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"I hope to make acting my career for the rest of my life, if I can. If acting doesn't work out I'd love to produce, direct, or write. I just want to stay in this business. That would be my number one thing. I always want to be an actress."
Chloë Grace Moretz (born 1997) is an American actress from Atlanta, Georgia. Moretz moved from Georgia to New York in 2001, with her mother and her older brother, Trevor, because he was accepted into a professional performing arts school; this initially got her interested in acting. Her Hollywood career began when she and the rest of her family moved to Los Angeles in 2003. Her first role in Hollywood was as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian, and her first film role was as Molly in Heart of the Beholder.
It was not until her second big-screen acting role, in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror that she earned greater recognition in the form of a Young Artist Award nomination. After Amityville, Moretz's acting career progressed further when she received several guest-starring roles on TV, as well as a role as one of the family children in Big Mommas House 2. Among the most notable of her TV roles to date are Candy Stoker in an episode of My Name Is Earl, and Sherri Maltby in Desperate Housewives. Moretz also voiced the U.S. version of the animated character Darby in My Friends Tigger & Pooh. After her first film premiere in The Amityville Horror, she has been a frequent guest at film premieres. She has an interest in fashion, and often wears clothes in her own distinctive style.
In 2010, Moretz appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's superhero film Kick-Ass, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., for which she has received widespread critical acclaim. Moretz trained with Jackie Chan and his stunt crew for three months prior to filming Kick-Ass and did most of her own stunts while filming on location. Also that year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In, the American Remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released on October 1, 2010. On March 30, 2010 Moretz was cast as little Ann in the psychological thriller The Fields.
Moretz's projects for 2011 include playing the role of Isabelle in Hugo, and Hick, an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes. She portrayed Carolyn Stoddard in Tim Burton's 2012 film adaption of 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, and starred in a remake of horror classic Carrie in 2013. In addition to assorted cameos and short subjects, her primary film for 2014 appears to be If I Stay, in which she plays a girl in a coma after an auto accident, who must decide during an extended out-of-body experience whether or not she wants to continue living.
In addition, Moretz has signed on to play the leading role in Emily The Strange. The project was first mentioned in 2009, when Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson announced his plans to bring the character to the big screen. First started as an iconic image in 1991 and used to promote a clothing line from Cosmic Debris, the Gothic teen has developed a back story through a series of Dark Horse Comics, which have been published since 2001. Said film is early in development, however, so it won't be expected for a few years yet.
- The Guardian as Violet
- Heart Of The Beholder as Molly
- The Amityville Horror (2005 remake) as Chelsea
- My Name Is Earl as Candy Stoker
- Big Mommas House 2 as Carrie
- Desperate Housewives as Sherry Maltby
- The Poker House as Cammie
- Dirty Sexy Money as Kiki George
- My Friends Tigger and Pooh as Darby
- Bolt as Young Penny
- (500) Days of Summer as Rachel
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid as Angie
- Kick-Ass as Mindy "Hit-Girl" Macready
- Let Me In as Abby
- 30 Rock as Kaylie Hooper
- Hugo as Isabelle
- The Fields as Little Ann Sliger
- Hick as Luli McMullen
- Emily The Strange as Emily
- Dark Shadows as Carolyn Stoddard Collins
- Carrie (remake) as Carrie
- Muppets Most Wanted as Newspaper Girl
- If I Stay
- The Addams Family
- Action Girl: Some of her roles.
- Creepy Child/Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: As "Enid" in the Funny or Die sketch video "Scary Girl".
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fake Nationality: In Hugo she plays a French character using an English accent.
- Follow the Leader: Cut from the same cloth as, and by her own admission inspired by, fellow Georgians Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning.
- Former Child Star: Has been acting since she was six, got her Star-Making Role as Hit Girl at age ten, and hasn't stopped working since.
- Hair of Gold
- Little Miss Badass: Many of her earlier roles.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor/I Am Not Spock: Doesn't like being identified with her intense roles in Kick-Ass and Let Me In, claiming to be a "normal, everyday girl".
- Pimped-Out Dress: Her Black Swan costume [dead link].
- She's All Grown Up: Well, she is nowadays.
- Star-Making Role: Hit Girl.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Her characters in Kick-Ass and Let Me In.
- Typecasting: As a precocious Strange Girl who is almost always Wise Beyond Her Years (500 Days of Summer, Hugo), sometimes engages in Troubling Unchildlike Behavior (Kick Ass), and is often somehow connected to the supernatural (Let Me In, Dark Shadows, Carrie and the stuck-in-Development Hell adaptation of Emily The Strange). Now that she's college-age, presumably some of this will drop away.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: Both her and many of her characters.