Elsie Fisher is having a pretty good year.

In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film
In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film “Eighth Grade,” poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Her deft portrayal of a lonely teenage YouTuber in the film “Eighth Grade” has earned her acting nominations at the Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards, and gotten the attention of entertainment heavyweights like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alfonso Cuaron.

In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film
In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film “Eighth Grade,” poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film
In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film “Eighth Grade,” poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The 15-year-old actress from Idyllwild, California was considering giving up acting right before she secured the starring role in Bo Burnham’s directorial debut.

In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film
In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film “Eighth Grade,” poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Elsie Fisher’s portrayal of a teenage YouTuber in
Elsie Fisher’s portrayal of a teenage YouTuber in “Eighth Grade” has earned her Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards nominations. (Dec. 13)

Now, in addition to being named as one of The Associated Press’ Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018 , she’s got a few projects lined up too, including an animated “The Addams Family” movie, and a musical from the director of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” that will start filming in the spring.

Source: The Associated Press

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