She didn't get her ears pierced until she was 24 (in 2006), when she had them pierced especially to wear a pair of valuable antique earrings given to her as a gift by her then-boyfriend.
Discovered by a casting director in her New York City school cafeteria.
Enjoys painting, ceramics, poetry, martial arts and horseback riding.
Her father is Jean Sobieski, a New York City painter, and her mother, Elizabeth, is a writer.
Has a younger brother, Robert Sobieski, born 1989.
Collects locks of hair from major stars appearing with her in films. Tom Cruise refused to participate when filming Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
Bears such an uncanny resemblance to actress Helen Hunt that many people believe she is Hunt's younger sister. The two are not related.
Is fluent in French.
Australian band Primitive Whore perform a song titled "Why Leelee won't Love Me".
Her father, Jean Sobieski, is a French painter who once dated actress Jean Seberg. Her mother, Elizabeth Salomon, is an American writer of half Jewish heritage.
Has size 10 feet.
In 2001, she matriculated with the class of 2005 at Brown University, but she has since taken time off to advance her career. She remains a popular topic of conversation of Brown students.
Has an older sister.
Youngest actress ever to portray Joan of Arc in a movie (Joan of Arc (1999) (TV)) and, because of that, the one who is the closest to the real age of the historical figure at the time the story takes place.
Dated screenwriter/director Frank E Flowers.
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