Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin

date of birth : 14/04/1996 | date of death :
Born on 14 April 1996, New York City, New York, United States, Actress, In 2007, she became the fifth youngest actress ever to be nominated for best supporting actress at the age of 10 years.

Birth, Birthplace, Time of birth:

Abigail Breslin was born on 14 April 1996 in New York City, New York, United States.

Father's name: Michael Breslin
Mother's name: Kim Breslin
Brother: Spencer Breslin/ Ryan Breslin
Sister: No sister
Spouse: Single
Children: None

Reputation, fame, nickname:


Personal Information:

Race or Ethnicity: White
Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Life events:

Synopsis Abigail Kathleen Breslin was born in New York, to Kim and Michael. Her mother works as Abigail's manager and her father is a telecoms expert. Abigail got her start in television commercials before M. Night Shyamalan cast her as Mel Gibson's daughter in 2002's Signs. Since then, she has had supporting roles in several films, including 2006's sleeper hit Little Miss Sunshine, which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Acting Career Breslin's career began at the age of three when she appeared in a Toys "R" Us commercial. Her first film role was in the 2002 science fiction thriller Signs, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, where she played Bo Hess, the daughter of the main character, Graham Hess (Mel Gibson). Breslin's performance in the film was praised by critics. In "Raising Helen," she was one of three recently orphaned children being raised by their career-minded aunt, while in the frothy teen comedy/romance "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004), she had what amounted to a cameo as a parade girl. Her final 2004 film was the dark, psychological drama "Keane" by "Clean, Shaven" (1995) director Lodge Kerrigan, in which she played the young daughter of a down-and-out mother who entrusts her child to a man who appears to be teetering on the edge of madness. In 2006, Abigail Breslin starred alongside Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear in the cult hit Little Miss Sunshine. It propelled her to fame and proved to be her breakthrough career move. Her performance was so highly praised that Breslin became the fourth youngest star to be nominated for that year's Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The award eventually went to Jennifer Hudson but Abigail co-presented at the awards ceremony with Jaden Smith. Following her summer triumph in "Sunshine," Breslin was besieged with offers for both film and television. She landed a guest-starring turn on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) as a child who cannot experience physical pain, and added some zest to the predictable Vince Vaughn holiday comedy "Fred Claus" (2007). In the romantic comedy "No Reservations" (2007), she was again tapped to provide precocious charm as a nine-year-old entrusted to the care of an exacting and ambitious chef (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who has a love/hate relationship with co-worker Aaron Eckhart. In 2007, she was ranked #8 in Forbes Magazine's list of "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars", having earned $1.5 million in 2006. The independent romantic comedy "Definitely, Maybe" (2008) fared better with critics, and gave Breslin a little more to work with in her role as the daughter of a divorcé (Ryan Reynolds) who tells her the story of his early romances. She was ranked #18 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008). In September 2009, Breslin filmed in Des Moines, Iowa, playing the title character in the film Janie Jones. In 2011 she provided one of the voices for the Oscar winning animated film Rango, and was one of many in the ensemble cast of New Year's Eve as the independent-minded daughter of Sarah Jessica Parker.

Occupations and Career:

She is an actress. She began acting at age 3, appearing in commercials before making her film debut as a super-serious 6-year-old in the 2001 suspense flick Signs. On the small screen, she displayed a wide range of dramatic skills in emotion-rendering guest spots on popular TV shows like Hack,Law and Order: SVU, NCIS and Grey's Anatomy. Invariably playing quirky youngsters, Breslin appeared in a number of movies, including three family films alongside her brother (Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause). On October 27, 2007, Breslin made her stage debut in the play Right You Are (If You Think You Are) in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum starring in an ensemble cast alongside Cate Blanchett, Dianne Wiest, Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard. In 2007, Breslin was ranked #8 in Forbes Magazine's list of "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars", having earned $1.5 million in 2006.In the romantic comedy No Reservations, Breslin played the niece of Catherine Zeta-Jones's character. Although the film received largely negative reviews, it was a huge commercial success. Later that year, she also starred in Definitely Maybe, opposite Ryan Reynolds.2008 saw Breslin appear in Nim's Island, along with Jodie Foster, playing the role of NimRusoe. She also featured in Kim Mittredge: An American Girl, playing the title role. Following this was 2009's My Sister's Keeper, in which she played the role of Anna Fitzgerald. Dakota Fanning was originally pegged to play the role but refused to shave her head to portray the young girl suffering from leukaemia. In 2009, Breslin appeared in My Sister's Keeper, where she played the role of Anna Fitzgerald, a young girl who was conceived to be a donor for her sister, Kate, who suffers from leukemia. Also in 2009, Breslin appeared in the horror comedy Zombieland as Little Rock. Director Ruben Fleischer said that "the dream was always to get Abigail Breslin" for the role. The film received positive reviews and was successful at the box office, grossing $102 million worldwide. In 2013, Breslin appeared in the thriller The Call. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

Awards /Honors:

  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2006 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2006 BAFTA Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee



  • Virgin Mary (2013)
  • Final Girl (2013)
  • August: Osage County(2013)
  • Ender’s Game (2013)
  • The Call(2013)
  • Haunter(2013)
  • Zambezia (2012) (voice)
  • Perfect Sisters (2012)
  • New Year’s Eve (2011)
  • Rango(2011)
  • (voice)
  • Janie Jones(2010)
  • Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) (voice)
  • Zombieland(2009)
  • My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
  • Kit Kittredfe: An American Girl (2008)
  • Nim’s Island (2008)
  • Definitely, Maybe(2008)
  • No Reservations(2007)
  • The Santa Clause 3 (2006)
  • The Ultimate Gift(2006)
  • Little Miss Sunshine(2006)
  • Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
  • Keane(2004)
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement(2004)
  • Raising Helen(2004)
  • Signs(2002)

Hobbies and personal interests:

She collects American Girl dolls and stuffed animals.
Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Margaret O'Brien.
Her favorite movie is Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).

Quotes and Memoirs:

It's cheesy, but having a pimple or a bad hair day isn't going to matter in five years. I don't always remember that, but I try.
A lot of the time I'm working with people who are older than me.
I love animated movies in general. I like making them.
I never want to play the same character twice. I like to do different roles. I have fun with that.
I made my first movie when I was five.
I try to make myself do things for other people when I'm feeling down. Like, you can call your local hospital and help out in the pediatric unit.
I'm from New York. I have a non, neutral accent. It can go any way you want.
It's never really fun to have to cry in a scene or anything like that.
My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!
What's my favourite food? One you order out.