Moretz is an American actress.
She began acting at age six, with early roles in the supernatural horror
film The Amityville Horror (2005), the drama series Desperate Housewives
(2006Ė07), the supernatural horror film The Eye (2008), the drama film The
Poker House (2008), the drama series Dirty Sexy Money (2007Ė08), the
romantic comedy film 500 Days of Summer (2009) and the children's comedy
film Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).
Moretz' breakthrough came in 2010 with her critically acclaimed
performances as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass and as a child
vampire in the horror film Let Me In. She then starred in Martin
Scorsese's historical adventure film Hugo (2011), Tim Burton's horror
comedy film Dark Shadows (2012), the satirical sitcom 30 Rock (2011Ė13),
reprised her role as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and played Carrie White
in the supernatural horror film Carrie (2013). In 2014, Moretz starred in
the award-winning drama film Clouds of Sils Maria, the teen romantic drama
If I Stay and the vigilante action film The Equalizer.
After starring in the mystery thriller film Dark Places (2015), the
science fiction action film The 5th Wave (2016) and the comedy film
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Moretz announced that she was
"re-assessing" her roles and choices and was dropping out of several
projects, including Universal Studios' live-action adaptation of The
Little Mermaid. Moretz' subsequent roles have included the drama film The
Miseducation of Cameron Post, the horror film Suspiria, and Neil Jordan's
drama thriller film Greta, all in 2018.