Who is Elsie Fisher?

Elsie Fisher was born in Riverside, California USA, on 3 April 2003 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is an actress perhaps known best for her portrayal of the lead character Kayla Day in the 2018 comedy “Eight Grade” written and directed by Bo Burnham and which also starred Josh Hamilton and Emily Robinson. The movie follows the life of a teenage girl during her final week of eighth grade just before she is about to start high school. It won 60 awards and was nominated for 89 others, including a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Elsie’s performance.

Early life, parents and education

Elsie was raised alongside her older brother Nathan Fisher in Riverside, by their father Christopher Fisher and their mother, however, not a lot about her parents is known as they prefer to stay away from the spotlight.

She launched her acting career aged six when she portrayed Young Bridgette in the fantasy crime series “Medium”, which was a hit as it won 10 awards and was nominated for 33 others including three Golden Globes, and the following year became famous after she voiced Agnes in the critically acclaimed animated comedy movie “Despicable Me”, which starred Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand, and follows a criminal mastermind who uses three orphan girls to steal a shrinking ray from another criminal mastermind. While recording for the movie, the directors told Elsie to come up with a song about Unicorns, and she started singing straight away. She also reprised her role as Agnes in the 2010 short animated comedy film “Despicable Me: Minion Madness”, the 2012 short animated film “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D” and the 2013 sequel “Despicable Me 2”.

While still attending elementary school, Elsie had roles in various movies, including the 2010 comedy “Dirty Girl”, the 2010 short animated comedy “Home Makeover” (voice role as Agnes) and the 2012 short drama “Peter at the End”. She also appeared in the 2011 episode “Happy Halloween” of the comedy series “Mike & Molly”.

Elsie enrolled into high school in 2017, and should be matriculating sometime in 2021, but it appears that she won’t be pursuing a college degree, focusing instead on her acting career.

Roles in TV series

In 2009, she voiced the lead character Masha in the animated action adventure “Masha and the Bear”, created by Oleg Kuzovkov and which starred Boris Kutnevich, Alina Kukushkina and Kaitlyn McCormick.

It follows a circus bear living in the woods, who led a quiet life until meeting the energetic girl Masha. The series won three out of seven awards it was nominated for.

Elsie went on to portray Susie in two 2013 episodes of the family comedy “Raising Hope”, which was very popular in the US and Europe, and in the same year she guest starred (voicing role) in the episode “Holiday in Enchancia” of the animated family adventure “Sofia the First”. Two of Elsie’s most recent roles in TV series have been in ten 2019 episodes of the fantasy horror “Castle Rock”, which starred Bill Skarsgard and Andre Holland, and the 2020 episode “Relocation” of the adventure “Day by Day”.

Roles in movies

In 2012, Elsie was invited to appear in the short drama “Love Without End”, and in 2013 portrayed the supporting character Ashley Stewart in the drama “Vertical” written and directed by Stephen Savage, but which failed to attract any attention.

A couple of Elsie’s following roles were in the short “My Friend Robot”, the  thriller “Bad Behaviour”, and the  short drama “Travelers” all in 2013. The following year saw her play Stephanie in the action crime thriller “Gutshot Straight”, which starred the famous actor Steven Seagal but still received poor reviews. In 2015, Elsie played Jamie White in the biographical sports drama “McFarland, USA” which starred Kevin Costner, and follows the story of Jim White who was fired as a football coach and then began working at a new school at which he turned a couple of disappointing students into one of the best cross-country teams; the film won four out of seven awards it was nominated for. In 2016, Elsie played Ina in the horror “The Axe Murders of Villisca”, and her following two roles were in the 2017 adventure family fantasy “Scales: A Mermaids Tale”, and the 2018 short musical “Let’s Dance”.

Elsie Fisher

One of her most recent roles has been in 2019, when she lent hoice to Parker in the animated family comedy “The Addams Family” which starred Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron, and follows the eccentric Addams family as they enter a conflict with another family. The movie won two and was nominated for four other awards.

She has recently been cast to appear in five upcoming movies, including “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Shoot the Rooster” and “25 Cents Per Minute”, all set to be released sometime in 2021.

Other credits

Elsie has been credited with singing six songs in six episodes of the series “Masha and the Bear”, while she also sang “The Unicorn Song” in the 2013 video game “Despicable Me: Minion Rush”.

She has also appeared in the documentaries the 2013 series “Teens Wanna Know”, and the 2018 “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blanche”. Elsie has also been seen in several TV specials  – “The 12th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” in 2018, “The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019”, and “34th Film Independent Spirit Awards” in 2019.

Elsie has been invited to appear in various talk-shows, including “Celebrity Page”, “Made in Hollywood” and “Red Carpet Report”.

Awards and nominations

Elsie has won 25 awards and been nominated for 26 others (including that a Golden Globe) and we are going to mention some of her most notable wins.

In 2014, she won a Behind the Voice Actors People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role for her performance in the film “Despicable Me 2”.

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She has won nearly all of her awards for her performance in the movie “Eight Grade”, including a Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Young Actress, a Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance and a Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, all in 2018. In 2019, she was awarded a Gold Derby Award for Breakthrough Performer.

Love life and boyfriend

Elsie is quite secretive when it comes to her love life and hasn’t mentioned any boys she has perhaps dated, although and there are many people out there who believe her to be too young to be dating, there are also those claiming to have seen Elsie holding hands with a mysterious boy who might be her boyfriend; however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Elsie commented on it.

An unknown person has claimed on Reddit that Elsie is perhaps a lesbian, as she has numerous female friends and isn’t usually seen spending time with boys, however, Elsie hasn’t commented on this either, so nothing is known about her sexual orientation.

As she hasn’t spoken about anyone she could be dating today, Elsie appears to be single as of February 2021, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Elsie is a huge lover of animals, and her favorites are giraffes. She has a pet cat called Judy, as well as three dogs called Allie, Ollie and Agnes.

She is keen on appearing in TV commercials and has so far appeared in around 20. Her favorite commercial was for Hershey’s, as she was allowed to eat as much chocolate as she wanted.

During her early years, she dreamed about becoming a painter, archaeologist or a scientist.

She is a huge fan of video games, and her favorite is “Pokemon”.

Elsie loves to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Steve Carell and Emma Watson, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Little Miss Sunshine”.

Age, height and net worth

Elsie is 17 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of February 2021, her net worth has been estimated at already over $500,000.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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