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Gaby Hoffmann



The daughter of Viva Hoffmann, better known simply as Viva, the model and Warhol protege, Gaby Hoffmann had an upbringing that was in many ways suited for the unconventional lifestyle that accompanies an acting career.



Born January 8, 1982, Hoffmann spent much of her childhood living with her mother and sister in New York's notorious Chelsea Hotel. When she and her friends weren't spying on the drug dealers across the hall, Hoffmann began her acting career, making her first commercials at the age of four to help pay the bills. However, she quickly tired of the work and quit; her early retirement ended when, at the age of seven, she was cast alongside Macaulay Culkin in John Hughes' Uncle Buck and as Kevin Costner's daughter in Field of Dreams. Both films proved to be huge hits, and Hoffmann decided to give acting a second try.



Many of the films Hoffmann made throughout her early teens proved to be fairly forgettable, although she did have strong supporting roles in Nora Ephron's This Is My Life (1992) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993), as well as The Man Without a Face (1993), Now and Then (1995), which cast her as the teenage version of Demi Moore's character, and Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You (1996). Toward the end of the decade, Hoffmann began being identified as one of the up-and-coming actors of Generation Y, a fact that was demonstrated with her being cast in the ensemble film 200 Cigarettes, the controversial girls-on-top sex comedy Coming Soon, and James Toback's Black and White, which featured Hoffmann as part of an eclectic cast that included Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, and Brooke Shields.



In the early 2000s, she took a break from acting, enrolling in Bard Collage. She resumed her acting career in 2011 with roles in indie films (like The Surrogate Nanny), but the public noticed her more for several high-profile TV guest spots, including an episode each on Private Practice, The Good Wife and Homeland. She had a higher-profile guest spot on FX's Louie, playing a soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend of Louie, and then had a four-episode arc on HBO's Girls, playing Adam's sister, Caroline. Hoffmann took a series regular role on the hit Netflix series, Transparent, in 2014.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% Wild
  • Aimee
2014
89% Obvious Child
  • Nellie
2014
24% Goodbye World
  • Laura
2014
79% Veronica Mars
  • Ruby Jetson
2014
100% Lyle
  • Leah
2014
81% Crystal Fairy
  • Crystal Fairy
2013
78% Nate & Margaret
  • Darla
2012
8% 13
  • Clara Ferro
2011
69% Life During Wartime
  • Wanda
2010
70% Chelsea on the Rocks
  • Actor
2009
32% Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet All That I Am
  • Susan
2003
39% Black and White
  • Raven
2002
11% Perfume
  • Gabrielle
2001
95% You Can Count On Me
  • Sheila
2000
29% Coming Soon
  • Jenny Simon
1999
28% 200 Cigarettes
  • Stephie
1999
67% Strike!
  • Odette
1998
44% Volcano
  • Kelly Roark
1997
79% Everyone Says I Love You
  • Lane
1996
19% Now and Then
  • Young Samantha
1995
No Score Yet Whose Daughter Is She? (Semi-Precious)
  • Andrea
1995
No Score Yet Freaky Friday
  • Annabelle Andrews
1995
67% The Man Without a Face
  • Megan
1993
72% Sleepless in Seattle
  • Jessica
1993
42% This Is My Life
  • Opal Ingels
1992
64% Uncle Buck
  • Maizy
1989
86% Field of Dreams
  • Karin Kinsella
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • April
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Rachel
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Emily
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rhonda Cerone
89% Girls
2012
  • Caroline
98% Transparent
2014
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