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Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1982
FactIn the fall of 1999 Gaby entered Bard College, where she continues to study between projects.

Gaby Hoffmann is an American actress, writer, and director. She is known for her roles in the films Sleepless in Seattle, Now and Then, and Field of Dreams. She has also appeared in the television series Girls, Transparent, and Louie.

Hoffmann was born in New York City, New York, on January 8, 1982. Her parents are Anthony Perkins and Berry Berenson. She has two sisters, Marisa and Allegra. Hoffmann was raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences.

Hoffmann began her acting career in the early 1990s. She made her film debut in the 1992 film Sleepless in Seattle. She also appeared in the films Now and Then (1995), Field of Dreams (1996), and The Myth of Fingerprints (1997).

In the 2000s, Hoffmann appeared in the films You Can Count on Me (2000), The Laramie Project (2002), and Garden State (2004). She also had a recurring role in the television series Girls.

Since 2014, Hoffmann has starred in the Amazon Prime Video series Transparent. She has also directed two episodes of the show. In 2017, she appeared in the film A Bad Moms Christmas.

Hoffmann has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on Transparent.

Hoffmann’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. She has earned this through her acting career. Her salary from Transparent is not known.

General Info

Full NameGaby Hoffmann
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1982
Height1.7 m
EducationBard College


ChildrenRosemary Dapkins
ParentsViva Hoffman, Anthony Herrera
SiblingsAlexandra Auder
PartnerChris Dapkins, Chris Dapkins


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MoviesCrystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, Field of Dreams, Now and Then, Uncle Buck, Sleepless in Seattle, Wild, Everyone Says I Love You, The Man Without a Face, Goodbye World, Volcano, Manhattan Romance, 200 Cigarettes, Veronica Mars, This Is My Life, Severed Ways, Life During Wartime, Nate & Margaret, ...
TV ShowsSomeone Like Me, Transparent

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1[re Los Angeles] I feel like everyone here is so creative. They think up a project, and the next thing you know, they're doing it.
2[re childhood days with friend Claire Danes] Growing up in downtown New York City in the '80s, we were ensconced in art and progressive thinking,Our parents all experimented with raising us in a fairly loose, unorthodox way. A huge emphasis was placed on creativity, and our artistic efforts were never dismissed as childish. There was a sense that we - kids and grown-ups - all had the potential to make something of value. Our drawings were not simply destined for the refrigerator. We never felt patronized.
3[re other child stars] I was never as famous as all these kids. There was no social media. We weren't celebrity-obsessed as a culture. I feel like these kids are under a crazy microscope; they're basically brands. And they eventually implode and act out. They need a break, and they're not getting one.
4I love Beyoncé Knowles, I do. But I was walking down the street and saw this huge billboard for the documentary, she made about herself called, Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream (2013). Underneath the billboard is this homeless guy, then there's me with $2 in my bank account, and I'm thinking, Life is but a dream? I mean, I love you, B, but really?
5[re her childhood growing up in and around the Chelsea Hotel] We lived in a classless society. We'd spend a summer at Gore Vidal's house in Italy, but we were on and off welfare...


1Mother, with boyfriend Chris Dapkins, of daughter Rosemary Dapkins, born on November 19, 2014.
2Ex-stepdaughter of Michel Auder.
3As a child after leaving the Chelsea Hotel, Gabby, her mother and their two Eskimo dogs moved into a two-bedroom rental house in Woodland Hills,which had been damaged in the January 1994 earthquake). In an article in Entertainment Weekly in March 1994, Gaby said that she missed her former home at the Chelsea Hotel, "where she and her best friend, Talya Shomron, would roller-skate in the hallways, spy on the drug dealer across the hall and dispatch the bellman to fetch ice cream at night from the neighborhood deli.".
4Her ancestry includes German, Irish, English, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and 1/16th Italian (Sicilian).
5(June 4, 2014) Expecting her 1st child with her boyfriend Chris Dapkins.
6When she was still living in New York, she first attended P.S. 3. Following this, she attended the Professional Children's School. When she moved to Los Angeles, California, she first attended The Buckley School. She eventually graduated from Calabasas High School in June 1999.
7Found an apartment in Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY, USA. [July 2013]
8Her mother co-wrote a book, still unpublished, called "Gaby at the Chelsea," a downtown, offbeat version of sorts of "Eloise" at the Plaza.
9Appeared in a McGruff the Crime Dog anti-drug ad with Drew Barrymore in 1989.
10Her paternal grandfather, Rafael Antonio Herrera, was the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Spanish mother. The rest of her ancestry is German, Irish, English, and 1/16th Italian (Sicilian).
11Best friends with actress Christina Ricci.
12In the fall of 1999 Gaby entered Bard College, where she continues to study between projects.
13Daughter of former cult actress Viva and soap-opera actor Anthony Herrera, who was never a presence in Hoffman's life, even after she met him for the first time when she was five years old.
14Younger half-sister of actress Alexandra Auder.




Girls2014-2017TV SeriesCaroline Sackler
High Maintenance2016-2017TV SeriesGaby
Transparent2014-2017TV SeriesAli Pfefferman Rose Pfefferman
Manhattan Romance2015Emmy
Pauline Alone2014Short
Veronica Mars2014Ruby Jetson
Obvious Child2014Nellie
Goodbye World2013Laura Shepherd
All That I Am2013Susan
F to 7th2013TV Series shortDevon
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 20122013Crystal Fairy
Louie2012TV SeriesApril
Nate & Margaret2012Darla
The Surrogate Mary2011Sally
Homeland2011TV SeriesCNN Producer
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesRhonda Cerone
Wolfe with an E2011Karen
Private Practice2010TV SeriesEmily Wendel
132010/IClara Ferro
The Eastmans2009TV MovieDr. Sally Eastman
Life During Wartime2009Wanda
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America2007Orn's Wife
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005TV SeriesRachel Coburn / Burnett
Perfume2001Gabrielle Mancini
You Can Count on Me2000Sheila
Black & White1999/IRaven
Coming Soon1999Jenny Simon
200 Cigarettes1999Stephie
All I Wanna Do1998Odette
Volcano1997Kelly Roark
Everyone Says I Love You1996Lane
Now and Then1995Samantha
Whose Daughter Is She?1995TV MovieAndrea Eagerton
Freaky Friday1995TV MovieAnnabelle Andrews
Someone Like Me1994TV SeriesGaby Stepjak
The Man Without a Face1993Megan Norstadt
Sleepless in Seattle1993Jessica
This Is My Life1992Opal Ingels
Uncle Buck1989Maizy Russell (as Gaby Hoffman)
Field of Dreams1989Karin Kinsella


Veronica Mars2014performer: "Holding My Breath"


Chelsea2017TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
Everything Is Copy2015DocumentaryHerself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHerself
By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie2014Video documentaryHerself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Vanity Fair: Decades2013TV Mini-Series documentary short
Chelsea on the Rocks2008DocumentaryHerself
Guest of Cindy Sherman2008DocumentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Author: The JT LeRoy Story2016DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesNellie in 'Obvious Child'
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHerself


Won Awards

2013Special Jury AwardSXSW Film FestivalEnsemble CastAll That I Am (2013)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Supporting Role in a Motion PictureField of Dreams (1989)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesTransparent (2014)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesTransparent (2014)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesTransparent (2014)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesTransparent (2014)
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadCrystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012 (2013)
2013VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressCrystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012 (2013)
1997YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy FilmEveryone Says I Love You (1996)
1996Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Perfomances by a Young Ensemble - Feature Film or VideoNow and Then (1995)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Comedienne in a TV ShowSomeone Like Me (1994)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture DramaThe Man Without a Face (1993)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Under Ten in a Motion PictureThis Is My Life (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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