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Why Kate Bishop From Hawkeye Looks So Familiar

"Hawkeye" is the next big thing from Marvel Studios and Disney+ and serves as the fourth live-action series from the streamer in the MCU. Jeremy Renner is back as Clint Barton, but he's not alone. The six-part series introduces Kate Bishop to the Marvel Cinematic Universe — a fangirl of Hawkeye and one of the many people he saved during the Battle of New York in "The Avengers."

Inspired by her savior, Kate took up archery after Clint saved her life, and she also acquired many other skills like karate and fencing. It appears as if Kate will take over the mantle of Hawkeye by the time this series concludes, as it's just what her character does in the comics. For those tuning into "Hawkeye," Kate might look very familiar to you. That's because she's played by none other than Academy Award-nominee Hailee Steinfeld. The talented actor has had quite a successful career in Hollywood and has put out many singles that have landed on the Billboard charts. Here are Steinfeld's biggest credits which you likely recognize her from.

Hailee Steinfeld got her start in 2010's True Grit

In 2010, Hailee Steinfeld got the role of a lifetime in "True Grit," starring opposite Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon when she was just 13-years-old (per NPR). Steinfeld played Mattie, the daughter of Frank Ross (Philip Knobloch) and traveling partner of Rooster Cogburn (Bridges), who helps him to track down her father's murderer, Tom Chaney (​​Jeff Corey).

Steinfeld's performance as Mattie was mesmerizing and earned her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. She lost out to Melissa Leo ("The Fighter"), but she solidified herself as a respected up-and-coming actor. Rober Ebert called Steinfeld the "star of [the] show" and said she nailed the performance.

She enjoyed her time working on the film and noted last year what a great experience it was for her (via Collider). "The tone and the vibe was always just so positive and calm, and just a wonderful work environment to be in. I realize how lucky – it's been 10 years and I've been on quite a few sets since then that are not necessarily like that and it's really a blessing when you get an amazing group of people like that and it just runs seamlessly," she remembered.

She joined the Pitch Perfect universe in 2015

Hailee Steinfeld joined the "Pitch Perfect" franchise in its second installment in 2015 and was on board for the third film in 2017. She played Emily Junk, a Legacy Bella who is the daughter of Katherine Junk. She eventually gets a spot on the Barden Bellas a cappella team at Barden University but isn't officially sworn into the group until the movie's end after her original song "Flashlight" helps the group win at the Worlds competition. She sparks a little romance with Benji (Ben Platt), but it doesn't amount to anything in "Pitch Perfect 3."

In the third film, Emily is now the leader of the Bellas, who eventually go on a USO tour that takes them to Spain. She winds up returning to a life of songwriting, which is one of her true passions.

Taking on a role in "Pitch Perfect 2" turned out to be one of the best moves Steinfeld ever made in her career. She told Collider in 2017 that she signed a record deal because of those films, and she was now enjoying a second career in music.

Steinfeld got more awards buzz with The Edge of Seventeen in 2016

It wasn't just "True Grit" that put Hailee Steinfeld in the awards spotlight. In 2016, she took the lead in "Edge of Seventeen," playing Nadine Franklin — a confused high school junior that confides in her teacher (Woody Harrelson) that she's contemplating suicide. Nadine has a difficult relationship with her mother and father, especially after her father's tragic death. Things get worse for her personal life when her best friend begins dating her brother, and her only outlet is her teacher.

Steinfeld was nominated in the best actress (musical or comedy) category at the Golden Globes in 2016 but unfortunately lost to Emma Stone ("La La Land"). Critics praised her performance, with Esquire's Jason Diamond noting, "Hailee Steinfeld simply shines as Nadine Franklin and ends up giving us one of the great teenage protagonists in film history." Other critics said Steinfeld's stellar performance came as no surprise since she was so compelling all those years ago in "True Grit."

She joined the Transformers franchise in 2018's Bumblebee

Hailee Steinfeld landed another significant role in 2018's "Bumblebee," a prequel film to the famous "Transformers" movies from the late aughts and early 2010s. She played Charlie Watson, an unsuspecting teenager in the late 80s who discovers and forms a bond with Autobot Bumblebee years before he ever entered Sam Whitiky's (Shia LeBeouf) life.

"Bumblebee" is still the highest-rated "Transformers" film on Rotten Tomatoes and is the only one of the bunch that doesn't have a rotten score. The movie's 90% rating can be attributed to Steinfeld's performance as Charlie, who brought an innocence to the "Transformers" franchise. Critic Mike Massie wrote, "The movie is full of humor and heart, most effectively provided by Steinfeld, who manages to be genuine, despite acting predominantly in front of fully CG personas." Certainly, pretending to be right alongside a larger-than-life robot is no easy task. Neither is bouncing dialogue off John Cena, which might have been a more complex undertaking.

Hailee Steinfeld joined the streaming world in 2019's Dickinson

One of Hailee Steinfeld's most recent projects is the Apple TV+ series "Dickinson," which, you guessed it, is about Emily Dickinson. Steinfeld plays the titular character in yet another coming-of-age story, which has a more modern tone. Emily is in love with her brother's fiancee, which doesn't make life any easier for her as she tries to navigate that problematic plot point.

The series is currently at the end of its final season, which was always set to stop at three. "Dickinson" showrunner Alenna Smith told Variety, "When I set out to make 'Dickinson,' I envisioned the show as a three-season journey that would tell the origin story of America's greatest female poet in a whole new way, highlighting Emily's relevance and resonance to our society today,"

It's the perfect time for "Dickinson" to end, as Steinfeld will likely be very busy in the MCU in the next few years.