Cloe Grace Mortez is a 26-year-old American actress whose acting career has flourished since she was on multiple acting film and tv projects as a child actor.. A few of her many achievements as an actor in the Hollywood industry include four MTV Movie and TV Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, two Saturn Awards and two Young Artists Awards.
Acting Career as a Child Actor
Her early roles include supernatural horror movies The Amityville Horror, The Eye and drama series Desperate Housewives, The Poker House, and Dirty Sexy Money. She was also a part of the romantic comedy film 500 Days of Summer and the children’s comedy film Diary of a Wimpy Kid. After all these projects Mortex landed roles that brought her fame and recognition. In 2010, she got her breakthrough with her amazing performance by playing a character called Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick ass and as a vampire in the horror film Let Me In. She used to work at a public theatre and also got a role in the original off-broadway production of The Library in New York City back in 2014. Her brother Trevor who went to Professional Performing Arts School developed her interest in acting as a kid as she would help her brother read lines.
Her Blockbuster Movies
She returned to her previous role as Hit Girl in Kickass 2 back in 2013 alongside numerous other projects. Some of her acting roles include her starring in the 2011 historical adventure film Hugo and Tim Burton's horror comedy film Dark Shadows. She also portrayed her role as Carrie White in the 2013 supernatural film Carrie and was also a part of the satire comedy sitcom 30 Rock that aired from 2011 to 2013. Moreover, Mortez starred in the award-winning drama film Cloud of Sils Maria in 2014 and young adult coming-of-age romantic teen drama If I Stay in the same year. In 2015, she starred in a mystery thriller film Dark Places. Her science fiction action film The Fifth Wave got a great positive response from the audience who applauded her acting skills. In 2016 she also starred in the comedy film Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising.
Her Acting Break
After spending almost a decade in the Hollywood industry and building her acting career. In 2014 her name was listed in the 25 Most Influential Teens in the World by Time magazine. However,back in 2016, after just two years at the age 21, she decided to quit all her film projects and to take a step back from acting.” I pulled out a bunch of stuff I was attached to, to reconfigure who I was and reconnect with projects that I will be choosing in the future. To sit back and listen and read. To feel, and listen to myself and my heart” said the actress in an interview as she announced that she will be re-evaluating her choice of roles while dropping out of multiple projects she was headed to start working on including Universal Studios film adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
Self-Evaluation and Creativity
Later that year she was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter where she expressed her wanting to slow down and pick projects that deeply resonate with her rather than focusing too much on quantity. The workload that came from doing several movies in just a year would focus her shift at the box office earnings instead of remembering the reason why she started acting in the first place. The spark of following her passion started to diminish. “I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again.” explained Moretz.”I’m realizing that I can slow down, I'm just becoming more picky and particular about what roles I'm choosing. I think as an actor you have great opportunities to find yourself through the roles that you choose. It's my time right now to figure out who I am what I am and what I want and what this industry means. Why not sit back down and realize I'm just 19”. She continued. The actress cleared that it doesn't mean she's on an acting break but rather choosing projects only if they hit deeply and if the script resonates with her. She realized there’s no rush or hurry in expressing creativity, creating art, and doing something that brings joy to your life. Moretz values quality over quantity above all to reignite her spark for acting.
Acting Projects after 2016
In 2018, she got back to her acting profession starring in drama films like The Miseducation Of The Cameron Post which centers around a story of a young gay teen being sent to conversion therapy. The film received positive reviews from critics as fans applauded her exceptional performance. At its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, it won a grand jury prize. Apart from that she was also a part of Neil Jordan’s thriller Greta. She was also a voice actor for Wednesday Adams in the 2019 movie The Addams Family and in 2021 The Addams Family2. In 2023 she voiced her character, titular in Nimona, an animated movie based on its graphic novel series. In 2020 she also starred in the New Zealand-American action horror film Shadow in The Cloud and also in a science action film Mother/Android back in 2021 centering around a mother and the android apocalypse.
Cloe’s acting career is a prime example of how one should always prioritize inner improvement and protect the art of creativity every person possesses within. Rushing through life to build a profession can be draining and kills the joy it brought in the first place. Hence, normalizing and taking a step back, especially in such a competitive industry as Hollywood can be difficult. We can't wait to see what Chloe has in store for us as her fans wait impatiently for her upcoming new projects.