At 23 years old, Sophie Nelisse has this physical status:
Sophie Nélisse (born March 27, 2000) is a Canadian actress.
She is best known for her appearances in Monsieur Lazhar and as Liesel Meminger in Markus Zusak's film adaptation of the best-selling book The Book Thief.
Isabelle Nélisse (born December 3, 2003) is a sister actress best known for her appearances in Mama (for which she received multiple award nominations) and HBO's tense film The Tale; the sisters also appeared in Mirador, Wait Till Helen Comes and Worst Case, We Get Married.
Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, on March 27, 2000. She is of French-Canadian descent. Pauline Belhumeur, Sophie's mother, left her job as a schoolteacher in 2013 to work as a talent manager for Sophie and her younger sister, actress Isabelle Nélisse. In both French and English, Nélisse is fluent. When she was four years old, her family moved to Montreal, Quebec.
Isabelle Nélisse, a sister of Mama and HBO's controversial film The Tale, is also an actress; the sisters appear in Mirador, Wait Till Helen Comes and We Get Married.
She spent her early years training in gymnastics, aiming for the 2016 Olympics, and then hired a talent firm to pay for the education, but after being accepted in The Book Thief (and subsequent awards), she switched to acting. In addition, Nélisse formed and maintained a close friendship with her co-star Nico Liersch from The Book Thief.
She received a Jutra Award for her role and a Young Artist Award nomination in an International Feature Film, in addition to her Genie Award for Monsieur Lazhar. She appeared in Les Parent, a Québec sitcom, and she also appeared in the title role of the 2015 film The Great Gilly Hopkins. For the first time to screen Mean Dreams, a Canadian thriller film, Nélisse appeared on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival in May 2016.
"Nélisse" was one of four actors chosen by the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, alongside Grace Glowicki, Jared Abrahamson, and Mylène Mackay for its "Rising Stars" program, which was described as a "intensive professional development program [that] immerses participants in a series of public performances and industry meetings during the Festival." It was revealed in June 2018 that she would be the face of Caroline Néron's Fall 2018 jewelry collection.
Nélisse, a student at the University of Edinburgh and Morocco, has confirmed that she will not enrolling in post-secondary education for the time being due to commitments shooting Close in London and Morocco. Nélisse discussed entering adulthood in the age of the Weinstein effect, as well as the fact that her characters almost always have sexual elements in their scripts. In Fugueuse, where Ludivine Reding was initially cast as Fanny, the elusive teen fugitive running away who ends up as a sex trafficking perpetrator, one of these instances was when she turned down the sexually charged lead role.