At only 21 years young, Hailee Steinfeld has accomplished a lot for someone her age. Her first major appearance in the acting world was for her role as Mattie Ross in the 2010 movie ‘True Grit’, for which she was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She then went on to score other high profile roles such as Juliet in the 2013 movie of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, alongside Douglas Booth. She confessed that she has a true love for singing and performing and wanted to try and break out into the singing world, but wanted to ‘do it in the right way’. Her role as Emily in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ allowed her to do it in a way she felt was a good breakthrough into this different aspect of her life, as it allowed for her to both act and sing in the same role.
Since then, her career has skyrocketed and she released her first debut single ‘Love Myself’ in August of 2015 and then went on to release her first EP titled ‘Haiz’ on 13th November 2015. Recently, she has been featured on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’’ franchise album ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ with her single ‘Capital Letters’. She has collaborated with many other artists, including Zedd, Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and DNCE. She definitely seems be to succeeding in the music world as she has over 25 and a half million listeners each month on Spotify – passing out pop music legends like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga by millions of more listens!
Hailee grew up in Tarzana in California, she was first inspired to step into the acting world by her cousin who appeared in a television commercial when Hailee was eight. She quite literally has grown up in the spotlight and to be honest, it seems to have suit her.
In December, she had a huge 21st birthday bash in The Nice Guy, a popular celebrity hot-spot in Hollywood and some of her fellow celeb bffs who attended are Ruby Rose and Rebel Wilson, who are also her ‘Pitch Perfect’ co-stars! She also recently attended the Grammy’s in New York City where she stole away looks and became the centre of attention on the red carpet with an original and daring approach to pairing purple, shiny knee high boots with a white gown – but if anyone can make that look good, it’s Miss Steinfeld. Whilst on the red carpet she got asked whether her main focus this year is new movie roles or new music, she responded saying that she is going to be flitting back and forth on the two, but music will be her main priority and that she is planning on releasing a new album this year! She is also going on tour with the ‘How Long’ singer Charlie Puth this summer – so safe to say her year seems pretty jam packed!
Amy Higgins – Features Writer