Abigail Kathleen Breslin (New York, April 14, 1996), known as Abigail Breslin, is an American actress. She is one of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Oscar.
Personal Information of Abigail Breslin:
Full Name: Abigail Kathleen Breslin
Nick Name: Abbie
Date of Birth: April 14, 1996
Birth Place: New York, U.S.
Age: 24 Years, 2020
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5’1″ (155 cm),
Weight: 55 Kg (121 Pounds)
Bra Size: 34C
Body Measurements: 36-25-32
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Father: Micheal Breslin
Mother: Kim Breslin
Siblings: Ryan Breslin & Spencer Breslin
Early Life of Abigail Breslin:
His career began at the age of three, when he appeared in a Toys “R” Us television commercial and acted in his first film, Signs (2002), at the age of five. He subsequently appeared in the film by Disney Chestnut, the hero of Central Park (2004).
But international recognition came when she played Olive in the comedy Little Miss Sunshine (2006); thanks to this film, Breslin became the fourth-youngest actress to be nominated for an Academy Award;
she also earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in the category of Best Supporting Actress, and also for the BAFTA Awards, in the same category.
Breslin went on to become one of the most successful youth and child celebrities, as did Dakota Fanning, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Macaulay Culkin, among others.
He then acted in Hollywood films such as No Reservations (2007), The Last Gift (2007), Nim’s Island (2008), Definitely, Maybe (2008), My Sister’s Keeper (2009), Zombieland (2009), Rango ( 2011), New Year’s Eve (2011), The Call (2013), Maggie and Final Girl (both 2015). In September 2015, she began starring in the Fox horror comedy Scream Queens, in which she received her first series regular role.
Personal Life of Abigail Breslin:
Breslin was born in New York City, the daughter of Kim and Michael, a telecommunications expert, programmer, and consultant. She has two older brothers: Ryan and Spencer, also actors.
She lives in New York with her family, which her maternal grandparents have described as “very close.” She is named after the First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams. Breslin and her friend Cassidy Reiff have a band. of music called “CABB.”
Professional Life of Abigail Breslin:
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).
Signals garnered mostly positive reviews and were a box office success, grossing $ 408 million, worldwide. Breslin’s performance in the film was praised by critics. Newsweek’s David Ansen wrote that both she and her co-star Rory Culkin gave “tremendous, nuanced natural performances.”
In 2004, she appeared in the movie Raising Helen, where she and her brother Spencer appear as siblings. The film received mostly negative reviews. It also had a small role in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
The independent film Keane, in which she played Kira Bedik, a young woman who reminds protagonist William Keane (Damian Lewis) of her kidnapped daughter of mental disorders, had a limited theatrical release, and only grossed $ 394,390 worldwide,
But it received positive reviews, and Breslin’s performance was praised by critics. Meghan Keane of The New York Sun wrote that “the scenes between Mr. Lewis and the charmingly fragileKira, a role attractively played by the Miss Breslin, they bring a captivating humanity to the film. “
Breslin’s breakthrough role was in the 2006 comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine, where she played Olive Hoover, a beauty contestant, the youngest of a dysfunctional road-traveling family. She was cast at the age of six, years before filming began.
Her classmates, Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin, mentioned that they were “struck by the seriousness of purpose during filming.” Little Miss Sunshine was a critical20 and commercial success, and grossed $ 100,000,000, worldwide.
Breslin’s performance was highly praised; Claudia Puig of USA Today wrote that “If Olive had been played by any other girl, she would not have affected us as powerfully as she did.”
Breslin received nominations to the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress, making her the fourth-youngest actress to be nominated in that category.
Her partner, Alan Arkin, did not want her to win the award, and specified that she had “had enough attention” and that “he has to have a childhood”.
Although Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar, Breslin presented an award, alongside actor Jaden Smith at the 79th Academy Awards, on February 25, 2007.
Breslin was part of the Year of a Million celebration Disney dreams. Annie Leibovitz photographed her as Fira from Disney Fairies, with Julie Andrews as Pinocchio’s Blue Fairy.
On October 27, 2007, Breslin made her theatrical debut, in the play Right You Are (If You Think You Are), in New York City, at the Guggenheim Museum, starring a cast alongside Cate Blanchett, Dianne Wiest, Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard.
In 2007, Breslin was ranked No. 8 on Forbes magazine’s “Young Hollywood’s Top-Earning Stars” list, having earned $ 1.5 million in 2006. He later appeared in the 2007 romantic comedy No Reservations, playing the niece of cookery teacher Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
The film garnered negative reviews, but above all it was a commercial success, grossing $ 92 million worldwide. Roger Ebert wrote that Breslin “has the material to emerge as a three-dimensional child, if not used. as purposefully as a pawn.
“Also in 2007, she starred in another romantic comedy, Definitely, Maybe, in which her character is the daughter of a newly divorced father (Ryan Reynolds). Definitely, Maybe received generally favorable reviews: with Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer, he wrote that Breslin is “alarmingly cute – but endorses cuteness with serious acting instinct.”
In 2008, Breslin appeared alongside Jodie Foster in the film Nim’s Island as Nim Russoe, a young woman living on a remote tropical island. Nim’s Island received mixed reviews, but was a financial success, grossing US $ 100,000,000 worldwide.
Also in 2008, Breslin appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as the title character. The film is based on the line of American Girl dolls, books and accessories of which Breslin is a fan. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl garnered rave reviews and grossed $ 17 million at the box office.
Breslin’s performance in the film was praised by critics; Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal wrote that it “carries the story of stuffed events with inexhaustible grace”.
In 2009, Breslin appeared on My Sister’s Keeper, where she played the role of Anna Fitzgerald, a young woman who was conceived to be a donor for her sister, Kate, who suffers from leukemia.
Elle and Dakota Fanning were scheduled to play the roles of Anna and Kate, respectively; however, Dakota refused to shave her head for the role, so she and Elle were replaced by Sofia Vassilieva and Breslin.
My Sister’s Keeper received mixed reviews, but it was a financial success, grossing $ 95 million worldwide. James Berardinelli wrote that Breslin and Vassilieva “show a natural bond that one might expect from the sisters, and there is no indication of artifice or over-acting.
“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 a box office success, grossing $ 102 million worldwide.
In September 2009, Breslin filmed in Des Moines, Iowa, playing the title role in the film Janie Jones: a 13-year-old girl who is abandoned by her ex-groupie mother (Elisabeth Shue), who informs Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola), a fading rock star, that she is his daughter. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.
With previews starting in February 2010, she made her Broadway Theater debut as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker at Circle in the Square Theater. Breslin has said that she was honored to play Keller, who He is one of its “great heroes.”
The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, an advocacy group for blind and deaf actors, criticized the play’s producers for not casting a deaf or blind actor in the role.
Producer David Richenthal defended the decision, stating that he needed a well-known actress: “It is simply naive to think that in this day and age, you will be able to sell tickets for a renaissance play solely on the probability that the production reaches putting on a great show or about the likelihood of an unknown actress giving an advanced performance.
“Breslin’s performance was praised by critics; Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that” this is how he portrays Helen’s wild rebellion in the early sections of the play, and it is deeply moving how her character’s bond with her teacher grows. “Ticket sales for the play, however, were disappointing, and the show closed in April 2010.
In 2011, Breslin voiced Priscilla, a cactus mouse in the animated comedy Rango, and appeared in the romantic comedy New Year’s Eve. In December 2011, Breslin was confirmed to appear in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game. In July 2012, she was cast in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work August: Osage County, with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.
In 2013, Breslin appeared in the thriller The Call. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Andrew Barker of Variety wrote that Breslin “absolves herself well enough for a troublesome role in which she is forced to cry and scream almost continuously.”
In 2014, Breslin was cast, alongside Georgie Henley, to star as Sandra and Elizabeth Andersen, respectively, in the crime drama film Perfect Sisters, based on the true story of Linda Andersen.
In January 2015, she was cast in the role of Chanel # 5, in the first season of the Fox anthology horror-comedy Scream Queens. However, the series did not obtain the expected audience, coupled with the constant abandonment of the entire cast, which caused its cancellation in 2017.