Sophie Nélisse

Canadian actress

Sophie Nélisse (born March 27, 2000) is a Canadian actress. Her performance in Monsieur Lazhar won a Genie Award. She played Liesel Meminger in the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel The Book Thief.

Sophie Nélisse
Sophie Nélisse on Dulce Osuna.jpg
Nélisse interviewed about 47 Meters Down: Uncaged by Dulce Osuna in 2019
Born (2000-03-27) March 27, 2000 (age 20)[1]
Years active2010–present
RelativesIsabelle Nélisse (sister)

Nélisse won a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in an International Feature Film. She was later at the Cannes Film Festival to present the movie Mean Dreams.[3]

Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2012 Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Monsieur Lazhar Won
2012 Jutra Awards Best Supporting Actress (Meilleure Actrice de Soutien) Monsieur Lazhar Won
2013 Satellite Awards Breakthrough Performance The Book Thief Won
2013 Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award The Book Thief Won
2013 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role—Female The Book Thief Won
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Young Actress[4] Monsieur Lazhar Nominated
2014 Young Artist Awards Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film(tie)[5] The Book Thief Won
2014 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor The Book Thief Nominated
2014 Online Film & Television Association Best Youth Performance The Book Thief Nominated
2014 Critics Choice Awards Best Young Actor/Actress The Book Thief Nominated


  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1209/1210). Jun 1–9, 2012. p. 35.
  2. Victoria Ahearn (September 3, 2016). "Windsor-born Sophie Nelisse a Rising Star at TIFF and beyond". Windsor Star. The Canadian Press. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  3. "2016 Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  4. "2013 NOMINATIONS". Young Artist Awards. May 5, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  5. "2014 NOMINATIONS & RESULTS". Young Artist Awards. May 4, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2017.