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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 December 1993Denver, Colorado, USA
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (2)

AnnaSophia began her career on a church stage, in front of 500 people in Colorado, USA.

She made her movie debut, playing "Anna", in the Christie Eckert movie, "Daddy's Day". Then, there's the just-completed television guest-starring role for Nickelodeon, where she plays "Liza" in Drake & Josh (2004). AnnaSophia was on location in Toronto, playing the lead in An American Girl Holiday (2004), a TV movie for Warner Bros. In the summer of 2005, she began filming Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), portraying the role of the gum-chewing "Violet Beauregarde", starring opposite Johnny Depp.

Of course, AnnaSophia was ready for her busy life before the camera. She has competed in gymnastics since she was five, has won awards in Irish dance as early as seven, landed a national recurring radio voice-over at eight, and got her first TV and print commercial in Denver six months later (the ad is still in use).

You might say that AnnaSophia has danced her way to the movies, since she started by excelling equally well in jazz, hip-hop, break-dancing, and the Irish jig. But, she's also pretty terrific at swimming, skiing, running, and modeling. And when she's not working with animals, she's telling jokes and doing a bit of singing. AnnaSophia is managed by Gem Entertainment Group Inc. and represented by Cunningham, Escott, Dipene, & Associates talent agency.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA. She started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old. She began taking various acting classes and courses at the age of 8, and was scouted at the age of 9 by an agency in Los Angeles. She drove down to LA with her mom, during the pilot season. 42 auditions later, AnnaSophia booked her first national commercial, advertising Bratz dolls.

The second time out to Los Angeles was a big one for AnnaSophia; she auditioned for the lead role of Opal in a movie called Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) opposite Jeff Daniels. Three months, three auditions and one screen test later, AnnaSophia booked her first role in a major motion picture. Since then, AnnaSophia also appeared as the title role in An American Girl Holiday (2004), a TV movie for Warner Bros, and as Liza in an episode of Drake & Josh (2004). One of her most notable roles is playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), in which she stars opposite Johnny Depp.

Most recently, AnnaSophia has been busy promoting her two latest features; magical fantasy Bridge to Terabithia (2007) in which she plays Leslie Burke, and horror/thriller The Reaping (2007) in which she plays Loren McConnell, and stars opposite Hilary Swank. She has four features yet to be released; Spy School (2008), _West Texas Children's Story, A (2007)_, _Ferris Wheel (2007)_ and Jumper (2008). She has a large role in all four productions, and stars opposite many big names.

In her spare time AnnaSophia enjoys dancing (Jazz, Hip-hop, break dancing and Irish dancing), swimming, skiing, running and modeling. She is also a talented singer and recorded a song for the Bridge to Terabithia (2007) soundtrack. At just thirteen years old, AnnaSophia has proven to Hollywood what she is capable of... and there's still loads more to come!

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chloe Robertson-Campbell

Trivia (26)

Insists that she be called by her full name, AnnaSophia.
Her mother quit her job in order to look after her when she was young, but she's now an interior decorator.
Was once home-schooled, but now currently attends Arapahoe High School, a public school in her hometown of Denver, Colorado.
Says she loved the dogs from Because of Winn-Dixie (2005).
Has a dog named Bella, who is a cross between a Maltese and a poodle.
Is friends with actress Taylor Dooley.
Enjoys dancing, rafting, reading (her favorite book genres are fantasy and historical fiction), singing, and snowboarding.
Auditioned for the female lead role of Rosemary in Little Manhattan (2005), but lost the part to actress Charlie Ray.
Is a fan of the The Black Eyed Peas. Some of her favorite songs by them are "Hey Mama", "My Humps", "Pump It", and "Where Is the Love?".
Was originally cast in the film The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Studies French.
Favourite films are The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Interpreter (2005), Napoleon Dynamite (2004), and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Best friends with actor Josh Hutcherson.
Was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie.
Her single "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" was #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 1, 2007, being her first song to chart.
In 2005 she was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls.
Has ten cousins: eight girls and two boys.
Her favorite clothing stores are Jigsaw London, TRAD (for which she has modeled) and Abercrombie.
Beat out her friend Taylor Dooley for two parts - her guest appearance on Drake & Josh (2004) and her role in An American Girl Holiday (2004).
Prefers "AnnaSophia" pronounced as "Ah-na" Sophia instead of "Ann-na" Sophia.
She had to wear a long brunette wig in her role as Samantha Parkington. In reality she is a blonde.
She actively works for Human Rights, Animal Rights, and the Environment with 'Changing the World'.
Attends Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.
Competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years.
Has played the daughter of both actors who played the two commanding officers of the Civil War 20th Maine Infantry Regiment on film: in Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) she played the daughter of Jeff Daniels who played Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Gettysburg (1993) and its prequel Gods and Generals (2003); and in The Carrie Diaries (2013) she plays the daughter of Matt Letscher who played Colonel Adelbert Ames, Chamberlain's predecessor, in Gods and Generals.
She has English, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on what she learned from filming her first movie] Well, Wayne Wang, the director, really helped me become a more mature actress. When I first started filming, I was really over the top. He just helped bring me down and make me real. That was really wonderful, a really wonderful experience. Also, what I learned about filming is it takes forever. I mean, there are so many different angles and shots. I mean, it just takes forever.
[on filming in a small town] Well, I'm kind of an urban girl. I like big cities. I like New York. I like London. I like L.A. I like people. I get lonely, really, really easily. But I think it was good. It was very different and I think that's good.

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