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Chloe Grace Moretz –


Moretz in The Fifth Wave.

About Chloe Grace Moretz (1997 – )

Chloe Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Teri (née Duke), is a nurse, and her father, McCoy Lee Moretz, is a plastic surgeon. She has four older brothers: Brandon, Trevor, Colin, and Ethan. She describes her family as "very Christian".

She moved from Cartersville, Georgia, to New York City in 2002, with her mother and her older brother, Trevor, because he was accepted into the Professional Performing Arts School, which is what first drew her attention to and interest in acting. Moretz helped Trevor read his lines, and he taught her some acting techniques that he'd learned in school. When Moretz realized how much she enjoyed acting, the family decided to attend auditions to see if she could apply her skills professionally. As of 2010, Trevor is her acting coach and accompanies her on trips and press dates when her parents can't be there.

Moretz's first Hollywood acting role came as Violet in two episodes of the CBS series The Guardian, and her first film role was as Molly in Heart of the Beholder. It was not until her second big-screen role, in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, that she drew greater recognition in the form of a Young Artist Award nomination. After Amityville, Moretz's acting career further progressed when she received several guest-starring roles on TV, as well as a small role in Big Momma's House 2. Her recurring TV characters include Kiki George in Dirty Sexy Money and Sherri Maltby in Desperate Housewives. Moretz also voice-acted the U.S. version of the animated character Darby in My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Moretz also co-starred as Cammie, an abused child, in The Poker House. After her first film premiere in The Amityville Horror, she has been a frequent guest at film premieres.

In 2010, Moretz appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's action film Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series of the same name. Despite controversy surrounding her role in the violent film, she won widespread critical acclaim for her performance. Roger Ebert, who gave the film just one out of four stars, nonetheless wrote: "Say what you will about her character, but Chloë Grace Moretz has presence and appeal." Moretz trained with Jackie Chan's stunt crew for three months prior to filming and did most of her own stunts. That same year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In, the UK/US remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released on October 1, 2010.

Moretz played Ann Sliger in the 2011 crime thriller Texas Killing Fields. That same year, she played Isabelle in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, a film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo was nominated for 11 Oscars, and co-starred Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen McCrory. Moretz then starred in Hick, an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes. She appeared in the 2012 Tim Burton film Dark Shadows, a remake of the popular soap opera, playing the role of Carolyn Stoddard, a rebellious teenage daughter. In 2013, she reprised her role as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2. That same year she also appeared in a short segment in the film Movie 43, and played the title character in a remake of the Stephen King-based film, Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce.

Moretz has also done voice work for video games. She reprised her role as Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game, and played young Lady Emily in Dishonored. Asked why she gravitates towards darker, troubled characters in her films, Moretz says that because she's had such a happy family life, she finds it artistically challenging to play characters who differ significantly from that reality. This career path continued when Moretz took on the role of Mia in the adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I Stay, which follows the life of a 17-year-old classical musician as she deals with the aftermath of a horrific car accident involving her family and has an out-of-body experience. Critical response to the film has been mixed; a 41% positive rating based on 65 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes -- but critics have praised Moretz's performance.

In March of 2014, she made her Off-Broadway debut in The Library, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Moretz joined the cast of Brain on Fire, based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan, in June 2015. Moretz replaced Dakota Fanning, who was committed to another project. In July, she completed filming the crime drama November Criminals; also in July, Universal Studios confirmed Moretz was signed to join Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the upcoming film Neighbors 2, which is the sequel to the 2014 film Neighbors.

In November 2015, Moretz was attached to Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean. The ensemble cast includes Asa Butterfield, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe and Keanu Reeves. Also in November, Moretz was announced as the star of Universal Studios' live action version of The Little Mermaid, to be written by Richard Curtis.

As of the writing of this article, Moretz's next appearance will be in the role of Cassie Sullivan in The 5th Wave, an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel by Rick Yancey, which is set for release at the end of January in 2016.

Chloe Grace Moretz's notable movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2005 Heart of the Beholder Molly
2005 The Amityville Horror Chelsea Lutz
2005 Today You Die St. Thomas Hospital Girl
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Carrie Fuller
2006 Room 6 Melissa Norman
2006 Wicked Little Things Emma Tunny
2007 Super Sleuth Christmas Movie Darby (voice)
2007 Hallowed Ground Sabrina
2008 The Third Nail Hailey
2008 The Eye Alicia
2008 The Poker House Cammie
2008 Bolt Young Penny (voice)
2009 (500) Days of Summer Rachel Hansen
2009 Not Forgotten Toby Bishop
2009 Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too Darby (voice)
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Jillian
2010 Super Duper Super Sleuths Darby (voice)
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Angie Steadman
2010 Kick-Ass Mindy McCready/Hit-Girl
2010 Let Me In Abby
2011 Our Deal Veronica
2011 Hick Luli McMullen
2011 Texas Killing Fields Little Ann Sliger
2011 Hugo Isabelle
2011 Scary Girl Enid Krysinski
2012 Dark Shadows Carolyn Stoddard
2013 Movie 43 Amanda
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Mindy McCready/Hit-Girl
2013 Carrie Carrie White
2013 Girl Rising Narrator
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Newspaper Delivery Girl
2014 Laggies Annika
2014 Clouds of Sils Maria Jo-Anne Ellis
2014 If I Stay Mia Hall
2014 The Equalizer Alina / Teri
2014 The Tale of Princess Kaguya Kaguya-hime (voice)
2015 Dark Places Young Diondra Wertzner
2016 The 5th Wave Cassie Sullivan

Chloe Grace Moretz's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2004 The Guardian Violet
2005 Family Plan Young Charlie
2005 My Name Is Earl Candy Stoker
2006 The Emperor's New School Furi (voice)
2006–07 Desperate Housewives Sherri Maltby
2007 The Cure Emily
2007–08 Dirty Sexy Money Kiki George
2007–10 My Friends Tigger & Pooh Darby (voice)
2011–13 30 Rock Kaylie Hooper
2013 American Dad! Honey (voice)
2015 We Got Married Herself
Chloe Grace Moretz in The Equalizer (2014).
Moretz in Laggies (2014).
In Dark Shadows (2012).
Chloe Grace in Dark Places (2015).
Chloe Grace Moretz in Carrie (2013).
Moretz in The Amityville Horror (2005).
Chloe Grace Moretz in Kick-Ass (2010).
Moretz in Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
Moretz, right, in Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

Memorable Quotes

“My mom has always said that if I get a big head, she'll take me out of this business as quickly as I got into it.”

“If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass (2010), I would be grounded for years! I'd be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I'm an average, everyday girl; when I act with my friends, I'm totally immature, I have to go to bed at 9:30, and, if I'm up late on the computer, I lose it for two months.”

“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.”

“When you do a lot of kid movies, that can be a problem. You were a little sister type, and then all of a sudden you're a prostitute and people don't like it. Unless, like Jodie Foster, that's how you start off. And I'm similar because the first time anyone really saw me was in Kick-Ass (2010), killing people. So I don't think I'll have that kind of trouble.”

“[regarding the bullying of her family via Twitter] I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, and my gay brothers were treated horrifically until they grew up and understood how to deal with it. I will delete you, and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers.”

“A lot of people are like "So you want to be famous." And I'm like "No, I want to be good at my craft. I don't care about fame, I don't care if I even ever make it. As long as people know what I am as an actress in this business, I'm set for my career right now." I actually work at my craft, and I actually want to be the best in my category, and I want to be a true actress. And a lot of people just want fame, and there's a huge difference.”

Did You Know

When The Amityville Horror (2005) premiered, she was not allowed to see the movie because she was too young.

She had to walk on and dangle from the top of a 60-foot-high house for The Amityville Horror (2005), and only had a couple of wires and a harness holding her. She was cautious at first, but according to director Andrew Douglas, she began to think it was fun within an hour.

In an interview with "Entertainment Weekly" in 2010, she revealed that a member of the press had stolen her iPad and hacked into her personal Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Was considered for the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), which was later taken by Jennifer Lawrence.

By the time she was 17 she had starred in seven remakes: The Amityville Horror (2005), The Eye (2008), Jack and the Beanstalk (2009), Let Me In (2010), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie (2013) and The Equalizer (2014).

Her ancestry includes English and German, as well as Swiss-German, Scottish and Welsh.