Leelee Sobieski

Highest Rated: 100% Uprising (2001)
Birthday: Jun 10, 1983
Birthplace: New York City, NY
Born Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski on June 10, 1982, Leelee Sobieski had shot to ingénue stardom in the time it took to say "Helen Hunt's spitting image." The young actress, who does indeed bear a striking resemblance to Hunt, first came to the attention of art house audiences with her role in A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998). Thanks to her participation in two high-profile projects, Deep Impact and Eyes Wide Shut, Sobieski has garnered both widespread recognition and the distinction of being one of the most promising actresses of her generation.Born and bred in New York City, Sobieski, the eldest of two children, was raised by her father, a French painter, and her mother, a freelance writer. She was "discovered," rather unexpectedly, in her school's cafeteria by Woody Allen's casting director. With the encouragement of her parents, Sobieski began auditioning, trying out at one point for the part that went to Kirsten Dunst in Interview With the Vampire. She landed her first screen role in the 1997 Tim Allen comedy Jungle 2 Jungle, and then was cast as Channe in Merchant/Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998). Sobieski drew raves for the depth and intelligence of her performance and was further rewarded with another leading role, that of Joan of Arc in the 1999 TV miniseries Joan of Arc. Sobieski then turned her back on typical ingénue roles with her portrayal of a geek queen in the Drew Barrymore comedy Never Been Kissed. The film's producers had originally wanted Sobieski for the role of the most popular girl in school, but the actress had insisted on that of her antithesis, a choice that reflected her desire to take on more unconventional roles. This choice was made further apparent with her casting in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, in which Sobieski had a brief but memorable appearance as the silent, flirtatious daughter of a costume-shop owner.In 2000 Sobieski returned to more conventional fare with Here on Earth, a romantic drama in which she starred as a young woman coping with first love and terminal illness. That same year, she could be seen in the teen thriller Squelch and My First Mister, a romantic comedy that featured her as a recent high-school grad who develops a crush on her much older boss (Albert Brooks). Gaining notice for her increasing ability to carry a movie, Sobieski earned her first million-dollar salary that same year for her role in the thriller The Glass House, followed shortly thereafter by another prominent role in the throwback CB thriller Joy Ride. A Golden Globe-nominated performance in the 2001 World War II drama Uprising served well to balance out such lukewarm efforts as the 2001 thriller The Glass House and the 2003 literary adaptation Dangerous Liaisons, and on the heels of a fairly forgettable 2005 Sobieski took a trip to a neo-pagan island where nothing is really as it seems in the Neil LaBute-directed remake The Wicker Man. She next appeared in 88 Minutes, opposite Al Pacino, and Public Enemies, opposite Johnny Depp. Sobieski switched gears after that, appearing in some TV guest spots before taking on a regular role in the short-lived NYC 22.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Last Film Festival Stalker $4K 2016
9% Branded Abby Gibbons $0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Acts Of Violence Olivia Flyn 2010
26% Finding Bliss Executive Producer Jody 2009
No Score Yet Night Train Chloe 2009
67% Public Enemies Polly Hamilton $97.1M 2009
5% 88 Minutes Lauren Douglas $17M 2008
40% Walk all Over Me Alberta 2007
No Score Yet In a Dark Place Anna Veigh 2007
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Muriella $4.6M 2006
15% The Wicker Man Sister Honey $23.7M 2006
No Score Yet Heavens Fall Victoria Price 2006
14% London French Woman 2006
No Score Yet Lying Sarah 2006
No Score Yet The Elder Son Lolita 2006
No Score Yet Hercules Deianeira 2005
No Score Yet Dangerous Liaisons Cecile 2004
69% Max Liselore Von Peltz $0.3M 2002
52% My First Mister Jennifer 2002
No Score Yet The Idol (L'Idole) Sarah 2002
100% Uprising Tosia Altman 2001
74% Joy Ride Venna $21.3M 2001
21% The Glass House Ruby Baker $17.4M 2001
17% Here on Earth Samantha 2000
75% Eyes Wide Shut Milich's Daughter 1999
10% Joan of Arc Joan 1999
56% Never Been Kissed Aldys 1999
77% A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Channe 1998
45% Deep Impact Sarah Hotchner 1998
19% Jungle 2 Jungle Karen Kempster 1997
No Score Yet A Horse for Danny Danny 1995

TV

CREDIT
50% NYC 22
2012
Jennifer "White House" Perry
  • 2016
  • 2012
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Alexis Symanski
  • 2011
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Sheila
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Lucy
  • 1996

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