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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 April 1996New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameAbigail Kathleen Breslin
Nickname Abbie
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Abigail Breslin was born in New York City, to Kim and Michael Breslin, a telecommunications expert. She has been in front of the camera since the age of three, making commercials until eventually cast by Shyamalan to play Mel Gibson's daughter in Signs (2002).

Breslin's performance in Signs (2002) garnered her great praise and earned her work on television as well as additional movie roles, including in Raising Helen (2004), in which Breslin had the treat of acting alongside her real-life brother, Spencer Breslin, and became friends with star Kate Hudson. As she matured, she became a much sought after actor, and has gone on to win numerous awards for her performances, not to mention an Oscar nomination for her work in Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Breslin has worked on stage as well, debuting in 2010 as Helen Keller in a revival of "The Miracle Worker."

In 2012, she was signed to an independent record label, and is now working on her debut album.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Larry-115

Trade Mark (1)

Long hair to hips

Trivia (35)

Has an older brother, Spencer Breslin.
Abby was spoofed in the 2003 comedy, Scary Movie 3 (2003).
Abigail has joint hypermobility, (commonly referred to as being "double-jointed").
She is very good friends with fellow young actress Skye McCole Bartusiak
She said that if she were a superhero, she would want to fly and be able to speak every other language.
When speaking for "Kids with a Cause", said she thought everybody needed a friend.
Her on-screen brother in Raising Helen (2004) was played by her real-life brother, Spencer Breslin.
Her favourite Disney film is Finding Nemo (2003).
She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
In 2007, she became the fifth youngest actress ever to be nominated for best supporting actress at the age of 10 years. Those younger than Abigail were Tatum O'Neal (10 years old), Mary Badham (10 years old), Quinn Cummings (10 years old) and Justin Henry at 8 years old.
Was directed by Adam Arkin, the son of her Little Miss Sunshine (2006) costar Alan Arkin, in the TV episode Grey's Anatomy: Sometimes a Fantasy (2006).
Has an older brother Ryan, older by 11 years.
Her favorite movie is Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
Was ranked #18 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list.(2008).
When she's older, if she doesn't continue acting, she would like to become either a veterinarian or a fashion designer.
She has two dogs, a cat and a turtle.
Collects American Girl dolls and stuffed animals.
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.
Was ranked #8 alongside Dakota Fanning on TV Guide Top 10 Teen Star Countdown (2008).
Breslin had to wear a shoulder length, blonde wig for her role in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008). In reality, she is a light brunette.
Abigail is in a band called "CABB" with her friend, Cassidy Reiff.
Her performance in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) earned her an Academy Award nomination. She lost out to Jennifer Hudson.
Named after the First Lady of USA, Abigail Adams.
Has two brothers: Ryan and Spencer.
Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Margaret O'Brien.
She was once threatened to leave a movie theatre because she was yelling at the screen during a scary movie.
Currently starring as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway. [March 2010]
She posed topless for a photo shoot, with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, when she was just age 17.
She had a severe asthma attack during the filming of a scene for her movie, Haunter (2013).
Her first real-life kiss was with Jake T. Austin.
Abigail Breslin and Chloë Grace Moretz both auditioned for the role of "Jean Fordham" in August: Osage County (2013). Abigail, who auditioned with a 103-degree fever, was able to secure the role.
She taught herself how to play guitar through YouTube.
Her mother taught her how to roll a joint and how to properly light one in preparation for her role in Perfect Sisters.
In both Raising Helen (2004) and No Reservations (2007) she plays a young girl who's orphaned in a car accident and raised by her childless, unmarried aunt.

Personal Quotes (6)

"It was the coolest experience ever! I hadn't done any other movie roles, so I was really nervous." about her first movie role in Signs (2002).
[her experience on the set of Signs (2002)] "Everyone was just so nice. The director would ask me if I was OK with my scenes and if something was too scary. Joaquin (Joaquin Phoenix) was great, too. We would thumb-wrestle between takes. I always won!"
I want to do wardrobe. I want to do hair. I want to do makeup. I want to do writing. I want to do directing. I want to do all of it. I like it. And I want to do producing.
I would hope that someday, in my lifetime that I'd be able to tell my kids there use to be a thing called cancer but it doesn't exist anymore.
[Shame on Sandy Benefit 2013] When the hurricane hit, I was in Oklahoma filming, and I had been away from home for quite a long time, I was really homesick, so I went into the basement of where I was staying to write the song.
Everybody's always like, 'Are you so sick of people saying Little Miss Sunshine?' No, because I'd so much rather them say that than, like, 'Little Miss Effed Up in the Head.' I love that movie. It's a part of me and it always will be.

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