Robb at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con
December 8, 1993 |
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American film and television actress. She gained prominence in 2005 with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Soul Surfer (2011). From 2013, she has starred as Carrie Bradshaw on the CW's series The Carrie Diaries, the prequel to HBO's TV series Sex and the City.
Robb was born in Denver, Colorado, the only child of Janet, an interior designer, and David Robb, an architect. She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie. She is of English, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and Irish descent.
Robb competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, but quit in order to focus on acting. In 2009 the Arapahoe Herald reported that she was attending Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.
After appearing in a commercial for McDonald's, Robb made her acting debut in 2004; she had a small role in the episode "Number One Fan" of the television series Drake & Josh (her character informs Josh that the group only joined the Campfire Kids so they could hang out with their friends and eat free food). Her first major role was as the title character in the television special Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. Her hair was dyed dark brown for the part.
Robb's two big-screen appearances in 2005 were both adaptations of popular children's books. She starred as Opal in Because of Winn-Dixie and as the competitive and rude gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The latter was a major box office success worldwide, and helped escalate Robb's popularity among preteen audiences.
In 2005, Robb was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls. In 2006, she had a guest role on the cartoon show Danny Phantom as the voice of Danielle "Dani" Fenton.
Robb played Leslie Burke in Bridge to Terabithia, which opened in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2007. She recorded a song for the soundtrack titled "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", and the accompanying video received rotation on the Disney Channel. The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 at #90 during the week of March 1, giving Robb her first charting single. Robb was a fan of the book before being cast in the role, saying that it "touched me in a way I hadn't been touched by a book before."
Robb went on to appear in The Reaping, Have Dreams, Will Travel, Jumper (in which she played the younger version of Rachel Bilson's character Millie), and Spy School. Despite negative reviews of the film overall, Robb's performance in Sleepwalking garnered praise; Time film critic Richard Schickel said, "There is a wonderful range to Robb's work...this is extraordinarily mature acting from someone this young and she wins our sympathy without once begging for it."
In February 2012, it was reported that Robb and Aimee Teegarden had landed a role in Life at These Speeds opposite Douglas Booth. The same month, it was announced that Robb landed the role of Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.
|2004||Samantha: An American Girl Holiday||Samantha Parkington||Television film|
|2005||Because of Winn-Dixie||India "Opal" Buloni|
|2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Violet Beauregarde|
|2007||Bridge to Terabithia||Leslie Burke|
|2007||The Reaping||Loren McConnell|
|2007||Have Dreams, Will Travel||Cassie "Cass" Kennington|
|2008||Jumper||Young Millie Harris|
|2008||Spy School||Jackie Hoffman|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Sara|
|2010||The Space Between||Samantha "Sam" Jean McClain|
|2011||Soul Surfer||Bethany Hamilton|
|2013||The Way, Way Back||Susanna|
|201?||Life at These Speeds||Henny||Pre-production|
|2004||Drake & Josh||Liza||Episode: "Number One Fan"|
|2006||Danny Phantom||Danielle "Dani" Phantom (voice)||Episode: "Kindred Spirits"|
|2013–present||The Carrie Diaries||Carrie Bradshaw||Main cast|
Awards and nominations 
On March 30, 2008, Robb won her first career award when she was named Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards for her role in Bridge To Terabithia. The film itself won a Young Cast award. On April 24, 2009, she received the Horizon Award at the 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. She was awarded the Rising Star Award at the Denver Film Festival on November 12, 2009.
|2004||Samantha: An American Girl Holiday||Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress||Nominated|
|2006||Because of Winn-Dixie||Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress||Nominated|
|2007||Bridge to Terabithia||Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress||Won|
|Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Won|
|Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Kids Pick Flicks award for Best Kid Actress||Won|
|Denver Film Festival||Rising Star Award||Won|
|2011||Soul Surfer||Youth Rock Award for Rockin' Actress – Film||Won|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress in a Drama||Nominated|
Music chart history – singles 
|2007||"Keep Your Mind Wide Open"||Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia||90|
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- Zakia Udin (2011-05-11). Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean in 'Peter Pan' update.
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