Gaby Hoffmann (Actress) - Field of Dreams
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Updated: 12/9/10

Name: Gaby Hoffmann

Born: January 8, 1982, New York City, New York

Claim To Fame: She is well-known as the little girl in the 1989 film Field of Dreams.

Family Life: She was raised by her single mother, former cult actress, Viva.

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Info: Hoffmann started acting in commercials at the age of four as a means to pay family bills. A few years later, she starred in the movie, Field of Dreams, with Kevin Costner. More projects followed, including parts in 1989?s Uncle Buck, This Is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and The Man Without a Face (1993).

In 1994, she starred in her own sitcom Someone Like Me, where she played Gaby, a girl with a dysfunctional family. The show only lasted six episodes, but Hoffman soon moved on to star in the TV film Freaky Friday (1995), a remake of the 1976 film of the same name. That year, she also starred in the CBS TV film Whose Daughter Is She?, and played the role of Samantha in the film Now and Then.

She continued acting in various films until she entered Bard College in New York to pursue a degree in literature. She took a break from acting to focus on her studies, and graduated in 2003.

Following graduation, she concentrated on theater roles in New York, including 24 Hour Plays (as Denise at the American Airlines Theatre), The Sugar Syndrome (Williamstown Theatre Festival - July/August 2005), and Third (Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre/Lincoln Centre Theatre - September-December 2005).

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Trivia: Her mom, Viva, appeared in many of Andy Warhol's movies during the 1960s.

Her last name is her mother's maiden name.

Her birth is documented in Brigid Berlin's The Andy Warhol Diaries.

Lived with her mother in the well-known Chelsea Hotel in New York City until 1993.

Half-sister of actress Alexandra Auder.

Best friends with actress Christina Ricci.

Is of Irish and German descent.

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Where Are They Now: Hoffmann's had a few sporadic roles over the past few years, including a starring role in the 2007 film Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America. In 2008, she appeared in the documentaries Guest of Cindy Sherman, and Chelsea on the Rocks, a tribute to the Chelsea Hotel where she grew up. In 2009, Hoffmann had a supporting role in Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime, and the thriller 13 with Mickey Rourke and Ray Liotta (released in 2010).

Write To Gaby Hoffmann:
Gaby Hoffmann
c/o International Creative Management
10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067


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