Liesel Matthews - biography

Actor from United States of America

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 played the US President's daughter 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. Pritzker, a financier and  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Robert Pritzker
Ian Simmons


Institution From To
New Trier High School
Columbia University


Year Performance Character
1995 A Little Princess Sara Crewe

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