Elsie Fisher

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Elsie Fisher
Fisher in 2019
Born
Elsie Kate Fisher

(2003-04-03) April 3, 2003 (age 21)
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Elsie Kate Fisher (born April 3, 2003) is an American actor. They are known for their starring role in Bo Burnham's comedy-drama film Eighth Grade (2018), for which they earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Fisher is also known for voicing animated characters such as Agnes in Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013), Masha in Masha and the Bear (2009–2012) and Parker Needler in The Addams Family (2019).

Life and career

Fisher was born in Riverside, California,[1] on April 3, 2003.[2]

Fisher began their career at age six, appearing in a 2009 episode of the NBC supernatural drama series Medium. From 2009 to 2012, they voiced Masha for the English dub of the Russian animated children's series Masha and the Bear. Fisher gained further recognition for voicing Agnes in the animated comedy film Despicable Me (2010) and its sequel Despicable Me 2 (2013). However, they did not participate in the third film in the series. Fisher appeared in a supporting role in the sports drama film McFarland, USA, which was released in February 2015.[3] Fisher has appeared in over sixteen national commercials by March 2016.[4]

In 2018, Fisher received critical acclaim for their performance as socially-struggling teenage girl Kayla Day in the comedy-drama film Eighth Grade, the directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham. For their performance, Fisher earned numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.[5][6] After filming Eighth Grade, they began high school and did not get cast in their high school play.[7] They went on to voice Parker Needler in the animated dark comedy film The Addams Family in 2019. That same year, they appeared in the main role of Joy Wilkes, daughter of Annie Wilkes, in the second season of the Hulu anthology horror series Castle Rock.

In 2022, Fisher joined the cast of HBO dark comedy series Barry in its third season.[8]

In their personal life, Fisher uses they/them pronouns.[9][10]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Despicable Me Agnes (voice) [5]
Dirty Girl Tiffany Briggs [2]
Home Makeover Agnes (voice) Short film [5]
2012 Peter at the End Elsie
2013 Despicable Me 2 Agnes (voice) [5]
My Friend Robot Charlie Short film
Bad Behavior Grace [2]
Vertical Ashley Stewart [2]
Travelers Libby Short film
Training Wheels Agnes (voice)
2014 Gutshot Straight Stephanie
2015 McFarland, USA Jamie White [11]
2016 The Axe Murders of Villisca Ina
2017 Scales: A Mermaids Tale Hayden
2018 Eighth Grade Kayla Day [12]
2019 The Addams Family Parker Needler (voice) [13]
2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre Lila [14]
Family Squares Cassie Worth Also AA & CC Camera Operator
My Best Friend's Exorcism Abby [15]
2023 Memory Sara [16]
2024 Christmas Eve in Miller's Point Lynn Completed [17]
Boys Go To Jupiter Beatbox (voice)
TBA Latchkey Kids TBA Post-production [18]
Hypergalactic TBA Post-production; voice [19]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Medium Young Bridgette DuBois Episode: "Then and Again" [2]
2011 Mike & Molly Fairy Princess Episode: "Happy Halloween" [2]
2012 Masha and the Bear Masha (voice) 26 episodes [20]
2013 Raising Hope Susie 2 episodes [2]
Sofia the First Woodsman's Daughter (voice) Episode: "Holiday in Enchancia" [2]
2019 Castle Rock Joy Wilkes 10 episodes [21]
2022–23 Barry Katie Harris Recurring (Season 3-4) [22]
2023 The Summer I Turned Pretty Skye Series regular (Season 2) [23]

Web

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Day by Day Ruby (voice) Podcast series, episode: "Relocation" [24]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2018
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Eighth Grade Won [25]
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [26]
Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout Award Won [27]
Gotham Independent Film Award Breakthrough Actor Won [28]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Actress Nominated [29]
Breakout of the Year Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Youth in Film - Female Won [30]
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Best Actress 23 and Under Won [31]
Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
New York Film Critics Online Breakthrough Performer Won [32]
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Performance by a Youth Won [33]
Breakthrough Performance Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [34]
Breakthrough Artist Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Won [35]
Seattle International Film Festival Best Actress Won [36]
Utah Film Critics Association Best Actress Won [37]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Won [38]
Women Film Critics Circle Best Young Actress Won [39]
2019
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated [40]
Austin Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated [41]
Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Won [42]
Best Actress in a Comedy Nominated
Dorian Awards Rising Star of the Year Nominated [43]
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated [44]
Breakthrough Award Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Comedy or Musical Nominated [45]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Nominated [46]
Online Film and Television Association Best Youth Performance Won [47]
Breakthrough Performance: Female Won
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Nominated [48]

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