Mini Bio (1)
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.
Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian (2001). Her first movie role was as Molly in Heart of the Beholder (2005), a story about a family that opened the first video rental store in 1980. This was followed by a small role in Family Plan (2005) as Young Charlie. After that, however, came Chloe's biggest role, and the one that made her famous: The Amityville Horror (2005), the remake of the famous The Amityville Horror (1979). Next she landed a small role in Today You Die (2005) as the Little Girl, and has since appeared in Room 6 (2006) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006). She filmed Wicked Little Things (2006) in Bulgaria, in which she plays Emma Tunney. In 2007 she completed The Third Nail (2007), in which she appeared as Hailey Deonte.
In 2010 she appeared as Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn's action film Kick-Ass (2010), based on the comic book series of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Although her role in the violent action film engendered some controversy, she received widespread critical acclaim for her portrayal. Moretz trained with Jackie Chan's stunt crew for three months prior to filming "Kick-Ass" and did most of her own stunts in the film. Also that year she played Abby, a 12-year-old vampire, in Let Me In (2010), the UK/US remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In (2008), which was released on October 1, 2010. She played Ann Sliger in the crime thriller Texas Killing Fields (2011), released on October 14, 2011.
Chloe next played Isabelle in Martin Scorsese's Hugo (2011), a film adaptation of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret". "Hugo", which was nominated for 11 Oscars, co-starred Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen McCrory. Moretz then starred in Hick (2011), an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes. She was in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (2012), based on the iconic TV series Dark Shadows (1966), playing the role of Carolyn Stoddard, a rebellious teenage daughter.
In 2013 she reprised her role as Hit-Girl in the sequel Kick-Ass 2 (2013), which received mixed reviews, but once again her performance was highly praised. The same year she also appeared in a short segment in Movie 43 (2013) and played the title character in Carrie (2013), a remake of Carrie (1976), based on a Stephen King story and directed by Kimberly Peirce. In January 2013 Moretz was chosen to play Mia in the film adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I Stay (2014), which was released in August 2014. On January 16, 2014, it was announced Moretz would appear in an off-Broadway show directed by Steven Soderbergh entitled "The Library".
In 2014 Chloë was in six films: a cameo as a newspaper girl in Muppets Most Wanted (2014), the female lead of prostitute Teri alongside Denzel Washington in The Equalizer (2014) and teenage party girl Annika with Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell in Laggies (2014). In December she played the role of very young Hollywood actress with a scandalous reputation Jo-Ann Ellis alongside Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014).
In April it was announced that Chloë would be playing the lead role of Cassie Sullivan in The 5th Wave (2016), another adaptation similar to The Hunger Games (2012), alongside Nick Robinson and Alex Roe. It was later announced that Chloë would play the lead female role of Digger in the movie adaptation of Sam Munson's novel "November Criminals". Moretz's character is the best friend of Addison Schacht, played by Ansel Elgort,
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Antonio Mangual (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)
Trade Mark (2)
Frequently played dark characters in R rated movies during her child and teenage career
Known for her versatility in film roles despite her young age
She loves sports including gymnastics, football, ice hockey, basketball and ballet. She also loves to swim and play with her dogs.
When The Amityville Horror (2005) premiered, she was not allowed to see the movie because she was too young.
She had to walk on and dangle from the top of a 60-foot-high house for The Amityville Horror (2005), and only had a couple of wires and a harness holding her. She was cautious at first, but according to director Andrew Douglas, she began to think it was fun within an hour.
She loves comedy movies, especially the Legally Blonde (2001) movies.
Was considered for the role of Lilith Sullivan in Case 39 (2009), which went to Jodelle Ferland.
Named her dog Fuller after The Amityville Horror (2005) producer Brad Fuller, and her dog Missy after her character Chelsea "Missy" Lutz.
Got to read lines with Renée Zellweger during her Case 39 (2009) screen test.
Prefers to be called Chloë Grace rather than just Chloë.
She would like to work with: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp.
Has a cat named Zoe.
Was a model before she became an actress.
Younger sister of actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Trevor is also her acting coach and often travels with her to film sets.
Voiced the entire character of Penny in Bolt (2008) before Disney hired Miley Cyrus to do the role.
She is a StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
In an interview with "Entertainment Weekly" in 2010, she revealed that a member of the press had stolen her iPad and hacked into her personal Twitter and Facebook accounts.
On April 15, 2011, she announced via YouTube and Twitter that she had signed on to the Tim Burton film Dark Shadows (2012). She will go back to London in May 2011 to begin filming where she will star as Carolyn Stoddard.
She spent the entire winter of 2010 living in London filming Hugo (2011).
In September 2010, she announced that she had signed on to play the leading role of Emily in a film adaptation of the long-running "Dark Horse" comic, Emily the Strange.
She and Sheryl Lee spent time in a rehabilitation center for drug addicts in preparation for their roles in Texas Killing Fields (2011).
Was considered for the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), which was later taken by Jennifer Lawrence.
On March 27, 2012, MGM announced that Moretz had been officially cast as Carrie White in the reboot of the 1976 film of the same name, Carrie (1976). Prior to the announcement, Moretz had been one of two remaining actresses, alongside Haley Bennett, in contention for the role, after Shailene Woodley had declined.
Her ancestry includes German, English, and smaller amounts of Swiss-German, Scottish, and Welsh.
Was in attendance when her Carrie (2013) co-star Julianne Moore received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 3, 2013.
Her parents divorced after her father walked out on her family when she was a young child.
Credits growing up with four older brothers as helping ease her into the action genre with Kick-Ass (2010) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
Has four older brothers: Brandon Moretz, Trevor Duke-Moretz, Colin Moretz and Ethan Moretz. Trevor has served as her acting coach. She also acted alongside her brother Colin in Let Me In (2010).
She says she loves to be in Manhattan but, if she were to move to New York, she would prefer to live in Brooklyn.
Her favorite song is "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.
By the time she was 17 she had starred in seven remakes: The Amityville Horror (2005), The Eye (2008), Jack and the Beanstalk (2009), Let Me In (2010), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie (2013) and The Equalizer (2014).
One of her favorite movies is Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and Audrey Hepburn is one of her favorite actresses.
Her favorite ice hockey team is the New York Islanders.
Has a tattoo on her right thigh featuring the letters "T-B-T-K-C-E" going vertically. Each letter representing a name of a family member. T for Teri (her mother), B for Brandon, T for Trevor Duke-Moretz, K for Katie (Chloe's older sister who died shortly after birth), C for Colin, and E for Ethan.
Her favorite spanish phrase is "Oh Dios Mio".
Managed to fool Martin Scorsese with her faux English accent when she auditioned for Hugo (2011).
Performed on Saturday Night Live Korea--entirely in Korean.
Her only sister, Kathleen Janette Moretz, was born February 1, 1988, and died the very next day.
She is a staunch democrat and campaigned heavily for Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential bid.
Personal Quotes (17)
[on her scene on the top of the roof at The Amityville Horror (2005)] This one day I was playing and I was swinging and I had my wires on and I flew off the edge and then I [panicked]. But they said, "You're fine. You have wires on.".
My mom has always said that if I get a big head, she'll take me out of this business as quickly as I got into it.
If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass (2010), I would be grounded for years! I'd be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I'm an average, everyday girl; when I act with my friends, I'm totally immature, I have to go to bed at 9:30, and, if I'm up late on the computer, I lose it for two months.
I hope to make acting my career for the rest of my life, if I can. If acting doesn't work out I'd love to produce, direct, or write. I just want to stay in this business. That would be my number one thing. I always want to be an actress.
[on her stunts in Kick-Ass (2010)] I had amazing people training me. It was easy because I'd done ballet and gymnastics before. It all kind of went together and basically all of it was me. It was a really great thing.
[on playing Hit Girl in Kick-Ass (2010)] It's a role - it's not meant to be taken as real-life. I was raised to think cursing makes you look unintelligent. As Chloe, I can honestly say I've never uttered a syllable of a curse word, not even behind closed doors.
[on going to Kick-Ass (2010)] I strongly advise no one under the legal age of 18 to see it.
I think Mr. Martin Scorsese looked at me as a daughter figure because he has a daughter who is, like, 12 years old... he was very fatherly towards me.
In my age range, there's not many people to date... maybe Ryan Gosling... we could just drive around.
When I was a little girl, I used to soak up everything... I would soak up like these huge, dramatic dialogs and start spewing them all the time.
When you do a lot of kid movies, that can be a problem. You were a little sister type, and then all of a sudden you're a prostitute and people don't like it. Unless, like Jodie Foster, that's how you start off. And I'm similar because the first time anyone really saw me was in Kick-Ass (2010), killing people. So I don't think I'll have that kind of trouble.
[regarding the bullying of her family via Twitter] I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, and my gay brothers were treated horrifically until they grew up and understood how to deal with it. I will delete you, and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers. My mom has always taught us that blood is thicker than water. No one will ever understand the dynamic of your family. Ever. We are the closest family ever and we are the most insane family ever. It may look weird to others, but to us, it's life.
[on her parents' divorce and her mother's cancer diagnosis] It made me realize, along with everything that happened with my dad, that your parents aren't these godly figures. They're not chosen by the heavens. They're humans. Their bodies can fail and they can die at any moment. They make mistakes. They cry. They fight. It definitely, from a young age, put everything into perspective for me.
A lot of people are like "So you want to be famous." And I'm like "No, I want to be good at my craft. I don't care about fame, I don't care if I even ever make it. As long as people know what I am as an actress in this business, I'm set for my career right now." I actually work at my craft, and I actually want to be the best in my category, and I want to be a true actress. And a lot of people just want fame, and there's a huge difference.
I've been in tons of movies when I was younger and the lead was really mean, or she didn't really care. I think when you're the lead, you've got to boost the morale a little bit and keep the crew and everyone together. When you don't have someone doing that, everything falls apart. It's not a hard thing to do, to not be mean and appreciate what you're doing. It's not a case of, "You're welcome - I showed up." It's, "No honey, you get paid to show up, do your job, sleep, wake up and do your job again!". We all do that, and just because you're the one in front of the camera, it doesn't matter.
[press conference at Cannes Film Festival for Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)] My first attraction to the project was Olivier (Assayas) because I had seen Carlos (Carlos (2010)) a couple of years before, and I totally fell in love with it and I thought it was such a magnificent film and obviously to work with Olivier in not only any project but specifically a very French project with Juliette (Binoche) would be so special, because I think there's something so much more innovative about French cinema than American cinema - because it's new and it's alive and there's something that is very raw about it that we can't quite capture in America yet.
One of my pet peeves is when people brush their teeth in my sink and they leave the toothpaste in the sink. It makes me so viscerally angry.