Chloë Grace Moretz, is mature for age at 19, but she has the force to keep her family together. Unfortunately, when she was young her dad left.
Her big role was the remake of the 2005 The Amityville Horror, she earned the recognition in the form of a Young Artist Award nomination and she has the ability to cry on command. She can take any roles what other kid actors can’t take.
At 11, Chloë she felt that she was not a child anymore, more like mature and more responsible. She had seen her mom, Teri, fight kidney cancer and supported brothers Trevor and Colin as they revealed they were gay.
Her parents’ marriage was falling to pieces. No one would have blamed her for locking her bedroom door and hiding from the world, but Moretz had a better way forward. Announcing she wanted to sink her teeth into “a take-charge leading role,” she snapped up the part of Hit-Girl, the pint-size ultraviolent assassin in Kick-Ass.
With the characters she played, she’s one of the most actors who wanted to change women roles to be more positive and be more feminists, instead of the antifeminists in film. Women can do more and be strong. She is using the platform of fame to give her fight for what she believes in. She often speaks out against homophobia, sharing stories of how her brothers were bullied in school for being gay. She’s denounced Donald Trump’s “regressive” positions and has stumped for Hillary Clinton. She’s even called out Kim Kardashian West for posting a nude photo online that Moretz believed set the wrong example for young women. “The way I look at it is, I’m trying to start conversations,” says Moretz. “You might not agree with my opinions, and that’s great—I would love to talk about it.”
Moretz’s change from child star to leading woman. After Kick-Ass she unnerved as an ancient vampire in Let Me In, terrorized a town as a bullied-over-the-brink teen in Carrie, and courted the afterlife as a car-crash survivor in If I Stay. Now she’s aiming to make progressive female roles her specialty—including Shelby, a sorority pledge who upturns a sexist Greek system in the new comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Coming out on May 20, 2016, “She’s shooting from the hip,” says Moretz, “messing up as much as a young man would mess up.” Next, she’ll channel a journalist spiraling into insanity in the memoir-turned-movie Brain on Fire