Leelee Sobieski

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Leelee Sobieski in 2009

Liliane Gloria "Leelee" Sobieski (born on June 10, 1983 near New York City) is an American actress who has acted in many movies and on television. Her notable motion pictures include Deep Impact (1998) and Public Enemies; she also acted in the 1999 TV movie Joan of Arc. Sobieski was born in 1983, although some sources represent 1982 as her birth date.

Acting career[change | change source]

Sobieski was first noticed by a talent scout in the cafeteria of a New York City private school. That encounter led to her audition for the role of Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994), a role which ultimately went to Kirsten Dunst. Sobieski portrayed the character of Anna Yates in the 1994 TV movie Reunion starring Marlo Thomas. Next, she played a lead role in A Horse for Danny, a 1995 made-for-television film. In 1997, she snagged her first role in a studio film playing the daughter of Martin Short's character in the Tim Allen comedy Jungle 2 Jungle. In 1999, Sobieski appeared in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. Recalling acting alongside Tom Cruise, Sobieski stated he was "very kind and considerate with me," and says her most vivid recollection of Stanley Kubrick was that he "genuinely seemed to hold something magic".

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 A Horse for Danny Danny Bara
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Karen
1998 Deep Impact Sarah Hotchner
1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Charlotte Anne "Channe" Willis Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress – Feature Film
1999 Never Been Kissed Aldys Martin
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Milich's daughter
2000 Here on Earth Samantha "Sam" Cavanaugh Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Performance
2001 My First Mister Jennifer
2001 Joy Ride Venna Wilcox
2001 The Glass House Ruby Baker
2002 The Idol Sarah Silver
2002 Max Liselore von Peltz
2006 Lying Sarah
2006 Heavens Fall Victoria Price
2006 In a Dark Place Anna Veigh
2006 The Wicker Man Sister Honey
2006 The Elder Son Lolita
2007 Walk All Over Me Alberta
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Muriella Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2007 88 Minutes Lauren Douglas
2009 Finding Bliss Jody Balaban
2009 Night Train Chloe
2009 Public Enemies Polly Hamilton
2010 Acts of Violence Olivia Flyn
2012 Branded Abby Gibbons
2016 The Last Film Festival Stalker filmed in 2010