Abigail Breslin


Born: 14 April 1996
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as:

Olive, the nerdy little girl in the movie Little Miss Sunshine

Abigail Breslin is the Oscar-nominated youngster who played Olive in the 2006 comedy Little Miss Sunshine (also starring Alan Arkin and Steve Carell). A veteran of TV commercials, she made her movie debut as Mel Gibson's water-drinking daughter in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs (2002). She has since 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 sent Breslin to the top of heap for child actors, and she's since co-starred with Catherine Zeta-Jones (in 2007's No Reservations) and Ryan Reynolds (in 2008's Definitely, Maybe), and had 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) and played a frantic abducted teen talking to Halle Berry's 911 operator in The Call (2013).

Extra credit:

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

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