- Abigail Breslin
caption = Breslin at Palm Springs Film Festival, 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1996|4|14|
New York City, United States
birthname = Abigail Kathleen Breslin
yearsactive = 2002 - present
sagawards = Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
Little Miss Sunshine"
Abigail Ashley Breslin (born
April 14, 1996) is an Academy-Award nominated American child actress. The fourth youngest actress ever to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award, Breslin is known for her role in the film " Little Miss Sunshine" and Nim in Nim's Island alongside Jodie Foster, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as well as for several supporting parts in other films.
Breslin was born in
New York City, New York, the daughter of Kim, who manages Abigail's career, and Michael Breslin, a telecommunications expert, computer programmer and consultant.cite news
title=It’s our job to tell kids about work
publisher=The Kansas City Star
url=http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/business/16877918.htm|accessdate=2007-03-12] [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/7/Spencer-Breslin.html Spencer Breslin Biography (1992-)] ] Her maternal grandparents, Catherine and Lynn Blecker, are from
New Jersey, and now live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.cite news
title=A little ray of sunshine
url=http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/201101|accessdate=2007-03-12] cite news
title=Proud couple watches granddaughter at Oscars
accessdate=2007-03-12] She has two older brothers, Ryan and
Spencer Breslin, who is also an actor. Breslin lives in New Yorkwith her family, which her maternal grandparents have described as "very close-knit". She is named after First Lady of the United States Abigail Adamscite news
title=THE THINGS THEY SAY 4130
accessdate=2007-03-12] and collects American Girl dolls and
Prior to her star-making turn in "Sunshine", Breslin appeared in the films "Signs" (2002), "
Raising Helen" (in which Breslin and her brother Spencer played siblings), "" (which Spencer also appeared in), "Keane", "Chestnut: Hero of Central Park", and " The Family Plan". In 2006, Breslin starred in the comedy " Little Miss Sunshine", playing a beauty pageant contestant, the youngest in a dysfunctional family on a road trip. Her co-stars, Greg Kinnearand Alan Arkin, both mentioned that they were "astounded by her seriousness of purpose during shooting".cite news
title=Abigail: 'Little Miss Sunshine' highlights her winning ways
accessdate=2007-03-12] For her performance, Breslin received a
Screen Actors Guild AwardNomination, as well as an Academy Awardnomination for Best Supporting Actress (on January 23, 2007). At the time of her nomination and at the age of ten years old, Breslin became the fourth youngest actress to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The three actresses younger than Breslin to receive the nomination were Tatum O'Neal, Mary Badham, and Quinn Cummings. Breslin's co-star, Alan Arkin, did not want her to win the award, specifying that he thought that she has "had enough attention" and "needs to have a childhood".cite news
title=Arkin Wanted Breslin To Lose Academy Award
Although Breslin did not win the Oscar, she co-presented with
Jaden Smithat the 79th Academy Awardson February 25, 2007. Breslin was part of the Disney Year of a Million Dreams celebration. Annie Leibovitzphotographed her as Fira from Disney Fairies with Julie Andrewsas the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio. On October 27, 2007, Breslin made her stage debut in the play "Right You Are (If You Think You Are)" in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum starring in an ensemble cast alongside Cate Blanchett, Dianne Wiest, Natalie Portmanand Peter Sarsgaard. [ [http://www.junior . m/abigail-breslin-in-nyc/ Abigail Breslin in New York] Junior Celebs] In 2007, Breslin was ranked #8 in ForbesMagazine's list of "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars", having earned $1.5 million in 2006.cite news
title=Olsens top young rich list
Breslin next appeared in the romantic comedies "No Reservations", playing the niece of a
chef, and " Definitely, Maybe", in which her character is the daughter of a recently-divorced father ( Ryan Reynolds).cite news
title=What's next for the nominees
accessdate=2007-03-12] In 2008, Breslin starred with former child star
Jodie Fosterin the film " Nim's Island" and also headlined "" as the title character.
TV guest appearances
*"Essentials Jr.", co-host movie introduction of youth-oriented series on
Turner Classic Movies(2008)
*"2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards" introducing
The Naked Brothers Bandwith Ryan Sheckler
2007 Academy Awards" presenting the awards with Jaden Smithfor Best Animated Short and Best Live-Action Short
2006 Video Music Awards" presenting the award with Fergie for Best New Artist
Ghost Whisperer" playing Sarah Applewhite in episode: "Melinda's First Ghost"
*"NCIS" playing Sandy Watson in episode: "See No Evil"
*"" playing Patty Branson in episode: "Birthright"
*"What I Like About You" playing Josie in episode: "Teddy Bear"
*""Hack" (TV series)" playing Kayla Adams in episode "Domestic Disturbance"
Grey's Anatomy" playing Megan Clover in episode 303 "Sometimes a Fantasy" (2006)
Awards and Nominations
* [http://www.momentofthanks.com/video/74 2008 Moment of Thanks video of Abigail Breslin thanking the troops]
* [http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/07/breslin200807 Vanity Fair spotlight]
* [http://www.abigail-breslin.net Miss Abigail Breslin Online - Fansite]
* [http://tf.org/person/648 Abigail Breslin Filmography]
* [http://www.abigail-breslin.info Abigail Breslin News, 2 youtube Video and old Photos]
* [http://www.childstarlets.com/lobby/bios/abigail_breslin.html Abigail Breslin Image Library]
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