Liliane Sobieski is a Canadian actress and artist known for her portrayal of strong women in films such as Don’t Take Me Alive, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. She has also been nominated multiple times for the Screenplay Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score (John Corigliano and Thomas Newman) and for Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Casino). Leelee Sobieski was born in Scarborough, Ontario and has portrayed many strong and unforgettable characters in both live-action and television. Born in Canada, Sobieski has dedicated her career to portraying strong women in both Hollywood and Toronto.
Leelee Sobieski was born in Scarborough, Ontario, to parents who were both teachers. She excelled at grade school and won several awards in English as a first grader, including the Maths Crown Queen award. After high school, she attended the Toronto University campus where she became known as one of the first female hockey players. In the mid-nineties, she started performing stand-up comedy, which began to develop into what is known today as” Montreal Comedy”, and landed a role on a popular Canadian television series called Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
During that time, Leelee Sobieski became known in the U.S. for her performance as Rachel Berry on Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as well as other small television programs such as The X-Files. However, it was in the summer of 1996 when Sobieski made her first appearance on American television, on the very popular soap opera Days of Our Lives. Her first episode attracted an enormous audience that tuned in to watch the series. It was so popular that week that the show was cancelled the following season, but it was revived for a fourth and final season, which was filmed in New York City, among other locations.
There are a great many things that have been written about Leelee Sobieski’s rise to stardom in the U.S., in particular her role as the lead character of the young Canadian girl in the popular Canadian sitcom, Rig Girl, as well as her award-winning turn as Rachel Berry on Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. However, there are just as many things that can be written about Leelee Sobieski as well, and I would like to name some of the more interesting things that have been written about her over the years. These include Leelee Sobieski’s relationship with the former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Trudeau; the impact that Leelee Sobieski had on the rise of Justin Bieber; the role she played in The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, the film version of Don Corleone; the role she currently plays in Scrubs, the television adaptation of the same Canadian medical drama; and many other notable roles.
In terms of her filmography, Leelee Sobieski has played every major character in one of the four seasons of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as well as numerous other parts in other movies. In fact, the first season of the show was directed by David Fincher, who is also responsible for the stellar writing on the series. Sobieski’s co-stars in the series include Christina Applegate, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine. Christina Applegate plays the mother of Leelee Sobieski’s twin brother, Paul, while Matt Damon and Michael Caine play her husband, Ted, and their children, Bobby and Amy. As you may have guessed, the entire ensemble of the series was made up of the best known Canadian characters at the time, and they each brought something unique to the role.
It would be incorrect to say that Leelee Sobieski’s acting career is limited to television, however. She has also received some important supporting acting roles in some high profile movies, such as We Are Marshall, Edward Scissorhands, and Batman Forever, as well as scoring an additional Oscar nomination for her work in Something Happens Among Us. Additionally, Leelee Sobieski has also made several guest appearances on television shows, including Wheel of Fortune, Everybody Loves Raymond, CHEERS, and numerous others. Her extensive resume will continue to grow with more projects coming to light. For the time being, however, it is fair to say that Leelee Sobieski has established a name for herself as one of North American cinema’s finest actresses.