Isabelle Fuhrman is one of the most experienced young Tributes in "The Hunger Games" cast. Unlike a few of Katniss' other costars fighting it out to remain the last teen standing, Fuhrman has been acting since she was a little girl in Atlanta.
The 15-year-old actress, whom many will recognize as the creeptastic star of the horror flick "Orphan," plays Clove, a cutthroat Tribute who sets her eyes on defeating Katniss. With her newly acquired stunt skills and another high-profile movie in the works, it looks like the odds of stardom are definitely in Fuhrman's favor.
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
What She's Done: Fuhrman started acting at age 7 and made her big-screen debut as Dakota Fanning's friend in the 2007 Sundance drama "Hounddog." Two years later, she made a huge impression on audiences with her breakout performance in "Orphan." As Esther, the mysterious orphan who's adopted by a well-intentioned (but doomed) Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga, Fuhrman was memorably eeevil.
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What She's Doing Now: In "The Hunger Games" Fuhrman plays Clove, the female Tribute from District 2, which is known for sending well-trained contestants (who often volunteer) to the annual battle to the death. As part of the group of Tributes known as "Careers," Clove arrives at the Arena with a weapon of choice: She's an expert knife-thrower. Even before the Games officially start, Clove targets Katniss as her biggest obstacle.
Reminds Us of: Furhman looks like a younger version of Jennifer Carpenter, the petite-framed but fierce actress on "Dexter." The teen actress' Method-y commitment to the craft of acting (creating backstories, researching motivations) is reminiscent of her slightly older "Hounddog" costar, Dakota Fanning.
Fun Facts: In her spare time, Fuhrman says she loves to knit hats for Save the Children's Caps for Good, a charity that provides hats to babies in Third World countries. To get in character, she created a thorough backstory for Clove : "I wrote about where I thought she came from, her family and how she might know Cato and other people in the Games."
Quotable: "I'm obsessed with Greek mythology. My favorite goddess is Artemis. She's strong and reminds me of Katniss, the heroine of 'The Hunger Games,'" she told Marie Claire.
Twitter Handle: @isabellefuhrman (the day after the "Hunger Games" premiere, her followers soared to more than 37,000)
What's Next: After "Games," Fuhrman stars in the supernatural family drama "The Healer" opposite "Super 8" star Joel Courtney, and is currently filming the new M. Night Shyamalan alien adventure with Will and Jaden Smith.