Abigail Breslin

Actor
Of the many pleasures found in the sleeper comedy hit "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), none were more endearing than the performance by child actress Abigail Breslin. As seven-year-old Olive, her unflagging enthusiasm ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1996 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Scream Queens 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Maggie 2015 (Movie)

Maggie Vogel (Actor)

Perfect Sisters 2014 (Movie)

Sandra Anderson (Actor)

The Wild Bunch 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

Jean Fordham (Actor)

Ender's Game 2013 (Movie)

Valentine Wiggin (Actor)

Haunter 2013 (Movie)

Lisa Johnson (Actor)

Project Runway All Stars 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Call 2013 (Movie)

Casey Welson (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wicked Blood 2013 (Movie)

Hannah Lee (Actor)

Quantum Quest 2012 (Movie)

Jeana (Voice)

Zambezia 2012 (Movie)

Zoe (Voice)

Janie Jones 2011 (Movie)

Janie Jones (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Hailey (Actor)

Rango 2011 (Movie)

Priscilla (Voice)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

Anna Fitzgerald (Actor)

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zombieland 2009 (Movie)

Little Rock (Actor)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

Maya Hayes (Actor)

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

Kit Kittredge (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nim's Island 2008 (Movie)

Nim Rusoe (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

Zoe (Actor)

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate Gift 2007 (Movie)

Emily Rose (Actor)

Chestnut: Hero of Central Park 2006 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

Olive (Actor)

The Ghost Whisperer 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

Keane 2005 (Movie)

Kyra Bedik (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

Sarah Davis (Actor)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

Parade Girl Carolina (Actor)

Hack 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Signs 2002 (Movie)

Bo Hess (Actor)

What I Like About You 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Plan (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Perfect Sisters 2014 (Movie)

("The Worst Part/Auld Lang Syne") (Song)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

"New Year's Eve" (Song)

Biography

Of the many pleasures found in the sleeper comedy hit "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), none were more endearing than the performance by child actress Abigail Breslin. As seven-year-old Olive, her unflagging enthusiasm blinded her to both the fact that her doughy, bespectacled appearance was entirely at odds with a child beauty pageant that she wished to participate in, and that her family - who are constantly on the verge of mental and emotional collapse - might provide her biggest stumbling block in achieving the title of "Little Miss Sunshine." Drawing comparisons to a young Dakota Fanning and even Drew Barrymore in her younger, "E.T." (1982) days, Breslin's astonishing performance was alternately hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, and her follow-up turns in films like "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" (2008), "My Sister's Keeper (2009) and "Zombieland" (2009) helped secure the promise she had exhibited with her career-making role in "Sunshine."

Relationships

Michael Breslin

Father

Spencer Breslin Actor

Brother
Born May 18, 1992 Played onscreen siblings in "Raising Helen" (2004)

Kim Breslin

Mother
Managed daughter's career

Ryan Breslin

Brother
Born c. 1985

Milestones

2013

Featured in the drama "August: Osage County"

2013

Appeared in the sci-fi film "Ender's Game"

2013

Played an abducted young woman opposite Halle Berry in thriller "The Call"

2011

Voiced Priscilla, a cactus mouse in computer-animated comedy "Rango"

2011

Played title role in drama "Janie Jones"

2011

Cast in ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall

2010

Portrayed Helen Keller in Broadway revival of William Gibson's "The Miracle Worker"

2009

Played a young girl who sues her parents for medical emancipation in "My Sister's Keeper," a Nick Cassavetes directed adaptation of Jodi Picoult's novel

2009

Featured in action-comedy "Zombieland"

2008

Played title role in family film "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

2008

Played Ryan Reynolds' daughter in "Definitely Maybe"

2008

Co-starred with Jodie Foster in adventure-fantasy "Nim's Island"

2007

Co-starred with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart in "No Reservations"

2006

Landed breakout role as a beauty pageant contestant in independent film "Little Miss Sunshine"

2004

Starred opposite Kate Hudson and older brother Spencer Breslin in "Raising Helen"

2002

Made guest appearances on "What I Like About You" (The WB) and "Hack" (CBS)

2002

Discovered by M. Night Shyamalan, who cast her as Mel Gibson’s daughter in "Signs"

Appeared in her first commercial for Toys 'R Us when at age three

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