Leelee Sobieski Biography
Birth Name - Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski
Date of Birth - 10 June 1983
New York City, New York, USA
Nickname - Lee
Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski was born in New York on June 10, 1983. She caught the attention of a casting agent who noticed her while he was scouting the cafeteria of a New York City private school. The man asked her to audition for a role in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). She ended up losing the role to Kirsten Dunst, but that didn't stop her. At age 13 she co-starred in the TV movie Reunion (1994) (TV) with Marlo Thomas and a year later starred in A Horse for Danny (1995) (TV). Although she had roles in many films, it was in 1998 that she hit the big time, starring opposite Elijah Wood in Deep Impact (1998). The film, which was one of the summer's biggest hits, garnered Leelee great reviews and brought her to the attention of many casting directors. Next up was Joan of Arc (1999) (TV), which she shot in the Czech Republic and for which she received an Emmy nomination. While working on Joan of Arc (1999) (TV), she was also shooting a film with Tom Cruise, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The film, shot under strict secrecy by the notoriously reclusive Stanley Kubrick, had Leelee cast as a teenage nymphet who tempts Cruise's character. It didn't turn out to be quite the summer blockbuster expected but, again, Leelee got some good reviews. While shooting the film she developed a friendship with Stanley Kubrick and was heartbroken when he died soon after its completion.
Leelee went on to star with other big names: Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed (1999); Diane Lane in The Glass House (2001) and Josh Hartnett & Chris Klein in Here on Earth (2000).
More information on Leelee Sobieski
Discovered by a casting director in her New York City school cafeteria.
Enjoys painting, ceramics, poetry, martial arts and horseback riding.
Her father is Jean Sobieski, a New York City painter, and her mother, Elizabeth, is a writer.
Has a younger brother, Robert Sobieski, born 1989.
Collects locks of hair from major stars appearing with her in films. Tom Cruise refused to participate when filming Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
Bears such an uncanny resemblance to actress Helen Hunt that many people believe she is Hunt's younger sister. The two are not related.
Is fluent in French.
Australian band Primitive Whore perform a song titled "Why Leelee won't Love Me".
Her father, Jean Sobieski, is a French painter who once dated actress Jean Seberg. Her mother, Elizabeth Salomon, is an American writer of half Jewish heritage.
Has size 10 feet.
In 2001, she matriculated with the class of 2005 at Brown University, but she has since taken time off to advance her career. She remains a popular topic of conversation of Brown students.
Has an older sister.
Youngest actress ever to portray Joan of Arc in a movie (Joan of Arc (1999) (TV)) and, because of that, the one who is the closest to the real age of the historical figure at the time the story takes place.
Dating screenwriter/director Frank E Flowers.
Personal quotes from Leelee Sobieski
I think when you're doing a lead role, there is so much more pressure. If you fail, not only do you fail, but everybody else fails, too. As opposed to when it's a supporting role and it's only you that sucked.
Leelee Sobieski Filmography
Public Enemies (2009) .... Polly Hamilton
The Last Film Festival (2009) .... Stalker
Night Train (2009/I) .... Chloe
Finding Bliss (2008) .... Jody Balaban
Acts of Violence (2008) .... Olivia Flyn
Walk All Over Me (2007) .... Alberta
88 Minutes (2007) .... Lauren Douglas
... aka 88 Minutes (International: English title) (USA: promotional title)
... aka 88 (USA: closing credits title)
... aka 88: 88 Minutes (USA: complete title)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) .... Muriella
... aka Schwerter des Königs - Dungeon Siege (Germany)
The Elder Son (2006) .... Lolita
Coven (2006) (voice) .... Narrator
The Wicker Man (2006) .... Sister Honey
In a Dark Place (2006) .... Anna Veigh
Heavens Fall (2006) .... Victoria Price
Lying (2006) .... Sarah
Hercules (2005/I) (TV) .... Deianeira
"Liaisons dangereuses, Les" (2003) TV mini-series .... Cécile de Volanges
... aka Dangerous Liaisons (USA)
"Frasier" .... Sheila (1 episode, 2002)
- Enemy at the Gate (2002) TV episode (voice) .... Sheila
Max (2002/I) .... Liselore von Peltz
Idole, L' (2002) .... Sarah Silver
... aka Das Idol (Germany)
... aka The Idol (International: English title)
Uprising (2001) (TV) .... Tosia Altman
The Glass House (2001) .... Ruby Baker
Joy Ride (2001/I) .... Venna
... aka Road Kill (Australia) (New Zealand: English title) (UK)
My First Mister (2001) .... Jennifer - 'J'
... aka Mein erster richtiger Freund (Germany: TV title)
Here on Earth (2000) .... Samantha 'Sam' Cavanaugh
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) .... Milich's Daughter
... aka EWS (USA: promotional abbreviation)
Joan of Arc (1999) (TV) .... Joan D'Arc
... aka Jeanne d'Arc (Canada: French title)
Never Been Kissed (1999) .... Aldys
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998) .... Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 14
... aka Fille d'un soldat ne pleure jamais, La (France)
... aka Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (Australia: TV title)
Deep Impact (1998) .... Sarah Hotchner
"F/X: The Series" .... Tanya (1 episode, 1998)
- Evil Eye (1998) TV episode .... Tanya
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) (as LeeLee Sobieski) .... Karen Kempster
... aka Un Indien à New York (France)
"NewsRadio" .... Girl (1 episode, 1996)
... aka The Station
- Arcade (1996) TV episode .... Girl
"The Home Court" .... Leslie (1 episode, 1996)
- Love, Death & Soda (1996) TV episode .... Leslie
"Grace Under Fire" .... Lucy (1 episode, 1996)
- Positively Hateful (1996) TV episode .... Lucy
"Charlie Grace" .... Jenny Grace (6 episodes, 1995)
- One Simple Little Favor (1995) TV episode .... Jenny Grace
- Designer Knock-Off (1995) TV episode .... Jenny Grace
- The Kid (1995) TV episode .... Jenny Grace
- Bring Me the Head of Darnell Sims (1995) TV episode .... Jenny Grace
- Pilot (1995) TV episode .... Jenny Grace
A Horse for Danny (1995) (TV) .... Danielle 'Danny' Fortuna
Reunion (1994) (TV) .... Anna Yates