Portia Doubleday is Best Known For Having played the role of Sheeni Saunders in Youth In Revolt (2009). Being cast in Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son (2011) as Jasmine Lee. Portraying Chris Hargensen in the American horror movie Carrie (2013), which had Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore in lead roles. Being cast in the role of Angela Moss in the drama thriller TV series, Mr. Robot.
Born Name Portia Ann Doubleday
Nick Name Portia
Years active 1998–present
Born: June 22, 1988, 30 years and 9 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Cancer
Height 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Measurements 34-23-33 in or 86-58.5-84 cm
Bra Size 32B
Portia Doubleday went to the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in West Los Angeles.
She has studied psychology in college.
She studied at the California State University in Northridge, California.
Father – Frank Doubleday (Actor)
Mother – Christina Hart (Actress, Film Producer/Director, Playwright)
Siblings – Kaitlin Janette Doubleday (Older Sister) (Actress)
Others – Robert Harry Hartzell (Maternal Grandfather)
Doubleday was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she is the younger of two daughters raised by Christina Hart and Frank Doubleday. She grew up in a show business family: her parents are former professional actors and her older sister, Kaitlin, is also an actress. Her mother now works in the entertainment industry as a writer and producer of plays. Doubleday attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, a magnet school in west Los Angeles. She described herself as a tomboy to the Los Angeles Times, having played soccer for twelve years.
Doubleday first appeared in a commercial for Goldfish crackers at age eight and had a small role in the film Legend of the Mummy (1998). Her parents insisted that she finish high school before pursuing a career in acting. Doubleday was cast in the pilot episode of United States of Tara, a television series created by Diablo Cody. Doubleday played 15-year-old Kate, the daughter of Toni Collette’s character. Doubleday was replaced by Brie Larson when the series’ creative team chose to go in a different direction with the character. She appeared in the short film 18 in 2009, about a girl dealing with the end of her mother’s life.
Doubleday starred opposite Michael Cera in the teen comedy Youth in Revolt (2009), based on the 1993 novel of the same name by C.D. Payne. Doubleday described her character as “mean” and “really complex” to the Los Angeles Times. She plays Sheeni Saunders, an imaginative girl with a dreary life who meets Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) while on a family vacation. The film, directed by Miguel Arteta, premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
She was working on the film Touchback, based on an award-winning short film and is working on another short with actor Alex Frost, directed by Marvin Jarrett (the founder of Nylon magazine).
Doubleday appeared regularly in the ABC network comedy Mr. Sunshine, a midseason replacement for the 2010–2011 season.
She played the popular and monstrous Chris Hargensen in the 2013 adaptation of Carrie. Doubleday dyed her hair brown for the role of Chris, who is a natural brunette in the novel.
In May 2015, Doubleday appeared in the USA Network pilot for the TV series Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek and co-starring Christian Slater. Doubleday plays Malek’s character’s childhood friend and current co-worker. The first episode of the series premiered on June 24, 2015. She has continued in her role as a main cast member for all three seasons so far broadcast.
Portia Doubleday is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency.
Portia started her acting career at the age of 8 by appearing in a TV commercial for Goldfish Crackers (1997).
In 1998, she made her theatrical film debut at the age of 9, in Bram Stoker’s horror movie Legend of the Mummy as Young Margaret.
First TV Show
In 2011, Portia made her TV show debut with Mr. Sunshine. She portrayed the role of Heather in 12 episodes.
Portia Doubleday Favorite Things
Food – Mushroom – Shaped Chocolate Candy
Movie – This Is It (2009)
Portia Doubleday Facts
For her yearbook picture for Grade 7, Portia wore a wedding dress to school.
While growing up, she was very much into soccer and played it for 12 years. In fact, she was in three teams at one point in time.
Portia has often revealed in her interviews that she was quite a tomboy and a dork while growing up.
Although Portia started her acting career at a relatively young age, she didn’t leave school to focus on her acting career. Her parents insisted that she complete high school.
As an adult, she described herself as androgynous.
The actress was quite rebellious in her teen years and even bleached her eyebrows blonde and dyed her hair black to look cool.
She was roped in to play the role of a 15-year-old girl, Kate in the pilot episode of United States of Tara. However, she wasn’t hired full-time as the producers decided to take the character in a different direction.
Portia Doubleday was one of the 55 faces of Future in the Young Hollywood Issue of Nylon Magazine.