Liesel Pritzker Simmons Actor

Liesel Anne Pritzker (born March 14, 1984), stage name Liesel Matthews, is an American former child actress and heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune. She starred as Sara Crewe in A Little Princess, a 1995 film adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic, and was a member of the first family in Air Force One. For her roles on stage and screen, Liesel Pritzker uses the stage name "Liesel Matthews," first to honor her brother Matthew and second, to avoid conflict between her divorced parents about whether she should incorporate her stepfather's name and be known as Liesel Pritzker-Bagley. Pritzker made her professional stage debut as Scout in a production of To Kill A Mockingbird in Chicago. She was also seen in Vincent in Brixton, and won a Theatre World award for her performance. Liesel Anne Pritzker was born in Chicago, Illinois, into the wealthy Pritzker family, of Ukrainian Jewish origin on her father's side. Her parents are Irene (née Dryburgh) and Robert Pritzker. She was named after the Sound of Music character Liesel von Trapp, the eldest daughter of the seven von Trapp children. She is one of twelve surviving grandchildren of patriarch A. N.

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Date of birth
March 14th, 1984
United States of America




1. New Trier High School High school

New Trier High School (also known as New Trier Township High School or NTHS) is a public four-year high school, with its major campus located in Winnetka, Illinois, USA, and a second campus in Northfield, Illinois, with freshman classes and district administration. Founded in 1901, the school is known for its large spending per student, academic excellence, and its athletic, drama, visual arts, and music programs. New Trier's primary campus in Winnetka is used by sophomores, juniors, and seniors, while the freshmen attend classes at the Northfield campus. The school serves Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe most of Northfield, part of Glenview and part of Northbrook.

Type High school
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385 Winnetka Avenue, 60093 - Winnetka, Illinois
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2. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

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Type Private university
2012. 8.2 bil. $
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116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
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Movie performances

1. Blast (2000)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Martin Schenk


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United States of America

2. Air Force One (1997)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Alice Marshall
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Jonathan Shestack
34 Show list 3 Show list $85M

Air Force One is a 1997 American action and political thriller film by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that hijack Air Force One. The film stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, as well as Glenn Close, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle. A box office success with generally supportive critical reviews, the film was one of the most popular action films of the 1990s, and sitting U.S. President Bill Clinton praised it.


1997 Bambi Direction
1997 Bogey Award
1997 Bambi Film international

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Ivan Korshunov
President James Marshall
U.S. Atty. General Andrew Ward
Secret Service Agent Gibbs
Agent Walters
Major Caldwell
National Security Advisor Jack Doherty
General Northwood
White House Aide Thomas Lee
Andrei Kolchak
Vladimir Krasin
Prison Guard #1
Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Ramstein S.O.F. Watch Officer
General Ivan Radek
Chief of Staff Lloyd 'Shep' Shepherd
Prison Guard #2
Sergei Lenski
Grace Marshall
Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Secret Service Agent at Checkpoint
Boris Bazylev
MiG Pilot
Reporter #1
White House General
Notre Dame Aide
Igor Nevsky
Lt. Colonel Ingraham
White House Communications Officer
CNN Reporter
Colonel Bob Jackson
Reporter #4
Young Airman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Air Force One
Erica Edell Phillips
Air Force One
Russian, English
Germany, United States of America

3. A Little Princess (1995)

Drama, Family, Fantasy
played Sara Crewe
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Elizabeth Chandler
9 Show list 1 Show list $17M

A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during World War I, it focuses on a young girl who is relegated to a life of servitude in a New York City boarding school by the headmistress after receiving news that her father was killed in combat. Loosely based upon the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this adaptation was heavily influenced by the 1939 cinematic version and takes creative liberties with the original story. Due to poor promotion by Warner Bros., the film hardly made back half its budget. However, the film was critically acclaimed and given various awards, such as two Academy Award nominations for its significant achievements in art direction and cinematography, among other aspects of its production.


1995 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Production Design

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Capt. Crewe
Charles Randolph
Amelia Minchin
Prince Rama, Miss Minchin
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Judianna Makovsky
A Little Princess
French, English
United States of America


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