One of Hollywood’s most promising young talents, Cailee Spaeny made her feature film debut in 2018 opposite John Boyega in Legendary’s PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING after winning a nationwide talent search at the age of eighteen. From a small town in Missouri, Spaeny made a huge mark on Hollywood in the fall of 2018 in two studio films – Fox’s BAD TIMES AT EL ROYALE and Focus Feature’s Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic ON THE BASIS OF SEX.
In March 2020, Spaeny made her TV debut in FX’s mini-series “Devs” created by EX-MACHINA’s Alex Garland. Later that year, Spaeny appeared in Zoe Lister-Jone’s THE CRAFT: LEGACY. In April 2021 Spaeny starred HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” starring opposite Kate Winslet and Evan Peters. In July 2021, Spaeny starred in Daryl Wein’s HOW IT ENDS opposite Zoe Lister-Jones. The film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was released on-demand and in select theaters on July 20th, 2021.
Spaeny can be seen starring in Sofia Coppola’s PRISCILLA as Priscilla Presley, opposite Jacob Elordi who plays Elvis. The A24 film is based on Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir Elvis and Me focusing on Priscilla’s relationship with Elvis. The film was released in theaters October 27, 2023. PRISCILLA made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival this fall where Cailee took home the coveted Best Actress prize, before heading to the New York Film Festival to make its North American premiere at Alice Tully Hall on October 6, 2023 and the BFI London Film Festival to make its UK premiere on October 9, 2023. Spaeny can also next be seen starring in A24’s CIVIL WAR directed by Alex Garland. She will star alongside Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura and Stephen McKinley Henderson.