Leelee Sobieski Biography
Leelee Sobieskis first major role that also made her popular was for Deep Impact in 1998. The success of the movie brought her good exposure and a succession of roles for her future films. After Deep Impact she starred in 1999s Joan of Arc while simultaneously shooting Stanley Kubricks Eyes Wide Shut as a young temptress to Tom Cruise. Joan of Arc garnered Leelee Sobieski many nominations and awards. She won the Young Hollywood Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film, and nominations for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, for a Golden Globe in Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, and for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television, all for Joan of Arc. She is also the youngest actress to play Joan of Arc.
Leelee Sobieski scored many movies opposite veteran thespians, such as with Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed, Here on Earth with Josh Hartnett and Chris Klein, and The Glass House with Diane Lane. Leelee Sobieski is also very fluent in French, and because of this she has been able to land some French speaking roles such as for L'Idole in 2002, as well as a miniseries Les Liaisons dangereuses in 2003. Other movies include Jungle 2 Jungle, My First Mister, Uprising, Joy Ride, and the Wicker Man.
Leelee Sobieski describes her growing up years as bohemian, and was very exposed to the arts, making arts and crafts among her top hobbies. Both her parents being writers probably influenced her as she enjoys reading and writing as well. Some of her other favorite pastimes include ceramics, painting, horseback riding, and martial arts.