Zoë Weizenbaum (born September 21, 1991) is a former American actress.


Early life

Weizenbaum was born in Seattle, Washington to a Jewish father and a Chinese mother. From the age of two, she grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. She studied African Dance and participated in Amherst's local musical theater productions.


She was called for an audition for Missing in America after someone saw her perform in a local production of Peter Pan. For this role, she received the Angel Award for Best Actress at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2005.[1] She has also had principal roles in 12 and Holding, directed by Michael Cuesta, and in Memoirs of a Geisha, directed by Rob Marshall.

Personal life

Weizenbaum attended Amherst Regional High School for her freshman year, before she decided to return to Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, where she went to middle school. Weizenbaum speaks Mandarin, learning through the Rosetta Stone program and intensive Chinese courses at Mount Holyoke College and Middlebury Institute's Summer Intensive Language Program. From 2010–2011, Weizenbaum attended Middlebury and studied Japanese. She later attended Mount Holyoke College. She is the granddaughter of computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum (1923–2008).


  1. ^ 2005 Angel Award winners at Monaco Film Festival

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