Birthdate: December 6, 1996
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, award-winning actor, writer, and producer Stefanie Scott is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents. This year Stefanie will star in Peacock's upcoming thriller/supernatural series "Girl in the Woods." Set in the Pacific Northwest, "Girl in the Woods" follows Carrie's (Scott) escape from her mysterious, cult-like colony that guards the world against monsters hidden behind a secret door within the woods. She finds herself fighting to stay alive, in the previously sleepy, small town of West Pine. "Girl in the Woods" is slated to premiere in October 2021. In film, Stefanie can currently be seen starring in the independent horror/ drama feature "The Last Thing Mary Saw" alongside Isabelle Fuhrman and Rory Culkin. The film debuted at the Fantasia International Film Festival this year and will stream on Shudder in early 2022. Also in 2021, Stefanie starred in "Girl in the Basement" directed by Elisabeth Röhm and inspired by true events. The film tells the emotional story of Sara (Scott) a suburban teen who is imprisoned by her father Don (Judd Nelson) in the basement of their home. Stefanie received rave reviews for her harrowing portrayal of Sara, who was held captive for over 20 years.Stefanie is often recognized for her plethora of roles in feature films over the years, including starring in Focus Features' and Blumhouse Productions' "Insidious: Chapter 3." Stefanie completed all of her own stunts in the film, which grossed over $110 million worldwide. In 2017 she appeared in "At First Light" opposite Théodore Pellerin, "Beautiful Boy" alongside Timothée Chalamet, and "Small Town Crime" opposite Octavia Spencer. In 2015 she starred in Universal Pictures' "Jem and the Holograms" (directed by Jon M. Chu and produced by Scooter Braun) where she was able to showcase her musical side, along with bringing the character of Kimber to life. More recent credits include the indie feature "Mary" opposite Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer, and "Good Girls Get High" where she also served as an Associate Producer.Some of Stefanie's early big breaks in the business came with appearing in Rob Reiner's "Flipped" (Warner Bros.) and co-starring as a young Natalie Portman in "No Strings Attached" (Paramount Pictures). She also lent her voice to the Oscar-nominated animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph" for Disney. In 2015 Stefanie appeared in a music video for Hayley Kioko entitled "Girls Like Girls" that went viral, hitting over 139 million+ views (and counting) on YouTube. The music video was groundbreaking for its time and a testament to marginalized connections. Born in Chicago, Illinois Stefanie moved to Florida with her family at a young age where she began auditioning for local theater productions. She was homeschooled in the Melbourne area, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career full time. As a singer/songwriter Stefanie loves to write and record her own music, along with playing her ukulele and guitar. Her music has been featured in a handful of projects including the single "Wherever I May Go" which was featured in "Girl in the Basement" and "Pretty Baby" which was on the soundtrack for the film "Spare Room."Over the years Stefanie has actively supported The Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) visiting with kids that are battling ongoing illnesses & working to bring awareness to the great work CHOC brings to the community. On social media, Stefanie has nearly 3.6 million followers across all of her platforms and loves to utilize her following to give back to and raise awareness for causes near to her heart.