Sophie Nélisse Biography, Age, Height, Family, Boyfriend, Movies & Facts

Sophie Nélisse Biography – A Canadian who quit gymnastics to become an actress!

Family Background of Sophie Nélisse:

Sophie Nélisse is a Canadian actress born on March 27, 2000, in Ontario, Canada. Her father, Hugues Nelisse, is an engineer. He has published several scientific documents on the subject of acoustics and noise.

Sophie Nélisse’s parents

Her mother, Pauline Belhumeur, is a former schoolteacher. Sophie’s mother quit her job in 2013 and started working as a manager (kind of) for both her daughters.

Sophie Nélisse siblings

She has a brother (Vincent) and a sister named Isabelle Nélisse. Isabelle is three years younger than Sophie, and like her, she is also an actress.


She attended CEGP in Canada.

Early Life:

At the age of four, she moved to Montreal with her family. She started doing gymnastics and it was her dream to participate in the Olympics. In fact, she started training for the 2016 Olympics at a very young age.

Well, fate has written something different for Sophie. Her mother found a talent agency for her that she signed later and started working with them. It wasn’t because she wanted to act or something but to earn some money so that she could pay the expenses of her gymnastics training.


She did her first movie at the age of 11. Later, when Nelisse was 13 years old, she was offered an audition for a role in a movie. She accepted and auditioned for the role. She wasn’t serious about it at first, as she was busy in her training sessions.

After giving several auditions, she successfully got the role and ended up starring in The Book Thief (a war film) along with Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. It was her third movie and after that she started focusing on acting as her career and stopped doing gymnastics completely.


Sophie Nélisse Biography:

Sophie Nelisse's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameSophie Nélisse
NicknameNot known
Date of BirthMarch 27, 2000
Age21 years (in 2021)
Zodiac SignAries
Birth PlaceOntario, Canada
Physical Stats:
Height5ft. 2"
(1.60 m)
(160 cm)
WeightNot known
Eye ColorBlue
Family & Relationships:
FatherHugues Nelisse
MotherPauline Belhumeur
SiblingsVincent and Isabelle Nelisse
Marital StatusUnmarried
BoyfriendClovis Henrard
Debut MovieMonsieur Lazhar
TV DebutMirador

Sophie Nelisse’s Movies Career:

Nélisse started her acting career from Monsieur Lazhar at the age of 11 in the year 2011. She played the role of a student named Alice and earned Best Supporting Actress Award for her acting in the film.

The next year, she appeared in a fantasy film titled Ésimésac. Then, in 2013, she starred in The Book Thief, an American film based on a novel of the same name. She played the role of Liesel (book thief) in the movie.


In 2014, she appeared in Pawn Sacrifice, a Biographical movie based on American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer. She played the young version of Bobby’s sister (Joan) in the movie.

Then, in 2015, she first starred in a Canadian film titled Endorphine, and then in an American comedy movie named The Great Gilly Hopkins.

Later, in 2016, Sophie Nelisse featured in movies like Mean Dreams, 1:54, and Wait Till Helen Comes.

In 2017, she appeared in a rom antic film titled The History of Love. Also, the same year, she starred in “Worst Case, We Get Married” along with Karine Vanasse.



Later, in 2019, Nélisse featured in an action thriller movie titled Close, released on Netflix. Then, she starred in a horror drama titled “47 Meters Down: Uncaged”. Also, the same year, she appeared in The Rest of Us along with the likes of Heather Graham and Jodi Balfour.

In 2020, she featured in Canadian comedy film named The Kid Detective with Adam Brody. Also, the same year, she appeared in Flashwood.

Movies List:

2011Monsieur Lazhar
2013The Book Thief
2014Pawn Sacrifice
20151. Endorphine
2. The Great Gilly Hopkins
20161. Mean Dreams
2. 1:54
3. Wait Till Helen Comes
20171. The History of Love
2. Exode (short)
3. Worst Case, We Get Married
20191. Close
2. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
3. The Rest of Us
20201. The Kid Detective
2. Flashwood
2021The Pact

Television Career:

Nelisse kicked off her television career with some small roles in different shows. Her first appearance on TV was through a show named Mirador in the year 2010.

Then, in 2011, she cast in Les Parent (The Parent Family) where she played the role of Zoé. The next year, she appeared in a few episodes of Vertige as one of the main casts (as Rosalie Roussel).

Sophie with Courtney Eaton

Then, in 2018, she played a recurring role in Demain Des Hommes as Roxanne Rousseau. Then, in 2020, she appeared in one of the episodes of Amours d’occasion.

Sophie Nélisse’s upcoming tv show is Yellowjackets where she will join actors like Melanie Lynskey, Ella Purnell, Juliette Lewis, Sammi Hanratty, Ava Allan, Courtney Eaton and many others.


Facts about Sophie Nélisse:

  • Her favorite actresses are Kate Winslet, Kar ine Vanasse, and Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse.
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  • She is a fluent French speaker.
Sophie Nélisse with her boyfriend
  • Sophie Nélisse’s boyfriend’s name is Clovis Henrard.
  • In 2012, she won the Genie and the Jutra Award for her supporting role in Monsieur Lazhar.
  • Her favorite movie is Prisoners.
  • Both Sophie and her sister Isabelle Nelisse starred in a movie titled Wait Till Helen Comes
  • She won the Best Leading Young Actress Award in a Feature Film at the 2014 Young Artist Awards for her role in The Book Thief.
  • It was her elder brother who wanted to be an actor and that’s how she got into acting.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the height of Sophie Nélisse?

Ans: 5ft. 2″ (1.60 m or 160 cm)

Q2: What is the age of Nélisse?

Ans: 21 years (in 2021)

Q3: Who is the husband of Sophie Nélisse?

Ans: Her partner’s name is Clovis Henrard.

Q4: What is the net worth of Sophie?

Ans: Not known

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