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Also Known As: Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski, Leelee Sobiesky Died:
Born: June 10, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, model, dancer

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Actress Leelee Sobieski made her screen debut in her early teens, but avoided typically lightweight high school fare; instead earning a reputation for sophisticated, emotionally mature roles in serious dramas. Before the age of 20, she had worked with legendary director Stanley Kubrick in "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999) and carried the weight of earnest historical dramas "Joan of Arc" (CBS, 1999) and the holocaust-set "Uprising" (2001). Her admirable decision to pursue an Ivy League education broke her solid run of acclaimed work, and when she returned to theaters she pursued her interest in portraying smart, independent women. Her post-college films roles were generally low budget, film festival fare, but she also surfaced in the occasional mainstream offering like "The Wicker Man" (2006) and "Public Enemies" (2009), while seeking the right niche to carry her into the next phase of her career.

Actress Leelee Sobieski made her screen debut in her early teens, but avoided typically lightweight high school fare; instead earning a reputation for sophisticated, emotionally mature roles in serious dramas. Before the age of 20, she had worked with legendary director Stanley Kubrick in "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999) and carried the weight of earnest historical dramas "Joan of Arc" (CBS, 1999) and the holocaust-set "Uprising" (2001). Her admirable decision to pursue an Ivy League education broke her solid run of acclaimed work, and when she returned to theaters she pursued her interest in portraying smart, independent women. Her post-college films roles were generally low budget, film festival fare, but she also surfaced in the occasional mainstream offering like "The Wicker Man" (2006) and "Public Enemies" (2009), while seeking the right niche to carry her into the next phase of her career.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Branded (2012)
2.
 Public Enemies (2009)
3.
 Night Train (2009)
4.
 Finding Bliss (2009)
6.
 Acts of Violence (2008)
7.
 88 Minutes (2008)
8.
 Walk All Over Me (2007)
9.
 In a Dark Place (2007)
10.
 Wicker Man, The (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised partly on a ranch in the Carmarque region of France and in NYC
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Briefly moved to Miami with her family
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Discovered by a casting agent in her school cafeteria
1994:
Acting debut as Marlo Thomas' daughter in the CBS movie "Reunion"
1995:
Played Mark Harmon's daughter on the ABC series "Charlie Grace"
1997:
Film debut, "Jungle2Jungle" playing Martin Short's daughter (billed as LeeLee Sobiesky)
1998:
Breakthrough screen role as Elijah Wood's young wife in "Deep Impact"
1998:
Had central role in the Merchant-Ivory film "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries"
1999:
Portrayed "Joan of Arc" in a well-received CBS miniseries; received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations
1999:
Played a modern Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"
2000:
Starred opposite Chris Klein in the romantic drama, "Here on Earth"
2001:
Played a disaffected teen who strikes up an unlikely friendship with an older man in "My First Mister"
2001:
Played a Polish Jew imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto in the NBC miniseries "Uprising" directed by Jon Avnet
2002:
Co-starred with Noah Taylor and John Cusack in the fictional drama, "Max"
2006:
Cast in Neil Labute's remake of the 70s horror film, "The Wicker Man"
2006:
Played John Rhys-Davies' daughter in Uwe Boll's "Dungeon Siege"
2008:
Co-starred with Al Pacino for the thriller, "88 Minutes"
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Education

The Day School: New York , New York -
Brown University: Providence , Rhode Island - 2001

Notes

"... Sobieski is fascinating throughout ['A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries']--a quicksilver study in intellect vying with emotion." --Graham Fuller writing in Interview, September 1998.

Commenting on her resemblance to Helen Hunt, Sobieski told Entertainment Weekly (June 19, 1998), "It can't be a bad thing that people think we look alike."

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Manhattan. Dating as of June 2002.
companion:
Sean Lennon. Musican. Father is the late John Lennon; dating as of March 16, 2003; no longer together.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jean Sobeiski. Painter. French.
mother:
Elizabeth Sobieski. Novelist, screenwriter.
brother:
Roby Sobieski. Born c. 1989.

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