Britt Robertson

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Britt Robertson
Brittany Leanna «Britt» Robertson.jpg
Robertson in 2013
Born Brittany Leanna Robertson
(1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Brittany Leanna "Britt" Robertson (born April 18, 1990) is an American actress. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her film debut in The Ghost Club (2003) and her subsequent films include Keeping Up with the Steins (2006), Dan In Real Life (2007), The Tenth Circle (2008), Mother and Child (2009), Scream 4 (2011) and Delivery Man (2013). Her television series work include Swingtown (2008), Life Unexpected (2010–11), The Secret Circle (2011–12) and Under the Dome (2013–14).

Early life[edit]

Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson.[1] She grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, where she first aspired to act. She is the oldest of seven children, with three brothers and three sisters, and was homeschooled by her mother.[2][3] She stayed in Chester, South Carolina with her grandparents, Shuler and Jerry Robertson, for a couple of months while filming The Ghost Club.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Britt has been in a relationship with actor Dylan O'Brien since they met while filming The First Time in 2012.

Career[edit]

Robertson first appeared before an audience when performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her home town. At age twelve, Robertson began making extended trips to Los Angeles to audition for roles in television series and landed a spot in a television pilot for a series which was never picked up by a network. Her first big break came when she was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers.[6] Her most notable role to date is that of Cara Burns in the 2007 film Dan In Real Life. Robertson appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the episode "Go to Hell", and had a role as a recurring character in the CBS television series Swingtown.[7]

In 2008, she played the main character in a Lifetime original film, Trixie Stone, based on Jodi Picoult's novel, The Tenth Circle, followed by other television roles.[8][9]

In 2009, she played a small role as DJ in The Alyson Stoner Project. She also made a guest appearance on Law and Order: SVU in the episode "Babes" as Tina Bernardi, a Catholic teen who gets pregnant in a pact. In 2010, she starred in The CW's show Life Unexpected as Lux Cassidy, a teenager who, while in the process of being emancipated, gets back in her birth parents' lives. In late autumn 2010, she starred as Allie Pennington in the Disney Channel original film Avalon High, which is based on Meg Cabot's book of the same name.[10]

Robertson starred as Cassie Blake in The CW's 2011 television series The Secret Circle until the show was cancelled in 2012 after its first season.[11] That same year, she appeared in the film The First Time.

In 2013, Robertson was cast as Angie in CBS's summer series Under the Dome.[12] That same year, she was cast as the lead alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the film Tomorrowland.[13]

in 2010 Britt moved in with actress Shiri Appleby as of July 30 2014 Britt and Shiri continue to live together

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ghost Club, TheThe Ghost Club Carrie Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a
TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Leading Young Actress
2003 One of Them Young Elizabeth Video
2004 Last Summer, TheThe Last Summer Beth
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Ashley Grunwald
2007 Frank Anna York
2007 Dan in Real Life Cara
2008 From Within Claire
2009 Alyson Stoner Project, TheThe Alyson Stoner Project DJ B-Rob
2009 Mother and Child Violet
2010 Avalon High Allie
2010 Cherry Beth
2010 Triple Dog Chapin Wright
2011 Scream 4 Marnie Cooper
2011 Family Tree, TheThe Family Tree Kelly Burnett
2012 First Time, TheThe First Time Aubrey Miller
2013 White Rabbit Julie
2013 Delivery Man Kristen
2013 Ask Me Anything Katie Kampenfelt originally entitled 'U'ndiscovered Gyrl
2015 Tomorrowland Casey Newton Post-production
2015 Cake Becky Post-production
2015 The Longest Ride Sophia Danko Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Sheena Little Sheena Episode: "Buried Secrets"
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Tammy Episode: "Uniquely Trip"
2004 Tangled Up in Blue Tula TV film
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Michelle Seaver TV film
2005–2006 Freddie Mandy 2 episodes
2006 Women of a Certain Age Doria TV film
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Michelle Genest TV film
2007 Winner, TheThe Winner Vivica Pilot episode
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amy Macalino Episode: "Go to Hell"
2008 Tenth Circle, TheThe Tenth Circle Trixie Stone TV film
2008 Swingtown Samantha Saxton Recurring role, 13 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Christina 'Tina' Divola Bernardi Episode: "Babes"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathy Devildis Episode: "Family Values"
2009 Three Rivers Brenda Stark Episode: "Good Intentions"
2010 Avalon High Allie Pennington TV film
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Lux Cassidy Lead role, 26 episodes
2011–2012 Secret Circle, TheThe Secret Circle Cassie Blake Lead role, 22 episodes
2013–2014 Under the Dome Angie McAlister Seasons 1–2(series regular)

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