In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale : About he Cast - LeeLee Sobieski

LEELEE SOBIESKI (MURIELLA) burst onto the international film scene in 1999 with her Emmy-nominated performance as Joan of Arc in the CBS miniseries of the same name, as well as a striking turn as the nymphet in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. She has leading roles in both the upcoming Al Pacino film, 88 Minutes (directed by Jon Avnet), and Walk All Over Me, with Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”). Sobieski recently completed shooting Night Train, an action film scheduled for 2009 release, with co-stars Steve Zahn and Danny Glover.

Leelee (short for Liliane) Sobieski was born in 1983, in New York City. Her father is somewhere in the royal line for the Polish Crown. The young actress was discovered by a talent scout in the cafeteria of her New York City school. Her first big break came in 1998's apocalyptic epic Deep Impact, opposite Elijah Wood.
Sobieski next landed the role of Joan in the CBS miniseries, “Joan of Arc,” which garnered her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations at the tender age of 17. That same year, she worked with Stanley Kubrick on the legendary director's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, opposite Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. After co-starring with Drew Barrymore in the romance Never Been Kissed, her career was off and running.

Other film credits include A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, Jungle 2 Jungle, Here on Earth, My First Mister, The Glass House, Joy Ride, Max, L'Idole, The Elder Son and Neil La Bute’s remake of The Wicker Man.
Sobieski received her second Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Tosia Altman in the made-for-television movie “Uprising” (2001). She also starred in the French miniseries "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (“Dangerous Liaisons”), based on Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th century novel.
When Leelee's busy life gives her a break, she enjoys the diversions of painting and writing poetry.