With a maturity and onscreen presence well beyond her age, teen actress AnnaSophia Robb built up an impressive résumé in a very short amount of time. Starring in her first feature film, "Because of Wi...
|The White Giraffe||Actor||n/a||1|
|Samantha: An American Girl Holiday||Actor||Samantha Parkington||1|
|Bridge to Terabithia||Actor||Leslie Burke||1|
|Spy School||Actor||Jackie Hoffman||1|
|The Carrie Diaries (2011-2013)||Actor||Carrie Bradshaw||2011||1|
|Soul Surfer||Actor||Bethany Hamilton||1|
|Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2003-2004)||Actor||Samantha Parkington||2003||1|
|A West Texas Children's Story||Actor||Cassie||1|
|The Reaping||Actor||Loren McConnell||1|
|Number 1 Fan||Actor||n/a||1|
|The Space Between||Actor||Sam||1|
|Race to Witch Mountain||Actor||Sara||1|
|Because of Winn-Dixie||Actor||India Opal Buloni||1|
|Season: 1||Actor||Jessica Hall||1|
|The Way, Way Back||Actor||Susanna||1|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Actor||Violet Beauregarde||1|
|The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards (2011-2012)||Actor||Honoree||2011||1|
|The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (2009-2010)||Presenter||n/a||2009||1000029|
|2013 CMT Music Awards (2011-2012)||Presenter||n/a||2011||1000038|
|Bridge to Terabithia||Song Performer||("Keep Your Mind Wide Open")||8000051|
|Made acting debut on an episode of Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh"|
|Appeared in the ensemble comedy "The Way, Way Back" with Steve Carell|
|First major role, as title character in "Samantha: An American Girl Holiday" (The WB)|
|Portrayed Bethany Hamilton, a young surfer who was attacked by a shark at the age of 13 while surfing off the coast of Hawaii in 2003, in "Soul Surfer"|
|Played a girl with paranormal powers in "Race to Witch Mountain," a re-imagining of the original 1975 film "Escape to Witch Mountain"|
|Cast as Violet Beauregarde in director Tim Burton's remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"|
|Played Opal, the lead character in family drama "Because of Winn-Dixie"|
|Cast as teenaged Carrie Bradshaw on "The Carrie Diaries" (The CW), based on the early years of the popular "Sex and the City" (HBO) character|
|Co-starred in fantasy drama "Bridge to Terabithia"; recorded "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" for the film's soundtrack|
|Acted opposite Melissa Leo in 9/11 drama "The Space Between"|
Born Dec. 8, 1993 in Denver, CO to parents Janet Robb, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect, Robb was raised in the city, where she attended a private Christian school as a child. An instinctive performer, Robb began singing at the age of five, performing in front of large audiences at her local church. She also studied Irish step dance and jazz dance, while competing in gymnastics. Taking an interest in acting at the age of eight, Robb began attending acting workshops, quickly signing with a local talent agency in her hometown. Accompanied by her mother, Robb ventured out to Hollywood, where she went on dozens of auditions. Her persistence paid off when she landed her first gig, a McDonald's Happy Meal commercial, after only a few weeks. Robb went on to make her feature-film debut soon after, starring as India "Opal" Buloni opposite Jeff Daniels in "Because of Winn-Dixie" (2005), a feel-good family film about how a dog changes the lives of a small-town Southern family.
Robb made her television debut as a guest star on the intensely popular Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" (Nickelodeon, 2004-07), and landed her first lead role as the title character in the television movie, "Samantha: An American Girl Holiday" (2004), which also featured Mia Farrow. Robb next appeared with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) as the gum-smacking Violet Beauregarde. Continuing her hot streak, Robb starred as an imaginative young girl who strikes up a friendship with a talented but socially outcast boy in Disney's "Bridge to Terabithia" (2007). The film allowed Robb to demonstrate her talent as a singer as well; she recorded a single for the film's soundtrack, "Keep Your Mind Wide Open," which debuted at No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100. She later portrayed a possessed young girl opposite Hilary Swank in the Biblical thriller "The Reaping" (2007) and appeared as the younger version of Rachel Bilson's Millie in the Doug Liman action flick "Jumper" (2008).
Taking on a more mature role in 2008, Robb starred with Charlize Theron and Nick Stahl in the drama "Sleepwalking" (2008). Though the film received mixed reviews, critics hailed Robb's performance as a young girl dealing with a dysfunctional family situation as a breakthrough performance. After playing a girl with paranormal powers in "Race to Witch Mountain" (2009), Robb portrayed 13-year-old surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm in a shark attack off the coast of Hawaii in the Christian-themed "Soul Surfer" (2011). Meanwhile, she landed the highly coveted leading role of a young Carrie Bradshaw on the teen drama, "The Carrie Diaries" (The CW, 2013- ), a prequel of sorts to the hit series "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). Although underwhelming viewership numbers endangered the show's existence, Robb's performance as Carrie won over many ardent supporters. While "The Carrie Diaries" remained the focus of Robb's work, she branched out by appearing in the Sundance hit "The Way, Way Back" (2013), an ensemble comedy starring Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and an array of fan-favorite indie-inclined actors.
|"She has an innocence and a vulnerability, combined with a strong sense of self, that makes her perfect for the part." -- author Candace Bushnell on why Robb was cast as Carrie Bradshaw -- from Teen Vogue, 2013|
|On being cast as Carrie Bradshaw: "They told me that I got the part because I did a little chicken dance at the end of my audition, after they asked me about my prom. I've got rhythm." -- from Teen Vogue, 2013|
|Robb deferred her college plans to star in "The Carrie Diaries."|
|The majority of Robb's screen projects are based on books.|
|Robb performed songs for two films that she appeared in: "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "Bridge to Terabithia."|
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