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LEELEE SOBIESKI (Sister Honey) has become a breakout actress of her generation. She next stars in the indie thriller "88 Minutes,” opposite Al Pacino, and has also wrapped the big-budget feature adaptation of the sword and sorcery video game "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,” which is set for an early 2007 release.

Also completed is "Heaven's Fall,” with David Strathairn, which screened at the SXSW Film Festival; "Lying,” with Chloe Sevigny, which recently premiered at Cannes; "In a Dark Place,” the modern adaptation of Henry James' Turn of the Shrew; and the romantic comedy "The Optimist,” in which she stars with Shane West.

Prior to having spent much of the last few years studying fine arts and literature at Brown University, Sobieski starred for director John Dahl in the psychological thriller "Joy Ride,” in producer Neil Moritz's "The Glass House,” and opposite Albert Brooks in the tender drama "My First Mister,” as a misunderstood goth chick, for director Christine Lahti. She also starred opposite John Cusack in "Max,” which tells the story of an art dealer who befriends an aspiring artist named Adolf Hitler. In France, she starred in the French-language film "L'Idole,” and opposite Catherine Deneuve in an adaptation of the novel Dangerous Liaisons that filmed in both French and English. 

On television, Sobieski garnered both a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the title character "Joan of Arc,” and another Golden Globe nomination for her role in the Holocaust-themed miniseries "Uprising,” for filmmaker Jon Avnet. 

Sobieski's previous film work includes legendary director Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut,” opposite Tom Cruise; the romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed,” starring Drew Barrymore; the lead in the Merchant-Ivory production "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries,” which also called for Sobieski to exercise her fluent French; and the romantic drama, "Here On Earth,” opposite Josh Hartnett.

Sobieski was discovered by a casting director who suggested she try acting after spotting her in her New York City school cafeteria. Shortly thereafter, she landed starring roles in the telefilms "Reunion,” with Marlo Thomas and Peter Strauss, and "A Horse For Danny” with Robert Urich. The series "Charlie Grace” soon followed in which she portrayed Mark Harmon's daughter. 

She made her feature film debut as Martin Short's daughter in the Tim Allen starrer "Jungle 2 Jungle.” She also starred opposite Elijah Wood in Mimi Leder's action drama "Deep Impact.”

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