Marie-Sophie NÃ©lisse is a Canadian teen actress. She is known for her Genie Awardâ€“winning performance in Monsieur Lazhar and for her starring role in The Book Thief.
NÃ©lisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montreal, Quebec,with her family when she was four. She is of French Canadian descent. Besides her Genie Award for Monsieur Lazhar, she won a Jutra Award for her performance and a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in an International Feature Film. She also had roles in the film Ã‰simÃ©sac and in a Quebec sitcom called Les Parent.
She portrayed Liesel Meminger in the film version of the best-selling novel The Book Thief, which was released on November 8, 2013 and has received very good reviews. The plot is about the effects of World War II on many lives. Her sister is actress Isabelle NÃ©lisse.