Elsie Kate Fisher
Elsie Fisher was an American actress who became an expert in voiceover work before she was old enough to know how to read, before delivering a breakout performance in "Eighth Grade" (2018) mere weeks after, well, graduating eighth grade. Born on April 3, 2003 in Riverside, CA, Fisher began her career in show business when she was only five years old, making a cameo appearance on a 2009 episode of "Medium" (CBS, 2009-2011). The next year she solidified her voiceover bona fides when she starred as Agnes in the smash hit animated family comedy "Despicable Me" (2010), while also making her live action film debut in the indie coming of age drama "Dirty Girl" (2010). Fisher then went on to reprise the role of Agnes in the equally successful sequel "Despicable Me 2" (2013), while also taking on live action roles in the films "Bad Behavior" (2013), "Vertical" (2013), and "McFarland, USA" (2015). Her next role, however, in comedian Bo Burnham's directorial debut "Eighth Grade," proved to be a watershed moment in her young career. In the film, Fisher plays Kayla, a teen girl who wrestles with her own insecurities over the film's titular year. "Eighth Grade" proved to be an indie smash, earning rave reviews and doing surprisingly respectable numbers at the box office. Critics were especially enamored with Fisher's naturalistic, relatable performance, to the point where her name was bandied around as a wild card for an Oscar nod. Meanwhile, Fisher continued to work, lining up a few notable projects, including parts in a new animated film adaptation of "The Addams Family" (2019), and a leading role in "The Shaggs" (2019), a biopic of the Wiggin sisters, who formed what is commonly considered to be the worst rock band in history.