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.

Career

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.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993LovingHeather Rose Forbes #2Television series - 20 episodes 1993-1995
1994Saturday Night LiveCaroline GiulianiEpisode "Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin"
1996All My ChildrenLittle GirlTelevision series
1997Norville and TrudyBobbie Kockenlocker
LolitaLittle Girl
What the Deaf Man HeardYoung TallasseTelevision movie
1998Carson's Vertical SuburbiaPenelopeTelevision pilot
One True ThingEllen - age 8
Saint MaybeYoung Agatha
You've Got MailAnnabelle FoxTom Hanks's character's 8 year old aunt
Law & OrderGillian LanettiEpisode "Grief"
1999Jenny BrandtEpisode "Killerz"
The Snooker ReportShanna LevineTelevision series
LateLineJennifer KarpEpisode "Kids 'N' Guns"
Spring ForwardHope
2000Joe Gould's SecretNora Mitchell
The Ultimate Christmas PresentAllie ThompsonTelevision movie
Judging AmyJodi Larson PruittEpisodes "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Dog Days"
2001ERRachel Greene16 episodes, 2001–2009
The Gene PoolDina FinemanTelevision pilot
Malcolm in the MiddleJessicaEpisode "Traffic Jam"
Family LawKatie PollackEpisode "Obligations"
Taking Back Our TownCatherine MelanconTelevision movie
2002My Sister's KeeperYoung Judy ChapmanTelevision movie
The American EmbassyLiv FaulknerEpisode "Pilot"
IncestLiz
The Young and the RestlessAbbyTelevision series
Manna from HeavenYoung Theresa
The GuardianAndrea CaffeEpisode "The Innocent"
2004SpeakRachel Bruin
Six Feet UnderKaitlin Elise StolteEpisode "Parallel Play"
Will & GraceOlivia WalkerEpisode "Christmas Break"
2005Happy EndingsMamie at 17
JAGMattie Grace Johnson17 Episodes, 2003–2005
Nip/TuckMadison BergEpisode "Madison Berg"
2006Grey's AnatomyClaireEpisode "Losing My Religion"
Episode "Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response"
Wild HeartsMadisonTelevision movie
Without a TraceMalia NortonEpisode "All For One"
2007Flight 29 Down: The Hotel TangoDaley MarinTelevision movie
Boston LegalMichelle Cabot-Levinson
Flight 29 DownDaley Marin27 episodes, 2005–2007
Cold CaseTina Quinn '98Episode "That Woman"
2008Ghost WhispererAmy BenzingEpisode "Home But Not Alone"
Saving GraceSophie WardEpisode "It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love"
90210Hannah VasquezEpisodes "The Jet Set" and "We're Not in Kansas Anymore"
2009Make the Yuletide GayAbby Mancuso
Criminal MindsCarolEpisode "Cradle to Grave"
Private PracticeMelissa - the BrideEpisode "The Hard Part"
16 to LifeKate
2010Fading of the CriesSarah
2012Sloppy TacosBerri4 episodes, 2012-2014
2013Bad BehaviorZoe
Hidden AwayAmyTelevision movie
2014InfiltratorsMicki Thorne
2016Chasing the RainVanessaPost Production