Chloë Grace Moretz ( born February 10, 1997) is an American actress and model.
She began her film career at age seven, with roles in The Amityville Horror (2005), The Poker House (2008), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and Let Me In (2010).
Moretz’ breakthrough came in 2010 with her performance as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2. She has since starred in numerous films, such as Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie (2013), If I Stay (2014), The Equalizer (2014), The 5th Wave (2016) and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016). Her stage work includes her performance in the off-Broadway production of The Library (2014) at The Public Theater. 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 by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. Moretz trained with Jackie Chan’s stunt crew for three months prior to filming and did most of her own stunts while filming on location. Because of her youth, there was controversy about her role in the violent film. She received widespread critical acclaim for her performance. Roger Ebert gave the film only one star, but wrote about Moretz: “Say what you will about her character, but Chloë Grace Moretz has presence and appeal.” That same year, she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In (2010), the U.K./U.S. remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. In November 2010, at age 13, Moretz was called “the busiest actress in Hollywood”. Moretz played Ann Sliger in the 2011 crime thriller Texas Killing Fields. That same year, she played Isabelle in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, a 3-D film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was nominated for 11 Oscars. It co-starred Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen McCrory. Moretz 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 the sequel Kick-Ass 2. The same year, she 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. She has been featured in covers and editorials for publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. Moretz played the protagonist, Mia, in the adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay (2014). The story follows a 17-year-old classical musician as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family and has an out-of-body experience. Critical response to the film was mixed; a 35% positive rating based on 122 reviews and an average rating of 5/10 garnered by Rotten Tomatoes was accompanied by a critics’ consensus praising Moretz for giving the performance “her all”. Moretz subsequently starred as Cassie Sullivan in The 5th Wave, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rick Yancey. The film was released in January 2016. Hannah Minghella of Sony Pictures said Moretz “embodies the heart, strength and determination that make Cassie such a compelling character.” In April 2016, Moretz was chosen to serve as one of three members of the Narrative Short Film Competition jury for the Tribeca Film Festival, alongside Mike Birbiglia and Sheila Nevins. Also that year, she co-starred with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the sequel to Neighbors; and headlined the drama film Brain on Fire, based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan. In 2016, Moretz stated “I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again. I’m realizing that I can slow down.” She will also focus on producing, including two television projects. In 2017, Moretz co-starred again with Ansel Elgort, in the crime drama November Criminals. She also appeared in that year’s controversial comedy-drama I Love You, Daddy. In 2018, she will star in the horror film Suspiria, the drama film The Miseducation of Cameron Post and the thriller film The Widow. 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 Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, to be written by Richard Curtis, though she later left the project.