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Hailee Steinfeld: Who is host of 2018 MTV EMAs?

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Hailee Steinfeld will host the MTV EMAs. Pic credit: @haileesteinfeld/Instagram

The MTV EMAs will air Sunday night on MTV, sharing the best of the best in music in Europe. EMAs, European Music Awards, will highlight some of the best music of the year and celebrate the artists that provided us with the best music and memories of the year.

The host is an American woman by the name of Hailee Steinfeld. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve come to the right place.

Born in 1996 in California, Hailee already has an impressive career at the age of 21. She had her breakthrough role back in 2010 in the movie True Git, a movie she auditioned for eight times before convincing the Coen Brothers that she was right for the job. She starred alongside Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper, and Josh Brolin.

However, before True Grit, she had starred in a few short films to gain experience. For example, she starred in She’s a Fox, which received several awards. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her work in True Grit.

That led to more roles, including Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and Ender’s Game from 2013. Hailee also landed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her work on The Edge of Seventeen from 2016.

In 2017, she starred in Pitch Perfect 3, a follow up to her role as Emily in Pitch Perfect 2 three years prior. She has wrapped Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse where she’s the voice of Gwen Stacy, and she has wrapped Bumblee. She’s currently in pre-production on a show called Dickinson, where she plays Emily Dickinson.

Hailee Steinfeld has been homeschooled since 2008 and she has expressed an interest in being a producer or director. On top of being an actress, she’s also a model and a singer. You can check out her performance at the Indonesian Choice Awards below.

Steinfeld also has professional experience, working with Miu Miu as the face of the company back in 2011. She’s also worked with some major players in the music industry, including Mnek, Alesso, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift.

Her song, Starving is a collaboration with American duo Grey and Russian-German DJ Zeed. The song made it to number 1 of the Billboard Ingles Airplay chart in Mexico.

Hailee was the opening act on Meghan Trainor’s The Untouchable Tour and has toured with Niall Horan, Katy Perry, and Charlie Puth.

On Friday, Hailee Steinfeld dropped some new music ahead of Sunday’s MTV EMAs. She shared that she had released a new song called Back To Life and shared a bit of it on Instagram. It’s from the album called Bumblebee.

You can catch up with American Hailee Steinfeld on Sunday night as she hosts the MTV EMAs.

The MTV EMA’s airs Sunday night at 7/6c on MTV.


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