AnnaSophia Robb

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AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb.jpg
Born (1993-12-08) December 8, 1993 (age 20)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present
Website
www.annasophiarobb.com

AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American actress who gained prominence in 2005 with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for her roles in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Way Way Back (2013). Robb starred as Carrie Bradshaw on The CW's series The Carrie Diaries from 2013 to 2014.

Early life and education[edit]

Robb was born in Denver, Colorado, the only child of Janet, an interior designer, and David Robb, an architect.[1][2] She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie.[3][4] She is of Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish descent.[5] She grew up in a Christian home and was home-schooled.[6][7] She competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, but quit in order to focus on acting.[3] In 2009, the Arapahoe Herald reported that she was attending Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.[8]

Career[edit]

After appearing in a commercial for McDonald's, Robb had a small role in the episode "Number One Fan" of the television series Drake & Josh. Her first major role was as the title character in the television special Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. She wore a long brown wig 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 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 pre-teen 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.[3][9] The song peaked at number ninety on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 1, giving Robb her first charting single.[10] 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".[4]

Robb went on to appear in The Reaping, Have Dreams, Will Travel, Jumper, 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."[11] In 2008, she recorded the voice of Mary Magdalene in The Word of Promise: Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible.[12] She also starred in Race to Witch Mountain (2009).[13] In 2010, she appeared in The Space Between. She then starred in Soul Surfer, playing Bethany Hamilton, who continued to surf after losing her arm in a shark attack.[14]

In May 2011, Robb was announced to star as Wendy in a new and dark take on the classic story about Peter Pan, tentatively titled Pan.[15] As of 2014, the film has yet to go into production. It was reported on February 3, 2012, that Robb had landed a role in Life at These Speeds.[16] Later that month, Robb was cast as Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries,[17] and appeared in the summer comedy The Way Way Back.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2012, Robb announced that she was admitted to Stanford University, though she was deferring acceptance due to filming commitments.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Drake & Josh Liza Episode: "Number One Fan"
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
2006 Danny Phantom Danielle Dani Fenton (voice) Episode: "Kinded Sprits"
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Leslie Burke
2007 Reaping, TheThe Reaping Loren McConnell
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Cassie Kennington
2008 Jumper Young Millie Harris
2008 Spy School Jackie Hoffman
2008 Sleepwalking Tara Reedy
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Sara
2010 Space Between, TheThe Space Between Sam
2011 Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton
2013–2014 Carrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie Diaries Carrie Bradshaw 26 episodes
2013 Way Way Back, TheThe Way Way Back Susanna Thompson
2013 Khumba Tombi (voice)
2014 Robot Chicken Yasmin (voice) Episode: "Catdog on a Stick"
2014 Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, AA Conspiracy on Jekyll Island Creason Clifton Post-production
2014 Jack of the Red Hearts Jack Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.[19] 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.[14]

Year Award Work Result
2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Nominated
2006 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Because of Winn-Dixie Nominated
2007 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Bridge to Terabithia Won
2007 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Bridge to Terabithia Won
2007 Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actress Bridge to Terabithia Nominated
2009 Denver Film Festival Rising Star Award Herself Won
2013 Teen Choice Award – Breakout Star The Carrie Diaries Nominated
2013 Young Hollywood Award – Superstar of Tomorrow The Carrie Diaries Won

Discography[edit]

Year Single Album Chart position
US
2007 "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" Music from and Inspired by Bridge to Terabithia 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet AnnaSophia Robb". The Washington Post. February 17, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Abromaitis, Mark (September 2009). "Red carpet at Wind Crest". Erickson Tribune. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Lee, Michael J. (February 5, 2007). "AnnaSophia Robb". Radio Free Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Roberts, Sheila (February 12, 2007). "AnnaSophia Robb Interview, Bridge to Terabithia". Movies Online. Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ Spáčilová, Tereza (June 4, 2009). "Hvězda z Karlíka a továrny na čokoládu Robbová: Johnny Depp mě nebavil". iDNES.cz. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2005/becauseofwinndixie2005-interview.html
  7. ^ http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=272
  8. ^ "Actress tries to live normal life". Arapahoe Herald. March 13, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ CBS4 (March 3, 2007). "Denver Actress Stars in 'Bridge To Terabithia'". CBS4Denver.com. Retrieved December 17, 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ Hasty, Katie (March 1, 2007). "Mims' 'This Is Why I'm Hot' at No. 1 on Hot 100". M&G. Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  11. ^ Richard Schickel (March 14, 2008). "Sleepwalking: A Jaunt Down Mangled Main Street". TIME. Archived from the original on March 18, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Word of Promise Next Generation". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ Borys Kit (2008-04-29). Hollywood Reporter Two 'Witch Mountain' vets return: Actors who played kids in original are back for the remake. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  14. ^ a b AnnaSophia Robb (November 1, 2011). "http://www.annasophiarobb.com/appearances.php". Annasophiarobb.com. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 
  15. ^ Zakia Udin (2011-05-11). Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean in 'Peter Pan' update.
  16. ^ Sneider, Jeff (February 3, 2012). "Duo to play the female leads opposite Douglas Booth". Variety. PMC. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 27, 2012). "The CW Casts Young Carrie Bradshaw: AnnaSophia Robb". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Lucky Office Visit: AnnaSophia Robb of The Carrie Diaries". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  19. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 

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