Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor 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, but it's a well-known fact to fans.
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), becoming the 9th youngest nominee ever in that category.
In 2015, after appearing in Pitch Perfect 2, she signed a deal with Republic Records to release a full album, including the single "Love Myself".
- Back to You (2007 episode "Gracie's Bully") as a little girl
- Heather: A Fairy Tale (2008 short) as Heather
- She's a Fox (2009 short) as Talia Alden
- BrainSurge (Season 1, Episode 24) as herself
- Grand Cru (2010 short) as Sophie
- Sons of Tucson (2010 episode "Chicken Pox") as Bethany
- Summer Camp (2010) as Shayna Matson
- True Grit (2010) as Mattie Ross
- Without Wings (2010 short) as Allison
- Forgotten (2011) as London Lane
- Romeo and Juliet (2013, dir. Carlo Carlei) as Juliet
- Ender's Game (2013) as Petra Arkanian
- When Marnie Was There (2015) as Anna Sasaki (voice, English)
- Barely Lethal (2015) as Megan
- Begin Again (2015) as Violet Mulligan
- Pitch Perfect 2 & 3 (2015, 2017) as Emily Junk
- The Edge of Seventeen (2016) as Nadine
- Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man films as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman (voice)
- Bumblebee (2018) as Charlie Watson
- Dickinson (2019 - 2021) as Emily Dickinson
- Arcane (2021 - ) as Vi (voice)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2021 - ) as Kate Bishop / Hawkeye
- Hawkeye (2021)
- Haiz (EP, 2015; rereleased in 2016 with extra content)
- Half Written Story (EP, 2020; the first of a two part EP series)note
- Action Girl: In True Grit, Ender's Game, Barely Lethal, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bumblebee, Arcane, and Hawkeye.
- Cool Loser: See the above; her characters tend to be 'losers' in their peer group, despite the charm and charisma she brings. Actually Truth in Television as Hailee was heavily bullied in school before her acting career took off, to the point she had to switch to homeschooling.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: The not-so-subtext of "Love Myself". While she stated that it wasn't the intention she was going for, she's perfectly fine with people thinking about it that way.
- Endearingly Dorky: Absolutely radiates this in most of her film roles, and especially in real life.
- Genki Girl: She's often prone to playing characters with a great amount of energy and light, much like how she is in real life.
- Give Geeks a Chance: In Barely Lethal, The Edge of Seventeen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Bumblebee, her character's love interest is an awkward, nerdy guy who's clearly into her as soon as they meet, with her character taking more time to respond. Played With in that her characters in those films are all Adorkable Cool Loser types who are equally, if not less popular than the geeky love interest, and borders on being a Gender Flip as she's the lead in most of those stories (the exception being the Spider-Verse).
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: "Let Me Go" is all about this.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's definitely incorporated this into her image, if her social media and concert performances are any indication. She's gotten a lot of compliments about her She's Got Legs and Male Gaze mentality. A lot of people really like her eyes too.
- 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 Unfortunate Implications of the idea that being "not like most girls" is automatically worthy of praise.
- 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.
- "Sesame Street" Cred: Made a guest appearance during season 51 to sing the song I Wonder, What If, Let's Try. note
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'8",note and is often noted in-universe as attractive. Particularly notable in two roles: