Biography: Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz has emerged as one of the film industry’s most sought-after young actresses. Last year, she starred in the award-winning fantasy adventure Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese, winning a People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite Movie Actress Under 25. In addition, the National Association of Theatre Owners just named her the Female Star of Tomorrow Award, presented at the 2012 CinemaCon.

In 2010, Moretz starred in three very different films, including Matthew Vaughn‘s hit actioner Kick-Ass, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, and also starring Nicolas Cage. For her performance as the ferocious Hit-Girl, whose toughness belies her young age, Moretz won two MTV Movie Awards, for Best Breakout Star and Biggest Badass Star. She was also nominated for dual Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Young Actor, for her role in Kick-Ass, as well as for her performance as a young vampire in the thriller Let Me In, written and directed by Matt Reeves. In addition, Moretz won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer, recognizing her work in both films. She was also seen that year in the family comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid, adapted from Jeff Kinney‘s popular children’s book series.

Moretz began her career at the age of five in New York City, appearing as a model in many print outlets and national television commercials. When she was six years old, she moved with family to Los Angeles, and soon after landed a recurring role on the CBS series The Guardian, with Simon Baker. She made her film debut in the 2005 independent film The Heart of the Beholder.

Immediately following, she won her first major film role in Michael Bay‘s remake of The Amityville Horror, in which she played the youngest member of the terrorized Lutz family, with Ryan Reynolds. Moretz’s additional film credits include the horror thrillers The Eye and Not Forgotten, and the acclaimed independent film (500) Days of Summer, playing the little sister of Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character. She also voiced the role of Young Penny in the animated feature Bolt.

Moretz has a number of films upcoming, including the indie film Hick, in which she stars with Blake Lively, Juliette Lewis and Alec Baldwin; the anthology film Movie 43, as part of an all-star cast; and the remake of the classic Stephen King thriller Carrie, in which she will play the title role.

This Biography/Filmography of Chloe Grace Moretz is courtesy of Warner Brothers

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