Became an Oscar nominee at age fourteen for her role in the 2010 film True Grit. In 2015, she appeared in Pitch Perfect 2 and later starred in The Edge of Seventeen and Bumblebee. Also a singer, she released her debut EP Haiz, featuring the single "Love Myself," in 2015.
She began acting in short films at the age of eight. She was homeschooled from age 11 through high school.