Hallee Hirsh

Hallee Hirsh

Birth name: Hallee Leah Hirsh
Born: December 16, 1987
Age: 30
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
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Hallee Leah Hirsh (born December 16, 1987) is an American actress known for her roles as Mattie on JAG, Daley in the children's series Flight 29 Down, and as the second (and final) actress to portray Rachel Greene on ER. Starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Hirsh portrayed the role of Rachel Bruin in Speak.


Early life

Hallee was born at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Deborah, a naval officer, and Mike Hirsh, a Marine officer. (Coincidentally, Hirsh would find herself acting on the naval-based show JAG, as Matilda "Mattie" Grace Johnson, for 17 episodes.) She started acting when she was 3, with her older brother Greg.

Being a military family, they moved a lot, starting in Pensacola, Florida, where Hallee landed her first role after her first audition in Orlando for Disney's Big Red Boat cruise line. When she was 4, her mom was transferred to Long Island, and Hallee began taking the train into Manhattan after school to audition almost daily, landing roles such as Annabel Fox in You've Got Mail.

After her agent Abby Bluestone moved to Los Angeles, Hallee at age 11 and her family followed, with her mom getting re-stationed in Monterey, California. Hallee lived in the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex - alongside other notable child stars such as Hilary Duff - with her dad, which she has referred to as "an important part of her life".

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in 2011, majoring in anthropology and minoring in Chinese.


She first portrayed Rachel Greene in the 2001-2002 season of ER in a storyline where a now teenage and rebellious Rachel leaves her mom in St. Louis to be with her father, Mark Greene, with whom she feuds but eventually they reconcile before Mark succumbs to brain cancer at the end of the 8th season. Hirsh later reprises her role in 2004 in the season 10 episode "Midnight", visiting her stepmother Dr. Elizabeth Corday, introducing her new boyfriend and seeking birth control pills. In the ER series finale, aired April 2, 2009, entitled "And in the End", Hirsh's character returned as a candidate interviewing for medical school, bringing the Greene family history full circle.

Following her turns on ER and JAG, she starred in the award winning Discovery Kids Channel teen series, Flight 29 Down. Often billed as a Lost for teens, the three season series followed a group of teens surviving on a deserted island after a charter flight they were travelling aboard crash landed.

She is the recipient of two Youth in Film Young Artist Awards and was nominated for best acting awards for four other roles. She was nominated for Best Comedic Actress in a Feature Film at the 2009 Method Fest film festival for her work in 16 to Life and won Best Actress for same role and film at both the 2010 Tunis International Film Festival and the 2010 Alaska International Film Festival.

Personal life

She married Ryan Martin in 2013 and they have one son together, born May 29, 2014. At the end of 2014, the family relocated from Los Angeles to Asheville, North Carolina.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Loving Heather Rose Forbes #2 Television series - 20 episodes 1993-1995
1994 Saturday Night Live Caroline Giuliani Episode "Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin"
1996 All My Children Little Girl Television series
1997 Norville and Trudy Bobbie Kockenlocker
Lolita Little Girl
What the Deaf Man Heard Young Tallasse Television movie
1998 Carson's Vertical Suburbia Penelope Television pilot
One True Thing Ellen - age 8
Saint Maybe Young Agatha
You've Got Mail Annabelle Fox Tom Hanks's character's 8 year old aunt
Law & Order Gillian Lanetti Episode "Grief"
1999 Jenny Brandt Episode "Killerz"
The Snooker Report Shanna Levine Television series
LateLine Jennifer Karp Episode "Kids 'N' Guns"
Spring Forward Hope
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Nora Mitchell
The Ultimate Christmas Present Allie Thompson Television movie
Judging Amy Jodi Larson Pruitt Episodes "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Dog Days"
2001 ER Rachel Greene 16 episodes, 2001-2009
The Gene Pool Dina Fineman Television pilot
Malcolm in the Middle Jessica Episode "Traffic Jam"
Family Law Katie Pollack Episode "Obligations"
Taking Back Our Town Catherine Melancon Television movie
2002 My Sister's Keeper Young Judy Chapman Television movie
The American Embassy Liv Faulkner Episode "Pilot"
Incest Liz
The Young and the Restless Abby Television series
Manna from Heaven Young Theresa
The Guardian Andrea Caffe Episode "The Innocent"
2004 Speak Rachel Bruin
Six Feet Under Kaitlin Elise Stolte Episode "Parallel Play"
Will & Grace Olivia Walker Episode "Christmas Break"
2005 Happy Endings Mamie at 17
JAG Mattie Grace Johnson 17 Episodes, 2003-2005
Nip/Tuck Madison Berg Episode "Madison Berg"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Claire Episode "Losing My Religion"
Episode "Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response"
Wild Hearts Madison Television movie
Without a Trace Malia Norton Episode "All For One"
2007 Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango Daley Marin Television movie
Boston Legal Michelle Cabot-Levinson
Flight 29 Down Daley Marin 27 episodes, 2005-2007
Cold Case Tina Quinn '98 Episode "That Woman"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Amy Benzing Episode "Home But Not Alone"
Saving Grace Sophie Ward Episode "It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love"
90210 Hannah Vasquez Episodes "The Jet Set" and "We're Not in Kansas Anymore"
2009 Make the Yuletide Gay Abby Mancuso
Criminal Minds Carol Episode "Cradle to Grave"
Private Practice Melissa - the Bride Episode "The Hard Part"
16 to Life Kate
2010 Fading of the Cries Sarah
2012 Sloppy Tacos Berri 4 episodes, 2012-2014
2013 Bad Behavior Zoe
Hidden Away Amy Television movie
2014 Infiltrators Micki Thorne
2016 Chasing the Rain Vanessa Post Production

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