Hallee Leah Hirsh (born December 16, 1987) is an American actress known for her roles as Mattie on JAG, Daley in the children's series Flight 29 Down, and as the second (and final) actress to portray Rachel Greene on ER. Starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Hirsh portrayed the role of Rachel Bruin in Speak.

Early life

Hallee was born at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Deborah, a naval officer, and Mike Hirsh, a Marine officer.[5] (Coincidentally, Hirsh would find herself acting on the naval-based show JAG, as Matilda "Mattie" Grace Johnson, for 17 episodes.) She started acting when she was 3, with her older brother Greg.[6]

Being a military family, they moved a lot, starting in Pensacola, Florida, where Hallee landed her first role after her first audition in Orlando for Disney's Big Red Boat cruise line.[6] When she was 4, her mom was transferred to Long Island, and Hallee began taking the train into Manhattan after school to audition almost daily, landing roles such as Annabel Fox in You've Got Mail.[6]

After her agent Abby Bluestone moved to Los Angeles, Hallee at age 11 and her family followed, with her mom getting re-stationed in Monterey, California. Hallee lived in the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex - alongside other notable child stars such as Hilary Duff - with her dad, which she has referred to as "an important part of her life".[6]

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in 2011, majoring in anthropology and minoring in Chinese.[6]

Career

She first portrayed Rachel Greene in the 2001-2002 season of ER in a storyline where a now teenage and rebellious Rachel leaves her mom in St. Louis to be with her father, Mark Greene, with whom she feuds but eventually they reconcile before Mark succumbs to brain cancer at the end of the 8th season. Hirsh later reprises her role in 2004 in the season 10 episode "Midnight", visiting her stepmother Dr. Elizabeth Corday, introducing her new boyfriend and seeking birth control pills. In the ER series finale, aired April 2, 2009, entitled "And in the End", Hirsh's character returned as a candidate interviewing for medical school, bringing the Greene family history full circle.

Following her turns on ER and JAG, she starred in the award winning Discovery Kids Channel teen series, Flight 29 Down. Often billed as a Lost for teens, the three season series followed a group of teens surviving on a deserted island after a charter flight they were travelling aboard crash landed.

She is the recipient of two Youth in Film Young Artist Awards and was nominated for best acting awards for four other roles.[7] She was nominated for Best Comedic Actress in a Feature Film at the 2009 Method Fest film festival for her work in 16 to Life[8] and won Best Actress for same role and film at both the 2010 Tunis International Film Festival[9] and the 2010 Alaska International Film Festival.[10]

Personal life

She married Ryan Martin in 2013 and they have one son together, born May 29, 2014.[11] At the end of 2014, the family relocated from Los Angeles to Asheville, North Carolina.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997LolitaLittle Girl in Bunny Suit
1997Norville and TrudyBobbie Kockenlocker
1998One True ThingEllen Gulden (age 8)
1998You've Got MailAnnabelle Fox
2000Spring ForwardHope
2000Joe Gould's SecretNora Mitchell
2002IncestLizShort
2002Manna from HeavenYoung Theresa
2004SpeakRachel Bruin
2005Happy EndingsMamie Toll (age 17)
2008Fading of the CriesSarah
2009Make the Yuletide GayAbby Mancuso
200916 to LifeKate
2013Bad BehaviorZoe
2014InfiltratorsMicki Thorne
2014Last Dinner Party, TheThe Last Dinner PartyHaleyShort
2018Chasing the RainVanessaPost-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Late Night with Conan O'BrienVarious"1.11"
1993–1998Late Show with David LettermanVariousTV series
1993–1995LovingHeather Rose ForbesTV series
1994Saturday Night LiveCaroline Giuliani / Little Girl"Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin"
1996All My Children1 episode
1996As the World TurnsAnnie HasbrookTV series
1997What the Deaf Man HeardYoung TallasseTV film
1998Saint MaybeYoung AgathaTV film
1998Carson's Vertical SuburbiaPenelopeTV film
1998Law & OrderGillian Lanetti"Grief"
1999Law & OrderJenny Brandt"Killerz"
1999LateLineJennifer Karp"Kids 'N' Guns"
1999Snooker Report, TheThe Snooker ReportShanna LevineTV series
2000Malcolm in the MiddleJessica"Traffic Jam"
2000Ultimate Christmas Present, TheThe Ultimate Christmas PresentAllison "Allie" Rachel ThompsonTV film
2000Judging AmyJodi Larson Pruitt"Shaken, Not Stirred", "Dog Days"
2001Family LawKatie Pollack"Obligations"
2001Taking Back Our TownCatherine MelanconTV film
2001Gene Pool, TheThe Gene PoolDina FinemanTV film
2001–2009ERRachel GreeneRecurring role
2002My Sister's KeeperYoung Judy ChapmanTV film
2002American Embassy, TheThe American EmbassyLiv Faulkner"Pilot"
2002Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessAbby1 episode
2002Guardian, TheThe GuardianAndrea Caffey"The Innocent"
2003–2005JAGMattie Grace JohnsonRecurring role
2004Six Feet UnderKaitlin Stolte"Parallel Play"
2004Will & GraceOlivia Walker"Christmas Break"
2005Nip/TuckMadison Berg"Madison Berg"
2005–2007Flight 29 DownDaley MarinMain role
2006Grey's AnatomyClaire"Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response", "Losing My Religion"
2006Wild HeartsMadisonTV film
2006Without a TraceMalia Norton"All for One"
2007Boston LegalMichelle Cabot-Levinson"Selling Sickness"
2007Flight 29 Down: The Hotel TangoDaley MarinTV film
2007Cold CaseTina Quinn (1998)"That Woman"
2008Ghost WhispererAmy Benton"Home But Not Alone"
2008Saving GraceSophie Ward"It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love"
200890210Hannah"We're Not in Kansas Anymore"
2009Criminal MindsCarol"Cradle to Grave"
2009Private PracticeMelissa"The Hard Part"
2011SAM: A Puppy, Toothbrush & Frying PanPretty LadyVideo short
2012–2014Sloppy TacosBerriRecurring role
2013Hidden AwayAmyTV film