Abigail Breslin

Biography: Although her winning work as an optimistic aspiring beauty queen in the lauded 2006 indie Little Miss Sunshine constituted her breakthrough, this actress already had quite a résumé. Following in the footsteps of her older brother, The Kid's Spencer Breslin, she began acting at age 3, appearing in commercials before making her film debut as a super-serious 6-year-old in the 2001 suspense flick Signs. On the small screen, she displayed a wide range of dramatic skills in emotion-rendering guest spots on popular TV shows like Hack, Law and Order: SVU, NCIS and Grey's Anatomy. Invariably playing quirky youngsters, Breslin appeared in a number of movies, including three family films alongside her brother (Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause). In 2006, her hilarious and heartbreaking performance in Little Miss Sunshine, in which she hid her innate cuteness behind glasses and padding, separated her from her peers and earnedAlthough her winning work as an optimistic aspiring beauty queen in the lauded 2006 indie Little Miss Sunshine constituted her breakthrough, this actress already had quite a résumé. Following in the footsteps of her older brother, The Kid's Spencer Breslin, she began acting at age 3, appearing in commercials before making her film debut as a super-serious 6-year-old in the 2001 suspense flick Signs. On the small screen, she displayed a wide range of dramatic skills in emotion-rendering guest spots on popular TV shows like Hack, Law and Order: SVU, NCIS and Grey's Anatomy. Invariably playing quirky youngsters, Breslin appeared in a number of movies, including three family films alongside her brother (Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause). In 2006, her hilarious and heartbreaking performance in Little Miss Sunshine, in which she hid her innate cuteness behind glasses and padding, separated her from her peers and earned her SAG and Oscar nominations. The budding star flexed her acting chops as a grieving child opposite Catherine Zeta Jones in the feature film No Reservations (2007). Then she charmed opposite Ryan Reynolds in the role of an inquisitive daughter in the romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe (2008). After starring in kid-friendly flicks such as Nim's Island (2008) and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008), Breslin returned to more adult-focused fare in the tear-inducing drama My Sister's Keeper (2009) and the zombie-fighting horror comedy Zombieland (2009). In 2010, she took her already diverse career into a new direction for her Broadway debut as Helen Keller in Circle in the Square Theatre's revival of The Miracle Worker. Next, she followed up the challenging stage role by signing on to do voice work in several animated features including Quantum Quest, Rango and The Wild Bunch. Expand

Abigail Breslin's Scores

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Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 80 Little Miss Sunshine
Lowest Metascore: 22 New Year's Eve
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 Zombieland: Double Tap Oct 18, 2019 Little Rock 6.5
tbd Yamasong: March of the Hollows Apr 23, 2019 Nani tbd
54 Freak Show Jan 12, 2018 Lynette 8.1
tbd Fear, Inc. Oct 21, 2016 Jennifer Adams / Jennifer Adams 7.8
tbd Final Girl Aug 14, 2015 Veronica / Veronica 4.2
52 Maggie May 8, 2015 Maggie / Maggie / Maggie / Maggie / Maggie Vogel / Maggie Vogel 7.7
44 Perfect Sisters Apr 11, 2014 Sandra / Sandra Anderson 6.5
58 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Jean Fordham / Jean Fordham / Jean Fordham / Jean Fordham tbd
51 Ender's Game Nov 1, 2013 Valentine Wiggin / Valentine Wiggin 6.6
49 Haunter Oct 18, 2013 Lisa / Lisa 7.2
51 The Call Mar 15, 2013 Cast / Casey Welson / Casey Welson 6.5
22 New Year's Eve Dec 9, 2011 Hailey / Hailey tbd
52 Janie Jones Oct 28, 2011 Janie Jones 6.5
75 Rango Mar 4, 2011 Cast / Priscilla 7.7
73 Zombieland Oct 2, 2009 Little Rock / Little Rock 7.6
51 My Sister's Keeper Jun 26, 2009 Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald / Andromeda 'Anna' Fitzgerald tbd
63 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Jun 20, 2008 Margaret Mildred 'Kit' Kittredge / Margaret Mildred 'Kit' Kittredge tbd
55 Nim's Island Apr 4, 2008 Nim Rusoe 8.4
50 No Reservations Jul 27, 2007 Zoe 6.6
49 The Ultimate Gift Mar 9, 2007 Emily Rose / Emily Rose tbd
32 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Nov 3, 2006 Trish 4.4
80 Little Miss Sunshine Jul 26, 2006 Olive Hoover / Olive Hoover tbd
79 Keane Sep 9, 2005 Kira Bedik 7.6
38 Raising Helen May 26, 2004 Sarah Davis 6.3
59 Signs Aug 2, 2002 Bo Hess 7.4
tbd Stillwater TBA Allison tbd