It is always great to see a young woman wow a mature audience with their performance, which is what Hailee Steinfeld did at the age of 13 when she appeared in the critically acclaimed film, True Grit. Since then, she has kicked on in the industry and become one of the faces of the next generation of Hollywood’s superstars.
Long after she made her debut appearance as an actress at the age of 10, she has expanded her creative ventures beyond acting to singing. She has several singles and an album to her name, all while she continues to impress in various blockbuster films.
Below is everything you need to know about Hailee Steinfeld’s career, parents, height, and more.
How Old is Hailee Steinfeld, and What is Her Ethnicity?
Hailee Steinfeld was born on the 11th of December, 1996, in Los Angeles, California. As for her ethnicity, Hailee Steinfeld has varying ethnicity. Via her father, she is of Jewish descent, and via her mother, she has Filipino and African American ancestry.
She was raised in Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks, California, and she began her education at Ascension Lutheran School and later at Colina Middle School. She was homeschooled for her high school education, having started her acting career at an early age.
An appearance by her cousin in a TV commercial inspired Hailee Steinfeld to give acting a try at eight years of age. Two years after, in 2007, she made her debut appearance in the TV show, Back to You.
Hailee made subsequent appearances in a couple of short films until 2010, when she got her breakthrough role as Mattie Ross in True Grit. She received widespread praise for her performance in the movie, as well as an Academy Awards nomination.
She appeared in several short films during the year, like Grand Cru, Without Wings and in the TV film, Summer Camp. The True Grit actress did not appear in another project until 2013 when she returned to the front of the camera for the film, Hateship Loveship. She also appeared in Begin Again, Romeo and Juliet, and in the sci-fi film, Ender’s Game.
Hailee began appearing in one of her most popular films, the Pitch Perfect series, in 2015, reprising her role as Emily in the third film in the series in 2017.
Other notable titles of the actress include Barely Lethal, The Edge of Seventeen, and Bumblebee. So far, she has appeared in more than 30 films and TV shows and has received more than 45 award nominations for her work, winning at least 24 of them.
Aside from her thriving career as an actress, the Bumblebee actress is also a singer. Hailee Steinfeld began her career as a singer in 2015, at the age of 18.
She released her first track, Love Myself, in August 2015, selling over two and a half million copies. Her debut album, Haiz, was released in the same year to similar commercial performance. So far, Hailee Steinfeld has sold more than three million records since she began her career in 2015.
Outside of her career in show business, Hailee is also a philanthropist and an activist. She has worked with several charities, such as Make A Wish Foundation, No Kid Hungry, and WE Movement.
Who Are Her Parents?
Hailee Steinfeld’s parents are Cheri Steinfeld and Peter Steinfeld. Her mother, Cheri, is an interior designer while her father is a personal fitness trainer. Her parents gave birth to two children, herself and an older brother, Griffin Steinfeld, who is an off-road race driver.
While Hailee Steinfeld’s parents are not primary members of the entertainment industry, she has relatives with footprints in the industry to varying degrees. Her great maternal uncle, Larry Domansin, is a former child actor. Her first cousin, is the actress, True O’Brien, known for her role as Paige Larson on Days of Our Lives. She inspired Hailee to pursue a career in acting.
Wha is Hailee Steinfeld’s Height?
Hailee Steinfeld is a beautiful woman, and her beauty is evident off her body, which has a height of 5 feet 6 ¾ inches.
The Bumblebee actress has an average body build with a weight of 59kg (130 pounds). The young actress also has a body measurement of 34, 27, and 35 inches for her bust, waist, and hip sizes, respectively.
Additional facts about the actress’s attractive body include a broad nose, hazel eyes, and dark brown hair.