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Creator / Hailee Steinfeld

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"Guys don't ask you out? Yeah they do. I just don't go."
"I'd say everything that I've done has had some sort of challenge that I've had to overcome. But it's the most satisfying feeling once you have and that's what I love about acting, sort of signing on to it knowing that it's going to be challenging."

"Alright people, let's start at the beginning one last time..."

Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California) is an American actress and singer. She is Ashkenazi Jewish on her dad's side, with an eighth each African-American and Boholano Filipino ancestry from her maternal grandfather. Her onscreen roles tend to gloss over this entirely.

Her breakout role as Mattie Ross in The Coen Brothers's True Grit gave her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (despite being the main character). At 14, she was one of the category's youngest nominees.

In 2015, after appearing in the hugely successful Pitch Perfect 2, she signed a deal with Republic Records to release a full album, including the single "Love Myself". She has since had a successful music career that still continues to this day, with several of her songs earning platinum sales. She was also simultaneously under Mercury Records for a brief period in 2022-23. No official confirmation has been announced, but it's speculated that Hailee left Republic in 2023 when her name was removed from both of their websites. This may be a result of the label not promoting her music.

In 2018, she appeared in both Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, both roles that earned her praise.note  She went on to star in several acclaimed properties such as the Apple TV+ show, Dickinson, the show Arcane which is set in the League of Legends universe, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe show, Hawkeye (2021). note 



  • Haiz (EP, 2015; rereleased in 2016 with extra content)
  • Half Written Story (EP, 2020; the first of a two part EP series)note 
  • Untitled album (TBD)note 

Associated tropes:

  • Ms. Fanservice: Tends to be seen as this in her music videos, in photoshoots and Instagram posts, during concerts, and her more recent acting works, with Dickinson in particular containing non-explicit sex scenes. Though compared to some of her peers, Hailee does this pretty modestly.
  • Not Like Other Girls: Defied to hell and back with "Most Girls". The entire song is an anthem to the virtues that "most girls" have, and she declares that she wants to be like most girls. She tears apart the implications of the idea that being "not like most girls" is automatically worthy of praise.invoked
  • One of Us:
  • Promoted Fangirl:
    • She was already a big fan of the original Pitch Perfect, to the point of even admitting to family members that this was the type of cast she'd want to be working with. To say she was over the moon getting the role of Emily in the sequel would be an understatement.
    • She was also a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe growing up. Getting to play a superhero was on her bucket list, so she was pretty thrilled to get cast as Kate Bishop in Hawkeye (2021).
  • "Sesame Street" Cred: Made a guest appearance during season 51 to sing the song I Wonder, What If, Let's Try. note