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Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress, model and singer. She rose to recognition for her role as Mattie Ross in the 2010 film True Grit for which she received several accolades, including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, at the age of 14. She portrays freshman and Bella newcomer, Emily Junk in Pitch Perfect 2. In August 2015, she released her debut single Love Myself, and her EP, titled HAIZ was released in November 2013.
Steinfeld was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles on December 11, 1996 to Cheri Steinfeld (nee Domasin), an interior designer, and Pete Steinfeld (b. 1955), a personal fitness trainer. She has an older brother, Griffin (b. January 9, 1993) who is a professional NASCAR driver. Her older maternal cousin, True O'Brien, inspired Steinfeld to start acting when she saw O'Brien in a commercial when she was 8.
She attended public school, until 2008, when she started homeschooling. She graduated with a high school diploma in June 2015. Steinfeld was a cheerleader for 6 years for her brother's football team.