I was ready to write a post about how Hailee Steinfeld is yet another of the dime-a-dozen actress or singer or model or whatever that Justin Bieber was dating, and that she’ll be out of sight, out of mind, in about three months.
But then I used the ole’ Google machine to do some research on the post, and I found out that back in 2010, she was the little girl in True Grit. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen True Grit, but it stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin, so you can imagine how awesome it is based just on whose in it.
So now, here we are seven years later, and that girl from True Grit has apparently (according to Google) become quite the big star.
Steinfeld, born in December of 1996, is not only an actress, but a model and singer as well. She first became known for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the aforementioned True Grit, for which she was remarkably nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Afterwards, she had roles in Petra Arkanian in Ender’s Game (2013), Juliet Capulet in Romeo & Juliet (2013), Violet Mulligan in Begin Again (2013), Zooey Renner in 3 Days to Kill (2014), and Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen (2016), for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination.
After appearing in and singing in Pitch Perfect 2, Steinfield signed to Republic Records, and released her debut single, “Love Myself”, which has been certified platinum.
Oh, and now that she’s twenty, she looks like this:
So, to summarize: Academy Award winning actress, platinum-selling musician, and super hot. All by the age of 20.
Safe to say Hailee Steinfeld will be around for a while.