she and the rest of her family moved to Los Angeles in 2003. Her first role in Hollywood was as Violet in two episodes of ''TheGuardian'', 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 ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror'' that Moretz 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 role as one of the family children in ''Big Momma's House 2''. Among the most notable of her TV roles to date are Candy Stoker in an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'' and Sherri Maltby in ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Moretz also voiced the U.S. version of Darby in ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]''. After her first film premiere in ''The Amityville Horror'', she has been a frequent guest at film premieres. She has an interest in fashion, and often wears clothes in her own distinctive style.

In 2010, Moretz appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's superhero film ''Film/KickAss'', based on the graphic novel of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., for which she has received widespread critical acclaim. Moretz trained with Creator/JackieChan and his stunt crew for three months prior to filming ''Kick-Ass'' and did most of her own stunts while filming on location. Also that year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in ''LetMeIn'', the American {{Remake}} of the Swedish film ''LetTheRightOneIn'', which was released October 1, 2010. On March 30, 2010, Moretz was cast as Little Anne Sliger in the psychological thriller ''TexasKillingFields''.

Moretz's projects for 2011 included ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' and ''{{Hick}}''. She also portrayed Carolyn Stoddard in Creator/TimBurton's film adaptation of 1960s Gothic soap opera ''Film/DarkShadows'', released May 11, 2012. In 2013, she reprised her StarMakingRole as Hit-Girl in ''Film/{{Kick Ass 2}}'' and starred in the re-adaptation of StephenKing's classic ''Film/{{Carrie|2013}}''. Her upcoming projects include ''Film/{{Laggies}}'', the reboot of the cult TV Show ''Series/TheEqualizer'', and the film adaptations of ''IfIStay'' and ''DarkPlaces''.

In addition, Moretz has signed on to play the leading role in ''Emily The Strange''. The project was first mentioned over two years ago, when Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson announced his plans to bring the character to the big screen. First started as an iconic image in 1991 and used to promote a clothing line from Cosmic Debris, the Gothic teen has developed a {{backstory}} through a series of Dark Horse Comics, which have been published since 2001. Said film is early in development, however, so it won't be expected for a few years yet.
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!Roles

* ''TheGuardian'' as Violet
* ''Heart of the Beholder'' as Molly
* ''TheAmityvilleHorror'' (2005 remake) as Chelsea
* ''MyNameIsEarl'' as Candy Stoker
* ''Big Mommas House 2'' as Carrie
* ''DesperateHousewives'' as Sherry Maltby
* ''ThePokerHouse'' as Cammie
* ''Series/DirtySexyMoney'' as Kiki George
* ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger and Pooh]]'' as Darby
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' as Young Penny
* ''[[Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer 500 Days of Summer]]'' as Rachel
* ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' as Angie
* ''Film/KickAss'' as Mindy "Hit-Girl" Macready
* ''LetMeIn'' as Abby
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' as Kaylee Hooper
* ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' as Isabelle
* ''Texas Killing Fields'' as Anne Sliger
* ''Hick'' as Luli [=McMullen=]
* ''Film/DarkShadows'' as Carolyn Stoddard
* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' (2013 remake) as Carrie White
* ''Film/KickAss2'' as Mindy "Hit-Girl" Macready
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' as Lady Emily
* ''Laggies'' as Annika
* ''Film/TheEqualizer'' as Teri
* ''Film/DarkPlaces'' as Diondra
* ''Film/IfIStay'' as Mia
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!Tropes

* ActionGirl: As [[KickAss Hit Girl]].
* AdventuresInComaland: The premise of ''If I Stay'', in which her character is rendered comatose by a car accident.
* AmericanAccents: Her parents are from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, and she spent the first few years of her life there, so in some of her earlier roles ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcGuGyggats particularly]] ''(500) Days of Summer''), she had a very noticeable Southern accent. It's largely flattened out since, though.
* BadassAdorable: Particularly as her StarMakingRole as [[Film/KickAss Hit Girl]].
* CreepyChild / StringyHairedGhostGirl: Enid in the ''Funny or Die'' sketch video "[[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/78c7180f2e/scary-girl-with-chloe-moretz Scary Girl]]." Also her roles in ''LetMeIn'' and ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in real life, but she professes to intentionally seek out roles that are drastically different from her true self for the challenge.
** In ''ThePokerHouse'', she is the youngest daughter of a drug-addicted prostitute whose pimp is a violent pedophile.
** In ''Film/KickAss'', she's deprived of any real childhood and is instead trained from age five by her father to be a vigilante assassin.
** In ''LetMeIn'', she is a 200+ year-old vampire masquerading as a 12-year-old girl who was raped repeatedly by her uncle prior to being turned and lives with a caretaker who commits serial murder to keep a fresh supply of blood to feed her.
** In ''TexasKillingFields'', the first thing we learn about her character is that she's on juvenile probation for reasons that aren't made clear. She is later [[spoiler:kidnapped by her own older brother and his friend with the intent of murdering her before she's rescued by a hero cop]].
** In ''{{Hick}}'', she runs away from her neglectful mother and alcoholic father to hitchhike to Las Vegas. Along the way, she [[spoiler:tries cocaine, helps rob a convenient store and gets raped by her psychopath companion (and nearly raped a second time), then shoots and kills said psychopath companion]].
** In ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', she...well, you know the story.
** In ''Film/TheEqualizer'', she plays a 16-year-old prostitute. 'Nuff said.
* DisappearedDad / MissingMom / ParentalAbandonment: In virtually every single major role she's had, one or both her character's biological parents are out of the picture by the middle of the film if not from the start.
** She recently confirmed in an interview that her father has not been a part of her family for years, so it applies to her real life as well.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both in and out of character.
* FakeNationality: In ''Hugo'', she plays a French character using an English accent. Taken UpToEleven because she actually managed to fool the film's casting director into believing she was English.
* FollowTheLeader: Cut from the same cloth as, and [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/dec/01/chloe-moritz-hugo-interview?CMP=twt_fd by her own admission inspired by]], fellow Georgians Creator/DakotaFanning and ElleFanning. She is also frequently compared to JodieFoster for the types of roles she's taken on at a young age.
* HollywoodHomely: In ''Film/{{Carrie|2013}}''.
* IAmNotSpock / MeanCharacterNiceActor: Doesn't like being identified with her intense roles in ''Kick-Ass'' and ''LetMeIn'', claiming to be a "[[GirlNextDoor normal, everyday girl]]." She says that she likes to play such roles due to how different they are from her everyday life.
** FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Or at least, Intense Character, Stern Actor. She refuses to let friends visit her on the sets of her films in order to avoid being distracted.
* LittleMissBadass: Her portrayal of [[Film/KickAss Hit Girl]] might be the ultimate embodiment of this.
* OneOfUs: She is a huge fan of ''AssassinsCreed.''
* PlatonicLifePartners: She and ''Kick-Ass'' co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
* SiblingTeam: She and her older brother Trevor are practically inseparable.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Her as Kaylee Hooper, to [[Series/ThirtyRock Jack Donaghy]].
* StarMakingRole: [[KickAss Hit Girl]].
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Her characters in ''Kick-Ass'', ''Let Me In'', ''Hick'' and ''The Equalizer''.
** PlayedForLaughs to some degree in ''30 Rock'', where Kaylee Hooper is a match for Jack Donaghy in sheer ruthlessness...but her motivations are age-appropriate. For instance, [[spoiler:she gets the contestants on ''[[BlandNameProduct America's Kidz Got Singing]]'' drunk in order to get herself expelled from her school in Philly so her grandpa would send her to a more prestigious boarding school in New York--and incidentally, her boyfriend is a freshman at NYU]].
* TypeCasting: Averted. Her last five film projects have her portraying, in order: a moody hippie chick [[spoiler:who turns out to be a werewolf]], a vigilante assassin, ''Film/{{Carrie|2013}}'' White, KeiraKnightley's teenage BFF and an underage prostitute.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Both she and many of her characters.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Combined with WiseBeyondHerYears many people have trouble remembering she's still a teenager. In some of her public appearances, she looks [[http://www.hdwallpapers3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chloe-moretz-hick-screening-emma-roberts-17.jpg older]] as well.
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