Isabelle Fuhrman: biography
Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress, the main character of the horror film Orphan.
Isabelle was born February 25, 1997, in the U.S. capital in the family of a business consultant, Nick Fuhrman, and a journalist from the USSR, Elina Kozmits, who moved to America in 1989 with her mother Margaret, like many Soviet Jews. The family already had a daughter when Isabelle was born. Isabelle's older sister, Madeline, is into music and sings in her own band.
In 2000, the Fuhrmans moved to Atlanta, and 9 years later – to California, closer to the Hollywood Hills, where Isabelle began her film career. Since Isabelle as a child spent a lot of time shooting, the parents made a decision to opt for distance learning. At the age of 18, Fuhrman got the diploma of Stanford University Online High School.
Feeling that for success on the screen, in addition to children's experience, special education is also necessary, the girl went to the UK, where she took a course of acting in the oldest theatrical educational institution of the country, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In London, Isabelle also attended The Westminster Schools for some time.
In 2004, Isabelle's older sister, Madeline, auditioned for Cartoon Networks, the largest children's cartoon channel. Isabelle also was on the audition and immediately drew the attention of a casting director from the actors' agency. Fuhrman was invited to the shooting of children's program Cartoon Fridays. Then came a new offer to cast in the commercial, which Isabelle couldn't reject. On TV screens appeared an advertising company of a furniture store Rooms to Go with the participation of 8-year-old Fuhrman, and photos of the little actress were in the file of Hollywood.
A year later, Fuhrman invited to cast in her first movie, a mystical detective Ghost Whisperer, where she got an episodic role. In 2006, the series Justice was released. A young actress played the role of Grace O'Neil. In this musical film, which is focused on the tragedy in the life of a teenage girl Lewellen, Isabelle played a schoolgirl. After the release of the film, Fuhrman was nominated for Young Artist Awards.
Fuhrman's work didn't go unnoticed, and a Spanish film director Jaume Collet-Serra offered Isabelle the lead role in a joint US-Canadian project Orphan, where she played an adopted girl, whose arrival also brought the killings in the house. The horror film, which grossed $80 million, was the start of the acting career for Isabelle. Isabelle Fuhrman had the same start as popular actresses Jodie Foster, Kirsten Dunst, and Drew Barrymore, who became famous in childhood, acting in horror films.
After voicing several movies like Children of the Corn, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, and Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage, Isabelle got in the cast of the detective series The Whole Truth, which is focused on the confrontation between a prosecutor and a lawyer. The 13-year-old actress got the lead role of the police officer's daughter in the crime series Pleading Guilty directed by Jon Avnet. A year later, a comedy thriller Salvation Boulevard appeared on the screens of cinemas. On the set, Fuhrman had an opportunity to work with Hollywood stars Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris.
In 2012, Fuhrman became a member of a major project The Hunger Games, which was directed by Gary Ross. The girl got the role of a cold-blooded killer Clove. Isabelle didn't get the lead role because of her young age. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson were invited to shoot in a fantastic action movie.
The film takes place in the vast future when the thirst for bread and circuses again took possession of human souls. But this time the gladiators, who are under the eye of the whole world, are young boys and girls, and only one must survive. But what should two lovers, caught in a terrible slaughter, do if they can't see their lives being separated. The movie was shown all over the world and grossed an impressive amount of $700 million.
In 2013, Isabelle Fuhrman got the main role in the next horror film Don't Let Me Go. There she played the daughter of the protagonist, who along with other family members got lost in the haunted forest. In the same year, 16-year-old Isabelle appeared in the cast of the series about the pioneers of the sexual revolution called Masters of Sex, ordered by the Showtime TV channel. The girl gets the recurring role of Tessa Johnson. The series lasted 4 seasons and has earned high marks of film critics.
A year later, director Michael Johnson offered Isabelle the lead role in the drama All the Wilderness In 2015, Isabelle portrayed a carefree student of the 60-es in Kevin Connolly's adventure film Dear Eleanor.
Judging by the photo from Isabelle's account on Instagram, the girl is engaged in jogging, strength training in the gym, and basketball. Personal life for Isabelle is her family: mother, sister, father, and grandmother. The actress participates in charity events to help children left without parents.
Together with her sister, Isabelle participates in musical performances. Nowadays, Isabelle Fuhrman is among the first 55 promising actresses of the future in the list of Nylon. Since 2009 she has been considered an icon of youth style according to the magazine Teen Choice.
Isabelle Fuhrman now
In 2016, Fuhrman starred in four films, the most famous of which was the thriller Cell, based Stephen King's book. The film is about the approaching catastrophe of the modern world, and the starting point of it will be a cell phone call. Radio waves emanating from the phone will in a matter of seconds turn people into zombie citizens of the new world order. Only few will be able to survive. John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Sarullo was in the cast with Fuhrman and played the main characters.
Also, the actress can be seen in the drama about the first school love called One Night, where she played with an aspiring actor, Kyle Allen. Now the actress is working on new projects. The movies Shoplifters of the World and Down a Dark Hall with the participation of the actress were released in 2017 and 2018.
- 2006 - Justice
- 2007 - Hounddog
- 2008 - Ghost Whisperer
- 2009 - Orphan
- 2010 - Pleading Guilty
- 2011 - Salvation Boulevard
- 2011 - The Whole Truth
- 2012 - The Hunger Games
- 2013 - Don't Let Me Go
- 2015 - Masters of Sex
- 2016 - Dear Eleanor
- 2016 - Cell
- 2017 - Down a Dark Hall