Gaby Hoffmann

Gaby Hoffmann

Highest Rated: 100% Lyle (2014)

Lowest Rated: 8% 13 (2010)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1982

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Gaby Hoffmann began acting at age four and three years later made her film debut playing Karin Kinsella, the daughter of Kevin Costner, in "Field of Dreams" (1989). The real-life daughter of Andy Warhol "superstar" Viva, the brunette Hoffmann grew up in New York City's famed Chelsea Hotel and her unconventional upbringing, predilection for speaking frankly and more traditional cuteness have made her a sought after young actress. As a child, she shone in roles that showcased her candor and precociousness, such as her supporting turns in "Uncle Buck" (1989), "The Man Without a Face" and "Sleepless in Seattle" (both 1993) and as the star of the short-lived NBC sitcom "Someone Like Me" (1994). It was her work in 1992's "This is My Life", directed by Nora Ephron, and the resulting praise that encouraged Hoffmann to fully pursue acting as a career. As Opal, the daughter of a stand-up comedienne (Julie Kavner), the youngster showed a sweeter, more vulnerable side, proving her capacity to handle major roles. Ephron again tapped her for a pivotal part in "Sleepless in Seattle", where she sparked up the film as the crafty pal of Ross Malinger (who played Tom Hanks' son). While her sitcom (about a precocious pre-teen) only aired five episodes, Hoffmann proved enough of a small screen presence to land the parts of the daughter of Shelley Long in the switching places comedy "Freaky Friday" (ABC, 1995) and the object of a custody battle in the 1995 CBS TV movie drama "Whose Daughter Is She?". That same year, she was featured in the coming of age drama "Now and Then", playing the character Samantha as a child, while Demi Moore played Samantha's adult incarnation. 1996 saw Hoffmann featured in Woody Allen's musical "Everyone Says I Love You" before she undertook the role of Tommy Lee Jones' daughter in the disaster flick "Volcano" (1997). In 60s-era comedy "Strike!/The Hairy Bird" (1998), Hoffmann played an outsider sent to an all-girls school who joins with her fellow students in protesting the proposed admittance of boys. She had similar roles in "Snapped" (1998), an indie comedy about unmotivated kids in New York's East Hampton, and "Coming Soon" (1999), another coming-of-age comedy set in an Upper East Side Manhattan prep school. Hoffmann also appeared in the ensembles of "200 Cigarettes", an 80s-era comedy/drama co-starring such young luminaries as Christina Ricci and Casey Affleck and "Black and White" (both also 1999), James Toback's film about race relations reportedly shot without a traditional script. After co-starring in Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed drama "You Can Count On Me" (2000), Hoffman took an extended break from acting, appearing in small roles in the indie films "Perfume" (2001) and "Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America" (2005), as well as a single episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC 2001-2011). Her career restarted in earnest with co-starring roles in the Jenny Slate romantic comedy "Obvious Child" (2014) and the fan-funded "Veronica Mars" (2014) reboot, along with a story arc on "Girls" (HBO 2012- ) and a co-starring role on the comedy-drama "Transparent" (Amazon 2014- ), as the daughter of a late-life transsexual. Hoffman also appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in the drama "Wild" (2014) and in a supporting role in the indie romantic comedy "Manhattan Romance" (2015).

Highest rated movies

You Can Count on Me
C'mon C'mon
Obvious Child
Field of Dreams
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus
Nate & Margaret




94% 79% C'mon C'mon Viv (Character) $1.5M 2021
No Score Yet 59% Manhattan Romance Emmy (Character) - 2015
100% 37% Lyle Leah (Character) - 2014
88% 75% Wild Aimee (Character) $37.7M 2014
90% 72% Obvious Child Nellie (Character) $3.1M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pauline Alone Pauline (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 80% All That I Am Susan (Character) - 2013
83% 50% Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus Crystal Fairy (Character) $187.5K 2013
80% 51% Nate & Margaret Darla (Character) - 2012
8% 34% 13 Clara (Character) - 2010
68% 48% Life During Wartime Wanda (Character) $278.8K 2009
41% 37% Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Orn's Wife (Character) $15.4K 2007
11% 51% Perfume Gabrielle Mancini (Character) - 2001
95% 88% You Can Count on Me Sheila (Character) $9.2M 2000
30% 59% 200 Cigarettes Stephie (Character) $6.9M 1999
29% 26% Coming Soon Jenny Simon (Character) $3.7K 1999
38% 30% Black and White Raven (Character) $5.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snapped Tara (Character) - 1999
67% 73% All I Wanna Do Odette (Character) $780.5K 1998
49% 32% Volcano Kelly Roark (Character) $47.5M 1997
77% 68% Everyone Says I Love You Lane Dandridge (Character) $9.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Daughter Is She? Andrea Eagerton (Character) - 1995
33% 82% Now and Then Samantha (Character) $27.1M 1995
No Score Yet 35% Freaky Friday Annabelle Andrews (Character) - 1995
65% 64% The Man Without a Face Megan Norstadt (Character) $23.1M 1993
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Jessica (Character) $125.6M 1993
36% 48% This Is My Life Opal Ingels (Character) $2.8M 1992
62% 76% Uncle Buck Maizy Russell (Character) $63.9M 1989
88% 86% Field of Dreams Karin Kinsella (Character) $61.8M 1989


84% 84% Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Claire Rothman (Character) 2022
91% 75% Transparent Ali Pfefferman (Character),
2014-2017 2019
88% 55% Room 104 Director 2018
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2017
89% 75% Girls Caroline Sackler (Guest Star) 2014-2017
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
93% 95% Louie April (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Rhonda Cerone (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Emily Wendel (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone Like Me Gaby Stepjak (Character) 1994