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Sophie Nélisse

2000-03-27 Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Image of Sophie Nélisse


Marie-Sophie Nélisse is a Canadian teen actress. She is known for her Genie Award–winning performance in Monsieur Lazhar and for her starring role in The Book Thief. Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montréal, Québec, with her family when she was four. She is of French Canadian descent. Besides her Genie Award for Monsieur Lazhar, she won a Jutra Award for her performance and a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in an International Feature Film. She also had roles in the film Ésimésac and in a Québec sitcom called Les Parent. She is most notable for her portrayal of Liesel Meminger in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Book Thief. Her sister is actress Isabelle Nélisse.


The Kid Detective Caroline 2020-10-16
The Rest of Us Aster 2020-02-14
Flashwood Rose 2020-08-07
47 Meters Down: Uncaged Mia 2019-08-15
Close Zoe Tanner 2019-01-18
Et au pire, on se mariera Aïcha 2017-09-15
Wait Till Helen Comes Molly 2016-11-12
1:54 Jennifer 2016-10-13
The History of Love Alma Singer 2016-11-09
Mean Dreams Casey Caraway 2016-10-21
The Great Gilly Hopkins Gilly Hopkins 2015-10-05
Endorphine Simone (13) 2015-09-11
Pawn Sacrifice Young Joan 2015-09-16
The Book Thief Liesel Meminger 2013-11-08
Ésimésac Marie Gélinas 2012-11-10
Monsieur Lazhar Alice L'Écuyer 2011-09-10