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Overview (1)

Height 4' 10½" (1.49 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Abby Ryder Fortson just wrapped playing the iconic role of Margaret opposite Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates for James L. Brooks and director Kelly Fremon Craig in the adaptation of Judy Blume beloved book, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret for Lionsgate, in theaters in 2022. Abby was recently named one of The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 30 Stars Under the Age of 18." She also recently re-teamed with famed director Mark Romanek starring in the pilot episode of the Amazon Prime series, Tales from the Loop (2020) , opposite Rebecca Hall. Abby's performance earned widespread critical praise, including Matt Fagerholm of Roger Ebert declaring, "Abby Ryder Fortson cements her status as one of the most promising actors of her generation."

She starred as Young CJ opposite Betty Gilpin for Steven Spielberg Dreamworks Studios in the Universal Pictures, A Dog's Journey (2019) , directed by Gail Mancuso

Abby probably became best known for her comically touching scene stealing performances as Cassie Lang opposite Paul Rudd , AntMan's daughter in the Marvel's blockbuster films, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Ant-Man (2015) directed by Peyton Reed .

Abby gave a tour de force performance starring in Season 2 of the Duplass Brother's HBO show, Room 104 (2017) , directed by Sundance alum So Yong Kim .

After bursting onto the scene, recurring on Joey Soloway's Golden Globe winning Amazon Prime series Transparent (2014), as a series regular on HBO's critically acclaimed Duplass Brother's, Togetherness (2015), playing Sophie Pierson, Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey's daughter, and throughout the first season of Steven Spielberg's ABC series, The Whispers (2015), playing Harper Weil opposite Lily Rabe, Entertainment Weekly named Abby, "One of TVs Most Valuable Kids." EW also proclaimed Abby, "One of the best actors under 12" and "One of the top child actors to watch."

Abby co-starred in the 21x Award Winning short film, Rated (2016) alongside her mother, actress Christie Lynn Smith, and father, actor/writer/director John Fortson, who co-wrote and directed the film.

Abby loves reading, writing, hiking, surfing, and baking. She is a fierce animal rights activist. Other causes close to her heart include equality and women's rights, environmental issues, politics and voter protections.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JF

Family (1)

Parents John Fortson
Christie Lynn Smith

Trivia (1)

Daughter of actor John Fortson and actress Christie Lynn Smith and older sister of Joshua Fortson.

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