rose to fame in her mid-teens with her appearance in the
movie Deep Impact (1998) and went on to play a modern Lolita
in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (Released in 1999,
although she was not even fifteen when her nymphet-like
scenes were shot), which led to the forming of a firm
friendship with the director. The title role in the TV movie
Joan of Arc (1999) earned her an Emmy nomination and a
Golden Globe nomination and a second nomination followed her
portrayal of Tosia Altman in the TV movie Uprising (2001).
Sobieski's fluency in French landed her roles
in the Merchant Ivory Film A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
(1998), L'Idole (2002) and the miniseries Les Liaisons
dangereuses (2003) with Catherine Deneuve and Rupert
Everett, an adaptation of Laclos's classic novel of sexual
Other movies she has starred in include Jungle 2 Jungle
(1997), Never Been Kissed (1999), Here on Earth (2000), My
First Mister (2001), The Glass House (2001), Uprising
(2001), Joy Ride (2001), Max (2002), Hercules (NBC, 2005),
and alongside Nicolas Cage in the remake of The Wicker Man
directed by Neil LaBute. Sobieski did the narration in
director Arden Wohl's short movie Coven
Her next film in wide release, the thriller 88 Minutes
co-starring Al Pacino and Alicia Witt, opened on April 18, 2008
in the United States, having already been released in various other
countries in 2007. The film suffered critically and was a minor
success at the box office, garnering over $32 million worldwide.
In January 2008, she appeared in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon
Siege Tale, a fantasy film inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game
series. For her performances in both 88 Minutes and A Dungeon Siege Tale,
she received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Supporting Actress.
Sobieski then starred in the direct-to-video film Night Train, with her
Joy Ride co-star Steve Zahn. In the film, she played the role of Chloe,
a potentially lethal med student. Night Train is about three strangers
that meet aboard a Polar Express-like train on one fateful night.
In 2009, she had a small role in the biographical crime drama Public
Enemies, and starred with Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy in the 2010
film Finding Bliss, a romantic comedy about a straitlaced aspiring filmmaker
who is forced to go to work for a producer of adult films. Finding
Bliss was released on June 4 in New York City and June 11 in Los Angeles.
She guest appeared in the television series Drop Dead Diva episode "A Mother's Secret".
Sobieski also played a lead role in the drama thriller Acts of Violence.
The film tells the story of a man who is on a mission on killing the men
who raped his wife. Filming of the movie began and finished in Los Angeles,
California. The film was released between April and May 2010.
She also joined the cast of a comedy-drama entitled The Last Film Festival,
co-starring Dennis Hopper, Jacqueline Bisset, and Chris Kattan. Filming took
place in Queens in 2009. As of April 2016 the film has not yet been released.
Sobieski guest-starred in an episode of The Good Wife which aired in January
2011; her role was the girlfriend of one of Lockhart-Gardner-Bondís most
influential clients. In the show, Sobieski's character is accused of using
prescription stimulants. Sobieski starred in CBS' drama NYC 22 as a rookie
New York City police officer. Sobieski landed the role of Abby Gibbons in
the movie Branded which was released in 2012.