Gaby Hoffmann biography
Date of Birth: January 8, 1982
Birth name: Gabriella Mary Hoffmann
This Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native took little time getting started in her career. Hoffman
began acting in commercials at four to help pay the family bills but got tired of the work and
quit. At six, she got back into the business and made her first film with 1989's Field of
Dreams followed by Uncle Buck. A year later, when her Uncle Buck co-star Macaulay Culkin proved
that kids could be millionaires with Home Alone, her interest was suddenly renewed!
During the early 90's, Hoffman went to work on a number of television projects. From the
short-lived television series, Someone Like Me (1994) to the TV movie Freaky Friday (1995),
Hoffman returned to feature films to seek out better success.
Since then, she has continued to work steadily and has had both hit and miss results. She
has appeared in films ranging from Sleepless In Seattle (1993) to 200 Cigarettes (1999).
In between, she also appeared in Now and Then (1995) with Thora Birch, Devon Sawa and her
best friend Christina Ricci. Hoffman loved working with Nora Ephron, who directed This Is
My Life and Sleepless In Seattle, as well as with co-stars Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, and the
late John Candy, but found Kevin Costner "bossy."
Up until the summer of 1993, Hoffman had lived her entire life with her mother and half
sister Alexandra at New York's notorious Chelsea Hotel. They left in July 1993 after a
longtime dispute with the management.
Now that she and her mother are settled with their two Eskimo dogs in California,
Hoffman says she misses her former home. She recently starred alongside Michael Cera in Crystal Fairy (2013) and played a supporting role in Wild (2014) opposite Reese Witherspoon.
Gaby Hoffmann Filmography