HAILEE STEINFELD (Mattie Ross) makes her feature film debut in True Grit, having
landed the key role of Mattie Ross at the age of 13, following a nationwide
At eight years of age, Hailee revealed to her family that she had a strong
desire to pursue acting. After a year of study, she then signed with an agent.
She began with print work, quickly transitioning to commercials and several
short films as well as regularly participating in acting workshops.
On the small screen, Hailee was cast in Kelsey Grammar's short-lived television
series "Back to You" and in a pilot for Nickelodeon.
A native of California, Hailee lives in the Los Angeles area with her parents
and her older brother.