What’s Next for ‘Hugo’ Star Chloe Moretz?

Chloë Moretz at the Hugo Premiere, New York City 2011.

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Chloë Moretz at the Hugo Premiere, New York City 2011.

Chloe Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 10, 1997. Since then she's been on a meteoric rise to fame. In just 15 short years she's conquered both TV and film in comedies, dramas, horror movies and thrillers. See what's coming up in the next couple of years for this skyrocketing star.

Chloe Moretz Got Her Primetime Start at Seven Years Old

Moretz landed her first primetime TV job playing Violet on "The Guardian." She was only seven when the two episodes aired in 2004.

The following year she worked on several diverse projects. First she appeared in the TV movie "Family Plan," starring with Tori Spelling and Greg Germann on the Hallmark Channel. Then she jumped to the big screen remake of the fright flick "The Amityville Horror."

Her first big recurring role came her way in 2007. That's when Moretz was cast as Kiki George on the ABC drama series "Dirty Sexy Money." She played Peter Krause and Zoe McLellan's daughter, taking over the role from Elle Fanning who had the part in the show's pilot.

While her turn on "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" was less visable, it was no less impressive. She provided the voice for the character Darby in 31 episodes of the animated series between 2007 and 2009.

Chloe Moretz Has Had Some Impressive Feature Film Roles

Moretz's movie roles include Angie Steadman in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Abby in "Let Me In" and Luli McMullen in "Hick." But her career skyrocketed to a whole new level when Martin Scorsese cast her in his first family-friendly movie, "Hugo." Moretz plays Isabelle, the young girl who befriends Hugo Cabret and helps him unlock the key to his film fantasies.

While the cast and crew of "Hugo" wait to see if they'll take home the coveted Best Picture Oscar, Moretz has already moved on. She has five films in various stages of production that are due out in the next couple of years.

Chloe Moretz Has Five High-Profile Films in the Works

Moretz has two films in pre-production that are due out sometime in the 2012 and 2013. First she is signed to play Millie in "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea." Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as a widower who befriends a young girl and helps her build a raft for a trans-Atlantic journey. The movie also stars and is produced by Jessica Biel. Moretz will team with Jeffrey Dean Morgan yet again as Alexandria Heller in "The Rut." This time she stars as a 14-year-old girl who must use all of her survival skills when she is lost in the forest for days.

Moretz is currently in production on the movie the "Dance of the Mirlitons" which co-stars Kristen Bell, Bailee Madison, Jackie Earle Haley and Evie Thompson. The story revolves around an overweight young girl who enrolls at a school for Young Dancers only to discover that she's been placed in a special education program. Antagonism from the school's mean girls only fuels her fire to nab the lead role in the school's rendition of "Sleeping Beauty." The film is slated for release on November 15, 2012.

Moretz has two big movies coming out this spring. Both "Movie 43" and "Dark Shadows" are sure to open her up to an even wider audience of fans.

Moretz joins the all-star cast in the anthology comedy "Movie 43," which spoofs superheroes. Her co-stars include Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Kristen Bell, Hugh Jackman, Anna Farris, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Josh Duhamel and Justin Long. The film is made up of multiple segments directed by veterans like the Farrelly Brothers, Griffin Dunne and Brett Ratner. It also marks the feature film directorial debut of actress Elizabeth Banks from "30 Rock" and "Spider-Man 3." The film will hit theaters on April 13, 2012.

But Moretz's most highly anticipated film is the Tim Burton remake of "Dark Shadows." The reimagining of the cult TV series from the '60s, stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins. Moretz will play Michelle Pfeiffer's rebellious teen daughter, Carolyn Stoddard. "Dark Shadows" opens wide on May 11, 2012.

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