Date of Birth: April 3, 2003
Elsie Fisher was born in Riverside, California. An actress and a singer, her first work onscreen work was at age five, when she appeared in a guest role on the TV series Medium
in 2009, followed by singing performances on the soundtrack for the animated series Masha and the Bear
(2009 to 2012).
In 2010, she voiced the youngest daughter Agnes in the animated motion picture Despicable Me
, starring alongside Steve Carell
. She reprised the role in the 2013 sequel, Despicable Me 2
In between the two movies, Elsie played the role of Tiffany in the Weinstein Company film Dirty Girl
(2010), starring Juno Temple
, Mary Steenburgen
and William H. Macy
. She also made guest appearances on the sitcoms Mike & Molly
(in 2011) and Raising Hope
In the 2013 small budget film Bad Behavior
, Elsie played Grace alongside Linda Hamilton
. She also played a role in the small budget film Vertical (2013), which went on to win the award for Best International Feature Film at the 2015 London International Film Festival.
In the Disney Pictures movie McFarland, USA
(2015), Elsie played Jamie White, the daughter of Kevin Costner
and Maria Bello
However, her biggest role to date was when she was cast in the starring role in the A24 Films production Eighth Grade
(2018), written and directed by Bo Burnham
. She starred as Kayla, a pimply, overweight and extremely awkward eighth grade student who struggles to fit in at school while relying on her phone for social contact.
For her work in the film, she won a 2019 Critics Choice Award in the Best Young Actor/Actress category and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category.
Elsie, who loves to play video games, would like to be a scientist one day.