Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. She portrayed Esther in the 2009 horror film Orphan 2009 and Clove in The Hunger Games (2012).
Born Name Isabelle Fuhrman
Nick Name Isabelle
Years active 2004–present
Born: February 25, 1997, 22 years and 7 months, Washington, D.C., USA
Sun Sign Pisces
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Measurements 33-25-34 in or 84-63.5-86 cm
Bra size 32B
Distinctive Features Dark colored hair, Face covered with freckles
Manager Management 360
Kipling (2013). She was announced as the face of their fall 2013 “Back to School” campaign.
Father – Nick Fuhrman (Former political candidate and business consultant)
Mother – Elina Fuhrman (nee Kozmits) (Journalist) (Worked for CNN)
Siblings – Madeline Fuhrman (Older Sister) (Singer-songwriter)
Isabelle Fuhrman was born in Washington D.C., on February 25, 1997, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Elina Fuhrman (nee Kozmits), is a journalist who emigrated from Soviet Russia and has worked for CNN. Her father, Nick Fuhrman, is a former political candidate and business consultant. Fuhrman recently graduated from Stanford University Online High School in 2015. For high school she was also a student at Buckley School, an exclusive private school in Sherman Oaks. Fuhrman also studied at RADA and briefly attended The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. She is of Russian-Jewish descent.
Fuhrman acting career began at the age of seven, when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her older sister Madeline Fuhrman and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Fuhrman made her big screen debut just a few years later in the 2007 drama Hounddog. The same year, Fuhrman was chosen to star in the movie Orphan alongside Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard. Fuhrman was cast after an exhaustive nationwide search of young actresses to portray the lead in the Warner Bros. collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio Appian Way and Joel Silver Dark Castle Entertainment.
Fuhrman other credits include the role of Gretchen Dennis (also known as Girl Ghost) opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt on the hit TV show Ghost Whisperer, Grace O’Neil in the pilot episode of the 2006 television series Justice, and a number of national commercials for such brands as Pizza Hut and K-Mart. Her performance as Gretchen Dennis in Ghost Whisperer earned her a Young Artist Award nomination. Fuhrman also appeared in comedy skits on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she is known to have provided character voices for Cartoon Network Cartoon Fridays.
In 2011, Fuhrman played Angie Vanderveer in the dark comedy Salvation Boulevard (based on the novel by Larry Beinhart), with an ensemble cast that included Pierce Brosnan and Marisa Tomei, and which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Also in 2012, Fuhrman voiced genetically enhanced assassin Victoria in Hitman: Absolution.
In 2012, Fuhrman played Clove, a career tribute who tries to kill the main character, Katniss, in the film The Hunger Games. Originally, she auditioned to play Katniss Everdeen but was too young to play the part as she was 15 at the time. She was called back to audition for Clove, and successfully got the part. On May 15, 2012 it was announced that Fuhrman would be starring in the upcoming remake of the 1977 horror classic, Suspiria; however, it was later announced that the production was stuck in legal woes and that the film would be delayed or cancelled.
On May 24, 2013, Fuhrman was cast as Max in Kevin Connolly next movie, Dear Eleanor, a film scheduled for released in 2015. That following year, Fuhrman was cast in the film Cell, an adaptation by Stephen King. In 2015, she was cast in a major recurring role on the Showtime drama series Masters of Sex, playing Tessa the daughter of Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). Fuhrman was also cast as the lead in the upcoming independent drama Hellbent.
Fuhrman was approached by Save the Kids in 2010 to be a celebrity advocate for their Caps for Good project. She and several volunteers with Save the Children have helped knit hundreds of baby caps in an effort to reduce the death rate of newborns in developing countries. Fuhrman is on the Advisory Board of the Love and Art Kids Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization.
Isabelle starred in the 2007 coming-of-age drama film Hounddog for her role as Grasshopper.
First TV Show
In 2006, Isabelle guest appeared in the American legal drama television show Justice for her role as Grace O’Neil in the episode “Pilot”.
For 2012 movie, The Hunger Games, Isabelle learned how to throw butterfly knives, and did combat training. She had to gain 10 pounds of muscle mass in just 2 weeks, which she said was impossible for her. So, she tried to get leaner and more toned body. As the character “Clove” was physically strong in the books, but she [Isabelle] was not, she tried to compensate with her acting skills.
Isabelle Fuhrman Favorite Things
Characters from The Hunger Games – Katniss and Rue
Isabelle Fuhrman Facts
She was born in Washington D.C. but raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is friends with actors Alexander Ludwig and Colin Ford.
Isabelle started her acting career at the age of 7.
In 2010, she was made the celebrity advocate for the “Caps for Good” project by Save the Children.
She is one of the members of the advisory board for Los Angeles’ based non-profit organization, Love and Art Children Foundation.
She is an avid fan of English rock band, The Beatles.
She can play guitar and can sing also.
Isabelle was #2 in the 2009 Teen Choice Awards’ “Best Dressed List”.
She has 2 pet dogs – Lilly and Jennings.
Previously, she had a hamster, named Lola, that died in July 2009.