Gaby Hoffmann

Gaby Hoffmann

Highest Rated: 100% Lyle (2014)

Lowest Rated: 8% 13 (2011)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1982

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Manhattan Romance Emmy 2015
89% Wild Aimee $24.7M 2014
90% Obvious Child Nellie 2014
27% Goodbye World Laura 2014
79% Veronica Mars Ruby Jetson $2.7M 2014
100% Lyle Leah 2014
83% Crystal Fairy Crystal Fairy $0.2M 2013
78% Nate & Margaret Darla 2012
8% 13 Clara Ferro 2011
68% Life During Wartime Wanda $0.3M 2010
71% Chelsea on the Rocks Actor 2009
35% 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 $8.5M 2000
29% Coming Soon Jenny Simon 1999
29% 200 Cigarettes Stephie 1999
67% Strike! Odette 1998
50% Volcano Kelly Roark 1997
79% Everyone Says I Love You Lane 1996
32% 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
65% The Man Without a Face Megan 1993
74% Sleepless in Seattle Jessica 1993
38% This Is My Life Opal Ingels 1992
61% Uncle Buck Maizy 1989
86% Field of Dreams Karin Kinsella 1989


90% Transparent
Ali Pfefferman Ali Pfefferman Ali 2019
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Appearing 2017
41% Chelsea
Appearing Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2016
89% Girls
Caroline 2016
94% Louie
April 2012
94% The Good Wife
Rhonda Cerone 2011
51% Private Practice
Emily 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Rachel 2005
No Score Yet Someone like Me
Gaby 1994


Mike Roark says: I can't leave you here after an earthquake.

Kelly Roark says: Dad, I'm 13 years old, I know what to do.

Mike Roark says: Ok, What do you do?

Kelly Roark says: Get into a doorframe, stick your head between your knees & kiss your ass goodbye.