What to Read Next

Gaby Hoffmann, former ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ child star, resurfaces at Sundance Film Festival

The Juice
January 18, 2013

Remember the cute little girl who befriended Tom Hanks's son in 1992's "Sleepless in Seattle"? Well, 20 years later, she is all grown up and has turned her attention to Michael Cera.

Gaby Hoffmann, who as a child actor starred in several films, including "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Uncle Buck," showed up at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday to support her new film, "Crystal Fairy."

In the largely improvised comedy, Hoffman plays the eponymous fairy, a hippie who joins Cera's character on a trip to find the infamous San Pedro cactus, which produces mescaline.

See also: Watch Michael Cera's vintage Pillsbury commercials

"Hoffmann’s Crystal is a distinctive creation, a seeker who might not be that bright either but whose dedication to the search cannot be questioned," the Hollywood Reporter says about the film. "It’s a self-effacing, pretty out-there performance."

On the red carpet, the 31-year-old New Yorker cut an elegant figure in a black blouse, jeans, and a tweed jacket as she posed for photos with her Canadian co-star.

Though she had her on-screen start in 1989 opposite Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams," Hoffman reportedly began taking her career seriously only after receiving praise for her role three years later as the daughter of a stand-up comic in the dramedy "This Is My Life."

In 1994, she got her own short-lived sitcom, "Someone Like Me," which was loosely based on her own life as a resident of the Chelsea Hotel. (She is the daughter of actress Viva Hoffmann, who appeared in Andy Warhol's movies in the 1960s.) The series, however, was cancelled soon after it started.

As a teen star, Hoffmann went on to appear in other films, including "Now and Then" (1995), "All I Wanna Do" (1998), "200 Cigarettes" (1999), and "You Can Count on Me" (2000), but then took time off to complete a degree in literature at New York's Bard College, which she finished in 2003.

See also: The new preacher on 'Justified' is the little boy from 'Jurassic Park'

After graduation, she pursued a career on the New York stage and began making her way back to the screen a few years later. In 2009, Hoffman appeared in Todd Solondz's indie comedy "Life During Wartime" and took small guest roles in big series like "Private Practice," "The Good Wife," "Homeland," and, most recently, an episode of "Louie" last year.

"I've only really just decided to wholeheartedly embrace acting," Hoffmann told Hollywood & Fine in August 2012, adding, "I’m taking the work I can get. I shot a couple of other independent films. We’ll see if they surface."

Looks like they have! Congratulations, Gaby -- it's nice to have you back.

How Can Refinancing Your Student Loans Save Money?

SoFi can help you reduce your student loans and help you pay off your debt hassle free!

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Argosy University℠, Washington DC

Enjoy Flexible Learning Formats that Fit Your Busy Lifestyle. Learn More About the Master's and Doctorate Programs AU, Washington DC Offers. Apply Now

Help Erase Credit Card Debt with a Personal Loan

Are you paying too much on your credit cards? Consider a Personal Loan to help consolidate your payments.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Men: Tighter Looking Skin In One Easy Step

How older men tighten their skin and reduce the look of wrinkles without cosmetic procedures.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

Amazon Prime Video, Wherever You Go

Stream thousands of movies and shows. Watch anywhere, even offline.

Bad News For Insurance, Great News For Virginia

Virginia drivers, with cars and good driving records are learning that they may qualify for lower car insurance rates. Do you qualify?