Leelee Sobieski

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Leelee Sobieski

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Born: June 10, 1983 (1983-06-10) (age 30)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active: 1995–present
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American
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Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
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Leelee Sobieski (born June 10, 1983[1][2]) is an American actress. Sobieski rose to fame in her mid-teens with her appearance in the movie Deep Impact. She has received an Emmy nomination for the 1999 TV movie Joan of Arc, and two Golden Globe nominations for Joan of Arc and the TV movie Uprising.

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[edit] Personal life

Sobieski was born Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski in New York City. Her parents are American novelist/screenwriter Elizabeth (née Salomon), who also works as Sobieski's manager, and French painter and former actor Jean Sobieski.[3][4]

Sobieski's first name, "Liliane", was the name of her paternal grandmother. One of her middle names, "Elsveta", is derived from "Elżbieta" which is the Polish equivalent of "Elizabeth".[5] Sobieski's younger brother Robert attends Princeton University.[6][7] Sobieski's maternal grandfather, United States Navy captain Robert Salomon, was Jewish and Sobieski grew up in a "pan-religious" family; she has said that she is "proud of [her] Jewish roots".[8][9]

Sobieski speaks fluent French, which she picked up from her father, who currently lives in France.[10][11]

She attended Trevor Day School.[12]

Sobieski is engaged to fashion designer Adam Kimmel.[13]

[edit] Career

Sobieski rose to fame in her mid-teens with her appearance in the movie Deep Impact (1998)[14] and played a modern Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (released in 1999, she was not even fifteen when her nymphet-like scenes were shot). She was playing alongside Tom Cruise: she recalls he was "very kind and considerate with me," and says her most vivid recollection of Stanley Kubrick was that he "genuinely seemed to hold something magic".[15]

The title role in the TV movie Joan of Arc (1999) earned her an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination and a second nomination followed her portrayal of Tosia Altman in the 2001 TV movie Uprising.

Her roles in the Merchant Ivory Film A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998), L'Idole (2002) and the miniseries Les Liaisons dangereuses (2003) with Catherine Deneuve and Rupert Everett, an adaptation of Laclos's classic novel of sexual intrigue made use of her fluency in French.

[edit] Notes

  1. Samantha Miller (November 12, 2001). Blithe Spirit. People magazine. Retrieved on January 6, 2009.
  2. "Don't Walk All Over Leelee", News of the World Sunday Magazine, February 3, 2008, p28.
  3. Girl, uninterrupted. Los Angeles Magazine (2001). Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  4. Leelee Sobieski Biography (1982-). Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies (2003). Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  5. America Online: Deep Impact. LeeleeSobieski.com. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  6. Box Office.com. CUT: "GLASS". Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  7. Stated on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 30, 2006
  8. "Leelee Sobieski's Sobering Take on Terror", Jewish Exponent, November 1, 2001. Retrieved on December 10, 2007.
  9. The Jewish Journal. The Film No One Wanted. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  10. Janet Weeks. TV Guide; May 15, 1999; Pages 38 - 42
  11. Leelee Sobieski.com. Leeleesobieski.com - In Person Interview. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  12. Article: New York Magazine - Little Leelee
  13. Leelee Sobieski is Engaged USMagazine.com, July 17, 2009.
  14. Yahoo! - Biography. Retrieved on June 14, 2008.
  15. Yianni Vassiliou (May 2008). "24 things in the life of Leelee Sobieski". Wound Magazine (3): 50–53. ISSN 1755-800X. 

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