Facts about Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin is 21 years old
Born: April 14, 1996
Best known as: Olive, the nerdy little girl in the movie Little Miss Sunshine

     

     

Abigail Breslin Biography

Abigail Breslin is the actress whose career began with an Oscar nomination for her role as the gawky tyke Olive in the 2006 comedy Little Miss Sunshine.

A veteran of TV commercials, Abigail Breslin made her movie debut as Mel Gibson‘s water-drinking daughter in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Signs (2002). She guest-starred on TV shows, appeared several times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and played supporting roles in the feature films Raising Helen (2004, starring Kate Hudson), Keane (2004), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) and No Reservations (2007, with Catherine Zeta-Jones).

The success of Little Miss Sunshine (also starring Alan Arkin and Steve Carell) sent Breslin to the top of heap for child actors, and she was soon co-starring with Catherine Zeta-Jones (in 2007’s No Reservations) and Ryan Reynolds (in 2008’s Definitely, Maybe), and taking leading roles in Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) and My Sister’s Keeper (2009, with Cameron Diaz). She also co-starred in New Year’s Eve (2011), played a frantic abducted teen talking to Halle Berry‘s 911 operator in The Call (2013), and an axe-wielding blonde vigilante in the horror thriller Final Girl (2015).

She also starred as Baby in a 2017 TV remake of the beloved 1987 romance Dirty Dancing (with Colt Prattes in the old Patrick Swayze role), which was poorly received by fans and critics alike.

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Abigail Breslin co-starred in Raising Helen with her brother, actor Spencer Breslin.


     

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