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Abigail Breslin

Biography

Little Miss Sunlight child celebrity who also played assignments in my own Sister’s Keeper, Zombieland, Zero Reservations, and Nim’s Isle. In 2015, she was ensemble within the FOX horror/humor series Scream Queens. She debuted within a Toys ‘R’ Us industrial. She was five when she produced her film debut in Signals, and shortly became among the youngest stars to become nominated for an Academy Prize. Her parents are Kim and Michael Breslin. She actually is younger sister of stars Ryan Breslin and Spencer Breslin. She caused Steve Carell on Small Miss Sunshine.

Quick Facts


Full Name Abigail Breslin
Date Of Birth April 14, 1996
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.55 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Parents Kim Breslin, Michael Breslin
Siblings Spencer Breslin, Ryan Breslin, Josh Dun
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actress, Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress, Young Hollywood Award for Hottest Coolest Young Veteran, Glamour Award for The Girl of the Year
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Actress
Movies Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland, My Sister's Keeper, Final Girl, Maggie, The Call, Definitely, Maybe, Ender's Game, Nim's Island, No Reservations, Rango, Signs, New Year's Eve, Perfect Sisters, August: Osage County, Janie Jones, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Haunter, Dirty Dancing, The Ultimate Gift, Raising Helen, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Chestnut: Hero of Central Park, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Wicked Blood, Air Buddies, Zambezia, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Family Plan, Freak Show, Keane, Fear, Inc., Vengeance: A Love Story, The Wild Bunch
TV Shows Scream Queens, Dirty Dancing, The Call: Extras
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1In 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.
2Her mother taught her how to roll a joint and how to properly light one in preparation for her role in Perfect Sisters (2014).
3She taught herself how to play guitar through YouTube.
4Abigail 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.
5Her first real-life kiss was with Jake T. Austin.
6She had a severe asthma attack during the filming of a scene for her movie, Haunter (2013).
7She posed topless for a photo shoot, with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, when she was just age 17.
8Currently starring as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway. [March 2010]
9She was once threatened to leave a movie theatre because she was yelling at the screen during a scary movie.
10Friends with Chloë Grace Moretz, Jake Busey, Harry Cook & Alexa PenaVega.
11Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Margaret O'Brien.
12Has two brothers: Ryan and Spencer.
13Named after the First Lady of USA, Abigail Adams.
14Her performance in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) earned her an Academy Award nomination. She lost out to Jennifer Hudson.
15Abigail is in a band called "CABB" with her friend, Cassidy Reiff.
16Breslin 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.
17Was ranked #8 alongside Dakota Fanning on TV Guide Top 10 Teen Star Countdown (2008).
18In 2007, she was ranked #8 in Forbes Magazine's list of "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars", having earned $1.5 million in 2006.
19Collects American Girl dolls and stuffed animals.
20She has two dogs, a cat and a turtle.
21When she's older, if she doesn't continue acting, she would like to become either a veterinarian or a fashion designer.
22Was ranked #18 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list.(2008).
23Her favorite movie is Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
24Has an older brother Ryan, older by 11 years.
25Was 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).
26In 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.
27She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
28Her favourite Disney film is Finding Nemo (2003).
29Her on-screen brother in Raising Helen (2004) was played by her real-life brother, Spencer Breslin.
30When speaking for "Kids with a Cause", said she thought everybody needed a friend.
31She said that if she were a superhero, she would want to fly and be able to speak every other language.
32She is very good friends with fellow young actress Skye McCole Bartusiak.
33Abigail has joint hypermobility, (commonly referred to as being "double-jointed").
34Abby was spoofed in the 2003 comedy, Scary Movie 3 (2003).
35Has an older brother, Spencer Breslin.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yamasong: March of the Hollows2016Nani
Final Girl2015Veronica
Maggie2015/IMaggie Vogel
Abigail Breslin: You Suck2014Video shortAbigail Breslin
Perfect Sisters2014Sandra Anderson
Wicked Blood2014VideoHannah Lee Baker
Abigail Breslin: Christmas in New York2013Video shortAbigail Breslin
Ender's Game2013Valentine Wiggin
August: Osage County2013Jean Fordham
The Call2013/IICasey Welson
Haunter2013Lisa
Zambezia2012Zoe (voice)
New Year's Eve2011Hailey (segment "Mother & Daughter")
Rango2011Priscilla (voice)
Janie Jones2010Janie Jones
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey2010Jeana (voice)
Zombieland2009Little Rock
My Sister's Keeper2009Anna Fitzgerald
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl2008Kit Kittredge
Nim's Island2008Nim Rusoe
Definitely, Maybe2008Maya Hayes
No Reservations2007Zoe
Air Buddies2006VideoRosebud (voice)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Trish
The Ultimate Gift2006Emily Rose
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesMegan Clover
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesSarah Applewhite
Little Miss Sunshine2006Olive Hoover
Family Plan2005TV MovieNicole
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park2004Ray
NCIS2004TV SeriesSandy Watson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesPatty Branson
Keane2004Kira Bedik
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement2004Parade Girl Carolina
Raising Helen2004Sarah Davis
Hack2002TV SeriesKayla Adams
What I Like About You2002TV SeriesJosie
Signs2002Bo Hess
Freak Show2017/IIcompletedLynette
Dirty Dancing2017TV Movie post-productionBaby Houseman
Scream Queens2015-2016TV SeriesChanel #5
Fear, Inc.2016Jennifer Adams

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect Sisters2014performer: "The Worst Part/Auld Lang Syne" / writer: "The Worst Part/Auld Lang Syne"
New Year's Eve2011writer: "New Year's Eve"
Janie Jones2010performer: "Hurricane", "Fight for Me", "Just a Game", "House of the Rising Sun", "Find Love"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHerself
Anthony Anderson: Lost at Comic-Con2016TV MovieHerself
The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards2016TV SpecialHerself
Bachelor Live2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Super Fan
Young Hollywood Gives Back: A CNN Heroes Special2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2006-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Author
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2011-2013TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Project Runway All Stars2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
The Call: Emergency Procedures: Making the Film 'The Call'2013Video shortHerself
The Call: Inside the Stunts2013Video shortHerself
The Call: Set Tour of the Call Center2013Video shortHerself
The Call: Set Tour of the Lair2013Video shortHerself
ES.TV HD2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2013TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hour2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2011TV SeriesHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHerself
Rachael Ray2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Teen Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHerself
Breeder of the Pack2008TV Series documentaryHerself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nim's Island, Our World: A Reel Thinking Event2008TV MovieHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '072007TV SpecialHerself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHerself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film / Best Live Action Short Film and Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
5 News2007TV SeriesHerself - BAFTA Nominee
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Shootout2007TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Good Morning America2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
On the Set: Raising Helen2004TV Short documentaryHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Making 'Signs'2003Video documentaryHerself - 'Bo Hess'
The Early Show2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Del corto a Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Once, pequeño gran éxito2008TV Movie documentaryOlive Hoover
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryOlive Hoover (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Capri Ensemble Cast AwardCapri, HollywoodAugust: Osage County (2013)· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Misty Upham
2013Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Ewan McGregor
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Misty Upham
2013NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2010Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressMy Sister's Keeper (2009)
2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastKit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)· Madison Davenport
· Austin Macdonald
· Zach Mills
· Willow Smith
· Max Thieriot
2009Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsHottest Coolest Young Veteran
2008Explosive Talent AwardGiffoni Film Festival
2008ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow
2008WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Young ActressKit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Young ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)· Alan Arkin
· Steve Carell
· Toni Collette
· Paul Dano
· Greg Kinnear
2007IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Youth PerformanceLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)· Alan Arkin
· Steve Carell
· Toni Collette
· Paul Dano
· Greg Kinnear
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or YoungerLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough Performance for a Young ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)· Greg Kinnear
· Toni Collette
· Alan Arkin
· Steve Carell
· Paul Dano
2006DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsYouth in FilmLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - FemaleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble CastLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)· Alan Arkin
· Steve Carell
· Toni Collette
· Paul Dano
· Greg Kinnear
2006Best Actress AwardTokyo International Film FestivalLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Young ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress (14 - 21)Maggie (2015)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Dermot Mulroney
· Ewan McGregor
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAugust: Osage County (2013)· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Ewan McGregor
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Dermot Mulroney
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Misty Upham
2013EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsMost Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love InterestAugust: Osage County (2013)· Dermot Mulroney
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Sam Shepard
· Margo Martindale
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Chris Cooper
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Sam Shepard
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Misty Upham
2012BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmRango (2011)
2012Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young ActressRango (2011)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Supporting ActressZombieland (2009)
2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressKit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Action AdventureNim's Island (2008)
2008Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressNo Reservations (2007)
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female NewcomerLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - FemaleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)· Greg Kinnear
· Toni Collette
· Steve Carell
· Paul Dano
· Alan Arkin
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActressLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - FemaleSigns (2002)
2003Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or UnderSigns (2002)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsWomen's Work/Best EnsembleAugust: Osage County (2013)· Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Margo Martindale
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
2007COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)· Toni Collette
· Greg Kinnear
· Steve Carell
· Alan Arkin
· Paul Dano
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleLittle Miss Sunshine (2006)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressMaggie (2015)

TitleSalary
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)$2,000,000
Nim's Island (2008)$2,000,000

#Quote
1Everybody'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.
2[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.
3I 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.
4I 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.
5[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!"
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).

#Trademark
1Long hair to hips

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