If you haven’t already noticed, Zoey Deutch is having a moment…and it’s pretty major. The 22-year-old has come a long way from her days as Maya in Disney’s The Suite Life On Deck, having starred in 10 movies released in the last year and a half alone, and is currently filming Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy, Set It Up. It is exactly this evolution, and turning point in an actress’ career, that Max Mara recognises and celebrates at the annual Women in Film (WIF) Awards. Deutch is the latest recipient of the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, which has been presented to young, inspiring talents for the past 11 years. WIF is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women in the industry, from encouraging more creative projects by women, and enhancing the portrayals of them across global media.
Get to know one of young Hollywood’s most valuable players here:
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1. Deutch started her career at the age of 15 in 2010, as Maya on The Suite Life on Deck as Zack Martin’s (Cole Sprouse) love interest.
2. She starred as Rosemarie Hathaway in Vampire Academy (2014). This movie marked her first appearance as lead.
3. She played Beverly in Richard Linkater’s college comedy film, Everyone Wants Some!!, which premiered at the SWSW Film Festival in 2016.
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4. She basically lived out every girl’s dream as Zac Efron’s love interest in Dirty Grandpa released in 2016, and also stars Hollywood legend, Robert de Niro. Lucky girl.
5. Starred in Why Him? (2016) where she brings her rich, obnoxious boyfriend, Laird (played by James Franco) home to meet her strait-laced folks.
6. She took on the role of Samantha “Sam” Kingston in Before I Fall (2017), an adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s best-selling young adult novel of the same name, where she is stuck in an emotion time loop on Cupid’s Day.
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7. She joined Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz in action crime thriller, Vincent N Roxxy, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
By Dana Koh