Beauty, brains, talent, she has it all. This is one actress that Hollywood has indeed missed on the big screen. Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta popularly known as Leelee Sobieski is a former American actress; “former” because in 2012, she retired to focus entirely on her family. Interested in her? We’re sure you are. That’s why you’re here. To know more about this French-speaking Emmy award winner and artist, keep reading.
Leelee Sobieski’s Bio (Age)
The actress was born on the 10th of June, 1983 in New York City. She was born into the world of entertainment and art as her mother, Elizabeth Sobieski is an American film producer, screenwriter and also works as Leelee’s manager. Leelee’s father, on the other hand, Jean Sobieski is a French painter and used to be an actor in his early days. Leelee was brought up alongside her younger brother named Robert Sobieski.
Leelee Sobieski is an American national but when it comes to her ethnicity, this beautiful former actress is a diverse creature. Her maternal grandmother was of Dutch descent while her maternal grandfather was Jewish. She was named “Lilliane” after her paternal grandmother and her middle name “Elsveta” is a Polish name. Perhaps this diversity is what shaped her family into being a pan-religious one.
For her education, Leelee went to a private high school called Trevor Day School in 2001. For her college education, she went to Brown University to study Literature and Fine Art but unfortunately did not graduate.
For Leelee Sobieski, it all began in a small cafeteria of a New York private school where she was discovered by a scout. This led her to participate in an audition for the role of Claudia in the movie Interview with the Vampire. She didn’t eventually land the role as it was played by Kristen Dunst. But this was just the beginning for this young star and this did not in any way deter her determined spirit. In 1994, she played the role of Anna Yates in the movie Reunion. Her first role in a studio film was in 1997 where she played the daughter of the lead role in Jungle 2 Jungle, a comedy by Tim Allen.
However, her big break as an actress came in 1998 where she appeared in the movie Deep Impact, a widely successful movie that grossed over $349 million. This happened while Sobieski was still in her mid-teen years and this leap to fame earned her the attention of casting directors.
Leelee Sobieski has acted alongside other top Hollywood actors and actresses during the course of her career. An example is Drew Barrymore with whom she starred in a comedy called Never Been Kissed. Perhaps her most monumental role came in 1999 where she played the role of Joan of Arc, making her the youngest woman to ever portray this character on screen. This role also earned her an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.
Leelee Sobieski has undoubtedly had a long and very successful career. Her last film, Branded, was released in 2012 and she played the role of Abby Gibbons. Unknown to many, Leelee is also a visual artist and does this using her married name, Leelee Kimmel. In 2018, she had her solo exhibit debut titled Channels and it opened at the Journal Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Leelee Sobieski’s Husband and Kids
Love is a beautiful thing and this talented celebrity has definitely had a taste of it. Leelee Sobieski started dating Adam Kimmel, a fashion designer and got engaged on the 28th of May, 2009. The couple eventually announced this engagement on the 17th of July, 2009.
Their union is blessed with two beautiful children; a daughter named Louisanna Ray who was born in December 2009 and a son named Martin who was born in August 2014. In 2016, Leelee confirmed in an interview that she had stopped acting to focus on her kids.
Leelee Sobieski got into the acting scene at a really young age, and she was able to keep the momentum going until she decided to retire. For a person with a career as successful as hers, it would be no surprise if she had a nice sum kept aside for rainy days. With that in mind, she has a net worth estimated at $6 million.
Height and Body Measurements
This stunningly beautiful actress and artist has an attractive slim build. Leelee Sobieski stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) and weighs 132 pounds (59.9 kg). The former actress possesses beautiful blond hair and blue eyes.