Zoe Weizenbaum

Zoë Weizenbaum (born September 21, 1991) is a former American actress, most recognized for her roles in Memoirs of a Geisha and 12 and Holding.

Zoë Weizenbaum
Born (1991-09-21) September 21, 1991 (age 30)
EducationMount Holyoke College Middlebury College
Years active2005–2008

Early lifeEdit

Weizenbaum was born in Seattle, Washington to a Jewish mother and a Chinese father. She is the granddaughter of computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum (1923–2008). From the age of two, she grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. She studied African Dance and participated in Amherst's local musical theater productions.


She was called for an audition for Missing in America after someone saw her perform in a local production of Peter Pan. For this role, she received the Angel Award for Best Actress at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2005.[1] She has also had roles in 12 and Holding, directed by Michael Cuesta and in Memoirs of a Geisha, directed by Rob Marshall.

Personal lifeEdit

Weizenbaum attended Amherst Regional High School for her freshman year, before she decided to return to Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, where she went to middle school. Weizenbaum speaks Mandarin, learning through the Rosetta Stone program and intensive Chinese courses at Mount Holyoke College and Middlebury Institute's Summer Intensive Language Program. From 2010–2011, Weizenbaum attended Middlebury and studied Japanese. She later majored in Chinese, graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 2014. From 2015-2017, Weizenbaum studied at the National Cheng Kung University’s Chinese Language Center in Taiwan. [2] Upon returning to the United States, she began co-operating Ancient Ponies Farm, a permaculture homestead, with her mother in Shutesbury, Massachusetts.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Missing in America Lenny Hocknell
2005 12 and Holding Malee Chuang
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Young Pumpkin
2008 Assassination of a High School President Female Writer


  1. ^ 2005 Angel Award winners at Monaco Film Festival
  2. ^ "Study in Taiwan Learning plus Adventure". www.studyintaiwan.org. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  3. ^ "Mother plants seed for daughter's future". Daily Hampshire Gazette. 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2020-08-13.

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