Creator / Chloe Moretz

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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."

Chloë Grace Moretz (born February 10, 1997) is an American actress from Atlanta, Georgia, best known for playing Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass franchise. 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 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 remake of The Amityville Horror (2005) 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 My Name Is Earl and Sherri Maltby in Desperate Housewives. Moretz also voiced the U.S. version of Darby in 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 Kick-Ass, 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 Jackie Chan 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 Let Me In, the American Remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released October 1, 2010. On March 30, 2010, Moretz was cast as Little Anne Sliger in the psychological thriller Texas Killing Fields.

Moretz's projects for 2011 included Hugo and Hick. She also portrayed Carolyn Stoddard in Tim Burton's film adaptation of 1960s Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, released May 11, 2012. In 2013, she reprised her Star-Making Role as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2 and starred in the re-adaptation of Stephen King's classic Carrie. Her upcoming projects include Laggies, the reboot of the cult TV Show The Equalizer, and the film adaptations of If I Stay and Dark Places.

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.

Roles


Tropes

  • Action Girl: As Hit Girl.
  • Adventures in Comaland: The premise of If I Stay, in which her character is rendered comatose by a car accident.
  • American Accents: Her parents are from Atlanta, and she spent the first few years of her life there, so in some of her earlier roles (particularly (500) Days of Summer), she had a very noticeable Southern accent. It's largely flattened out since, though.
  • Badass Adorable: Particularly as her Star-Making Role as Hit Girl.
  • Creepy Child / Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Enid in the Funny or Die sketch video "Scary Girl." Also her roles in Let Me In and Carrie.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She professes to intentionally seek out roles that are drastically different from her true self for the challenge.
    • In The Poker House, she is the youngest daughter of a drug-addicted prostitute with a violent pimp.
    • In Kick-Ass, she's deprived of any real childhood and is instead trained from age five by her father to be a vigilante assassin.
    • In Let Me In, she is a 200+ year-old vampire masquerading as a 12-year-old girl who lives with a caretaker who commits serial murder to keep a fresh supply of blood to feed her.
    • In Texas Killing Fields, 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 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 tries cocaine, helps rob a convenient store and possibly gets raped by her psychotic companion (and nearly raped a second time), then shoots and kills said companion.
    • In Carrie, she...well, you know the story.
    • In The Equalizer, she plays a 16-year-old prostitute. 'Nuff said.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both in and out of character.
    Chloe (on Jimmy Kimmel's show as part of his Mean Tweets feature): "Chloe Moretz or whatever her stupid name is looks like my asshole. Seriously, there is nothing attractive about her whatsoever." [Beat] You must have a really bleached asshole.
    • Weaponised, with devastating effect, on the BBC Radio 1 spot ''Playground Insults'', in which she went toe-to-toe against Seth Rogen to see which could deliver the other the most devastating childish insult. Worth it just for the extraordinary snarly expression that she adopts in an attempt to stop herself laughing.
      Seth: You have dick rings on your pants. Four little dick rings on each pant leg. One...two...in Europe these are known as "Prince Albert". [Chloe shuts her eyes and covers her mouth to stop from cracking up.] So you have a total of eight Prince Alberts, just danglin' off your leg. There's eight Prince Albert-less dongs out there...just lookin' for their rings.
      Chloe: They couldn't even pierce yours. It's so small. [Seth starts to crack up. Chloe cracks up too.] ...Yep. We got there. We're there.
  • Disappeared Dad / Missing Mom / Parental Abandonment: 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.
  • Little Miss Badass: Her portrayal of Hit Girl might be the ultimate embodiment of this.
  • Platonic Life Partners: She and Kick-Ass co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
  • Sibling Team: She and her older brother Trevor are practically inseparable.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Her as Kaylee Hooper, to Jack Donaghy.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Her characters in Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hick and The Equalizer.
    • Played for Laughs 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, she gets the contestants on 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.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Both she and many of her characters.
  • Younger Than They Look: Combined with Wise Beyond Her Years many people have trouble remembering she's still a teenager.

Alternative Title(s): Chloe Grace Moretz

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